What You Need to Know About a Cam and Groove Adapter
Cam and groove adapter, or cam lock couplings, are a widely used quick connect fitting used in numerous applications. Not only are they user-friendly and cost-effective, but we carry an extensive selection of camlock couplings that can fit any pump or irrigation system needs. No matter what application requires it for, we guarantee your satisfaction with our selection!
Camlock couplings feature two cam arms that fit into the housing of an adapter. When closed, these cams pull the adapter firmly into the coupler, pressing against its sealing gasket on the female end of the fitting for a secure seal that remains strong even under intense pressure.
These couplings are easy to install and require no tools – available in several materials such as stainless steel, polypropylene and aluminum.
They come in various types, depending on their purpose and application. They can be utilized for transporting water, chemicals, vapors and other compatible fluids.
Cam and groove couplings are often employed in sanitary lines or water trucks. These fittings are particularly beneficial when transporting liquids and wastewater through moderately dirty environments, such as septic tank pumps or chemical truck systems.
Cam and groove couplings can also be utilized in fuel delivery or chemical tanker trucks as they are lightweight and don’t have threads that could get fouled, making them ideal for these kinds of trucks.
These fittings come in a range of sizes and both male and female versions. They are compatible with many hose types, as well as threaded couplings or hose barbs.
These couplings are constructed with high-quality materials for long life and resistance to rust and other common corrosion issues.
They come in various sizes, from 1” to 6”. Usually made of stainless steel or polypropylene, these signs come with both male and female versions.
When selecting couplings for your project, the material of construction plays an important role in their durability and performance. Polypropylene couplings offer higher wear resistance than metal ones.
Other considerations when selecting a cam and groove coupling include the application style, pressure rating, and material compatibility with your hoses. Most importantly, make sure the coupling works for your needs.
For instance, if your tanker truck will be operating in an environment prone to corrosion, stainless steel couplings might be your best bet. On the other hand, if you require moving water or wastewater in an environment with less harshness and minimal upkeep requirements, polypropylene couplings might suffice instead.
Cam and groove couplings are commonly used in water transfer, wastewater distribution, frac tanks and even the food industry. These applications require couplings that can withstand constant contact with liquid or wastewater without becoming damaged over time.