Industrial Processing Can Be Tough On Flexible Connectors

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There's often significant movement, pressure, vacuum or high temperature involved in bulk product processing, so finding a flexible connector system that will perform in every application and operating condition can be difficult.

The unique BFM® fitting system design and wide range of connector materials offer solutions to virtually any flexible connector application challenge.

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Explore Applications and Conditions

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sifter with multiple BFM®'s installed

The constant movement on sifters puts stress on flexible connections between equipment, and often causes problems like poor sealing, leaks and failures.

Learn more about BFM® on sifters & sieves.

BFM® connectors installed on a metal detector

Metal Detector applications can be a challenging environment for traditional clamped connector systems because steel cannot be in near proximity to the detector.

See why BFM® is used with metal detectors.

BFM® Connector and Spigot during CIP

Proper cleaning of your pipes and in-line fittings is important during CIP, and having a flexible connector that can handle the chemicals and won't leak is essential.

Watch a BFM® fitting in action during CIP.

BFM® connector with milk powder feeding into a hopper

If you operate under pressure, keeping your product inside your process brings all sorts of challenges, usually around dust control and connector failure.

See how BFM® handles operating pressure.

BFM® Seeflex 040E with Vacuum

Processors often operate equipment under negative pressure to avoid leaking product out of machinery, but you need to ensure your connectors seal properly too.

Find out why BFM® is ideal for vacuum.

BFM® connector and static dissipation

Static dissipative connectors like the BFM® fitting range will help reduce the chance of spark discharges occurring that can potentially ignite combustible dust explosions.

Learn more about BFM® and Electrostatic Build-Up.

Advantages of BFM® fittings

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

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

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

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

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

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

Simplifies your inventory management and replacement flexible connector stock process.

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

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

Explore Industries using BFM®

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BFM® fitting blue-band connectors are trusted by leading manufacturers in industries around the world, including:

Whether it's processing milk powder, coffee, pasta or chicken, strict plant hygiene is essential in the food industry. That's why we're used by 95% of the world's top 20 food processors.

The ability to withstand harsh operating conditions and superior health and safety performance are just some of the reasons chemical processors choose BFM® fitting flexible connectors. 

Maintaining strict clean-room operating conditions can be challenging when dealing with fine pharmaceutical powders. That's why BFM® fitting is the perfect choice.

Product aggregation, abrasive products, connector tearing and leakage are common problems in mineral processing. Strong, durable materials and a robust seal are key.

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Case Study

Explosion Risk Reduction for AkzoNobel

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Health and safety is paramount for global chemicals manufacturer AkzoNobel at its Elotex plant in Geleen, the Netherlands, but the construction additives produced at this plant involve fine, abrasive powders which were proving hard to contain.  The resultant dust leakage posed a real explosion risk.  See how they solved this challenge with BFM®