Understanding the Types of Cam-Operated Coupling Materials at Specialty Sales

Sep 22nd 2023

Understanding the Types of Cam-Operated Coupling Materials at Specialty Sales

There is a vast and confusing world of thousands of different types of couplings. Today we are reviewing the Cam-Operated Coupling, one of the most versatile types of couplings on the market. Cam-Operated Couplings, also known as Cam Groove couplings or Cam Lever couplings, allow for a quick connection and disconnect when required. Specialty Sales offers a complete line of Cam-Operated Couplings, and it's crucial to select the right material for the task at hand. Here's a comprehensive look at the types of couplings in various materials offered and their varied applications.

1. Glass-filled Nylon a.k.a. Ny-Glass Couplings: Ny-glass couplings are a lightweight solution for various industries, weighing half as much as their aluminum counterparts. Renowned for their strength, these couplings resist cross threading, thread seizure, and maintain their shape well. They are especially durable in high-stress or high-impact applications. Suitable for most acids, these couplings have a wide temperature range, from -30°F to 200°F. They come equipped with stainless steel handles and pins, with the added option of blue nylon handles. Another plus? They're interchangeable with other MIL-spec couplers and adapters.

2. Polypropylene Couplings: Polypropylene couplings are chemically resistant to many acids and operate in a temperature range from 10°F to 180°F. Like the nylon variety, these couplings also come with stainless steel handles and pins and can be interchanged with other MIL-spec adapters and couplers. Polypropylene couplings are a widely available and cost-effective solution when the enhanced durability of ny-glass isn’t required.

3. Food-Grade Glass-Filled Polypropylene Couplings: This variety is suitable for food industry applications, thanks to its FDA/NSF compliance. Besides chemical resistance to most acids, these couplings offer excellent mechanical strength and resistance to various other substances, including alkalis, salts, and oils. They operate in the same temperature range as regular polypropylene couplings.

4. PVC Couplings: PVC couplings are designed specifically for use with PVC pipes. Easy to install, these couplings have socket solvent welds. They're economical, weather-resistant, and corrosion-resistant, with the added benefit of stainless-steel components.

5. Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Couplings: The PVDF couplings are a powerful solution for more demanding conditions. With chemical resistance to a multitude of acids, they are nonflammable and self-extinguishing. They offer UV stability in the visible spectrum and are NSF compliant. These couplings can operate in a broad temperature range, from -20°F to 300°F.

Why Choose Specialty Sales Couplings?

Each coupling material is tailored for specific applications and environments. Whether it's the lightweight versatility and durability of glass-filled nylon, the food-grade properties of glass-filled polypropylene, or the robust durability of PVDF, Specialty Sales has got you covered. These different types of couplings ensure swift connections and disconnections in the field. And don’t forget about the replacement gaskets available in various materials, enhancing the longevity and performance of your couplings.

Ready to choose the perfect coupling for your needs? Reach out to Specialty Sales for a full chemical resistance table and any other technical specifications you might need. You can contact us here or call us at 800-323-3054.