Whether it’s a car, truck, tractor, marine engine or major plant or machinery, today’s sophisticated engines require hose clamps which not only perform a vitally important function, but in many cases, they must also look good.
For the high performance and dress-up show cars, trucks and boats, performance and looks are everything and the need for the perfect clamp for silicone hoses and turbo applications in particular, is critical.
From the world’s leading hose clamp manufacturer, Norma Group distributed by IPS Automation , three stunning ranges have emerged catering for every engine need with quality and style.
Divided into three distinctive ranges of ‘Dynamic’ constant tension clamps, ‘HD’ Heavy Duty worm drive clamps and ‘Extreme’ with high clamping force and wide bands, all are attractively blister packed in clam shells. Clear application guide details are provided on each pack to assist customers select the right clamp for the job.
All three ranges are made of high quality stainless steel, which when polished with a soft pad and buffing compound for enhanced appearance, retain an attractive bright sheen, further complementing the look of the engine.
The ‘Dynamic’ program, with 10 clamps ranging from 16 – 110mm, delivers high band tension coupled with an automatic re-tensioning system. This allows the clamp to maintain constant band tension to compensate for hose relaxation and extremes in temperature, making it ideally suited for intercooler and charged air duct connections, silicone and turbo hose connections and new coolant hoses. The design greatly assists in overcoming ‘hose blow-off’ in performance applications where there is increased boost.
‘HD’ worm drive clamps have a 16mm wide band with inbuilt hose protection. They have a high clamping force suitable for special applications where high tightening torques and contact pressures are required. The ‘HD’ clamps are ideally suited for use with reinforced silicone, plastic or rubber hoses in automotive, marine and commercial vehicle applications where high vibration and stubborn leakage problems exist. Such is the clamping force of this clamp that care must be taken when installing on plastic spigots, not to crush or damage the connection. Seven sizes are available in the range from 25 – 118 mm.
As the name ‘Extreme’ indicates, this range, with clamps from 59 – 91 mm and additional sizes from 19 – 330mm, delivers an extremely high clamping force using wide stainless steel banding of 18, 20, 25 and 30mm width. Each incorporates rounded edges to protect the hose surface.
‘Extreme’ clamps are designed for sealing pressure and suction lines with plastic and steel reinforcement or high shore hardness. They have been proven to provide superior performance to any comparable product on the market. Endless applications for the ‘Extreme’ clamps go from automotive hoses and exhausts to heavy commercial vehicles, farm and industrial plants and equipment of all types.
These exciting new ranges of high quality hose clamps from the Norma Group are available from leading performance, automotive and trucking outlets throughout Australasia.