Snaplock Camlock Fittings
Snaplock is our own branded camlock coupling with over a 25-year history, the brand is now well established and recognised the world over for its quality and durability. Snaplock fittings are probably the simplest and most versatile quick release coupling available and we distribute through out the UK, Europe and to many other countries including the United States. Because they are a branded product, their origin is always traceable. In the case of Stainless Steel, each part carries a heat number.
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1 1/2" Buna Seal
1 1/2" EPDM Seal
1 1/2" Fully Enc. FEP/Silicone Seal
1 1/2" Neoprene Black Seal
1 1/2" Teflon Buna Seal
1 1/2" Teflon Viton Seal
1 1/2" Viton Seal
1 1/4 - 2 1/2" KNURLED PIN S/S
1 1/4" - 2 1/2" SNAPLOCK HANDLE w RING Brass
1 1/4" - 3" RING S/S
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Snaplock connectors are capable of carrying liquids, powders and granules and are interchangeable with all other cam and groove couplings made to the same standard (A-A-59326A – formally the MIL-C-27487). This means you don’t have to worry about compatibility or replacing more than one part at a time. You can trust that each branded will interchange with other Camlock couplings made to the same specification.
What is a Snaplock Coupling?
Snaplock fittings are low to medium pressure, quick release coupling systems and are used as a means of connecting and disconnecting hose lines swiftly without the use of hand tools. It is commonly used within manufacturing industries for the safe and clean transfer of fluid.
- We have a wide range of sizes available from 1/2 inch to 6 inch – all from stock with larger fittings available upon request
- Materials: aluminium, brass and stainless steel
- Seals: Nitrile, EPDM, Viton, Neoprene, FEP/Silicone encapsulated
When Can I use Snaplock?
Snaplock replaces the old style threaded couplings, which featured both a male and female thread that required screwed together and tightening with a lug spanner in order to securely make or break lines. The quick release system speeds up workflow and is a perfect replacement for this older style screwed fittings.
- The application involves low value or non-hazardous products and a simple basic solution is all that is needed
- When you require a straight-through connection and no valve or automatic shut-off is required
- Applications where a quick disconnection is desired
What Materials Can I Use?
Although Snap lock connectors are mainly used for fluid transfer, they can be used with a variety of media and almost any liquid type, in fact too many for us to list here! The combination of the body material used and the type of seal determines the material your fitting will be compatible with. If you’d like advise on which seals and materials you need for your application, please call us +44 (0)1235 512500
How does Snaplock Work?
The product includes a male adaptor and a female coupler, which when connected together the two cam handles need to be closed at the same time. The handles are specifically designed to close at the same otherwise the cam on the second arm to be closed will not pick up the groove in the adapter head. Failure to do this may cause damage to the fitting.
What to Avoid
o Do not try to force the handles closed. Check that you are fastening them both together. Trying to force closure may result in damage.
o Snaplocks hose fittings are designed for use with low-pressure liquid applications and are not recommended for compressed air and/or gasses.
Action Sealtite would always recommend a maintenance programme be in place. The coupler half of the fittings moving parts are subject to wear and tear and as such should therefore be checked regularly and worn parts replaced.
Checking and replacing worn parts regularly will increase the life of your products and ensure that health & safety considerations are met. We supply all the spares you require, so check our range of handles, rings and pins and seals and gaskets. It’s always worth keeping spares on the shelf.
Having confidence in the manufacturer is important in certain industries and when you must demand the best quality and the most durable products, you should be buying branded products.
Buying branded Snap lock hose fittings means your products are:
- Health & safety compliant
- All etched with the Snaplock brand on the handles and or bodies for easy identification
- Aluminium cam and groove couplings are gravity die cast and may be anodised on request, particularly for military contracts
- Brass cam and groove couplings are forged for 1/2” to 3” and sand cast for all other sizes
- 316 stainless steel cam and groove couplings are investment cast
- Polypropylene cam and groove couplings are manufactured from acid resistant 20% glass reinforced polypropylene
Cam & Groove Coupling Threads
Standard Snaplock cam and groove couplings when fitted to hose nipples are designed to seal on the thread. Snaplock male threads are therefore BSP taper to BS21 and the Female thread is BSPP parallel to BS 2779. In cases where the nipple has a male parallel thread and is designed to seal on a gasket, most sizes of Snaplock camlock couplings with female threads in aluminium or stainless steel can be supplied with an undercut to suit. NPT is also available as standard.
Other End Fittings
Hose tails are double ribbed for metallic couplings, multi-serrated for polypropylene. Hose tails are also available to DIN 2828. Flanged or weld ends are also available. Please call our office for details.
Full certification is available if requested at the time of order. Contracts requiring 3.1 certification are subject to quotation. Please call us for further information on this option: +44 (0)1235 512500
You can find more information on Camlock Safety in this blog post.