Wednesday, December 16, 2009

We make swtiching easy #2! Push button coupling to Kent Systems coupling

Switching to Kent Systems has never been easier. This video demonstrates how easy it is to switch from a push button type connector to a Kent Systems coupling. Just cut the tubing and replace with our coupling.

You will notice the difference immediately. To try any of our products for free, all you have to do is call for a free sample 970-593-3185. The sooner you call the sooner you will be benefiting from all the advantages Kent Systems has to offer like less dead volume, easier to connect and disconnect, custom colors and materials. All it takes is one call.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

We make swtiching easy! Push in connector to a Kent Systems quick coupling

We are starting a new series of instructional videos, they are all about how easy it is to switch from other couplings to our couplings and fittings.

The first video is how to switch from a push in connector to our open flow quick coupling. As you can see, it is very easy! Call us so we can customize your switch to your application.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What A Mess

If you take a look at the video you can see the difference between our quick coupling and the push button quick coupling. Both are a 1/4 inch shut off coupling. Inside each coupling is dead volume, and as you can see our coupling produces significantly less dead volume than our competitor. Also, our competitor’s coupling even splatters when connecting, something our coupling does not do. Watch our latest video and enjoy!

See the results. Our spatters are on the right and our competitor's are on the left. No doubt that ours has less dead volume, which means a lot less waste and mess.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Go Green with Kent Systems

Here at Kent Systems we know the value of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Instead of throwing all our scrap material in a landfill it is reground and sold to be reused in other products. Just doing our part to help the environment.

Monday, October 26, 2009

KENT Systems Now Offers Grey Parts

After hearing some feedback from our customers we will now be offering all of our shut off parts in gray. All our parts in our catalog offered in blue will now also be offered in industrial gray.

Visit us at to find out even more.

Also, take advantage of our Holiday Sale with an additional 20% off any line item of 5000 pieces or more!

Get new products and save money, what more could you ask for this holiday!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Machine Day!

Kent Systems just got a great new machine from Nissei. Here's some photos from that fun day!

First you'll see our old machine getting ready to leave home. Next it's being loaded onto a very long flat-bed. Then a mid-air shot of our new machine being unloaded from a different truck. Next you see Kent, Derek, and Lyle inspecting and positioning the new piece. (From the far left is Kent, Derek, then Lyle-Lyle is behind the machine! On the far right is a helper sent from the transportation company). And then finaly our machine is in place!
Enjoy the photos, and come see us on Facebook for even more neat pictures!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Friday Party Photos!

Check out our crazy party photos from last Friday's company picnic on Facebook ... Everyone did a fantastic job on our contest to make the coolest thing out of Kent Systems parts. Congrats to Adam, our winner!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Plastic Bag Recycling-More helpful than Reusable Bags

If most consumers forget to bring their reusable shopping bags back to the store, how helpful is it to outlaw plastic bags? At least most cities do offer plastic recycling to households. My house does not have a bin for recycling cloth bags that don't get reused. Read more about California's efforts to combat plastic waste and raise awareness.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Salamander Pic

Found a salamander near the office. Awww....isn't it cute?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Ozone Enhancements

*The ozone industry has relied on expensive stainless steel fittings for too long!*

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KENT Systems has produced a plastic Quick Coupling made entirely of Kynar that has “shut-off” technology (The valve closes as the couplings are disconnected shutting off all fluid flow without any additional steps). This Kynar part is being field-tested and has impressed some of the largest Ozone product manufacturers in the United States. This new part costs far less than the stainless steel parts it aims to replace, making it the perfect solution to any company using ozone in its manufacturing/production process.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Lyle, Kent and I just came back from NPE, the premier tradeshow in the plastics industry. Since the event only comes around once every 4 years, it is a big deal. We saw new materials, machines, technologies, and companies. Along with the companies and technologies that have been around for many years. We had a great time, keep watching KENT Systems as we implement what we learned.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Series: KENT Systems Fitting Your World; Article 1-Classifying Product Flow Options

Identifying your flow option needs is a key decision any consumer must make before buying parts. Determining whether you need an Open-Flow (a continuous stream) or Shut-Off connector will affect your product systems overall performance. Our Sales Specialist strive to educate our customers by identifying the best flow-option for your application and educating them on how to easily identify KENT Systems parts based on features rather than a manufacturer number.

KENT Systems products are separated into 3 classes, W, X, and Y; this is how we categorize our flow-option choices. All three classes come in both male and female coupling configurations and all offer cost effective solutions for a number of applications.

Our W class couplings are considered Open-Flow products. Customers would use this product class when the application requires no Shut-Off valve. Key features of our W Class coupling include: Open-Flow, no valve, smooth bore (smooth wall texture of body wall), and can function as a check valve when connected to an X class coupling.

