Metal hose is a great material for both civil and industrial use. For example, it works as shower hose and water hose in your house. Besides, it can be the protector for wires in factory. Sometimes you need to connect the hose to other machines. Or you may need to connect it to other hoses. On such occasion, the joint is necessary. However, there are many types of joint on the market. Then which one is better? Next let me introduce you.
What is hose joint?
Actually, the joint is the connection between hoses and other machines. While these hoses could be rubber hose, plastic hose or metal hose. However, different hoses use different joints. This time we mainly talk about the metal hose.
By the material, metal hose joint are mainly stainless steel, nickle plated brass and zinc alloy. While the types are male, female, elbow and ferrule. But you have to choose the proper one based on the install and work conditions.
Types of metal hose joint
DPJ type is also called male metal hose joint. It belongs to end type and connects metal hose to machines.
DKJ metal hose joint belongs to ferrule type. It’s to connect the metal hose to steel pipe that without thread. While you just need to thread the screw.
DGJ metal hose, self-fixed joint is similar to DKJ type. It’s to connect metal hose to unthreaded machine.
As for elbow, 2 kinds are the most used. One is 45°while another one is 90°. The bend ability of metal hose is not that good as plastic. Thus it’s hard for metal hose to turn the direction. Therefore, you need a elbow to connect 2 metal hoses.
Y type joint
When your wires have branch, Y type joint is a good choice. Because it has 2 branches.
T type joint
Similar to elbow, it’s also for metal hose to turn direction. But it can connect 3 hoses.
Above are the general types of metal hose joint. If you have no idea to choose a better one, just contact Everflex. We will offer you the best solutions.