Press-to-connect fittings were developed more than 20 years ago and have been widely adopted in the plumbing industry due to the significant time-saving, repeatability, and simplicity of installation.
More importantly, ZoomLock’s patented design is the only press-to-connect technology that is approved for HVAC/R operating pressures up to 700 psi.
This truly is a groundbreaking technology for the HVAC/R industry aimed at increasing technician productivity. One technician can quickly do the connecting job alone, with no torch, no hot-work permits, no safety equipment, and no special experience.
In just minutes, ZoomLock provides a clean, leak-proof connection. By eliminating concerns about gas and flames, ZoomLock also provides more flexibility when it comes to where and when a technician can work, with no need to nitrogen-purge the lines.
With more than 1 million braze-free ZoomLock fittings already successfully installed, the Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, is expanding its line-up of connectors, tools and ZoomLock compatible components for more HVAC/R uses.
Parker braze-free connectors are currently available in straight couplings, long radius 90-degree elbows, tees, reducing couplings, slip couplings and cap connectors from 1/4” to 1-3/8”.
Now access fittings (extended couplings with Schrader Valve) and Y fittings are joining the line-up, which will allow technicians to reduce time they spent brazing these fittings in the past.
To make a system convenient to install, there are ZoomLock compatible components including ODM x ODM ball valves, Catch-All filter-driers, See-All sight glasses, and solenoid valves.