BTIís new EasyAccess Multi-Angle Neck Extension improves ergonomics of butterfly valve operation
Jan 8, 2013 11:22 AM
Bulk Tank Inc (BTI) unveiled its new EasyAccess Multi-Angle Neck Extension at the National Tank Truck Carriers Tank Truck Show & Maintenance Seminar October 23, 2012.
As the name implies, the extension provides ďeasy accessĒ to open or close a butterfly valve on a pneumatic tank trailer. According to company officials, the new product received great reviews from the crowd at the NTTC show.
ďWith EasyAccess, thereís no more crawling under tank trailers in messy situations; no more back injuries and workman compensation claims due to awkward angles and burns from air supply lines that can reach 350įF,Ē said Dave Sisk, president of BTI. ďBecause of the unique design of EasyAccess, this multi-angle extension can be made to fit any situation. The stem can be angled from 0 degrees to 45 degrees with just a slight increase in operating torque to open and close the valve.Ē
BTIís engineers provided the following features and benefits:
*The EasyAccess Multi-Angle Neck Extension consists of a universal joint fastened to the stem of the butterfly valve.
*A rubber boot over the u-joint seals contamination out of the joint and retains lubrication. The other half of the U-joint is securely fastened to the top stem. The unit is supported at the top with a short section of BTIís neck extension extrusion.
*Two bushings support the shaft in the extrusion, and two O-rings seal the extrusion from contamination and provide a lubrication chamber, with a grease fitting for easy maintenance and years of trouble-free operation.
EasyAccess is available in any length specified and is 100% American made. The extension will be an available option on BTIís BlackMaxx, MaxxLife, and Utility butterfly valve lines.
For more information, call 1-800-841-5524 (573-518-0600) or visit www.bulktankinc.com.
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