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Low-pressure RAFLEX connectors: tried-and-tested products

Raflex connectors are proven products in demanding applications such as railway rolling stock braking systems.

They are also very efficient in other sectors.

  • Navy : water system (washing, domestic, soft and salt water cooling systems, scupper circuit etc), air circuit (inert gas, compressed air, air release, probe and filling, steam and condensate), oil transport etc
  • Chemicals and pharmaceuticals: for all types of fluid transportation with adapted elastic seals. Can be mounted on glass tubes.
  • Other industries: nuclear (radio protection), engines (diesel, thermal, gas), all low and high temperature applications, multiple fluids (studies required) etc

A wide choice of connectors: standard and custom

Raflex connectors are also found in the railway sector (pneumatic brakes and auxiliaries) and in the chemical industry and other industrial applications. Raflex connectors are fully compatible with the Auxim range of low and high-pressure valves.

Tried-and-tested connectors

Raflex connectors are designed to:

  • Join together smooth, rigid or flexible pipes Ø 1/8 to Ø 2” and Ø 6 to Ø 57 mm (Ø tube’s outer diameter) simply with the aid of two open-end spanners.
  • Avoid the need to thread, solder or splay the tubes or fit a sealing ring.
  • Withstand service pressures of 600 bars (Ø 6 mm) to 50 bars (Ø 57 mm) according to diameter.

Product benefits

When fitting:

  • Axial trimming for each tube ≥ 3°
  • Standard or thin-walled tubes can be used with higher tolerances for outer diameter
  • Tubes of different materials can be connected
  • Excellent vibration, pressure and temperature resistance (CETIM trial no. 6019718 /661/4a of 20/11/92)

In use:

  • Spatial requirement: smaller bending radius
  • Safe because it is fully sealed, reliable thanks to its resistance to vibrations and durability commensurate with the service life of the rolling stock.

For maintenance:

  • The same seals can be used when dismantling and reassembling, without the need to cut the tube.
  • No deformation of tube or alteration of surface state, no preparation (threading, crimping, soldering etc) required
  • Easy to take apart and reassemble (union slides onto the tube)
  • Low operating cost and low maintenance.

Specifications

  • Type of connectors: straight union, stud male/female/reducing union, elbow, male elbow, Tee, Male/reducing tee, adjustable, multi-directional, cross, Y branch, bulkhead, male/female/reducing union adaptor, plug etc
  • Available materials: steel, brass, stainless steel aluminium
  • Sleeve coating: electrophoresis, phosphate treatment, white galvanized (without hexavalent chromium),
  • Clamping device: steel, brass, stainless steel, aluminium, plastic
  • Seal: NBR, EPDM, Viton, Silicon, and "low temperature"
  • Layout: cylindrical/conical gas, NPT, ISO metric
  • Type of circuit: Compressed air, butane, propane etc ; Water and steam, ozone etc ; Hydrocarbons, liquid or gaseous etc

Quality excellence

Raflex connectors are manufactured to ISO 9001 standards and are fully compliant with the STM 820 A and UIC 803-35 OR standards.

Name Brand Standard +
ades technologies - Straight Union Straight Union Raflex   
ades technologies - Straight Union


Straight Union   



Category Fittings STM 820
Brand Raflex
Standard
Descriptive
ades technologies - Reducing Union Reducing Union Raflex   
ades technologies - Reducing Union


Reducing Union   



Category Fittings STM 820
Brand Raflex
Standard
Descriptive
ades technologies - Stud female Stud female Raflex   
ades technologies - Stud female


Stud female   



Category Fittings STM 820
Brand Raflex
Standard
Descriptive
ades technologies - Stud male adaptor Stud male adaptor Raflex   
ades technologies - Stud male adaptor


Stud male adaptor   



Category Fittings STM 820
Brand Raflex
Standard
Descriptive
ades technologies - Stud female adaptor Stud female adaptor Raflex   
ades technologies - Stud female adaptor


Stud female adaptor   



Category Fittings STM 820
Brand Raflex
Standard
Descriptive
ades technologies - Reducing Union adaptor Reducing Union adaptor Raflex   
ades technologies - Reducing Union adaptor


Reducing Union adaptor   



Category Fittings STM 820
Brand Raflex
Standard
Descriptive
ades technologies - Bulkhead Union Bulkhead Union Raflex   
ades technologies - Bulkhead Union


Bulkhead Union   



Category Fittings STM 820
Brand Raflex
Standard
Descriptive
ades technologies - 1/2 Bridge Union 1/2 Bridge Union Raflex   
ades technologies - 1/2 Bridge Union


1/2 Bridge Union   



Category Fittings STM 820
Brand Raflex
Standard
Descriptive
ades technologies - Pipe adaptor Pipe adaptor Raflex   
ades technologies - Pipe adaptor


Pipe adaptor   



Category Fittings STM 820
Brand Raflex
Standard
Descriptive
ades technologies - Elbow Elbow Raflex   
ades technologies - Elbow


Elbow   



Category Fittings STM 820
Brand Raflex
Standard
Descriptive
ades technologies - Tee Tee Raflex   
ades technologies - Tee


Tee   



Category Fittings STM 820
Brand Raflex
Standard
Descriptive
ades technologies - Reducing Tee Reducing Tee Raflex   
ades technologies - Reducing Tee


Reducing Tee   



Category Fittings STM 820
Brand Raflex
Standard
Descriptive
ades technologies - Cross Cross Raflex   
ades technologies - Cross


Cross   



Category Fittings STM 820
Brand Raflex
Standard
Descriptive
ades technologies - Elbow banjo Elbow banjo Raflex   
ades technologies - Elbow banjo


Elbow banjo   



Category Fittings STM 820
Brand Raflex
Standard
Descriptive
ades technologies - Stud male elbow Stud male elbow Raflex   
ades technologies - Stud male elbow


Stud male elbow   



Category Fittings STM 820
Brand Raflex
Standard
Descriptive
ades technologies - Sleeve Sleeve Raflex   
ades technologies - Sleeve


Sleeve   



Category Fittings STM 820
Brand Raflex
Standard
Descriptive
ades technologies - Plug Plug Raflex   
ades technologies - Plug


Plug   



Category Fittings STM 820
Brand Raflex
Standard
Descriptive
ades technologies - Cap Cap Raflex   
ades technologies - Cap


Cap   



Category Fittings STM 820
Brand Raflex
Standard
Descriptive


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