Next we have an X class coupling which is used when a Shut-Off valve is required. The internal valve that is visible from the barrels backside, and the unmistaken sky blue color that all KENT Systems Shut-Off parts are manufactured in are major identification tools. Another key feature of the X class is the parts ability to Shut-Off flow when you disconnect the couplings.

The 3rd KENT Systems class is a Y class coupling. The Y coupling is used frequently with applications that only require one Shut-Off valve. The most visible feature of the Y class is the 2-notches in-lieu of an internal valve. Other notable features include the Triggering Open-Flow and its ability to Shut-Off flow when disconnected by mating couplings.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Series: Why Buy KENT Systems; Article 6-Medium Assortment Lets You Customize Your Pricetag

KENT Systems ability to offer high quality products for less is a direct result of manufacturing parts in an assortment of plastic mediums. Our primary plastic resources include a reinforced nylon, natural polypropylene, glass fill, acetal resin, and kynar resin. Reinforced nylon is the most cost effective of these plastics and happens to be extremely durable. When clients seek an aesthetically pleasing part due to external visibility our best solution is the natural polypropylene. This product has similar properties to the reinforced nylon except its appearance is sharper and a bit more expensive. For clients who are not pushing a high volume of fluid or pressure through their systems but still needs durable parts we suggest using glass fill. The last two options are acetal and kynar resins. These mediums are offered to clients who need to push harsh chemicals & byproducts through our components. Though these resources are costly, they have the most diverse chemical compatibility. If you have questions regarding what type of plastic would suite your needs, call our seasoned sales specialists today.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Series: Why Buy KENT Systems; Article 5-Lowest Price Guarantee

It’s important to our team that we produce affordable top-of-the-line products for all consumer genres. Our corporate prerogative is to ensure our product lines are the best and the most economical on the market today. KENT Systems’ quick couplings, fittings, and media bags are priced to sell. The two definitive factors of our pricing are material and quantity. Nevertheless, to ensure we are the best priced option, KENT Systems offers a guaranteed 10% price match of our competitors and offers up to an additional 20% discount for distributors. To receive your quick coupling, fitting, and or media bag quote contact our sales team at 970.593.3185 or email your request to Adam Bauer at

Thursday, April 2, 2009

It's as easy as 1,2,3

KENT Systems' couplings were made with you in mind! Connecting and disconnecting our parts is as easy as saying 1,2,3. This video demonstrates how easy our couplings connection and disconnection process really is.


Step 1: Insert the male coupling into the female

Step 2: Rotate either coupling a 1/4 turn clockwise

Step 3: The couplings are now secured


Step 1: To disconnect

Step 2: Turn either coupling 1/4 turn counter-clockwise

Step 3: Pull the couplings apart

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Series: Why Buy KENT Systems; Article 4-Small Business

KENT Systems was founded on the notion of introducing high quality products at a competitive price without compromising intrinsic values of small businesses such as integrity and hard work. KENT Systems’ customers are the driving force in the innovation of our products rather than larger corporations seeking to ‘make a quick buck.’ Our small team is educated, trained, and expected to simplify the customer’s decision-making and problem solving needs when it comes to inquiries, ordering, and/or technical assistance regarding our products. From our home in small town USA, to the concrete jungles of the world we hope to serve your team with your entire coupling, fitting, and media bag needs.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Series: Why Buy KENT Systems; Article 3-Made in the USA

When you buy KENT Systems take pride in knowing that our products are 100% engineered, designed, tooled, assembled, and manufactured right here in the United Stated. Our goal is to reintroduce the unmatched ingenuity, quality, and competitiveness of plastic manufacturing that has long been stripped from the USA. Every product is tested vigorously and insured to have minimal defects. Our company also knows that with today’s global economy you can go anywhere. For that reason we offer a price match guarantee, if you find the same product cheaper somewhere else we will match that price with a 10% discount. Today is the day you can start reinvesting in America.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring Blizzard 2009

Can you believe it? We are in the middle of a spring blizzard. So, we decided to close the office for today. We are still here, only digitally. You can reach us through email at

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Series: Why Buy KENT Systems; Article 2-Problem Solving

At KENT Systems we are here to solve your problems. Can’t decide if you need a shut off or an open -low, we can help. Can’t decide if you need a quick coupling or a standard fitting, give us a call. Can’t decided which size to use, we can help you decide. Our trained and experienced team can help you make the best choice for your application all while keeping in mind cost, fit, materials and your needs. And for piece of mind on those decisions we offer FREE SAMPLES!

Hands-On With KENT System Products

Series: Why Buy KENT Systems; Article 1-One Stop Shop

One stop shopping. We offer solutions for all your fluid needs, from quick couplings to media bags to fittings. If you need a connector, then we are the place for you. Our connectors range from 1/16” all the way to 1/2”. With versatility like that, why go anywhere else?

Monday, March 9, 2009

Media Bag Testing

At KENT Systems, we are always working to make better, and stronger products. Part of that process is thorough testing. Sometimes it is hard to beat the abuse that our son can inflict but he is always happy to help.