PINCH BALL JOINTS
The great advantage of this ball joint type is an easy and quick connection / disconnection of a floating pipeline or hose, mostly used between a floating pipeline and cutter suction dredger or pontoon. That is the reason that this product is also known as quick release ball joint. The female part is positioned on the dredger or pontoon and male part is connected to the floating pipeline or hose. Normally the pinch ball joint can be operated manually, but the quick release execution can be equipped with hydraulic cylinders on the female part for remote control.
The pinch ball joint exists of three main parts: female part, male part and retaining ring. The retaining ring couples the male part in the female part. The retaining ring is executed in 2 parts and is hinging in the female part.
For inside pipe diameters : ø 300 – ø 1.000 mm.
Max. swivel angle male part : 20° (standard)
Max. operating pressure : 6 – 28 Bar
In addition to the wide range of standard designs, we can offer our pinch ball joints (or quick release ball joints) with the following options:
- hydraulic operation;
- higher operation pressures;
- deviating swivel angles;
- (wear resistant) liners;
- exchangeable liners;
- a catch ring for better guidance;
- a custom made cone for better guidance.
If you are interested in one of our pinch ball joints, please contact us to get a technical advice and quotation.
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