The BFM® Challenge

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Each machine is designed to package more than one product, requiring thorough cleaning between product runs. The connections from the vibratory screener’s discharge to the auger feeder inlet can be difficult to access and the traditional clamp and sleeve connectors took considerable time to remove, clean and re-install during product change-overs.

This not only caused significant downtime, and operator safety issues, but if incorrectly installed, could become dislodged, causing product loss and bag-metering inaccuracy. Even when installed to the proper position, they would often leak product, requiring constant cleaning to maintain hygiene.



The BFM® Solution

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After seeing the BFM® fitting at a trade-show, the company installed two Seeflex 040E connectors on the screener discharges and feeder inlets to test. They found that they dramatically reduced the time it took operators to remove, clean and replace the connectors. The set length, no-tool installation also meant they were fitted fast and easy each time.

The leak-proof design seals the product within the production system with no potential for dust or product escaping to cause cross-contamination. Packaging operation efficiency and overall plant hygiene has been dramatically improved. All connectors have now been replaced with BFM® throughout the plant.

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Benefits Achieved

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The simple snap-fit of the BFM® makes changeovers easy, and standard length always fits correctly - no metering accuracy issues. 

Fast and efficient cleaning in between product runs means downtime has been significantly reduced. 

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

No need for tools to remove or install the connector in difficult positions means its much safer for staff to change-over.

What the client said about BFM®

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“They’re one of the best things we’ve found…since installing the first two fittings, we’ve been replacing all of the remaining clamp-and-sleeve connectors in the facility with BFM® fittings. I’ve been putting them everywhere there’s a transfer point because they make things so much easier for our operators.”

- Superintendant of Engineering and Maintenance

Case Study provided courtesy of BFM® Distributor Powder-Solutions Group (United States)

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