Cleverly combined

(Werdohl, November 2012)

Cleverly combined

Stauff SGB series giant air breathers can be quickly and easily installed on the top of hydraulic containers with the help of a bayonet adapter and the corresponding bayonet flange. If a basket is added as an additional protection against contamination (see figure), the combination not only provides continuous air circulation and pressure equalization in the tank, but can also be used as a practical filler neck. If necessary, the giant air breather can be unscrewed in a flash and hydraulic fluid can be topped up.

This creates real added value for tank and attachment manufacturers, because the smart dual use of a fully functional air filter as a filler port means that considerably fewer components have to be purchased, stocked and managed. Work steps in the production and finishing of the container lid are also eliminated. Thanks to the compact implementation, the assembly is ideally suited for applications where a space-saving design is important.

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Stauff giant air breather with bayonet flange and filler basket

(Picture: Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG, 2012)

Background information

Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG was founded in the 1950s in Werdohl, in the German province of North Rhine-Westphalia, and was initially a contract turning shop. Today the company operates under the trade name STAUFF, developing, producing and marketing fluid technology components for use in plant construction and mechanical engineering. In the fields of tube, pipe and hose clamps, measuring technology and hydraulic filtration, STAUFF is one of the world’s leading organisations in a growing industrial segment.

Meanwhile, more than 1200 employees (12/2011) in 16 companies generate an annual turnover of more than EUR 180 million (12/2011) worldwide. Additional distribution subsidiaries have recently been opened in Russia, Ireland and Malaysia. Besides the group headquarters in Werdohl Ehrenfeld, the company has production and logistics facilities in the German cities of Plettenberg-Ohle and Neuenrade-Küntrop.

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