Ashkar Group Of Companies

Camlocks

Camlock couplings, also referred to as cam and groove fittings, are becoming increasingly popular in many industries. The innovative technology of the camlock coupling provides a simple and reliable method for connecting and disconnecting hoses without the use of extra tools. Not only are they amazingly easy to use, they are also extremely versatile and are suitable for a variety of different settings and purposes.

Camlocks are heavy duty couplings. As a result, these handy tools can be used in homebrew, agricultural, military, and industrial environments.  The most common uses for camlock couplings take place in industrial environments because hoses in industrial settings tend to be of larger diameters.

Camlock Applications

Camlock couplings are great for the transfer of both dry and fluid materials. There are a variety of camlock uses, such as transferring food, water, fuel, or sand and making them suitable for almost any industryBecause of the variety of substances that can flow through the camlock, it is important to choose the right material for the job. Common camlock applications and their materials are.

 

  • Stainless Steel Camlocks are best suited for acid, alkali, and corrosive substances.
  • Polypropylene and Nylon Camlocks can be used in the chemical industry, for transmitting liquid, and for irrigation in the agricultural industry.
  • Brass Camlocks work very well for transmitting salty water. They are suitable for most environments except for acid and alkali.
  • Aluminum Alloy Camlocks are great for use with fresh water or mixtures of oil and water.

While Camlock couplings are extremely versatile, there are some types of substances that are not suitable for use with any type of camlock couplings. Cam and groove couplings should not be used for steam applications. Using Camlocks for steam is very dangerous and could result in an explosion. For more information about why camlocks should not be used with steam, visit the 

 

Camlock Coupling Styles and Sizes

The style is very important when deciding which camlock to use. The camlock uses vary from style to style in the same way as with the materials. Below is a brief description of the different types of camlock styles you can encounter:

  • A: male adapter with a female thread
  • B: female coupler with a male thread
  • C: coupler with a shank (hose barb)
  • D: coupler with a  female thread
  • E: adapter with a shank
  • F: adapter with a male thread
  • DC: dust cap
  • DP: dust plug

Camlock couplings are handy tools that can benefit so many products. It is very important to understand camlock applications so that you can choose the proper tool for the job. Another important factor in the selection of camlock, is selecting the correct size for the job.