Camlocks (cam and groove) provide a simple and reliable way to connect and disconnect two hoses or pipes together quickly and can be used repeatedly. This will eliminate the use of threaded connections and the continuous problems caused by damaged threads. They are great for transferring dry and fluid materials, such as water, fuel, or sand slurry.
Camlock fittings are commonly used in the agricultural and chemical industry because they are resistant to acids and work well as hose connectors for irrigation, chemicals, and farming spraying needs. In the oil-based industries, camlocks are great to deliver petroleum to service stations (via pump trucks) and refining plants (via pipelines). Specialized industries will use camlocks for pump connections since they are often used at the inlet and outlet connections.
What jobs are aluminum camlock fittings for?
Aluminum camlocks are best used with water, petroleum, and sand slurry. Agriculture and various other industries will use aluminum camlocks for this reason.
What jobs are polypropylene pvc plastic camlock fittings for?
Polypropylene cam and groove couplings can be used with most strong chemicals and solvents, agricultural acids, fertilizers, and other acids. Chemical industries prefer a polypropylene fitting because of its resistance in handling harsh chemicals, though they are not as strong as metal camlocks.