100% seal keeps your product inside your process so there's less wastage.
What is a BFM® fitting?
- BFM® fitting System
- How is it used?
- Where is it used?
A BFM® fitting comprises a unique snap-in, blue-banded flexible connector that sits between two specially formed steel spigots welded to an inlet and outlet in a process line. Together, the system eliminates the problems associated with old-fashioned clamp-style flexible connectors.
Anywhere there is bulk product being transported from one part of a process to another, you can find a BFM® fitting. It's especially suited for transitions between stationary and moving equipment, like sifters, sieves and vibratory tubes, but can also be used through metal detectors, at the base of hoppers and anywhere you need access to or visibility of your product flow.
Every bulk processing industry needs flexible connectors to transport its product through different stages of a production line. Today, BFM® fittings are the trusted flexible connector for global manufacturers in the food, chemical, pharmaceutical and mineral industries around the world.
The snap-fit design of the connector and spigot system, combined with specially engineered materials means investing in a BFM® fitting system will give you longer-lasting transitions between your machinery. Our most widely used material, Seeflex 040E, is designed to be super-flexible whilst having excellent wear resistance, and it won't tear or rip apart like silicon or other urethanes.
BFM® fitting inventor, Blair McPheat, explains:
“I was visiting plants selling filtration products and was constantly seeing the issues manufacturers were having with dust leakage around their flexible connections.”
“The downtime involved for clean-ups and refits was costing a lot in lost production,” said McPheat. “I knew there had to be a better way.”
Watch the video to find out why his creative solution to an age-old problem has been embraced by leading manufacturers in the food, pharmaceutical, chemical and mineral industries around the globe.
We pride ourselves in meeting global certifications across food safety, explosion and materials, making us the product of choice around the world.
Get in touch with one of our local Authorized BFM® fitting Distributors to help find the right solution for your food manufacturing plant.
They will help work through what you want to achieve and how BFM® fitting can improve your plant.