Product Spotlight: We Love Cam Arm Straps
Product Spotlight: Why We Love Cam Arm Straps
What’s better than one simple technology that makes your life and your job easier and safer? How about two of them, reinforcing each other and making each other more effective?
In this case, we’re talking about VELCRO® Brand hooks and loops and cam lock hose fittings, and how they can work together to create a safer and more secure work environment.
Cam arm straps are straps with VELCRO® Brand hook and loop fasteners that create a strong bond for holding cam lock hose couplings in place. They’re a great example of how two proven technologies can come together to create more reliable results. How do these technologies work together, and what makes our cam arm straps such a key element for a safe workplace? To find out, we’ll first establish how and why they’re used.
What Are Cam Arm Straps Used For?
Cam arm straps are a method of securing a cam lock hose fitting. For a quick refresher, cam lock hose fittings are one of the most popular ways to secure industrial hose couplings. A cam lock fitting uses a male adaptor piece with a groove, which is inserted into a female coupler piece with two “arms” or levers that hold the coupling in place when they’re moved into the lock position. This mechanism is then attached to a hose valve, creating a tight seal for safe and efficient fluid transfer.
Cam lock fittings are popular because they’re simple but highly effective, don’t require special tools to use, and are much less finicky than threaded lock systems. However, they aren’t foolproof, and the arms can be vulnerable to accidentally getting dislodged if they’re not secured using a strap. That’s why FASTENation’s cam arm straps use VELCRO® Brand fasteners to keep cam arms safely in place.
Why Are Cam Arm Straps Useful?
The first advantage of cam arm straps is that they’re extremely simple to use. Just wrap the strap around the cam arms on the female end of the cam lock, pull the end through the metal buckle, and attach the hook side to the loop side. Voila! You’ve secured your cam lock.
Furthermore, it’s always important to have failsafes in place when you’re transporting and transferring product. While cam lock fittings are known for their reliability, it’s still best to not take chances and to have a back-up plan. Often, hoses with cam locks are used to transfer industrial chemicals, liquid fuel, and other potentially hazardous substances, so even one accident can be extremely costly.
Our cam arm straps are so useful and powerful because they’ve got the power of genuine VELCRO® Brand hook and loop technology behind them. Often imitated but never duplicated, VELCRO® Brand hooks and loops are still the gold standard for quick, reliable, and reusable industrial-grade fastening power. These classic fasteners are used around the world for all kinds of industrial and commercial applications, and they’re now an industry standard solution for securing cam lock hoses as well.
What Features Do FASTENation Cam Arm Straps Have?
At FASTENation, we love these straps because they’re an easy way to make your workplace safer. As an industry leader in fastening solutions of all sorts, we realized that cam arm straps addressed a key need for our customers. FASTENation offers cam arm straps that add value through several great features. These include:
- Durable metal buckles to improve product life and give you even more reliability.
- Bright colored strap for high visibility
- EZ Lift Tab to help grip and open the strap while wearing gloves (feel free to change wording here)
- Numerous different sizes available, from 2” x 12” all the way up to 2” x 36”.
These high-performance features come at a reasonable price, and our cam arm straps are available in convenient and economical packs of 10 to give our customers a better deal. For durable fasteners, safe workplaces, and great value, you can always trust FASTENation, Inc.
It’s always a smart decision to have a second line of defense on important mechanisms, and what better defense than a classic technology like VELCRO® Brand fasteners? Cam lock straps from FASTENation are the easy, affordable, and high-quality solution you’ve been looking for to secure your cam lock hose fittings.
If you need more information or are interested in a custom order, FASTENation is happy to help. Call us at 1 (800) 876-9922 or contact us online—we make customer service a priority, and we’ll help you get the cam arm strap solution that’s just right for your needs.