Snaplock Cam Lock Couplings
Snaplock Cam Lock Couplings
A branded and traceable cam coupling system - Snaplock cam lock couplings are a branded product that has market leading quality you can rely on. Known throughout the UK, Europe and the United States for quality and reliability, all parts are branded Snaplock on the bodies and/or handles for easy identifation. Wide Range of sizes from 1/2 inch to 6 inch
Stainless Steel 316
Other materials on request
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
Unique heat markings on stainless steel allow traceability from factory to end user. For further information please contact us on 01244 288000
Can be used with Stainless Steel Pipe and Stainless Steel Fittings, Polypropylene Fittings, Pump hose, tubing and tanks conveying liquids, powders & vapours including cooling water, fuels, chemicals, cosmetics, foodstuffs, adhesives, dyes, pharmaceuticals, pellets and many more.
How does it work:
The coupling is connected by simply opening the coupler arms and inserting the adaptor into the coupler. The two camarms are then closed under normal hand pressure to complete joint.
Snaplock Camlock Fittings Technical Details
Camlock Fittings Specification
Snaplock Camlock Couplings are suitable for carrying liquids, gases, powders and granules. These are probably the simplest and most versatile quick cam and groove coupling available. Interchangeable with other camlock fittings productsoriginally made to MIL-C-27487.
Camlock Fittings Working Pressures Guidelines only PSI (bar)
These working pressures are given for ambient temperatures using Elastomeric seals. Higher temperatures and / or PTFE seals will reduce the pressure rating of the cam and groove coupling. In the case of Polypropylene the maximum working temperature is 70°C and at this temperature the working pressures below must be reduced by 40%.
Aluminium Cam and Groove Couplings are gravity die cast and may be anodised on request, particularly for military contracts.
Brass Cam and Groove Couplings are forged for 1/2” to 3” and sand cast for all other sizes. Check for other special materials, such as LG1 Gunmetal availability at time of ordering.
316 Stainless Steel Cam and Groove Couplings are investment cast. (316 is equivalent to the DIN reference 1.4404).
Polypropylene Cam and Groove Couplings are manufactured from acid resistant 20% glass reinforced Polypropylene.
Camlock adaptors are available in the following types.
- 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
Cam and Groove Coupling Threads
Standard Snaplock cam and groove couplings when fitted to hose nipples are designed to seal on the thread. Snaplock Male threads are therefore BSP taper to BS21 and the Female thread is BSPP parallel to BS 2779.
Cam locks in Industry
Cam locks iare used in every industry, manufacturing, agriculture, oil, gas, chemical, pharmaceutical and within military applications. They’re an extremely versatile and because there are no threads when connecting the coupling halves together, there are no issues with them becoming damaged or dirty. This means camlock couplings are very suitable for dirty environments.
The system is especially well suited in situations where frequent changes of hoses are required, such as for petroleum, and industrial chemical trucks.