Tube-based constructions are an indispensable part of building machinery and plants, and high-performance clamp connectors play a critical role in this assembly. To this end, JW Winco is adding connectors of glass-fiber-reinforced polyamide to its standard product range.
When it comes to clamp connectors, those universal connecting elements for tube-based constructions, it’s common to consider metal components.
However, JW Winco now offers options with diverse configurations. The glass-fiber-reinforced polyamide connectors can withstand temperatures up to 212° F (100° C), and are used in applications where corrosion resistance is critical, weight is limited, or visual appearance is a significant factor.
The new plastic connectors feature smooth, matte surfaces, with an attractive aesthetic. The lightweight yet quality plastic parts provide a high-end solution with defined load capacities.
Depending on the tightening torque of the screw connections, JW Winco lists the axial extraction force, the radial torsional moment, and the rotation moment if an articulated axis is present. The connectors are designed to fully encompass typical construction tubes to create a non-positive clamping connection.
The tubes are fixed in place with socket cap screws and nuts of stainless steel or with a hand lever (GN 911.9). These are specially adapted to the plastic used and are particularly useful when the tube constructions need to be modified frequently or without tools.
JW Winco offers these plastic tube connectors in various configurations and dimensions, which means there are no obstacles to implementing even the most individual designs. If different tube diameters are required, it’s possible to use special ribbed adapter bushings (EN 290), also made of polyamide.