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|Hose and Tubing Clamps - A Guide for Selection and Use|
placement for single barb fittings
Clamp placement on a multiple barb fitting
The clamp cannot seat behind the barb - it can only rest on top of the barb. In general,more
pressure is required to secure a seal than is necessary when using a single barb fitting.
Multiple Barb Fitting
Before placing large orders - it is recommended that samples be requested to determine proper clamp size.
Stepless Ear Clamps - are made from
corrosion resistant stainless steel.
clamps are easy to install using an inexpensive clamp pincer tool. Size Info.
Push the fitting into the hose and measure the outside diameter of the hose with
the fitting in place. In general, this measurement should represent the midpoint
of the clamp range specification.
Oetiker Ear Clamps are moderately priced and provide a connection that is clean
in appearance with minimal protrusion. Used extensively in the automotive industry.
| || Ear
geometry of a stepless ear clamp - The clamp is considered properly closed when|
the ear width has been reduced by 40% as shown at left.
Clamps - provide a quick clamping solution without
the need for specialized tools.|
Choose a size that allows at least 3 teeth to engage before clamping pressure is applied.
Lightweight and economical Handy Clamps are made from non toxic plastic and can be
unclipped and reused. Size Info.
Drive Screw Clamps from Oetiker
is accomplished with |
a screwdriver or small hex wrench. Size Info.
Screw clamps can apply the additional pressure needed when using multiple
barb fittings (see above). They are commonly used in irrigation, agricultural, and
sprinkler system applications - easily removed for repairs.
Rust resistant screw clamps are ideal for use in the field, because a few sizes
will accommodate a wide range of tubing diameters.
| || BarbLocK
- apply 360° radial compression to the tubing and produce
connection that is clean and has no sharp protrusions. Once installed, the connection is extremely difficult to pull apart. BarbLocks require a special tool for installation and are suitable for use with single barb fittings only.
BarbLocks are commonly used in medical, bioscience and other specialized
applications. Size Info
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Cable Ties - can be
used on small size fittings where a clamp might be too large.
Ties are inexpensive and install without the use of specialized tools
Additional Oetiker Clamp Styles - available by special order
Miniature & Medical Clamps
Constant Tension Clamp