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  • The Difference between Forged and Brazed Hydraulic Fittings

    Monday, September 23, 2019

    Air-Way is pleased to offer two manufacturing styles of hydraulic fittings, both forged and brazed. While there are similarities between the two, there are also several noteworthy differences. We’ll dive deeper into what forged and brazed fittings are and how they differ.

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  • Importance of Pressure Ratings and Testing for Hydraulic Fittings

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    It can be difficult to find the right hydraulic fitting or adapter. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the one that is ideal for your application. While you can simply pick one and hope for the best, we recommend paying attention to pressure ratings as pressure is one of the most important things to consider when you’re evaluating hydraulic adapters and systems.

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  • How To Measure Threads and Seat Angles for Hydraulic Adapters

    Monday, June 24, 2019

    Prior to selecting and installing the right hydraulic fittings, it’s important to measure threads. We’ve created this article as a brief outline of the steps necessary to measure threads and what tools are required in order to do so.

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  • How Air-Way Manufacturing is Using the Internet of Things to Continuously Improve

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    As we continue to expand our customer base to top OEMs and distributors worldwide, we are continuously improving our processes and facilities to optimize efficiency and communication with our customers. How are we doing this? We are taking advantage of the internet of things and improving to better serve our customers.

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  • Air-Way Canada is Expanding its Inventory

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Since 1977, Air-Way Canada, formerly known as Pacific Hose and Fittings, has supplied high quality hose, fittings and accessory products to customers in Western Canada. Through continued growth and evaluation of market needs, Air-Way Global Manufacturing is expanding its inventory to support the growing customer base in Canada.

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  • Visit Us at NAHAD

    Monday, March 25, 2019

    Visit the Air-way and Hydra-Flex teams at Booth #709 during NAHAD 2019 in Las Vegas, April 2-7, 2018.

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  • Air-Way Terminology – Fittings or Adapters?

    Thursday, January 10, 2019

    If you go to the homepage of Air-Way Global Manufacturing, in big, bold letters it says, “Hydraulic Fittings & Adapters Manufacturer.” In our line of work, these two words - fittings and adapters – are quite interchangeable. Do they mean the exact same thing? We’ve talked with our team of experts including engineering, production, and sales reps to get the details.

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  • 70 years, 4 Generations, One Air-Way Global Manufacturing

    Friday, December 21, 2018

    Air-Way Global Manufacturing continues to be an industry leader by supplying hydraulic fittings and adapters in an ever-changing global marketplace. While 98 percent of family-businesses fail by now, we feel compelled to explore our past and how we’ve stayed family-focused for 4 generations – and counting. It certainly wasn’t easy long ago, just like it is not easy today. It took a lot of perseverance and skill, while experiencing both wins and losses to get where we are now.

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  • The Tariff Situation – Impact on Materials & Manufacturing

    Sunday, November 18, 2018

    The trade war between the U.S. and China has become close to a year-long affair that has affected nearly every industry nation-wide, and like many manufacturers, Air-Way isn’t immune to the impacts. As tariffs have been ramping up since the start of 2018, it’s hard to understand the current state of trade and what it means for manufacturing. That topic is too big for a single article, but we would like to try and explain the specific tariffs that are affecting our entire industry and Air-Way’s manufacturing and supply chain.

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  • Hydraulic Fitting Supplier vs. Manufacturer

    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    E-commerce impacts every industry, including ours, and is fast becoming demand-driven. The “have it now” mentality has taken hold and quite often, many seeking hydraulic fitting and hose solutions, turn to online “suppliers” as their source of choice. A quick google search will certainly bring up several websites that claim they have exactly what you’re looking for (with no shipping fee!), so why say no? It’s important to realize that while they may offer a number of hydraulic fittings and hoses, working with a manufacturer vs. a supplier is the way to go.

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