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Publication Date: 12/2012
Pages: 3
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Dust-tight flexible connector fittings seal the deal

A flour mill replaces two clamp-and-sleeve connectors with dust-tight connector fittings to improve a packaging operation.

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods Inc., Milwaukie, Ore., produces a range of flours, meals, cereals, and other products that are distributed to food stores. Since starting operations, the company has connected equipment in the process lines, which includes mills, screeners, packaging machines, and other equipment, with standard clamp-and-sleeve connectors. However, these connectors leaked dust into the facility and required a lot of time and labor to remove them from the line when cleaning the equipment between product runs. The company needed to find a better way to connect the process equipment to eliminate dust leaks and reduce maintenance.

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