SAMCO (Saigon Transportation Mechanical Corporation) is a Vietnam-based company that specializes in building large vehicles – fire engines, earth movers, refuse trucks – which pose exceptional performance requirements for hoses used in each type of vehicle. For example, take fire engines: a fire hose often pushes out hundreds of gallons of water per minute at over 100 psi.
BAND-IT to the Rescue
SAMCO has been using a type of hose clamp that incorporates a worm gear or barrel, and is manually tightened. SAMCO was looking for a fastening solution with a lower profile and more consistent tensioning. Working with LBBS, their regional distributor, BAND-IT met with SAMCO’s material planners, directors, engineers and customers to fully understand specific vehicle assembly and application requirements.
Based on what was discussed, BAND-IT recommended BAND-IT Jr. Smooth ID Preformed Clamps, and that SAMCO use the S75099 Standard Air Tool for installation.