BFM® fitting flexible connectors
BFM® fittings are 100% sealed! No leaks, dust or product build-up, means hygienic facility & process. BFM® fittings are easy to flush through for cleaning.
BFM® fittings provide better performance under pressure & movement. These flexible connectors do not require tools, reducing health & safety risks.
BFM® fittings have extended product life thanks to robust design. Changeovers take less than 40 secs and standardization means you need to keep less stock.
Special BFM® fitting Flexible Connectors
BFM® fitting Kevlar Covers
BFM® Kevlar Covers are flame retardant and fit over existing BFM® fittings. These are typically used to reduce the risk of fire in over pressure and potentially explosive applications.
BFM® fittings with Support Rings
BFM® fittings molded in integral stainless steel reinforcing ring(s) for high vacuum applications.
Stainless Steel Support (SS) rings can be used to counter the effects of the length of the BFM® connector - As in, a 400mm (16") long connector will hold as much vacuum as a 100mm (4") long connector if it has three support rings (100mm (4") apart.)
The rings also help keep the connector walls open and away from the product flow.
Plastic support rings can also be used for metal detection applications.
BFM® fitting Tool Release Sleeve
The BFM® fitting Tool Release connector is designed for applications where the BFM® sleeve is mounted close to equipment that is rotating or spinning quickly.
In order to ensure safety the Tool Release Sleeve leverages a tighter fit and the flexible connector can only be released using a special Tool Release tool.
Special BFM® Connector Sizes
Standard sizes of the BFM® flexible connector are available in both Seeflex 040 and LM4 fabric in the following dimensions:
- 4″ (100mm) diameter, standard length, 6″ (150mm)
- 6″ (150mm) diameter, standard length, 6″ (150mm)
- 8″ (200mm) – 65″ (1650mm) diam. in 2″ increments, standard length, 8″ (200mm)
Special order sizes of flexible connectors:
- 4″ – 65″ diameter in 2″ increments, available in the lengths from 4″ – 30″