Installing and replacing flexible connectors on machinery can present a number of dangers:
The BFM® fitting has a simple snap-fit installation, and our standard connectors require no tools.
For areas where you want to significantly reduce the risk of staff putting their hands near dangerous moving parts, our TR (Tool Release) connectors (shown left) provide the perfect solution. To help keep hands safe, the connector cuff on the TR connector is much firmer and is virtually impossible to release manually - a special rounded-end tool is used to release the connector by inserting it through a small hole drilled in the spigot.
CAUTION: Although the firmer TR band is a significant deterrent to manual removal, if an individual is determined enough, it may still be possible.
An additional safety measure while using the BFM® fitting near rotating machinery is to is to use a Proximity Sensor switch. These sensors are mounted on the centre of the top ring on the BFM® spigot and will shut equipment down if the connector is removed.
Dust leaking from flexible connections during operation can not only cause an unhealthy atmosphere for staff to breathe, but the potential for secondary explosions in certain conditions is a very real and serious health and safety risk for any factory.
BFM® fitting provides a sealed system which means there is no dust leaking into the factory environment - healthier for your staff, and safer for your entire plant.
Our popular Seeflex 040E fittings have undergone extensive testing and have been proven to contain internal explosions in excess of 60kPa.