What is a BFM® fitting?

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  • BFM® fitting System
  • How is it used?
  • Where is it used?
  • Durability
BFM® fitting System

BFM® fitting System

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. 

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How is it used?

How is it used?

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.

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Where is it used?

Where is it used?

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. 

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Durability

Durability

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.

Traditional Method

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Powder leaks through clamps

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Difficult to fit, variations & inaccuracies

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Overpressure causes high-risk clamp failure

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Frequent downtime for replacements, clean-ups

Our Difference

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No dust leakage and better hygiene control
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Easy snap-in system and helps to streamline inventory
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Stronger pressure resistance and reduced explosion risk
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More durable material, quick change overs and less downtime.

The BFM® Story

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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.

 

Industries

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BFM® fitting is is the connector of choice for global manufacturers in the food, chemical, pharmaceutical and mineral industries.

Applications

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From metal detectors to sifters, high pressure or vacuum, BFM® fitting connectors are used in a huge range of industrial applications.

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Complying with Global Industry Standards

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We pride ourselves in meeting global certifications across food safety, explosion and materials, making us the product of choice around the world.

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Advantages of BFM® fittings

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No Product Loss

100% seal keeps your product inside your process so there's less wastage.

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Quick Changeovers

Snap-fit system means can be replaced in less than 30 seconds - the fastest in the market.

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Reduced Downtime

Less clean-ups and replacements plus faster, easier changeovers mean more productivity.

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Better Health & Safety

Safer to fit and provides a healthier environment for staff by keeping product in the right places.

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Explosion Resistance

Strong, static dissipative materials, no leakage and unique design reduces explosion risk.

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Improved Hygiene

Zero dust leakage and no crevices to collect product so no build-up or contamination risk.

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Regulatory Compliance

Wide range of products conform to important global standards like 3A, FDA, EC and ATEX.

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Durability

Superior materials and design mean connectors are stronger and last much longer.

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Streamlined Inventory

Simplifies your inventory management and replacement flexible connector stock process.

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Where to Buy

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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.

Our Customers

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BFM® blue band connectors are trusted by many of the world’s largest chemical, food, mineral and pharmaceutical companies. Keeping their manufacturing facilities dust-free, reducing downtime and improving health and safety.
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Contact Us

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If you would like to discuss your unique application, please contact us and we'll help find a solution for you.