This SMC KDMS-07 socket is one half of a plug and socket-type connector for securely joining 1/4" outside diameter (OD) nylon, soft nylon, and polyurethane tubing. The plug and socket halves of a connector are inserted into a SMC KDM series two-part case that allows connection and disconnection of all the tubes in a single action. The polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) body resists corrosion, and the connector has a maximum operating pressure of 145 pounds per square inch (psi) and an operating temperature range of -5 to +60 degrees C. This socket is suitable for use in joining tubes through a panel or partition for quick disconnection, such as with pneumatic test equipment and a test panel.
Tube fittings are components used for connecting, branching, terminating, and changing the direction of tubing in pneumatic and hydraulic systems. They are made of brass, stainless steel, polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), and other materials that resist corrosion and wear. Tube fittings have various types of connections, including threaded, welded, barbed, and push-to-connect (also called one-touch). Push-to-connect connections do not require tools or sealants. Tube fittings are used in various applications, including machine tools, airplane and truck controls, and automated production lines, among others.
SMC Corporation manufactures actuators, valves, airline equipment, connector fittings, electrical products, vacuum products, dryers, temperature control chillers, and accessories. SMC Corporation of America is headquartered in Noblesville, IN, and meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards 9000:2000 and 9001:2008.