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Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 2008/03/20 - Aflex Hose have developed a revolutionary new design of end fitting for their PTFE lined hose products which can be easily assembled by customers on site - Aflex-Relink.com.
The concept of reusable self assembly end fittings is not new, and several designs have been available for many years, but they have never been successful. This is due to the difficult and unreliable assembly methods, the high cost of components, and the lack of availability of a wide range of fitting designs. The new Relink End Fitting design overcomes these problems, and offers many other important technical advantages.
Relink uses Aflex Standard, off the shelf end fitting inserts, including hygienic and non-hygienic inserts ensuring ex. stock availability of different types of fittings, and significant price savings.
Other self assembly, reusable fittings all include screwthreads, which can be over-tightened, or under-tightened, and often have low 'blow-off' pressure ratings. Relink fittings always provide a positive joint which withstands 100 Bar on Pharmaline Hose.
The patented system applies radial pressure to the hose without any 'screwing' of the end fitting, so a true hygienic joint can be made when used with Aflex hygienic inserts.
Other reusable/self assembly designs, can be accidentally loosened or disassembled manually or with a spanner after connection in the application. The Relink End Fitting can only be dissassembled using the Relink Hand Press, after disconnection from the application.
Relink offers you a full range of unlined stainless steel end fittings and the quality that Aflex are renowned for.
Aflex Hose Ltd is known in the industry as the primary innovator and pioneer of PTFE hose technologies. We were established more than 30 years ago and pioneered the concept of PTFE lined flexible hoses for the transfer of process fluids in pharmaceutical and chemical plants. Since then, the company has been committed to a program of continuous development and improvement, resulting in the most technically competent and sophisticated hose range available today.
Our world leading engineering brings cutting edge flexible hose technologies to critical environments. Whether used to satisfy specific requirements for hygienic and chemical resistance in pharmaceutical manufacturing and research facilities, or to satisfy multi purpose use in chemical or food stuffs process operations, our smoothbore or convoluted PTFE hoses can answer all demands.
Wherever the superb temperature resistance, chemical resistance and famous "easy clean" surface properties of PTFE are primary requirements, Aflex Hose have a proven track record of success in finding solutions to Customers problems.
Aflex's reputation for innovative design and build quality is second to none, and has earned the company market leadership of the PTFE lined flexible hose market for Process Fluid Applications worldwide.