Extra protection for filler breathers

(Werdohl, November 2012)

Extra protection for tank filler breathers

Stauff offers their SMB series of tank filler breathers with a standard zinc/nickel surface as a complement to tank filler necks with a protective cap in chromated or phosphated steel on the market. This coating is free of of hexavalent chromium (CrVI) and thus meets the strict requirements of EU vehicle end-of-life and other guidelines. At the same time, it has outstanding corrosion protection properties and easily withstands as many as 720 hours in the salt spray chamber. Relevant test reports are available from the company upon request.

In addition to filler baskets in plastic or metal and dipsticks for the proper determination of the fluid level, the company’s accessory product range includes extended bayonet flanges (see figure), which increase the distance between filler breather itself and the tank cover, providing the integrated air filter with lasting protection against blockage caused by contamination and thus extending its service life.

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Stauff filler breather with an extended bayonet flange

(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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