Archives: Technical Resources

Push-to-Connect Guide

Push-to-connect fittings are commonly used with hard plastic tubing when occasional disconnections are required. This video describes how to properly install hard plastic tubing into push-to-connect fittings.

Compression Fitting Installation

Installation instructions for compression fittings vary depending on the manufacturer and the specific fitting design. There are however, several common elements to the installation procedure for nearly all compression fittings. Learn more about the assembly process in this video tutorial.

Tubing Installation

Beswick barbed fittings are ideal for low pressure applications when flexible tubing is required. You will learn how to properly use barbed style fitting and how to select the proper barb size in this video. Recommended practices for installing and removing polyurethane tubing on barb style fittings. You can read more at our product guide […]

Fitting Installation Guidelines

Recommended Installation Torque Below are the recommended installation torque values for various Beswick fitting sizes. Please note, these are general guidelines only and they assume that you are threading the fitting into a mating port of equal strength. If the fitting is being threaded into a weaker material, such as acrylic, you may have to […]

Cleaning Options

At Beswick we realize our customers who work on oxygen service, analytical instrument and other high tech applications have more stringent requirements for component cleanliness and handling. This is why we offer optional Instrument Grade Cleaning on nearly all of our products. To add Instrument Grade Cleaning to a product where it is available, simply […]

Compression Fitting Pre-Swage Tool Instructions

The following procedure is recommended when using Beswick pre-swage tools to compress ferrules onto Teflon®, Copper or Stainless Steel tubing.  Installation Instructions: 1.) Secure the pre-swage tool in a vise by clamping the vise jaws on the flats at the bottom of the pre-swage tool. 2.) Slide the top assembly of the compression fitting onto […]

Lubrication Options

Beswick Engineering offers several options for component lubrication. We realize many applications have strict requirements for cleanliness and out-gassing characteristics so we want to ensure you have the most options available to you when choosing Beswick products. On our online catalog you will find that most components have a Lubrication Options or Special Options category […]

Rapid Pressurization Valve (RPV)

Rapid Pressurization Valve Are you concerned that a fast moving pneumatic component/clamping device could damage your product or workpiece? Are you finding it difficult to control the speed of a clamping device?  Ideally, you want the clamping device to move slowly until it reaches the product or workpiece but then you want the pressure to […]

How to Install and Remove Polyurethane Tubing When Using Barbed Style Fittings

Installation Procedure: Barb and Tubing Selection 1.)  Select the correct barb for the polyurethane tubing size you are using. Tubing is often specified by the outside diameter, however barbed style fittings seal along the inside diameter of the tubing. Therefore, make certain you know the inside diameter of the tubing. Match the inside diameter of […]