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Piping, Tubing, & Couplings Spotlight - July 08

June 18, 2008

Flexible Hose
AHPLUS flexible hose has been designed for durability through reinforced construction. A replacement for older polyester neoprene hoses, this hose combines the best qualities of the company’s top-selling hoses with improved puncture, moisture, and tear resistance. Strong and flexible, it is suited for a wide range of oil mist, dust, smoke, fume, and airborne-particle collection applications. It withstands ozone, chemical, weather, and UV radiation, as well as aqueous and oil- and hydrocarbon-rich environments. Its distinct royal-blue color enhances visibility in small-shop and industrial settings.
Air Handling Systems, Woodbridge, CT 800-367-3828 www.airhand.com

Couplings and Tubing Components
This company offers the Instalok coupling and a range of tubing-related products for material-transfer systems. Certified to ISO 9001:2000, its manufacturing plant offers more than 10,000 parts in three distinct product lines that are specifically designed for industrial air applications, including pneumatic conveying, industrial vacuum, and duct components.
H-P Products Inc., Louisville, OH 800-860-8823 www.metflo.com

Lightweight PVC Suction Hose
Corrosion-resistant Newflex hose has spiral reinforcement for flexibility, durability, and performance. It can replace bulky rubber hose in many applications, such as pneumatic conveyance of granular materials, slurry handling, vacuum lines, chemical and fluid transfer, and food and syrup handling. It offers 100% PVC construction and withstands crushing, impact, and kinking. Three styles (heavy-, standard-, and light-duty) and two grades (food and industrial) address different requirements. All three types handle vacuum or pressure applications and have a smooth interior to permit maximum flow.
NewAge Industries Inc., Southampton, PA 800-506-3924 www.newageindustries.com

Conveying Elbows
Smart Elbows for pneumatic and slurry conveying systems eliminate elbow wear, streamers, angel-hair, fines, plugging, etc. Due to the design of the elbow, product changes direction by deflection rather than impact with elbow walls and/or pipe walls. Smart Elbows save space, because installations require 60% less linear space than LRE layouts. They eliminate elbow replacement costs, improve laminar flow, save the cost of material that might have been lost through leakage, and reduce product degradation. They save time and improve system efficiency by virtually eliminating downtime due to wear, preventing plugging, surging, and cross-contamination, and reducing maintenance needs. Free trials and one-year warranties are available.
HammerTek Corp., Landisville, PA 800-505-9665 www.hammertek.com

Stainless-Steel Couplings
These couplings help cut maintenance costs on bulk-handling, vacuum, or pneumatic conveying lines that require frequent access. One-piece 100% stainless-steel construction prevents loss of parts, and a neoprene rubber gasket provides a secure seal. The clamp works by contraction rather than expansion, exerting greater torque for a tighter seal. Installation requires no tools and can be made in seconds. Standard sizes range from 2½ to 24 in. OD, with custom sizes available.
Lorenz Conveying Products, Cobourg, ON, Canada 800-263-7782 www.lorenz.ca