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Parker Snap-tite
8325 Hessinger Drive
Erie, Pennsylvania 16509 USA
Phone: 814.860.5700
Fax: 814.866.7748

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LATEST NEWS... April 3, 2012

Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, announces that it has acquired Snap-tite Incorporated of Erie, PA. Snap-tite is a manufacturer of innovative high-pressure fluid power components for oil and gas, industrial and research markets. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Snap-tite has annual sales of approximately $100 million and employs 500 people. The company has operations in Erie, PA; Union City, PA; Houston, TX; and Wexford, Ireland. The acquired company will be integrated into Parker's Instrumentation and Fluid Connector Groups, both of which are included in the Industrial Segment. Approximately 64% of the sales will be reported as North America Industrial and 36% reported as International.

"This acquisition will allow us to extend our leadership position in fluid power and process control markets," says John Greco, President of Parker's Instrumentation Group. "Snap-tite has built a strong reputation particularly in the oil and gas and industrial fluid power markets, which are strategic markets for Parker. By acquiring Snap-tite we have expanded our offering into high pressure applications allowing us now to offer customers a broad suite of solutions across the spectrum of vacuum and pressure connections. The acquired product lines also help Parker fill some important niche product gaps within our fluid power markets. We are excited to welcome the Snap-tite employees to the Parker family and anticipate that our combined strengths will make for a compelling offering for our customers."

John Clark, President and CEO of Snap-tite, says, "As a third generation family business, we are proud of the accomplishments of everyone involved in growing Snap-tite from its inception in 1935 until today. We are pleased to be able to hand over stewardship of this legacy to Parker and are confident in the growth opportunities which will be created within their decentralized and entrepreneurial business culture."

Autoclave Engineers Fluid Component Division
Coning and Threading Instructional Videos
Coning and Threading Instructional Videos

Autoclave Engineers presents video examples showing the simplicity of our Manual tools and how effortless the Machine based coning and threading process can be for your installation. Anyone who works with cone and threaded medium and high pressure fittings and tubing should see these videos to determine the best option for their situation.

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NEW PRODUCT: Air Driven, High Pressure Liquid Pumps
NEW PRODUCT: Air Driven, High Pressure Liquid Pumps

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Series 6D8 - 15,000 psi Double Block and Bleed Ball Valve
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QSS - 15,000 psi Fittings & Tubing Quick Set Compression Style System

QSS - 15,000 psi Fittings & Tubing Quick Set Compression Style System

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Snap-tite Quick Disconnects & Valve Division
"QuikXchange" Excavator Quick Coupling System
"QuikXchange" Excavator Quick Coupling System

Excavator Work Tool Changes - One man, 5 Minutes!

Finally! – A quick disconnect coupling that withstands the demands of Excavator Work Tools. Snap-tite has developed the QuikXchange Quick Disconnect to survive hydraulic surge and pulsating flow of various work tools, connects under static pressure, dripless disconnects, and allows one man to change the tool in 5 minutes or less.

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Snap-tite Offers ROHS compliant plating in Yellow…
Snap-tite Offers ROHS compliant plating in Yellow

Recently there has been much discussion about the European Union Directive 2002/95/EC which restricts the use of hazardous substances like Hexavalent Chromium. Snap-tite’s Zinc Chromate steel plating is not only ROHS compliant, but it still offers that same yellow color that you are accustomed to receiving on your product. There is no need to change to clear to stay compliant with us.

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Autoclave Engineers Division of Snap-tite

URC- Universal Reactor Controller
The Autoclave Engineers (Universal Reactor Controller) (URC) provides the temperature, pressure, and mixer speed control required for the majority of our stirred and non-stirred reactor systems. By completing the model number the unit will provide the customer with a complete control solution for his system including the optional data acquisition/control package if required

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BTRS-JR Laboratory Reactor Systems
Autoclave Engineers’ BTRS - Jr® is a complete reaction system for vapor phase catalyst evaluation and continuous flow process analysis. The reactant preparation portion is capable of handling up to four inputs. Two inputs can be high pressure liquid pumps. The reactants are passed through an optional mixer/vaporizer assembly for blending and creating a single homogeneous, non-pulsating stream to be fed to the reactor.

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Multi-Train BTRS
Combinatorial catalyst screening and evaluation for the Fischer-Tropsch process, petrochemical, hydrocarbon, and other specific chemical reactions through our fixed bed and stirred reaction systems

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Autoclave Engineers MagnePumps eliminate or reduce many of the problems associated with conventional pumps, such as leakage, contamination and packing heat generation.

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High Temperature, Bolted Closure Laboratory Batch Reactors
HighTemperature, Bolted Closure Laboratory Batch Reactors
The High Pressure, Bolted Closure reactors permit research to be conducted at extremely high temperatures and pressures. Autoclave Engineers has designed this line of reactors and specified the valves, fittings and tubing to be capable of 5,000 psi at up to 950°F (345bar @ 510°C)

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