Tompkins Industries News Industries periodic company news, helpful tips, application information and new product announcementsen-usFri, 02 Dec 2016 13:45:39 13DecCST-6:00Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:45:39 13DecCST-6:00 RSS () (Web Master)<![CDATA[Tompkins 2016 Holiday Schedule]]> Thanksgiving


Thursday, November 24: Closed for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 25:        Open 7 AM to 3 PM Local Time for UPS Normal Service




Friday, December 23:        Open regular hours.

Saturday, December 24:   Walk-In Hose Counter Locations Closed

Monday, December 26:     Closed for Christmas Day.


New Year’s


Friday, December 30:        Open regular hours.

Saturday, December 31:   Walk-In Hose Counter Locations Closed

Monday, January 2:           Closed for New Year’s Day

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 0NovCDT-6:00
<![CDATA[EatonĀ® Announces Price Adjustments Effective August 1, 2016]]> Eaton® Announces Price Adjustments Effective August 1, 2016

Tompkins Industries was notified on June 1, 2016, that, “Eaton’s Hydraulics Group will implement price adjustments on select products effective August 1, 2016.  Price adjustments will vary by product line.  New pricing will be in effect on all shipments on or after August 1, 2016.  The average price increase is 12%.

As in the past Tompkins has absorbed the cost updates for as long as possible before passing them on to our customers.

A letter to our customers who purchase more than $500 of Eaton product was mailed to their Purchasing departments on November 28 notifying them that Tompkins is holding off the price increase until January 2017.  The price updates will be implemented primarily through List Price changes.

Tompkins continues to make every effort to control our internal costs, but we are unable to make up the losses due to the magnitude of the increases absorbed over the past few years.

We recommend reaching out to your Tompkins sales rep as we have more options to choose from than just Eaton and may have solutions that work better for you and your company.

As always we appreciate your business and do our best to listen to your needs for fast turnaround of orders.

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:00:00 9NovCST-6:00
<![CDATA[Tompkins Electronic Invoicing Just Got Better]]> You are that Accounts Payable person or the Owner who starts the coffeepot at 4 in the morning and/or you are the last person to head home at the end of the day…when panic strikes.  You try to remember if an invoice has been paid and those folks at Tompkins appear to like their sleep at midnight and won’t pick up the phone.  What can you do to help ease your mind?

There is a new reason to use Tompkins Electronic Invoicing with easy access 24/7.  The site has been updated with an Open Balance column that quickly updates you to view what invoices show a balance or better yet, which invoices are already paid and allow you to get some sleep.

If you or your company is not already using this feature, just click on the link above and follow the How to Enroll section.

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 0AugCDT-6:00
<![CDATA[TomCAT Flanges and Split Flange Kits]]> You asked, we heard and now offer the complete line (Straight, 45 and 90 degree) CAT Flanges, Split Flange Kits and plugs.  We went the extra step so you did not have to and include the special CAT O-Ring Seal (Buna-N) in our kit that many others do not.  That’s one more item off your checklist and fast!

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:17:00 11JunCDT-6:00
<![CDATA[Custom Test Point Kit Configurator]]> Great for maintenance, monitoring, and emergency repair, a hydraulic test kit from Tompkins helps you maximize equipment up-time and quickly diagnose problems, should they occur.

In addition to our standard JIC and O-Ring Face-Seal Kits, Tompkins gives you the opportunity to create your own hydraulic test kit, making it more affordable and applicable to your specific needs. Include only the components you need - test points, pressure gauges, hoses, gauge port adapters - for your operations. 

Begin configuring your custom kit here -->>

Your custom test kit includes a durable case with custom foam inserts and your selection of components.

Case Features:
  • Rugged construction with reinforced aluminum edging for added protection
  • High-density foam inserts, custom-cut by order to match your specific kit items
  • 2 locking latches, with 2 keys and carrying strap
To build your custom kit you may include your choice of the following components:
  • Male and Female Test Points
  • Direct Gauge Connectors
  • Microbore Hose Assemblies
  • Pressure Gauges
  • Gauge Port Fittings
  • Hose Gauge Connectors
  • Metric Standpipe Test Points

Begin configuring your custom kit here -- >>

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 20:29:00 20FebCST-6:00
<![CDATA[Stainless Steel Can Handle the Heat]]> Made from 316 grade stainless steel, Tompkins fittings resist corrosion and stand up to extreme environments.

While the initial cost may be greater when compared to traditional plated steel adapters, stainless steel offers several significant advantages to standard plated steel.

It is particularly effective at preventing the pitting type corrosion so prevalent in sea coast environments and offers critical durability and performance advantages in industrial applications where it may be exposed to acids, alkalis, and other chemicals.

Simply find the adapter you want and select Stainless Steel from the Material dropdown.

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 19:57:00 19SepCDT-6:00
<![CDATA[UPS Ground Map Added to Location Pages]]> How long will it take for UPS Ground transportation to get your product to you?  Now each of the Tompkins Locations pages have a UPS Ground Transit Time to give you an approximation of Ground shipping time. 

