Quick Disconnects Make Life Easier
There’s something to be said for a tool that makes life easier, even if that tool doesn’t necessarily save money or greatly improve a process. It’s true that quick disconnects can save time and money. They can make a process take less time, and making a process less time-consuming can be a money saver for a company. But there’s something to be said for the simple convenience that a quick disconnect allows its user compared to a threaded connector.
I’ve had many encounters with quick disconnects, primarily as a house painter and as a lot attendant at a used car dealership. Under neither of those conditions was I under tremendous time constraints, but I was aware of how much easier and quicker it was to connect and disconnect the hoses that I was using because I had a quick disconnect instead of a threaded connection. I can only imagine how much quick disconnects are appreciated by someone working in a time-constrained context, such as in a workshop or on a factory floor. Imagine that you’re a worker in a wood-working shop, and you make use of pneumatic tools all day. Switching back and forth between these tools would be a pain if you had to unscrew and re-screw them over and over all day. Using a quick disconnect instead would save you a lot of time, which would make you more productive, which would be good for the financial health of your company.
Quick disconnects’ contribution to industry and to daily life may seem small and insignificant, and compared to other tools that’s certainly true. But they make an undeniable contribution, and that contribution is meaningful in its own right. Quick disconnects make life easier in a wide variety of contexts both within and outside of industry.