What is Press Fitting Technology and how is it used on Copper, PEX and
Multi layer Piping Systems?
Press fitting, also referred to as press to connect technology
is a fastening method between both the specially designed press fitting or
valve and the tubing or multi layer piping.
Connection is achieved by pushing the two components together utilizing a mechanical press tool to generate the needed force to join the fitting to the tubing. To that end, press fitting technology relies on compressive strength and compression to form a plumbing connection.
Press plumbing fittings often employ a sealing ring that is also compressed to create a permanent seal. While press plumbing has advantages over conventional soldered technology, we believe our push connect ProBite ® plumbing fittings offer significant advantages over press technology.
The Benefits of Quick Connection Push ProBite ® Plumbing Fitting Technology…
ProBite ® Push Connect Plumbing Fittings are the quickest and
simplest solution for quick connection and disconnection for multi layered
pipes, Copper, and PEX tubing.
Major Differences Between Press and Push Connect Fittings:
- When pressing the connection, both the fitting and tubing are permanently
formed, and must be cut out and discarded if removal is required. ProBite
quick fitting technology is installed without the use of tools (push connect).
The permanent leak-free connection is formed without damage to the fitting
- If removal is desired, ProBite ® fittings are easily released using our removal
tool and may be re-installed or re-used.
Unlike press fitting technology, ProBite’s quick connection plumbing technology
doesn’t require the use of expensive crimping tools.
push fitting technology creates a permanent seal in seconds, with no special
skills or understanding of pressing techniques. Users only push to connect
for a permanent seal.
- While press fittings may be less expensive than compression or push fittings,
the cost of tooling and installation increase the overall cost. In addition,
press fittings are disposable, while push fittings may be reused.