ISO 7241:2014 which specifies the interface dimensions and basic performance requirements for two series of hydraulic quick-action couplings has recently been published.
This Standard provides users of hydraulic components with a standardized method to help reduce the environmental impact of fluid power components and systems.
The two series of hydraulic quick-action couplings are in widespread use and have similar technological advantages. Series A is used predominantly in Europe and is preferred worldwide for agricultural and forestry machinery, and also specifies additional requirements for use in agricultural machinery applications covered in ISO 5675. Series B is used predominantly in North America and in the chemical industry.
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