The Challenge

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The abrasive nature of the polycarbonate chips flowing through the system prior to the cyclone meant that the existing connectors only lasted two to five days before wearing out.

In addition to the considerable cost of regularly replacing the connector, it was located in a difficult position to access.

This meant there was loss of both production time and product with the frequent replacement required.

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The Solution

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A BFM® fitting was installed with a special Flow Correction arrangement at the spigot, tapering from the pipe to limit the contact of product on the connector.

This has dramatically reduced wear and tear, and the connectors are now lasting in excess of sixteen months without any problems.

The company has made significant savings in terms of spilled product, replacement connectors and reduced downtime.

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Benefits Achieved

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More Durability

Connector life has been increased from 5 days to over 16 months.

No more production lost due to frequent connector replacement (previous connectors only lasted between 2-5 days).

When connectors do require replacement, the instant snap-fitting means it will be much faster and easier to perform. 

What the client said about BFM®

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The BFM® fitting as saved the company many hours in downtime, spilled product and replacement connectors. The flow-correction solution has increased the connector life from 5 days to over 16 months, improving process efficiencies and saving the company significant money.

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Getting Started with BFM® fitting

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