Schenck Process LLC, North America’s largest design/build provider of pneumatic conveying, air filtration, weighing, and feeding systems, and manufacturer of Mac Process and Schenck AccuRate equipment, has launched the new Quick Clamp No-Ledge coupling.
Part of the visionary Clean Design Initiative, the Quick Clamp No-Ledge coupling is designed for food and light industry conveying of fragile materials or materials requiring a high degree of sanitation.
Unlike a compression coupling that can have frequent pipe misalignment during installation, the Quick Clamp No-Ledge coupling delivers a machined tolerance joint. This ensures proper alignment and creates a ledge-free interior environment on connection points. As a result, friction and crevices that catch product and cause fines are greatly reduced.
The Quick Clamp No-Ledge coupling offers a recessed O-ring gasket that delivers a smooth transition through a positive sealing metal-to-metal joint. This eliminates gasket contact with the product stream — a critical improvement in sanitary piping system design. The Quick Clamp No-Ledge is available with a single T-handle or nut, or backing flanges that tightens the clamp around the male and female flanges. The clamp presses the face of the male and flanges together by way of a bevel on the edge of each flange compressing the O-ring creating an air-tight seal. The lightweight design and a tool-free assembly option speeds installation.
“The Quick Clamp No-Ledge coupling makes it easier for customers to clean their equipment after a campaign is finished to prevent bacterial growth and facilitate inspections,” said Jay Brown, VP of light industry for Schenck Process Group, and President and CEO of Schenck Process LLC.
The Quick Clamp No-Ledge can be also used in applications where color-changeouts are common, or for hazardous or inert materials where piping connections must maintain a positive seal. The coupling is now available in extended sizes from 3 to 16 in.
Schenck Process LLC, Whitewater, WI 262-473-2441 www.schenckprocess.com
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