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    iLok™ Connectors

    iLok™ is Gates' answer to the traditional staple-lock coupling, specifically designed to increase safety and substantially reduce downtime when disconnecting and reconnecting the coupling, a key challenge when moving and re-assembling in longwall mining. Gates® patented coupling and adapter design for joining, or coupling, hose to hose "by hand", no need for a wrench or hammer or other tools. Used to replace staple-lock in mining and threaded couplings in vibro hammer or pile driving equipment. Gates iLok® is poised to revolutionise safety and performance standards in longwall mining applications.

    • iLok is plated with Gates® TuffCoat™ Xtreme™ plating providing 740 hours of red rust protection, exceeding the 72 hour SAE standard by more than 1,000 percent.
    • Safe disengagement helps to avoid dangerous disconnecting situations and dissipates residual pressure away from workers.
    • Easy-to-understand design, quick to connect and disconnect by hand.

    Features and Benefits

    • Extended lifetime allows relative rotation to counter torsional stress on the hose assemblies between the self-advancing roof shields.
    • Secure cable distributes forces along full length of flange area, no uneven staple stress or deformation.
    • Abrasion or damage to nearby hoses is prevented by the absence of sharp ends of protruding staples.
    • Reduces average disconnect time per coupling by up to 90%.
    • Tested to over 1,000,000 impulse cycles without failure.
    • Fits in virtually every corner.