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Case Studies

Dust leakage solved on sifter (Detergent)

4th July, 2022

A global leader in the manufacture of home and personal care products was experiencing problems with heavy leakage on a sifter with a significant throw (35mm each side). The company were looking for a leak-free solution that was durable and easy to install, so they turned to the BFM® fitting system.

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Multiple BFM fittings at Ajinomoto Brazil

Efficiency & hygiene gains impress global giant (Food)

22nd November, 2021

Global food giant Ajinomoto had a challenging transition point that required frequent connector changes, causing extensive downtime. By redesigning to use multiple BFM® connectors, they dramatically improved plant hygiene and production efficiency.

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Leak free, outdoor sludge processing (Bio-gas plant)

19th September, 2022

Outdoor vibrating sieves were being used in a Spanish bio-waste plant for the final separation phase of the anaerobic digestion process, but traditional clamped connectors simply weren’t up to the task, leaking constantly.

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Fast fit BFM connectors transformed Bob's Red Mill production

Downtime Reduction (Food)

1st March, 2019

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods Inc, USA, mills a range of flours, meals and cereals 24 hours a day, 6 days a week. They had a time-challenge with the difficult cleaning and refitting of their traditional clamp-and-sleeve...

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BFM fitting selected by Bayer Crop Science for standardized connectors

Standardization (Chemicals)

28th February, 2019

The engineers at Bayer CropScience, the world’s third-largest innovative agricultural input company, were searching for a flexible connector that could be standardized throughout their global operations...

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BFM® connectors in a milk processing plant

Superior Hygiene & Safety (Infant formula)

18th February, 2019

Swiss milk processor HOCHDORF 's Sulgen plant had issues with the hoseclamp connections frequently leaking powder into the factory and presenting an injury risk to fingers during changeovers.

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BFM fitting saved Tyson Foods 90% in cleaning costs

90% Saving on Cleaning Costs (Chicken)

1st December, 2017

One of the world’s largest processors of chicken meat, Tyson Foods Inc. had leaky and time-consuming traditional hose-clamp connectors that needed to be removed, cleaned & replaced every 12 hours

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Difficult to replace clamped connectors at Plasma industries before BFM

Hygiene Assurance (Blood Plasma)

12th March, 2017

Plasma Industries Belgium processes around 1.2 million litres of human blood plasma per year, breaking down the individual proteins for use in therapeutic and clinical analysis products via ‘fractionation’...

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Major dust leakage on vibrating sieve before using BFM

Dust Reduction (Plaster)

30th November, 2016

A leading UK plaster manufacturer was having an issue with the flexible connectors on a vibrating sieve lasting only a week at a time before tearing, causing major dust leakage and requiring significant ...

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BFM fitting has fully sealed production at AMEDICA

Dust Reduction (Medical Technology)

15th November, 2016

AMEDICA is the only medical technology company in the world that has FDA clearance to use medical grade silicon nitride ceramic powder to manufacture revolutionary spinal implants.....

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PT Jotun had health hazard with pigment dust before BFM

Dust Reduction (Powdercoating)

14th November, 2016

PT Jotun Powder Coatings, Indonesia had a challenge with paint pigment dust causing a considerable health hazard to their workers. Installing BFM® fittings to their production area has completely eliminated dust...

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BFM saved bakery over £40,000 in lost production

Downtime Reduction (Bakery)

4th November, 2016

A large, multinational bakery in the UK was having difficulty with the flexible sleeve connecting a weigh hopper and dough mixer. Inaccuracy in fitting meant load cells were affected and each time an ....

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BFM fitting lasts 9 months vs 5 days at sugar factory

Dust Reduction (Sugar)

2nd November, 2016

A global sugar company in the UK had virtually given up on solving the problem of dust leaks in their rotary sifter room, where they had been using convoluted rubber connectors that lasted on average 5 days...

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Canvas weigh hopper - regularly blocked before BFM

Downtime Reduction (Concrete)

7th October, 2016

The canvas weigh hopper connectors at a leading British concrete products manufacturer absorbed moisture, making them prone to blockages. This caused considerable lost productivity and ...

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Flow correction applied using BFM fitting for plastic manufacturer

Flow Correction (Plastics)

13th September, 2016

One of the worlds top six petrochemical companies, a leading manufacturer of chemicals, fertilizers, plastics and metals had a problematic flexible connection that other products and suppliers could not resolve.

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Product build-up in milk powder processing before BFM

Better Hygiene Under Pressure (Dairy)

19th September, 2022

A leading New Zealand dairy plant had a major challenge with hygiene in their blending filler room. Regular gas purging of the system meant there was excessive dust leakage from the clamped connectors and product build-up in the joins – a major hygiene issue.

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