Fluidics FAQs

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Can I create a quick disconnection union between two pieces of 1/16″ OD tubing?

IDEX Health & Science has developed a line of Quick Connect Luer Adapters, allowing the connection of standard HPLC tubing utilizing commonly found thread dimensions: 1/4-28, 10-32 or M6. Central to the function of the adapter is a luer-lock connection in the middle of the part, such that you can split apart the union in the middle through a simple twisting action without disturbing the HPLC tubing connections on either end of the adapter.

Also, through mixing and matching, you can easily create an assortment of adapters to which you can connect a variety of standard fittings. Additionally, IDEX Health & Science has introduced the innovative LuerTight™ fittings system. This unique connector family allows a quick disconnection between 1/16″ and 1/8″ OD tubing without the need for threaded nuts to hold the tubing into place.

The Quick Connect Luer Adapters are available in either ETFE (Tefzel) or PEEK polymers; the LuerTight fittings are manufactured primarily from polypropylene.