The Challenge

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The regular gas purging of the system forced powder through small gaps in the old-style sock and steel clamp connector.

This caused an unhygienic environment and hours of downtime for regular cleaning. There was also a major contamination point created by significant product build-up between the externally fitted sock and hopper.

The steel strapping clamps were very time-consuming to remove and re-fit during sock cleaning & replacement.


The Solution

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The installation of a BFM® fitting for both the upper and lower connections has created a sealed system, and the filling room is now a dust-free environment.

The pressure from the gas purging no longer causes product leakage, and because the fitting sits inside the spigot, there is no product build-up at the connector joins.

When the fittings do need replacing, it’s now a quick and easy snap-fit process.

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Benefits Achieved

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There is no more dust leakage, eliminating cross-contamination of products and reducing general housekeeping costs. 

The quick and easy snap-fit of our BFM® blue band connector means they are fast and simple for all staff to replace. 

No tools needed to remove or install the flexible connector in difficult positions ensures a much safer change-over process. 

More durable materials and fast, easy changeovers mean downtime is significantly reduced.

What the client said about BFM®

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The filling room operators are ecstatic about how their work environment is now dust-free and a “pleasure to work in”.

They no longer spend hours cleaning powder off the surfaces in the filling room or have to regularly remove the messy wire-clamps and socks from the machinery to remove the product build-up between the connectors.

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Getting Started with BFM® fitting

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We have Authorized Distributors who will help work through what you want to achieve and how BFM® fitting can improve your plant.

Find out what's happening at BFM® fitting

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BFM® fitting is transforming processing plants globally. Keep updated on news, products, insights and new product developments.