Unique Design Challenges with Stem Extensions & Extended Noses
CTS’ air actuated leak and pressure connectors provide effective sealing for testing purposes. However, our standard designs are not always compatible with the parts you’re testing—in some cases. The tube or port to which the connector must connect is positioned in such a way that a flush connection is not possible.
To circumvent this, we offer stem extensions for our I.D. connectors and extended noses for our O.D. connectors. These devices attach to our standard connectors via threaded connections, and extend the sealing point out beyond the housing, making it possible to reach tubes and ports in hard-to-reach areas. Our stem extensions and extended noses are available in any custom length your application requires.
Smaller or Shorter Connectors for Small Spaces
In other leak testing or pressure testing applications, access to tubes or ports may be limited not by reach, but by lack of space. The test point may be easy to access on the surface of the part, but a standard connector is too large to fit in the limited available space. To that end, CTS can provide I.D., O.D., or face sealing connectors in custom sizes. Though shorter in length or smaller in diameter, these custom connectors provide the same reliable sealing capabilities as the “full size” versions. Simply provide us with your dimensional requirements and we will develop a custom connector to fit the space.