UK-based hose clip manufacturer JCS Hi-Torque Ltd says it is able to produce custom clamp assemblies on very quick turnaround times for a huge variety of applications.
JCS points out that its Hi-Torque clamps are needed for this application as although the pipes are working under low pressure a large area needs to be compressed evenly and no other design of clamp offers the uniform seal.
The only issue common with all manufacturers of band clamps is the way in which the clamp is secured to the band – often done by spot welding – which can lead to an area of localised corrosion that eventually could cause the failure of the clamp. Although in theory the clamp will outlast the rubber boot even with spot welded joints, JCS worked alongside one German manufacturer and found a solution that not only eliminates the risk of corrosion but adds very little to the production costs. Instead of spot welding, a mechanical lock between the clamp and the band was used, which in tests has proved to be stronger than the spot welding. This option is now available to all customers as JCS has the machinery in-house.
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