Expansion Connectors

 

expansion Connector
Designed and Tooled using Pro/Engineer software.
U.S. Patent #5,765,960
The expansion connector provides an attractive and cost effective way to join two pieces of tubing at a T-style joint. It can join tubing of any size, intersecting at any angle and eliminates the need for expensive welding, fish mouthing or pre-assembly operations. The connector body is made of a durable grade of nylon and provides the support for the joint. The connector inserts into one of the tubing members and is fastened by a steel spring clip which expands during installation. The other tubing member fits into the fish mouth shape of the connector. The screw passes through the cross member tubing, through the body of the expansion connector and engages in a nut or threaded spring clip. As the screw is tightened, the T-joint is fastened together and the spring clip expands to hold inside the tubing.  The expansion connector is used extensively in the medical industry in walkers and bed rails. It is also well suited for boat and R.V. ladders or anywhere where tubing intersects tubing.

 

Series 114 Expansion Connector HEAVY DUTY
T-EXPANSION
CONNECTORS

Series 114:
7/8" to 1"@ 5° offset w/(1) clip & (1) nut shown

Series 117 Expansion connector Series 117 Expansion connector FLUSH MOUNT
T-EXPANSION
CONNECTORS

Series 117:
7/8" to 1" @ 90° w/(1) clip shown

TUBE CONNECTORS -- SERIES: 114, 117

SERIES CONNECTS
TUBING
FLUSH OR INSERTS THREAD
SIZE
MECHANICS
114 7/8" to 1"
5
° OFFSET
Tube O.D inserts into expansion connector 10-24
Steel Spring Clip with a 10-24 Nut

Steel Threaded Spring Clip
 

117 7/8" to 1"
90
°
Tube O.D. is flush with expansion connector 10-24

Call for special applications.