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BAND-IT Celebrates Veterans Day

November 11. 2020

Wednesday November 11th is Veterans Day in the United States, and BAND-IT is celebrating by recognizing veterans on our team as well as family and friends of our employees. BAND-IT actively recruits veterans for our open positions and is proud to have hired many veterans over the years. 

Essential Applications: OSHA Compliant, Snag-Free Air Hose Clamping

October 29. 2020 | Essential Applications

A common OSHA violation for many manufacturing and construction sites involves the improper repair of compressed air hoses with worm gear clamps. Read on to find out how the BAND-IT JS Clamp is the OSHA compliant hose clamp you should be using. 

New IT1000-C 1/4" TIE-LOK® Pneumatic Installation Tool

October 29. 2020 | Product News

The Updated IT1000-C Tool Features Increased Maintenance Cycle Times, Standard  IT Series Wear Parts, and a Reduced Overall Cost of Ownership

The IT1000-C is the tool of choice for installing the 1/4” width TIE-LOK band system providing a consistent, accurate install of the BAND-IT TIE-LOK band.

Essential Applications: Subsea VIV Suppression Strakes

October 09. 2020 | Essential Applications

Stainless Steel Bands and Seals are used to secure the two halves of the cylindrical VIV Suppression Strakes around the tubulars as they are being introduced to the sea. The strakes are critical to disrupt the VIV (Vortex-Induced Vibration) of the sea’s current across the tubulars and increase their life span. If the bands failed, this would cause complex repairs and potential costly damage to the tubulars. 

Essential Applications: Mounting EGR Coolers in Heavy Duty Vehicles

September 17. 2020 | Essential Applications

An industrial equipment manufacturer previously used bolt clamps and welds to connect an Exhaust Gas Recirculation  (EGR) Cooler to its mounting bracket, but an EGR is subject to extreme temperature changes, vibration from the engine and moving vehicle, as well as exposure to corrosive environments. To ensure the EGR Cooler stayed in place, they turned to BAND-IT for a solution...

Essential Applications: Where Crimping Falls Short: Field Repair of Hose and Fittings

August 12. 2020 | Essential Applications

Two ULTRA-LOK bands wrap the hose and fitting and are tensioned with the hand-held, battery operated UL4000-D, allowing flexibility in installation – from field to factory. The tool provides consistent tension on each band resulting in a leak-free connection. For this customer, repairing the hoses in the field cuts down on costs and waste from discarded hoses, something he just couldn’t do with crimp ferrlues.

Local Warehousing for Quick Delivery After Storms

July 29. 2020

To prepare for this year’s storm season, BAND-IT has worked with our distributors in potentially affected regions to ensure they are fully stocked with the products you need for sign/signal mounting, pole/tower attachment, hose repair, and more.

Essential Applications: Securing Hose Fittings on Railway Brake Lines

July 16. 2020 | Essential Applications

Railway brake lines activate the brakes on loss of air pressure, but failure of one hose can cripple an entire train, or worse, an entire route.

Essential Applications: Pole Mounting 5G Communications Equipment

July 09. 2020 | Essential Applications

Rollout of the next generation of cellular communications hardware, known as 5G, requires equipment to be upgraded and additional towers added to provide the wireless service. The BAND-IT Bolt Clamp and Band were selected for securing the new equipment boxes to poles and towers.

Essential Applications: Fire Sleeving in Jet Engines

June 25. 2020 | Essential Applications

The BAND-IT JS clamp was selected to secure fire sleeving in place for jet engines because of its proven ability to handle extreme heat, extreme cold, and the vibration of the aircraft. The result is a consistent tension on the clamp and a sleeve that doesn’t loosen or slip during flight.