DK-Lok, a leading manufacturer of tube connection products, has recently introduced an innovative new clamping system for joining and repairing rigid and flexible tubing. The DK-Lok Tube Clamp aims to revolutionize tubing connections across a wide variety of industrial applications with its unique one-bolt design and patented spherical washers.
Key Takeaways: DK-Lok Tube Clamp
|Two-piece shell design||Allows for quick and easy installation compared to multi-piece clamps|
|Patented spherical washers||Allow tightening from any angle with standard tools, eliminating the need for torque wrenches or tightening sequences|
|Engineered composite polymer construction||Lightweight and corrosion resistant while providing electrical insulation|
|Accommodates multiple tubing materials||Effective for copper, steel, stainless steel, PEX, CPVC, PB, and more|
|Available in sizes from 1/4″ to 2″ diameter||Covers a wide range of tubing connection needs|
|360 degree leakproof seal||Creates a connection seal twice as strong as similar products|
|One-bolt design||Enables fast repairs or modifications without draining or cutting the tube|
Key Features of the DK-Lok Tube Clamp:
- Two-piece shell design – Allows for quick and easy installation compared to multi-piece clamps
- Patented spherical washers – Allow tightening from any angle with standard tools, eliminating the need for torque wrenches or tightening sequences
- Engineered composite polymer construction – Lightweight and corrosion resistant while providing electrical insulation
- Accommodates multiple tubing materials – Effective for copper, steel, stainless steel, PEX, CPVC, PB, and more
- 360 degree leakproof seal – Creates a connection seal twice as strong as similar products
- One-bolt design – Enables fast repairs or modifications without draining or cutting the tube
Unmatched Versatility for Tubing Connections
The DK-Lok Tube Clamp provides unmatched flexibility and performance for joining and securing tubing across many industrial settings.
Suitable Applications Include:
- HVAC systems
- Food and beverage facilities
- Chemical and pharmaceutical plants
- Semiconductor manufacturing
- Petrochemical refining
- Power generation
- Automotive assembly
- And many more!
From stainless steel tubing in pharmaceutical production to PEX in heating systems, the DK-Lok Tube Clamp provides a fast, simple, and secure connection. The one-bolt design allows the system to be easily accessed for modifications and repairs without the need to cut or drain the tubing.
DK-Lok Tube Clamps Offer Superior Performance for:
- Joining tubing – Replace flanges, unions, andThreadless connectors for faster installation
- Repairing leaks – Quickly seal leaks without torching, welding or epoxy
- Securing tubing – Reliably anchor tubing runs to structures
- Simplifying maintenance – Enable fast component swaps or tube modifications
Easier Installation and Maintenance
DK-Lok Tube Clamps aim to simplify and speed up tubing connections throughout a facility.
The two-piece shell with single bolt makes installation straightforward. There is no need to disconnect entire tube runs or cut tubing to access connections. The clamps can be installed in tight spaces using only standard hand tools.
Once installed, the engineered polymer material eliminates corrosion and stands up to temperature extremes. The versatile DK-Lok Tube Clamp design accommodates minor misalignments and tube expansion/contraction. Vibration and shock resistance provide reliable performance in industrial environments.
By enabling rapid installation and repairs, DK-Lok Tube Clamps can significantly reduce maintenance downtime and costs compared to welded, flanged, or treaded connections.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What types of tubing can be used with the DK-Lok Tube Clamp?
A: DK-Lok clamps are effective for rigid metal tubes as well as flexible tubing like PEX, PB, and CPVC. Specific materials include copper, steel, stainless steel, galvanized steel, aluminum, and more.
Q: Can the clamps be removed and reinstalled?
A: Yes, the two-piece design and single bolt allows the DK-Lok Tube Clamp to be easily removed and reinstalled without damaging the tubing. This enables quick access for repairs.
Q: Do the clamps require special tools to install?
A: No special tools are needed. The clamps can be installed using standard wrenches and ratchets. The unique spherical washers allow tightening from any angle.
Q: How strong is the seal created by the DK-Lok Tube Clamp?
A: DK-Lok states that the clamps create a 360 degree seal that has twice the strength of similar products. Pressure tests show no leakage even at high pressures.
Q: Can the clamps be used for misaligned tubes or vibration applications?
A: Yes, the spherical washers allow the clamp to maintain a tight seal even if tubes are slightly misaligned. The robust clamp design also resists vibration for reliable performance.
Q: What is the temperature range for DK-Lok Tube Clamps?
A: Clamps can withstand temperatures from -40°F to 300°F, covering a wide range of fluid temperatures.
Contact Michigan Valve & Fitting for DK-Lok Products
For over 50 years, Michigan Valve & Fitting has provided quality valves, fittings, flow control products and technical expertise to the industrial and commercial markets. As an authorized distributor of DK-Lok products, Michigan Valve & Fitting can provide the full range of DK-Lok clamps, fittings and accessories.
The product specialists at Michigan Valve & Fitting have the experience to assist in selecting the right DK-Lok products for your application needs. Same-day shipping is available.
For more information or to order DK-Lok Tube Clamps for your facility, contact Michigan Valve & Fitting today at:
Phone: (586) 598-9000