For high requirements: Stauff Form

(Werdohl, October 2016)

For high requirements: Stauff Form

Tube forming system creates reliable connections

Stauff Form available as a standard range: the tube forming system first presented at the Hannover Messe 2015 is the latest addition to the Stauff Connect tube connection range. This brings the company another step towards being a one-stop supplier for tube connection technology with comprehensive development and manufacturing competence.

The new forming system features exceptionally easy installation and a particularly high level of reliability. The Stauff form ring is pressed onto the tube end with a fixed and therefore captive elastomer seal. This creates a positive connection which provides a reliable, permanent and maintenance-free seal on the only possible leakage path when used in combination with a conventional fitting body with a 24° inner cone and a union nut compliant with ISO 8434-1. The sealing effect is supported by the system pressure of the hydraulic system, making the new tube forming system ideal for high pressure applications. The Stauff developers placed a special focus on the final, manual installation steps of the forming system in the fitting body. The installer tightens the union nut to the point where the force increases noticeably and completes the installation with another turn by 15° to 20° beyond this point. A clearly discernible torque increase indicates the end of the installation. That means: insufficient or excessive tightening is virtually impossible.

The forming process is also extremely user-friendly, with a compact, quiet forming machine which is operated via a touch pad with plain text display. Tube shapers, for example, can easily be changed via a bayonet lock. Stauff Form is available for steel and stainless steel tubes with dimensions from 6 x 1.5 mm to 42 x 4 mm (Light Series) and 6 x 1.5 mm to 38 x 6 mm (Heavy Series).

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Stauff Form is completely based on standard components. The form ring is pressed onto the tube end with a fixed elastomer seal
(Courtesy of Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG)

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Stauff Form: the forming machine is particularly compact, quiet and easy to operate
(Courtesy of Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG)

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Background Information

For more than 50 years now, the Stauff Group with headquarters in Werdohl (Germany) has been successful in the development, manufacturing and distribution of pipework equipment and hydraulic components for mechanical and plant engineering as well as for service and industrial maintenance. The overall product range currently includes about 33,000 standard products as well as numerous special and system solutions according to customer requirements or based on own developments.

Wholly-owned manufacturing, sales and service facilities with more than 1,150 employees in 18 countries and a tight network of authorised distributors and representatives in all major industrial regions of the world ensure high presence and service paired with a maximum of availability.

In April 2015, Voswinkel was acquired and became a member of the Stauff Group. With two sites located in Meinerzhagen (Germany) and 230 employees, Voswinkel is considered to be one of the world's five largest producers of quick release couplings for hydraulic systems. The long-established company also develops and produces a comprehensive range of hydraulic hose fittings – particularly for high-pressure applications – as well as custom-designed piping, primarily for construction and agricultural machinery as well as for commercial vehicles.

In 2015, the companies of the Stauff Group have generated external sales revenue totalling EUR 230 Mio.

Press Contact

Mr Boris Mette
Head of Marketing Communications
Tel.: +49 (0) 2392 / 916-154
Fax: +49 (0) 2392 / 916-270154
E-Mail: b.mette@stauff.com