Lithium powder manufacturers regularly face challenges with this extremely fine (10μ) powder (lithium nickel cobalt manganese oxide) leaking throughout their production area, as well as time consuming connector fitting during product changeovers and cleaning. That's because traditional hose & clamp connectors leak, resulting in product loss and a dusty plant. They also require tools and significant downtime to assemble/disassemble during changeovers.
As a rapidly growing global electric-vehicle market is pushing lithium-ion battery production, many big producers are switching over to the snap-in BFM® connector & spigot system and have seen dramatically improved plant efficiency, reduction in product loss & downtime, and a cleaner, safer environment for their workers.
Additionally, most of the powders used in Lithium-ion battery production, including a variety of cathode and anode materials, requires sifting. The BFM® fitting is ideally suited for all oscillating, gyrating or vibratory equipment with its unique internal snap-fit system that creates a perfect seal every time. No more product leakage or build-up at the connection points.
Stop product loss, reduce downtime, and improve quality control.
PROBLEMS WITH TRADITIONAL CONNECTORS
THE BFM® SOLUTION
HYGIENE: No dust leakage
- 100% sealed
- Better plant hygiene
- Prevent loss of valuable product
EASY INSTALL: No tools
- Snap-fit installation
- Change-overs in minutes
- Reduce maintenance downtime
Ultrasonic Vibrating Screener Application
Electro Magnetic Filter Application
"BFM® fittings were installed to replace all existing hose-clip type connections on both the ultrasonic vibrating sifter and electronic magnet filter. Now the internal cleaning process can be completed in a much shorter time due to the fast and easy snap-fit removal and re-installation process of the BFM® fitting. There is also now a 100% seal so there is no additional mess to clean up around the connection, and no product is lost. There is also the added bonus of visibility of product-flow through the connector that was not possible before." - Factory Manager.
Global manufacturers in the chemical industry are using BFM® fitting
Have you checked out the BFM® IG calculator?
The biggest single cause of product 'failure' for BFM® fitting is an incorrect Installation Gap - ie. the space left between the spigots is either too big or too small for the connector chosen.
Understanding the correct IG is easy with the BFM® IG Calculator. Check it out here.