Bulk Tank Inc (BTI.), headquartered in Park Hills MO, has developed the All-in-One Coupler, which can take the place of three types of couplers, reducing cleaning time and inventory costs. It will be available beginning in autumn 2009.
The All-in-One Coupler is a lightweight substitute for traditional plastic and aluminum coupler types: Grooved to Grooved, Grooved to Plain, and Plain to Plain. The All-in-One design incorporates eight patented S-clip gripper locations that “bite” into the pipe as air pressure increases and the pipes attempt to separate. The greater the pressure, the greater the grip, regardless of the type of pipe. All-in-One Couplers are positioned to grip whether they are used on plain or grooved pipes. The All-in-One Coupler eliminates the need to groove pipes or tees, reducing part costs.
This coupler incorporates more features to reduce the downtime of repairs. The coupler’s split gasket design, that seals the first time and every time it’s installed, eliminates the hassle of getting the gasket on and off. The hinge design matches the curve of the gasket and has been moved closer to the inside body to eliminate pinching of the gasket as in previous design couplers. Pull tabs keep the gasket in position during installation, ensuring a secure seal. Suspended in the gasket material is an FDA-approved lubricant that eliminates the need for additional lubrication. An exclusive safety lock and pin prevents the coupler from opening while under pressure, while polymer bushings at all pivot points eliminate galling and seizing. Cleaning time and expense are now drastically reduced—simply align the pipes and quickly and easily slip on the All-in-One Coupler.
As with all of its products, BTI unconditionally guarantees this coupler will outperform any similar products on the market. For more information call 1-800-841-5524 (573-518-0600) or visit www.bulktankinc.com.