In the world of commercial and agricultural vehicles, the significance of dependable airline couplings and accessories cannot be overstated. These integral components play a vital role in the operation of air brake lines, ensuring not only the safety of the vehicle but also the people and goods it transports. As the UK and Europe’s leading manufacturer of airline couplings and accessories, we understand the complexity and intricacy behind these seemingly straightforward parts. Our products are compliant with both the 2000 and 1980 British standards, which makes us a trusted supplier to major Original Equipment (OE) truck, trailer, and tractor manufacturers across the region.
The Value of Easy-to-Use Design
Airline couplings serve as the connecting elements between the air supply and the brake lines of a vehicle. Any failure or inefficiency in this system could lead to dangerous situations. That’s why we have designed our couplings to be exceptionally easy to use. A unique feature of our products is the colour-coded labels. Yellow labels signify the service line, while red labels are designated for the emergency line. This colour-coding simplifies the installation process and helps technicians ensure that connections are made correctly, reducing the risk of human error.
Durability and Reliability
When it comes to critical vehicle components like airline couplings, durability and reliability are paramount. Our couplings are hardwearing and built to withstand the rigorous conditions that commercial and agricultural vehicles often encounter. The anodised aluminium outer sleeves of the female couplings are colour-matched, adding another layer of robustness to the component. This is not just for aesthetic reasons; the material enhances the component’s resistance to wear and tear.
Industry regulations serve as the baseline for quality, but we believe in going above and beyond. Our plating standards offer at least 350 hours of salt spray resistance, a figure that significantly surpasses the 96 hours required by BS AU 138b:2000 standards. This exceptional performance ensures that our products can withstand extreme environmental conditions, including corrosive elements and temperature fluctuations.
The Rigour of Pressure Testing Airline Couplings
Quality assurance is a cornerstone of our manufacturing process. We employ rigorous pressure testing procedures on 100% of our finished components before they are dispatched. This ensures that each airline coupling and accessory leaving our facility meets the highest standards of quality and reliability. By eliminating any defects or inconsistencies during the manufacturing process, we can guarantee that our customers receive only the best components.
Airline Coupling Accessories
Apart from the airline couplings themselves, we also produce a range of airline coupling accessories that further enhance the performance and reliability of air brake systems. These include various fittings, adaptors, and valves that work in tandem with our airline couplings to provide a complete, reliable solution for any air brake system. The accessories are also subjected to the same rigorous testing procedures and high manufacturing standards as the couplings, ensuring uniform quality across all our products.
In the commercial and agricultural vehicle industry, where safety and reliability are of utmost importance, there’s no room for compromise. Airline couplings and their accessories play a crucial role in this context. At our manufacturing facilities, we remain dedicated to producing components that are easy to use, durable, and exceptionally reliable. Through rigorous testing, compliance with British standards, and a constant drive to exceed industry requirements, we provide products that set the benchmark for quality in the UK and Europe.
Made in the Midlands and exported globally.
As a family- run business we have a tradition of excellence reliability and innovation and are proud to be part of of the renowned industrial heritage of the UK.
Whilst I&R has been a fixture of the Midlands for over 100 years, we are never stuck in the past, but instead constantly looking for ways to think-forward and conceive new products and capabilities for our growing list of valued and loyal customers.