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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 revolutionize 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.

All Parts

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Part # Product # Description
12FILOR-12MSA-TCX 734600685 12FILOR-12MSA-TCX
12FILOR-12MSA-TCX XBULK 73460068 12FILOR-12MSA-TCX XBULK
12FILOR-12MSH-TCX 734600235 12FILOR-12MSH-TCX
12FILOR-12MSH-TCX XBULK 73460023 12FILOR-12MSH-TCX XBULK
12FILOR-12MSHSP-TCX 734600225 12FILOR-12MSHSP-TCX
12FILOR-12MSHSP-TCX XBULK 73460022 12FILOR-12MSHSP-TCX XBULK
12FILOR-PLUG-TCX 734600765 12FILOR-PLUG-TCX
16FILOR-16MSA-TCX 734600625 16FILOR-16MSA-TCX
16FILOR-16MSA-TCX XBULK 73460062 16FILOR-16MSA-TCX XBULK
16FILOR-16MSH-TCX 734600285 16FILOR-16MSH-TCX
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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.