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BFM® fitting TR Lock-Out Safety System Helps Protect Workers’ Hands

BFM® fitting TR Lock-Out Safety System Helps Protect Workers’ Hands
30 Nov 2023  |
The latest innovation from the world’s leading flexible connector manufacturer, BFM® fitting, offers an extra level of safety to help protect workers’ hands in potentially dangerous connector locations, such is above rotary valves or rotary knives.

The ‘TR Lock-Out Safety System’ is an exciting new option to enhance the level of safety provided by the
popular BFM® fitting Tool Release (TR) range of connectors.

Whilst a standard BFM® fitting connector is fitted and removed easily without the use of any tools, the snap-band of the BFM® TR connector range is manufactured to have a much firmer fit than a standard BFM® fitting connector, making it virtually impossible to remove the connector by hand. A special ‘TR Tool’ is needed to release the cuff by inserting it through a hole in the top ridge of the spigot. This TR tool should be kept secure to limit access.

But what if you are still concerned about staff improvising other tools to access a TR hole in a spigot and want an additional safety back-up? Then the TR Lock-Out Safety System is the ideal solution.

How Does the TR Lock-Out Safety System Work?

A ‘TR Lock-Out’ Tube is welded to the outside of the spigot over the tool release hole in the top ridge of the BFM® fitting Spigot. Any simple padlock (≤ Ø6.5mm shackle) can then be inserted through the hole in the top and bottom of the Lock-Out tube, blocking access and making it impossible to insert anything
through the TR hole without removing the padlock.

This means that only authorized staff who hold the key or combination to the padlock can gain access to the TR hole to insert a Tool Release tool to remove the connector.

The TR Lock-Out Safety System can be purchased through BFM® fitting’s Global Distribution network and is easily retrofitted to existing BFM® Spigot installations. It’s just one more way to give peace of mind that you are doing everything you can to protect staff from injuring themselves in potentially harmful production environments.

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BFM® Global Ltd is the New Zealand-based manufacturer of the BFM® fitting system, a unique snap-in flexible connector and spigot that eliminates the problems associated with old-style clamped systems. A BFM® fitting generally fits between...