BFM® fitting is the world’s first snap-in flexible connector. This unique innovation is greatly improving powder handling processes worldwide, making them cleaner, safer and more efficient. The patented BFM® system combines specially designed grooved spigots and a connecting sleeve with integral snap bands which, critically, locate internally within the spigots. This revolutionary design allows effortless “snap in” installation.
The patented BFM® system combines specially designed grooved spigots and a connecting sleeve with integral snap bands. These are available in a wide range of sizes and options to best optimise your application.
BFM® fitting Spigots
Specially designed to create a 100% dust tight, snap-in seal when combined with the BFM® connector. BFM® spigots are designed to fit all standard metric or imperial pipework with use of a clever 52mm (2″) long tapered tail. Two material options are available, 304 stainless steel and 316 stainless steel to ensure full compliance.
BFM® fitting Flexible Connectors
BFM® connectors incorporate the patented BFM® snap band technology to ensure the very best seal and performance. This ground breaking innovation has been combined with some of the most advanced materials available in the connector market and exacting manufacturing techniques to ensure a level of performance and certification that traditional connectors have previously been unable to achieve. BFM connectors are available in a range of standard sizes and materials to best suit your application:
Details of the full range of connectors with technical and regulatory information can be found in the BFM Fitting Brochure.
The BFM® fitting brochure offers a great introduction to the system and options within the range.
BFM® fitting is supported by a comprehensive and extensive suite of information. In addition to this introductory brochure, further BFM fitting guidelines, compliance documentation and testing documents are available from our sales team or via the BFM® fitting website:
BFM® fitting is supported by a comprehensive and extensive suite of information. In addition to the below information, further BFM fitting guidelines, compliance documentation and testing documents are available from our sales team or via the BFM® fitting website:
For applications adjacent to moving machinery it is the clients’ responsibility to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Measures for consideration could include; Tool Release connectors, guarding, proximity switches, light sensors, internal grid/grille etc. Please contact our sales office to discuss specific applications. Download Best Practice Advice document here.
The BFM fitting system is used with great success around the world in hundreds of different applications handling a multitude of materials, replacing hose clamp connectors on; silos & hoppers, mixers & blenders, conveyors & feeders, filling machines, metal detectors and rotary valves, to name but a few! But BFM is particularly renowned for being able to improve the performance of sieves and sifters. The snap-in design and dust tight seal are highly successful at containing the material at this key point of production, ensuring more product stays within the process and dust emission is minimised.
Whilst BFM fitting is primarily used as a flexible connector between pipework or machinery, the system is highly versatile and is used for a number of other applications. BFM Blanking Caps can be used to prevent contamination during clean down or change-over, or as site glass / inspection hatches. Blanking socks are ideal for sifter oversize collection bins. And conical BFM connectors can be used as hopper cones for certain lightweight materials.
Filling bulk bags without leakage is a challenge for any production line, so having an easy to use, fast to change, leak-proof filling head is essential for efficient operations. BFM have used the patented spigot and snap-fit connector system to develop a new fully sealed, inflatable Bulk Bag Loading head that makes hygienic loading a breeze. Take a look at the video to see BFM fitting’s latest innovation in action.
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