Tuf-Lok™ Tube Couplings
Ring Grip Series 788
The Tuf-Lok ring grip tube coupling is a rugged, heavy duty, self-aligning and self-grounded tube coupling with a high end pull for almost any application where tube ends need to be connected.
The Tuf-Lok tube coupling installs quickly, reducing installation costs. Reinstallation is also fast and easy. This makes it ideal for applications where assembly and disassembly are required. Also, with the Tuf-Lok ring grip tube coupling the tube ends do not require machining or grooving and never become marred or damaged when making a connection.
Strong and Rugged
The extremely high end pull capability is proof that the Tuf-Lok ring grip tube coupling is one of the strongest and most rugged available. This toughness is important for many applications, including those with high dynamic loads or applications where the structural integrity is extremely important. Even vibration and excessive tube movement can be accommodated by the Tuf-Lok tube coupling.
Special Gasket Design
A special design feature built into the gasket of the Tuf-Lok ring grip tube coupling allows it to accommodate both high pressure and full vacuum pressure conditions. Even high external pressure conditions are accommodated, so the Tuf-Lok tube coupling is leakproof from the outside as well as the inside. The leakproof connection is maintained even when the Tuf-Lok tube coupling is completely submerged under water, a feature not always achievable with other tube couplings.
Cost Saving Feature
A special cost saving feature of the Tuf-Lok ring grip tube coupling is that it can be installed on just about any kind of metal tubing irrespective of the wall thickness. It can also be used on mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum and most other thick or thin wall tubing.
The Tuf-Lok ring grip tube coupling easily and simply aligns the tube ends with little effort. The tube ends are installed tightly together, which reduces the pressure drop and the energy or pumping pressure required to move media through the tube. In addition, possible buildup of residual material in the tubing where the butted tube ends meet is almost totally eliminated. This feature resolves numerous plant process concerns regarding connections for food, pharmaceutical or dairy applications. Even highly viscous slurries are easily accommodated, without fear of buildup, plugging, gasket interference or sanitary concerns.