Cam lock couplings (also known as cam and groove fittings) have many uses in industry. It is a hose connector used to connect two hoses/pipes. Cam locks are available in a variety of materials. This is an innovative technology that is rapidly replacing the traditional method of connecting pipe hoses.
Cam lock couplings are used for various media. It has a female connector and a male connector. The Camlock coupling with two joints forms part of the female connector assembly. The form of the male connector allows it to be fixed in the female connector. Connect a hose to the lever/connector of the equipment and install another pipe firmly. Facts have proved that such a system is more effective than pipe connections that use nuts, bolts, flanges, and drift pins. Instead, by inserting the ridge joint into the
cam pair, the cam lock joint connects the pipes together.
The cam parts are closed together to seal the mating. In addition, this is a reliable and direct method to connect and disconnect hoses without the use of any other tools. The versatility of the coupling makes it suitable for different settings. It is a heavy-duty coupling, which can provide different diameters according to the nature of industrial use. From agriculture to military and industrial sectors, cam locks are widely used because it is a cost-effective and time-saving tool. Cam locks come in various styles and sizes.
In addition to the male and female connectors discussed above, the coupler also comes with a handle (hose barb), a female thread, a dust cover and a dust plug. Cam and groove couplings can be used to transport hoses of various materials, whether it is liquid or dry material. However, it is not suitable for steam applications. Using the coupling with steam may also cause an explosion.
When using cam lock couplings, specific precautions must be followed. The protection pin should be used in conjunction with the coupling to prevent the cam part from falling off during use. Connectors using couplings are suitable for conveying powders, granules and liquids. Before using the cam lock coupling, the company must ensure that the cam lock has been manufactured according to the standard protocol to achieve better compatibility.