BFM® fitting

Hero Maque

£40,000 saving

The Challenge:

The flexible sleeve connecting a weigh hopper and dough mixer was causing major disruption at a leading bakery. Installing replacement sleeves was very difficult. If installed too taught, load cells were affected and it then took an hour to adjust, causing significant downtime and lost production.

Our Solution:

BFM® fitting

Key Features:

Self locating sleeve ensures consistent flexibility to prevent interference with load cells


Traditional sleeve – replaced every 3months, 3 hours downtime per annum
BFM fitting – 18 months, no downtime


Client feedback

“BFM® is such a simple idea which translates into real benefit in our plant. It is impossible to fit BFM® wrong and there is no build up so weighing problems are a thing of the past, saving us a small fortune. They are also 100% dust tight which reduces our cleaning bills.”

Maintenance Manager

Product details / benefit.

  • Downtime - replacement time reduced substantially
  • 100% dust tight - better hygiene & greater COSHH compliance
  • Weighing - cannot be fitted incorrectly so no hanging up
  • Internal seal - smooth internal bore, no ledges for build up
  • Contamination - no jubilee clips, no tools, no small parts
  • Safety - safe, no-tool, snap-in installation

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