Camlock couplings facilitate the transfer of commodities between two hoses or pipes, in our latest blog, we look at the benefits of using these versatile and efficient couplings.
Firstly, it’s beneficial to know they are also called cam and groove couplings, they are simple to connect and disconnect, requiring no tools. They can eliminate the need for some time-consuming traditional connections, such as prevalent on other couplings for hoses and pipes. Their versatility, combined with the fact that they are comparatively inexpensive, makes them the most popular couplings in the world.
You can usually find Camlocks in use within every industry, such as manufacturing, agriculture, oil, gas, chemical, pharmaceuticals, and military applications. This coupling is exceptionally versatile. Because it does not use threads, there are no issues with it getting dirty or damaged. Because of this, Camlock couplings are perfect for dirty environments. These couplings are incredibly well suited for situations in which there is a requirement for frequent hose changes, such as petroleum and industrial chemical trucks.
How Does a Camlock Work?
The assembly consists of a male groove adapter and female coupler. To connect and disconnect:
Extend the handles on the coupler outwards and place the correct size male adapter into the female coupler
Close both handles at the same time until the two halves are firmly fixed together
Closing both handles at the same time insures that the grooved adapter is pulled down consistently onto the seal making a leak proof assembly for the safe transfer of liquids
Reverse the process to disconnect the fitting making sure before doing so that the hose assembly has been de-pressurised.
The benefits of using Camlock coupling
One of the biggest advantages of using a Camlock coupling is its excellent longevity. It is a solution that one can use for once and get the benefits of for a long time. The tool’s relatively simplistic nature makes it highly practical in providing long-term service. Fitting it between two pipes and securing it with the two connectors around, it is a very simple yet highly effective mechanism.
Camlock coupling is intrinsically a highly durable and good quality tool. The type of use needs it to be of high quality built. A good Camlock coupling manufacturer offers Camlock fittings in a variety of materials like brass, aluminum, stainless steel, polypropylene, and nylon. These different materials offer different levels of durability and longevity. The Camlock coupling catalogue can help you find the most suitable option, depending on your needs.
Another reason why companies across so many industries have come to adopt Camlock coupling is its ease to maintain. Things like cleaning are made easy with its highly maintainable nature.
Unlike some other solutions like hose coupling, removing a Camlock coupling needs unlatching the connectors; it does not require strenuous efforts to remove the tool. Thus, Camlock coupling is also the right choice for industries that need to change the couplings frequently. The quickness of the operation does not cause any wastage of time either.
One of the biggest advantages of the Camlock coupling is that it is high reliability in its service of operation. In a male coupling, you need to bend the cut ends of the pipes to shove them to slip over the coupling. Even in a female coupling, you need to bend the ends of the pipes to shove them inside the coupling.
In some other camlock coupling types, you have to secure the pipes with screws. These operations make the complicated and difficult. The Camlock coupling has a very straightforward operation; attach a pipe and secure it with the connecter. It also does not require using a lot of strength.
Other types of couplings need high adjustments of the pipes, like shoving them over their edges or inside them. If the pipe’s ends have cracks, then they can get deeper, leading to leakage. These mechanisms can even affect the pipe’s life.
The Camlock coupling has one of the biggest advantages that their mechanism makes them leakage-proof. It does not need to use a lot of force in its installation, which does not lead to the development of cracked edges to the pipes. Thus, there is no chance of leakage. Besides, the mechanism does not affect the pipe’s life.
Camlock coupling is a universal solution for pipe coupling in a variety of industries due to its high reliability, easy to use nature, leakage-proof nature, long service life, high quality due to multiplicity of materials choice, and high maintainability.
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