Snaplock Cam Lock Couplings Aluminium

Snaplock Aluminum Cam Lock Couplings are permanent mould cast which is a process that yields castings with a finer grain structure and better strength properties than those produced in sand casting and die casting.

Snaplocks are used to connect two hoses and or pipes together in a variety of industries so that a material from one can be transferred to another.
They are very easy to use and require no tools to connect and disconnect the two halves of the couplings.
Ideal to replace more traditional methods or types of hose or pipe connections.

  • Straight through, leakproof connections
  • No tools required to connect.
  • Half inch to 6 inch sizes.
  • Pin locking hole features as standard on aluminium & stainless steel.
  • BSP or NPT threads.
  • Working pressures up to 250 psi (18 bar).
  • 3.1b material certification on stainless steel units.

Camlock adaptors are available in the following types.

Type:                 Connection

  • A:                       male adaptor with a female thread
  • B:                       female couplings with a male thread
  • C:                       couplings with a hose tail
  • D:                      couplings with a female thread
  • E:                       adaptor with a hose tail
  • F:                       adaptor with a male thread
  • DC:                    dust cap for adapters
  • DP:                    dust plug for couplings

To choose the right camlock fitting you need…

  • Size of Fitting
  • Required Temperature
  • Application
  • The Material or media it will be used for
  • The pressure rating required
  • The end fittings & connections (thread type)

Snaplock® couplings are capable of carrying liquids, powders and granules, although they are not suitable for applications involving compressed air. Every Snaplock® cam is made to industry standard which ensures that the complete Snaplock® range is interchangeable with other camlocks made to the same standard (A-A-59326D, EN14420- & formally the MIL-C-27487). This means you don’t have to worry about compatibility or replacing more than one part at a time.

Snaplock® fittings are a quick release coupling system for low to medium pressures. They are used as a means of connecting and disconnecting hose lines swiftly and without the use of hand tools.

They replace the old-style threaded couplings, which featured both male and female threads and that required screwing together and tightening with a lug spanner in order to securely make or break lines. Snaplock® camlocks are most commonly used within agriculture or manufacturing industries for the safe, clean transfer of a variety of fluids.

Seal Materials
The standard coupling is supplied with a BUNA Nitrile seal. The following materials are also readilly available
EPDM  -  Viton - Neoprene Black - Teflon Buna & Teflon Viton

  • Straight through, leak-proof cam and groove coupling connections.
  • No tools required to connect.
  • Available in Aluminium, Brass, 316 Stainless Steel and in Polyglass.
  • 1/2” to 6” sizes in Alumunium/Brass & Stainless Steel.
  • 1/2” to 4” sizes in Polyglass.
  • Branded product made from our own tooling.
  • Heat marked fully traceable on Stainless Steel Cam and Groove Couplings.
  • All 1/2” couplers have two handles as standard.
  • BSP or NPT threads.
  • Working pressures up to 250 PSI (18 bar).

Snaplock Aluminium T6 Heat Treatment
A key element of providing high quality camlock fittings is ensuring that the material used in the manufacturing is strong and robust.
This leads to longer life products that can withstand the toughest of applications. T6 Heat Treatment offers an increase in hardness to Aluminium It is a two phase process that can increase the strength of the alloy by as much as 30%.

Phase One – Quenching. The alloy is heated to 500°C for about 10 hours which causes the copper to dissolve in the aluminium. Next, the alloy is rapidly cooled in water, supersaturating the aluminium with copper, which creates the Single Phase Alloy.

Phase Two – Heating & Cooling. the alloy is heated to 180°C for 10 hours, before it is air-cooled which allows precipitation hardening. This process forms copper aluminium crystalline structures, the size of which will dictate the strength. In general, the smaller the crystals the stronger the alloy becomes. 

The T6 Heat Treatment ensures that couplings can withstand the rigors of swagging and crimping on the hose.