Knowing delivery time can help you decide if you need upgrade to red (next day air) or blue (2nd Day Air).  Just another way Tompkins helps you take care of your customer faster.

View Tompkins Locations now.

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:12:00 15JunCDT-6:00
<![CDATA[Part Number Lookup Chart Added]]> Want to find a part but you don't know the stock number? If you know the shape and the ends, you can use the newly available part number lookup chart to locate.

Log into the website, print off and keep someplace handy.

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:59:00 13FebCST-6:00
<![CDATA[Improved Stock Numbers]]> Tompkins Industries recently updated the part numbers on our core steel products to exclude the “FG” prefix. This change was made in an effort to simplify and offer greater consistency in part number lookup and order placement.

If you have any questions about this change, please contact your closest Tompkins branch.

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:00:00 0FebCST-6:00
<![CDATA[Bin Labels for Quick ID in the Warehouse]]> To help keep your inventory organized and easy to find, we have Bin Labels for all of our Hydraulic Adapters and Fittings. They are easy to print and convenient to use. 

View list of available labels.



Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:58:00 13FebCST-6:00
<![CDATA[Over 6,000 CAD Models for Download]]> Accessible with all major CAD applications, the free eDrawings viewer, and 3D PDF, Tompkins is pleased to make 2D and 3D CAD models available for over 6,000 of our hydraulic adapters and hydraulic tube fittings.


Customer Testimonials about our CAD

About the CAD, I was able to find exactly what I was looking for on you website. The download worked great, and you offered a wide variety of CAD formats. You guys have a really nice system setup.
Austin S., 
Application Engineer


I am an engineer ... and laying out some hydraulic lines. For me the key to a successful product is my ability to easily download the CAD file. If I can do that, then the part gets into the layout and it’s only from there the supply chain guys work on alternative options based on price, availability etc. I was able to download your CAD file easily, so thanks.
David W.,
New Hampshire


I appreciate that Tompkins offers models for use in our designs. I think your system works great, your site is easy to navigate and easy to use.
Pierce W.,
Design Engineer

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:50:00 13DecCST-6:00
<![CDATA[Be Prepared with a Tompkins Test Point Kit]]> Tompkins Hydraulic Test Kits were created for those who work in the field, maintaining hydraulic equipment and dealing with on-the-spot emergencies. They will save you time and money. No more having to purchase a generic kit with lots of items you don't need, or lugging boxes of various parts around.

Choose from two standard kits (JIC and O-Ring Face Seal) or create your own custom test kit. Standard kits include: test points; gauge port fittings; gauge connectors; high- and low-pressure gauges; microbore hose with appropriate fittings.

Kits are hand-assembled with custom die-cut foam inserts for a secure, no-rattle fit and come packed in a durable, lightweight, 17" x 13" x 5" case.

JIC Test Kit Kit:

  • (8) GP6504 Male JIC guage port fittings in sizes from 04-24
  • (2) NPT Direct Gauge Connectors
  • (2) Pressure Gauges
  • (4) Test Points
  • (1) 32" Microbore Hose 

O-Ring Face Seal Test Kit Kit:

  • (7) GPFF2406 Gauge Port Fittings in sizes from 04-20
  • (2) NPT Direct Gauge Connectors
  • (2) Pressure Gauges
  • (4) Test Points
  • (1) 32" Microbore Hose 

Custom Hydraulic Test Kits

Create the exact kit that meets your needs...and your budget. Select only the components that you need -- test points, gauges and gauge port adapters, microbore hose, etc. -- and we'll assemble the kit to your exact specifications. 

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:58:00 10SepCDT-6:00
<![CDATA[Help protect your workers with Burst Guard]]> Burst Guard Nylon Hose Sleeve from Tompkins is an ultra-dense, two-layer sleeve that is three times the density of standard sleeve. It controls hose bursts up to 13,000 PSI to protect workers and equipment in line-of-sight situations.

It is an extremely durable and flexible thick black nylon outer layer with a yellow nylon/polyester inner layer that provides damage alert.

It meets ISO 3457, 4413, 6945, 6805 standards as well as EN 414, MDG 41 and MSHA IC 171/2 approval. It is tested by The Fluid Power Institute and UV-protected.

This smooth-bore sleeve is easily installed over hose, chains, cables or springs and may be secured with nylon cable ties or band-clamps. Sold only in 100-foot rolls. No cuts.

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 0AugCDT-6:00
<![CDATA[Hose Protectors]]> Hose Protectors are durable wear shields made of an abrasion and hydrocarbon resistant material which is impervious to solvents, oils, grease and gasoline. They are highly abrasion resistant, with a wide range of operating temperatures (-40 degrees to 400 degrees F), and will protect your equipment in even the harshest of conditions.

Easy installation in minutes, with no system disassembly required. Available in three colors: black, yellow, and orange.

