Smooth-running swivel joints from IGATEC International GmbH
IGATEC International GmbH in Hagen has reduced the starting and friction torques of W, T and V pipe swivel joints by up to 85%.
This reduction was achieved through the development of a new sealing concept in response to increased customer demand for smoother swivel joints for applications such as
- Relief of hose connections from alternating bending loads
- Relief of hose connections from torsion loads
In many cases, these bending and torsion loads have prevented the use of hoses in combination with swivel joints and have, for example, required the use of swivel joint shears (flexible piping), which has entailed higher investment costs.
With the new generation of smooth-running pipe swivel joints, a large number of applications can now be realized which were previously not possible or for which short service lives were accepted due to the lack of alternatives.
A positive side effect of smooth running is a basically longer service life of the seals due to lower internal friction.