Hose Clamp Types: T-bolt, Center punch & bolted clampsWhen selecting a hose clamp for repair or onsite installation there are a few important factors to consider. The clamp must be compatible with the hose construction. The clamp must also be compatible with the hose coupling. Just as important, the clamp must also be capable of the working pressure and stress that the application requires.

We offer hose clamps that can be installed with simple hand tools, as well as clamps with no bolt or screw, which require a special tool for assembly. T-Bolt clamps offer a smooth clamp with a bolted closing mechanism. Worm Gear clamps have a slotted clamp surface, a thinner design, and a screw closure.  Center punch and band & buckle clamps require special tools but create a more permanent assembly with no bolt or screw. Interlocking hose clamps require a matched hose coupling, and offer increased shank retention for higher pressure and more severe applications.

Please contact us to discuss which type of hose clamps will be safe and secure for your application.

When installing band or bolted clamps to a hose end, offset them by 45 or 90 degrees so that the buckles or bolts are not aligned.  Bolts and buckles are potential leak points and lining them up allows a path where offsetting clamps blocks this potential path.

  • Band Strapping & Buckles (tool required)
  • Center Punch Clamps (tool required)
  • Single and Double Ear Clamps (pinch tool available, not mandatory)
  • Spiral Bolt Clamps (no special tool required, only for corrugated plastic hoses)
  • T-Bolt Clamps (no special tool required)
  • Worm Gear Clamps (no special tool required)
  • Interlocking Hose Clamps, 2 bolt to 6 bolt dependent on hose ID (torque wrench recommended)

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Center punch clamp toolOur hose clamping tool selection includes tools ranging from pocket sized to ratchet action center punch tools (as shown), bench mounted pneumatic units and cordless electric units for higher volume usage. Please inquire for further information on high volume clamping and crimp tool options. Not all tools accept the same types of clamps. Even preformed clamps that appear to be similar often have different buckles designed for different tool types.

 

 

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