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Component Assembly Video Tips

Cone and Thread Fitting Assembly

Review the steps involved in coning and threading a tube end to an acceptable finish and installing a Swagelok Cone and Thread Fitting.


Using the Swagelok Bench Top Tube Bender

Watch best practices and tips on how to produce accurate, repeatable, high‑quality bends.

How the Swagelok Gap Inspection Gauge is Used

How to use a gap gauge when assembling tube fittings.

Identifying Thread Pitch & Size

Proper Tube Preparation

Proper, consistent tube end preparation is one of the critical processes in creating a leak-tight tube fitting connection.

Swagelok Tube Fitting Reassembly Procedure

How to disassemble and reassemble tube fittings.

Using a Swagelok® Multihead Hydraulic Swaging Unit (MHSU)

Pre-swage a set of ferrules to specific tubing sizes using the Swagelok® Multihead Hydraulic Swaging Unit (MHSU).

Using a Hand Tube Bender

Watch how Swagelok® hand tube benders provide consistent, high-quality bends in tubing.

Installing a VCR® Metal Gasket Face Seal Fitting

Swagelok® VCR metal gasket face seal fittings offer the high purity of a metal-to-metal seal, providing leak-tight service from vacuum to positive pressure.

PTFE Tape Application

Use PTFE Tape as a thread sealant on male tapered pipe threads to aid in sealing.

SWAK Application

Use Swagelok SWAK anaerobic thread sealant to provide reliable sealing on metal pipe threads.

Port Connector Assembly

A port connector enables fitting-to-fitting connections via a machined ferrule connection on one end and a tube adapter connection on the opposite end.

Plug Assembly Video

Via a simple installation process, Swagelok plugs are used to block a fitting port when needed.

Cap Assembly

Swagelok caps are used to block off the end of a tube run and are installed using the same procedure as a tube fitting.

Tube Adapter Assembly One Inch and Under

The Swagelok Tube Adapter complements the Swagelok tube fitting and allows fitting-to-fitting connections to help eliminate difficult alignment problems and reduce inventories.

Tube Fitting Installation

Review the three steps involved in installing a Swagelok Tube Fitting and two of the most common installation errors.

Identifying Thread Pitch & Size

Learn to identify thread pitch and size using calipers, a pitch gauge and a thread identification guide.