Flexible Plastic, Polyurethane, and Rubber Tubing Connectors and Sleeves

Ultimate Flexible Sleeve For Weighing Applications

3Sigma offers the ultimate flexible sleeve connector for weighing applications that features a molded flexible connection in black static conductive silicone rubber (also available in FDA acceptable translucent silicone rubber). This flexible sleeve is designed for the use in weigh systems and applications. They have low axial and lateral force. This type of flexible sleeve does not affect the weighing process.

Weighing Bellow Flexible Tubing

Features of the Ultimate Flexible Sleeve:

• Silicone Rubber, black conductive
• Temperature -40 tot +200 degrees C
• Air and Powder Tight
• Flexible connectors for Easy Fitting
• Approved According to FDA 177.2600

Weighing Bellow Flexible Tubing

Pure Gum Tubing Flexible Connectors

3Sigma offers pure gum tubing for various applications. Pure Gum Tubing Flexible connectors are designed for weather and ozone resistance. This flexible sleeve has excellent tensile, elongation, tear resistance and resilience. Pure Gum Tubing Flexible connectors have good abrasion resistance and excellent low temperature flexibility. It has poor resistance to solvents and petroleum products. This type of flexible sleeve is a best seller for dry materials processing. Gum rubber flexible connectors have excellent abrasion and tear resistance.  The pure gum tubing flexible sleeve is the most commonly used tubing utilized in practically every industry.

Pure Gum Tubing Flexible Sleeve

Features of the Pure Gum Tubing Flexible connectors

• Offered in white and tan. Both meet FDA requirements.
• Temperature range is -40º F to +180º F
• Offered in 1/8” - 3/16” thickness.
• Compounded for weather and ozone resistance.

Pure Gum Tubing Flexible Sleeves

EPDM Tubing Flexible Connectors

3Sigma offers black EPDM tubing flexible connectors and several other types of rubber tubings. EPDM tubing is resistant to oxygen, ozone, and sunlight due to to the fact that EPDM is a terpolymer of ethylene, propylene and a diene monomer. EPDM Rubber flexible tubing connectors are designed to handle acids, oxygenated solvents and wet or dry abrasive materials. This flexible tubing sleeve is no only suitable for outdoor exposure, but it can withstand temperatures of up to 300°F.  It is also resistant to polar materials such as phosphate esters, many different ketones, and alcohol. However, it should be noted that the EPDM Tubing Flexible sleeve has poor resistance to petroleum products.

EPDM Tubing Flexible Sleeve Side View

Features of the EPDM Tubing Flexible connectors:

• Temperature range is -60°F to +300°F.
• Resistance to oxygen, ozone, and sunlight.
• Offered in 1/8” - 3/16” thickness.
• Good electrical properties, low temperature flexibility,
• Excellent heat, water and steam resistance

EPDM Gum Rubber Sleeve Top

Rubber Coated Nylon Connectors

3Sigma offers Rubber Coated Nylon connectors, an industry standard to custom fit your specific application needs. We offer several different lengths. If you would like more information, please call one of our consultants to figure out the best solution for your application.

RCN Flexible Tubing Sleeves

3Sigma also offers:

• Elastic shock cord ends
• Clamps sewn into hems
• Drawstring(s)
• Flanged ends
• Center support rings
• Grounding / static wire
• Velcro / zippers closure
• Hanger loops / tabs
• Grommets
• Breather patch
• Velcro window

RCN Flexible Tubing Sleeve

Clear Polyurethane Tubing Connectors

3Sigma offers Polyurethane Tubing connectors. This type of flexible tubing sleeve offers many advantages over traditional socks, boots and connectors. 3Sigma’s clear Polyurethane tubing flexible connectors can be cut to exact length. Additional benefits of this tubing flex sleeve is that it allows for product viewing, and in most applications it offers superior abrasion and chemical resistance. Speak with one of our consultants to verify that these flexible connectors meet your individual application specifications.

3Sigma not only offers the extruded sizes, but also non-standard diameters or tapered boots. The flexible connectors are built using the PerfectSplice. The splice is virtually invisible and no loss of material strength occurs in the process. The boots / tubing can be made in 30 or 60 mil wall thickness. The spliced boots are available with FDA food contact clearance and anti-stat as well.

Clear Polyurethane Tubing Flexible Sleeves

Features of the Clear Polyurethane Tubing connectors

•Diameters from 2" ID through 12" ID
•Tensile strength: 6000+ psi
•Temperature range: -40 to 180 F
•Elastic shock cords and or rings can be added to meet specific application demands.
•Complies with FDA regulations for direct food contact per CFR sections 175.105 and 177.2600.

Clear Polyurethane Tubing Flexible Sleeve

BFM Snap-In Flexible Tubing Connector

3Sigma offers the revolutionary BFM Snap-in Flexible Tubing connector. This BFM fitting system will replace standard hose clamps and flexible connectors for bulk powder processing operations.
Fast snap-in/snap-out convenience due to no hose clamps. The BFM flex sleeve features dust-tight connections that significantly improve dust control This flexible tubing connector is perfectly fitted, resulting in no leaks and improved plant sanitation The reduced dust and leakage means safer plant operation The BFM Snap-in Tubing Connector is easy and quick to change, resulting in reduced plant downtime, The BFM Flexible Connector is not only vacuum proof, but also pressure proof & explosion resistant

The installation and removal process for this flexible connector is simple. This means that installing the BFM connectors is perfectly replicable across multiple operators, in less than a minute.

BFM Snap-in Flexible Tubing Connector

Features of the BFM Snap-In Flexible Tubing Connector

•Available in standard diameters from 4″ to 36″
•Available in a variety of lengths and sleeve materials.
•No hose clamps. Fast snap-in/snap-out.
•The BFM® fitting ensures sanitary connections between all your process equipment.
•The BFM fitting is resistant to over pressure incidents and seals even tighter from internal pressure.
•The BFM fitting offers tool free installation.

BFM Snap-in Flexible Tubing Connector Up Close
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