Swivel joints are precision components for the connection between stationary pipes (or hoses) and rotating parts of machines. The function is the transport of gaseous, liquid or semi-solid substances (e.g. oil, steam, cooling liquids) from and to machines. They are also used in movable pipe systems, like swivelling pipe systems, or loading arms and as reduction of mechanical forces on hose and are an important construction element. Depending on the application more than one canal can be necessary for the inflow and outflow of media. The number of canals can vary from 2 up to 35, separated effectively by seals. Application examples are rotating manipulators, presses, cranes, hose reels, paper making machines, loading arms for trucks or railway carts, floating rooftop rain drain systems, etc. Combinations with electrical rotary unions are possible.
Another special swivel is the rotary union. It is developed for a continuous rotating of a swivel in applications for cooling or heating or steam.
By combining several programs, it is possible to quote a swivel joint for an application in almost every situation. The swivel joints can be supplied in standard and special execution, steel, stainless steel, bronze, aluminium, from 1/8″ up to 30″ in diameter, etc. Tell us your needs and we shall quote you a swivel joint.