The Benefits of Quick Connect Grease Couplers

Quick connect grease gun couplers are ideal for applications where there is a need to regularly access multiple sizes and types of grease fittings for lubrication maintenance requirements.  Any given machine can potentially have a variety of grease fitting types and sizes that require regular lubrication, so the ability to quickly interchange between couplers to match the fitting size, type, access angle, and location significantly contributes to improvements in overall maintenance efficiencies.

Quick connect grease couplers do not use threads for screw assembly to the grease gun, instead, they simply snap onto any standard coupler to make a leak-proof connection in three easy steps as shown in figure 1.

  • Step 1 is to retract the sleeve of the quick connect coupler to reveal the fitting
  • Step 2 is to press the coupler on your grease gun into the fitting located on the quick connect coupler
  • Step 3 is to release the sleeve of the quick connect to secure the connection between the grease gun and quick connect coupler
Figure 1.

Also available in the quick connect variety are LockNLube grease couplers, which feature a patented thumb activated sliding sleeve (figure 2).  The sleeve of the coupler locks the four-jaw coupler onto the grease fitting creating a leak-proof seal and easily releases the jaws from the fitting, all with just the push of the thumb.  Once attached to the grease fitting, greasing is hands-free, quick, and easy.

Figure 2.

As with most lubrication solutions, there’s a quick connect coupler option to match just about every type of grease fitting including 90 degree, 360 degree, and universal swivel options.  Quick connect button head couplings and push type couplings as well as nozzles for accessing recessed fittings and hard to reach areas are also available and commonly found in the lubrication specialist’s toolbox.

The alternative to quick connect couplers are standard grease couplers, which screw to the grease gun to create a leak-proof seal.  Standard grease couplers are ideal for applications where multiple grease fittings of the same type require regular lubrication.

Contact Us with your lubrication needs and we’ll find the right quick connect solution to meet your needs.