Tuthill Coupling Group, which manufactures Hansen & Coupleurs Gromelle quick connect couplings and QUICKSEAL® leak testing connectors, has introduced a newly designed line of flat face, hydraulic, quick connect couplings.  The new product line meets or exceeds the ISO 16028 standard for this classification of quick connect coupling.   ISO (International Standards Organization) is an international quality standards body.Flat face couplings are primarily used for applications where there is a risk of contamination of hydraulic circuits.   The double shut-off valve configuration provides for a “dry break” connection where fluid loss is eliminated and the entry of air into the hydraulic circuit is minimized.  This design also promotes a clean work area and protects the environment from fluid spillage.    Applications include construction equipment, skid steer loaders, mining equipment, public utilities, hydraulic tools & accessories, agricultural equipment, railway maintenance, overhead bucket hoists and injection molding machinery.  Unique features of the new design include:•    Interchanges with all other ISO 16028 manufacturers•    5075 PSI (350 BAR) maximum operating pressure for all sizes•    Automatic connection and sleeve lock•    Available in NPT, BS and SAE threads•    Deeper knurling for an improved grip•    Excellent mechanical performance (pressure/flow)•    RoHS Compliant  (environmental standard)•    Optional colored rings for quick identification“We are driven by the voice of our customers and this is an excellent example of how well we listen and develop products that meet the needs of the global marketplace,” said Brett Jaffe, Tuthill Coupling Group president.  “ This new coupling design reflects our brand values of dependability, value and quality which promise our customers peace of mind & a sense of pride.”