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Piping, Tubing, & Couplings Spotlight - July 09

June 17, 2009

Pneumatic Conveying Fittings
This company manufactures and warehouses pneumatic conveying fittings for all bulk handling applications. All fittings are available in aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel. Sizes range from 1½ to 8 in. and OD standard wall thicknesses are available in 0.065 and 0.120 in., and schedule 10, 40, and 80 in most materials. Fittings include laterals, tees, parallel wyes, 90° TY’s, flange tube adapters, square 90s, threaded adapters, dual straight through, coped wyes, reducers, transitions, true wyes, drop tees, common live diverters, and segmented elbows.
Lorenz Conveying Products, Cobourg, ON, Canada 905-372-2240 www.lorenz.ca

Round Ducting
This round industrial ducting is ideally suited for dust, mist, and fume collection. Quick-Fit is the company’s premium, laser-welded clamp-together ducting. It installs in half the time of traditional ducting and is adaptable to existing ducting. It is reusable and can be taken apart for cleaning or to be reconfigured without tools. The ducting is available in galvanized steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, and most orders ship in as little as four days.
Nordfab Ducting, Thomasville, NC 866-652-1588 www.nordfab.com

Flexible Connectors
BFM fittings are safe, efficient, and flexible connectors for conveying and process equipment. The dust-tight seal virtually eliminates leakage, keeping your plant cleaner and safer. Because the flexible sleeve fits inside the spigots, the seal gets even tighter in the event of a sudden pressure shock. An assembly consists of a flexible sleeve, with stainless snap bands on both ends, and two metal-formed spigots. After welding the spigots to your process piping, the sleeve can be installed or removed without tools. Simply squeeze the snap band and slide the sleeve in or out of the spigot, then release. It only takes a minute or two. The fittings have been explosion tested by an independent agency.
Powder-Solutions Inc., Chanhassen, MN 877-236-3539 www.powder-solutions.com

Crush- and Kink-Resistant Suction Hose
Spiral-steel reinforcement within the walls of a flexible PVC lets the Vardex hose resist kinking and crushing. The hose handles both pressure and full vacuum (29.9 in.Hg) applications. It is made from non-toxic ingredients that conform to FDA standards and offers clarity, along with a mirror-smooth surface for excellent flow characteristics. The hose is lighter than rubber hose, yet tough and abrasion resistant. A large inventory is stocked in sizes from ¼ through 2 in. ID for same-day shipment or JIT delivery. Hose assemblies, fittings, and clamps are also available.
NewAge Industries Inc., 215-526-2300 www.newageindustries.com/vardex.asp

Vacuum Components
This company offers an inventory of pneumatic and industrial vacuum components, including pipe and tube bends, straight pipe and tubing, extended wear bends, welded fabrications, flexible hose, installation components, quick-on and gripper couplings, cam and groove couplings, and compression couplings.
Morris Coupling Co., Erie, PA 800-426-1579 www.morriscoupling.com

Self-Aligning Pipe Couplings
Tuf-Lok ring grip pipe couplings are heavy-duty self-aligning couplings for either high pressure (to 150 psig) or full-vacuum-rated applications. The couplings install quickly and easily, reducing installation costs. They are made for use on plain end pipe, regardless of pipe wall. Other features include self-grounding, vibration resistant, and leakproof, with a high-end pull for difficult applications. No machining or grooving is required to maintain pipe integrity. Every coupling becomes a union, providing easy and low-cost maintenance when piping components need replacement. Numerous standard gasket materials are available to meet special design conditions, such as food grade, higher temperatures, or special chemical-resistant applications.
TUF-LOK International, Madison, WI 608-270-9478 www.tuflok.com

Polyurethane Reinforced Flex Hose
This polyurethane reinforced flex hose is now offered with wire helix in light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty strength. The new line is ideal for severe service applications and provides flexibility and superior chemical resistance. It is designed for applications with wide temperature ranges. A polyvinyl chloride flex hose is an economical choice as a type of polyurethane hose. All clear hoses are FDA acceptable.
Imperial Systems Inc., Jackson Center, PA 800-918-3013 www.isystemsweb.com