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Sleeves or Couplings?

Some of our customers prefer sleeves, some prefer metal compression couplings.

For pneumatic systems, both have their advantages.


  Transparent Sleeve  Compression Metal Coupling  PVC Coupling Flexible Boot        
Clear   Yes  No No No        
Groundable  No  Yes No No        
 Lip  <.020 Visible  < .020 Invisible .250 Invisible Invisible        
 Cost  Inexpensive  More costly and variable Least expensive Inexpensive        
Ease of use

Low Weight

Uses solvent weld or hose clamps

Weight varies due to design. 

Available in quick disconnect or requires hand tools


Based on contoured compression

Low weight: 

Uses hose clamps.

Gasket No Gasket From black neoprene to FDA Silicone No Gasket Serves as gasket CAB Aluminum, Galvanized, Steel, Stainless PVC Rubber
Permanent Yes or No No No No        




For pneumatic systems both have advantages.

Busada Mfg. - 30-Dec-2016


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