View these Hose Protectors.

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:09:00 9JunCDT-6:00
<![CDATA[Tompkins Complies with the Dodd-Frank Act]]> Products provided by Tompkins Industries, Inc., do not contain items listed under the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 as conflict minerals, nor does Tompkins Industries, Inc., source the listed items (gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten) from our suppliers.

Download this information in PDF format: - Conflict Minerals/Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your account representative or our technical support at any time at 800-255-1008.

Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:22:00 13OctCDT-6:00
<![CDATA[Tompkins Industries Announces Change in Finish for Restricted (RST) Fittings]]> Tompkins Industries, Inc., responds to customers' requests to visually differentiate restricted (RST) fittings from non-restricted fittings. The company-wide change has already begun as black zinc plating will be replacing the current clear trivalent plating as they sell through.


When will this take place?

Tompkins Industries is currently phasing out the clear trivalent plating to the black zinc plating on their restricted orifice fittings. Slower moving inventory may last longer than quicker moving inventory, but customers will start seeing black zinc plated RST fittings immediately.

Why is this being done?

Tompkins Industries is taking further steps to help reduce potential damage and/or injury due to an incorrect fitting being installed in a customer's application. With RST and standard orifice adapters having the same plating, it takes more effort to recognize the difference in the two, especially with employees going through training. The black zinc will signify that the fitting does indeed have a restricted orifice.

Will I still be able to get the silver versions?

Tompkins Industries will still have the capabilities of having the RST fittings plated with the clear trivalent plating, but it will no longer be considered a standard fitting. These will now be considered specials and may require minimum order quantities, higher prices, and extended lead times. 

Will I get a mix of black and silver parts in my shipment?

As silver trivalent stock is sold, Tompkins will send all of one color or the other when possible. If it is discovered that we do not have all one color stock to send (e.g. 90 silver and 10 black), Tompkins Industries will attempt to contact the customer to see if they want the mixed stock or will want to wait until all black zinc are in stock.

For questions or comments, you can call us at 800-255-1008 or contact us online.

Sun, 01 Jan 2012 13:29:00 13JanCST-6:00
<![CDATA[Tompkins Industries Expands into Canada, Merges with Can-Am Hydraulic]]> Tompkins announced the finalization of a merger with Can-Am Hydraulic Products, Ltd. of Mississauga, Ontario Canada.

Download the press release.

Tompkins Canada, as the new division will be known, is located in Mississauga, Ontario Canada. Sean McGuinness, former President of Can-Am Hydraulic, will be General Manager.

"I am really excited." notes McGuinness, "This merger means we'll be able to provide our customers with many new products such as ball valves and test point fittings." As Tompkins Canada, we'll also be expanding our line of hydraulic adapters and other tube fittings and accessories. "We are committed to having the inventory you need, when you need it here in Canada."

"Knowing Can-Am Hydraulic's dedication to quality, we felt this was the perfect scenario to mutually benefit both Tompkins and Can-Am Hydraulic's customers." said Tompkins National Sales Manager Bill Hartman.

"As an industry leader, we're excited to be able to bring our knowledge and expertise to the Canadian market," said Hartman. "Our promise to our customers of providing the highest quality parts and service has always been the same, and remains the same, no matter where we do business." 

Tompkins Canada will carry a full-range of hydraulic adapters and fluid power products including: flanges, quick-disconnect couplings, test points, gauges, ball-valves (full-sized and mini), drain and needle valves. Hydraulic fittings are available in steel, brass, and stainless steel, in SAE and metric sizes, and meet or exceed all SAE standards.

Additionally, Tompkins' support resources are also available now to the Tompkins Canada customer: free 2D and 3D CAD models for hundreds of hydraulic adapters; industry service training videos on proper hydraulic fitting assembly techniques; and downloadable resource guides including our Hydraulic Adapter Quick Reference Guide.

Contact: Chris Jackson, Operations Manager Tompkins Industries, Inc. Contact us.

Locations: View a complete list of Warehouse Locations.

Mon, 31 Jan 2011 13:44:00 13JanCST-6:00
<![CDATA[NIOSHA and RoHS Regulations Enforce Changes in Trivalent Chromate Plating]]> Tompkins phased in trivalent chromate plating, beginning in Fall 2006 in order to stay compliant with the European Union (RoHS) restrictions on the use of certain substances as well the documented recognition of hazards in handling hexavalent chromium by NIOSH. The substance of concern is hexavalent chrome used in zinc plating.

After January 2007, all parts shipped from our manufacturing facilities had trivalent chromate plating. Tompkins did not increase prices for trivalent chromate plating, and it did not require any change in assembly procedures or torque values. We have seen, in fact, improved corrosion resistance.

You can read the official press releases from 2006 concerning the changes in plating:

Download the Trivalent MSDS: Trivalent MSDS

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your account representative or our technical support at any time at 800-255-1008.

Sun, 07 Feb 2010 13:35:00 13FebCST-6:00