BFM® blue band connectors are so easy to install.
Once your spigots are installed with the correct Installation Gap (IG), installing a BFM® connector is easy. In fact it's so easy, you can replace the connectors using just your hands in less than 30 seconds, significantly reducing your downtime and increasing production efficiency.
The standard BFM® connector is also tool-free, which means it is much simpler, faster and safer to replace than traditional clamp and hose connections.
With the custom made spigots holding the connector cuffs firmly in the exact position, you're guaranteed a perfect fit each time. There's no chance of it being too long or short, or leaking because of a slightly wrong installation.
Tool Release (TR) option.
If you need to significantly reduce the risk of staff putting their hands near potentially dangerous parts of your machinery, we also have our 'TR' or 'Tool Release' connectors. These have a much firmer snap-band making them virtually impossible to remove manually. It is, however, straightforward to remove TR connectors using a specially designed Tool Release tool that is inserted into a hole drilled into the spigot to release the cuff pressure.
To add an extra element of safety in these positions, we also recommend installing our Pneumatic Monitoring System which alerts you when an attempt is being made to remove a connector, and can also be linked to controls to automatically shut off dangerous machinery.