BFM® have extended our range of flexible connectors, launching two new products at the Powtech Show in Nuremberg, Germany.
Following are copies of the press releases which will be issued to industry media:
The secret to the success of the product is in its make-up: a polyester scrim is internally bonded between layers of Seeflex (an ether based polyurethane).
“It’s taken a lot of product development to get the combination just right, but it’s been worth the wait: this new material is really impressive under pressure testing” said BFM® Global’s CEO and product inventor Blair McPheat.
“Our Seeflex products are already extremely strong, but the added layer of polyester scrim restricts the Seeflex and stops it from expanding, providing superior pressure resistance” said Mr McPheat.
“And the good news is that this new Seeflex 060ES can be used in all food-contact applications too”.
The ‘Flexi-Earthed’ is an extension of the existing Flexi Connector product where both ends of the wire flexi-coil that supports the connector are attached to an external terminal lug (shown inset), to allow earthing cables to be directly connected.
This design ensures a direct outlet for any potential static build-up within the connector itself and has been approved by IBExU as an enhancement of the ATEX rating of a standard BFM® Flexi Connector.
In fact, the Flexi-Earthed option is rated up to 1m longer than Seeflex 040AS for free-fall transport in Dust Ex Zones (to 3m).
BFM® Global’s CEO and product inventor Blair McPheat said “This new option will provide peace of mind for customers who are particularly concerned about the possibility of static build-up in their processes”.
The ability to effectively connect earthing cables directly to the connector walls provides superior static dissipation, said Mr McPheat.
“In fact, the IBExU have confirmed that if both ends of the flex-coil are earthed correctly, the Flexi-Earthed connector provides the best ATEX rating of any BFM® product.”
Download the Flexi-Earthed Connector Spec Sheet here.
Contact your local BFM® Distributor for more information.
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