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What Is an ACS Quick Coupler? [2011-01-17]

What is a Quick Coupler?
1.A quick coupler is an attachment used in hydraulic systems on machines to connect lines together without losing any fluids and pressure. The coupler is made up of two halves, the plug half and the coupler half. Quick couplers generally are used on machines that are connected and disconnected regularly. The coupler also is used to exchange tools on the machine, such as loader forks and buckets.
About ACS Industries, Inc.
2.ACS Industries has been providing machine attachments for 35 years. They offer a variety of machine attachments, including several types of quick couplers specific to different manufacturers. This company was the first in its industry to use a "single point hookup" on their quick couplers.
Types of ACS Quick Couplers
3.Quick couplers for wheel loaders include Pro Series 2000, Series 1000, JRB Style, Volvo Style and Railcar Couplers. Tractor Loader Backhoe couplers include the Series 1000 style; this type of coupler has been in use since 1968. The ACS excavator quick coupler offers the lowest tip radius in the industry and uses a pin patented design that allows the operator of the machine to confirm visually that the attachment is locked into place.