What is the difference between a swivel fitting and a regular fitting?
A swivel fitting, also known as a swivel joint or swivel connector, and a regular fitting (sometimes referred to as a fixed fitting) serve different purposes in hydraulic, fluid, and pneumatic systems.
- Swivel fittings have the ability to rotate or swivel around their axis.
- They are designed to allow movement or rotation of connected components without twisting or kinking the hose or tubing.
- Swivel fittings are often used in applications where there is movement or articulation required, such as in hydraulic hoses on heavy machinery or pneumatic tools.
Regular Fitting (Fixed Fitting):
- Regular fittings do not have the ability to rotate or swivel; they are fixed in place.
- These fittings are typically used in applications where there is no need for movement or articulation of the connected components.
- Regular fittings are commonly used for stationary connections in plumbing, hydraulic systems, and pneumatic systems.