15 years of innovation with Quick and Easy technology from Uponor
Quick & Easy fitting technology – reliable for the past 15 years
Uponor PE-Xa pipes are produced for more than 35 years now. The system consists of in-house produced PE-Xa pipes and fittings that fit perfectly together. The system is complemented by the necessary accessories and a sophisticated tools program – everything out of one hand to ensure reliable tap water and radiator connection installation.
15 years ago Uponor has developed the simple but ingenious Quick and Easy connection system which produces pressure-sealed, durable joints in just 25 seconds. The innovation made use of the shrinking back effect, which only works with crosslinked PE-Xa pipes produced by Uponor. The result is a long-term seal between the pipe and the fitting. In the beginning the fittings were made of special brass alloys, nowadays we offer the fittings made of the highly advanced polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) material. Also fittings with male and female thread as well as the manifolds are made of PPSU. The actual PPSU fitting range is available from dimension 16 up to 63 mm.
For the installation of the system only 3 steps are needed:
1. Place the Quick & Easy ring on the pipe
2. Widen the pipe end with the expander tool
3. Push the pipe onto the PPSU fitting – done!
Uponor always provides an entire system. For the Uponor PE-Xa system consisting of the Uponor PE-Xa pipe, the Uponor PPSU fittings, Uponor Quick & Easy rings for double-safety and the Uponor PPSU manifolds for reliable and safe results. This system is certified from several European standard institutes. The result is a hygienic system which does not affect the water quality at an expected life-time of 50 years.
Continuous development is a main target for this system to make it more user-friendly and reliable. Examples are the stop edges for the Quick & Easy rings and the newly developed self rotating expander head. Both innovations allow an even easier, faster and safer installation then before.
And Uponor will continue in this direction.
3 billion metres of produced Uponor PE-Xa pipes since 1972 and 200 million PPSU fittings in the past years show the expertise and competence.
Pipes, fittings and system technology – Uponor offers the complete programme: certified safety and guaranteed reliability, a comprehensive worldwide network of local Uponor companies and distributors in more than 80 countries.
Uponor simply more.