Processing Magazine

Customized fittings eliminate downtime

March 10, 2009
Manufacturer of custom fluoropolymer hose products, now offers custom designed fittings. Customized fittings can be produced with special grooves, threads or other modifications that enhance the fittings compatibility to the application. For example, combination hose fittings and flanges were created with location pins or notches making an assembly unique to assure that assemblies were not used interchangeably on customer’s different models of equipment. Coatings of PVDF or FEP have been applied to stock fittings to aid in food processing, eliminating downtime from build up on normal materials saving customer product, time and dollars. The custom designed fittings are available in carbon steel, stainless steel and special alloys, such as Monel® or Hastelloy® or Iconel™ are available. Sizes range from 1/8-inch up to 4- inches.