Sleeves or Couplings? Pros and Cons
Some of our customers prefer sleeves, some prefer metal compression couplings. So, here is a shortlist of the pros and cons of both.
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|Transparent Sleeve||Compression Metal Coupling||PVC Coupling||Flexible Boot|
|Lip||<.010 Visible||< .020 Invisible||.250 Invisible||Invisible|
|Cost||Inexpensive||More costly and variable||Least expensive||Inexpensive|
|Ease of use||
Uses solvent weld or hose clamps
Weight varies due to design.
Available in quick disconnect or requires hand tools
Based on contoured compression
Uses hose clamps.
|Gasket||No Gasket||From black neoprene to FDA Silicone||No Gasket||Serves as gasket|
|Permanent||Yes or No||No||No (will not solvent weld to butyrate||No|
For pneumatic systems both have advantages.