Fluidics FAQs

Here we have provided comprehensive lists of commonly asked questions regarding our fluidics products and related applications. This information is designed to support your inquiries, but if you don’t find the answers you are looking for we encourage you to contact us for further assistance.

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Is there any way to keep my tubing from twisting when using Fingertight Fittings?

IDEX Health & Science developed the line of LiteTouch® ferrule systems, available in both 1/16″ and 1/8″ sizes. Each ferrule system consists of two parts: a double-coned ferrule and a stainless steel compression ring. This design accomplishes two important functions: First, because compression is occurring in two places, the ferrule system will hold to higher pressures. Second and most importantly, the stainless steel lock-ring serves as a bearing, preventing the tubing from twisting during the tightening of the fitting. This ferrule system can be used with specially designed PEEK polymer or stainless steel nuts.