Almost any industry that uses liquids, powders or gases can benefit from using a camlock coupling. These fittings are made of brass, aluminum, stainless steel or polypropylene and come in a variety of sizes.
The camlock fittings have a unique design with external locking arms that align with an internal gasket for quick and intuitive sealing. These fittings are also incredibly easy to install and disassemble, which makes them perfect for many industries.
Common Materials used to manufacture Camlock Couplings Among the most popular Camlock Coupling materials are aluminum, brass (bronze), AISI 316 stainless steel, and polypropylene reinforced with fiber glass. Each material offers different benefits for certain applications.
They are also available in various diameters and pressure ratings. The working pressure of a CAMLOCK coupling can range from a couple to over ten bar and depends on the size and material.
The working temperature of a CAMLOCK coupling varies depending on its material, but is generally around 158 deg F. Regardless of the materials used to manufacture a camlock coupling, it is important to note that hoses should not be placed on them until they have been de-pressurised and the hose assembly has been cleaned.
Some Camlock Couplings are manufactured with automatic locking arms to prevent unintentional disconnection that could result in the release of flammable or toxic liquid chemicals. This is especially important for a number of industries such as paints, inks and dyes, sanitation and waste water, military installations, and within agriculture where it is necessary to ensure the integrity of the medium that is being conveyed.