Oetiker screw clamps are ideal for mounting, clamping, strapping and positioning a wire or hose. These screw clamps attach hoses and tubing to fittings to prevent leakage of liquids, air or gases in applications like commercial fishing and food processing, which involve exposure to salt water. Oetiker 178 Series StepLess screw clamps are made of stainless steel for resisting corrosion on exposed surfaces and feature a screw type tightening mechanism that enables them to fit into a wider range of hose diameters, in comparison with similarly sized ear clamps. The tightening mechanism is self tensioning to accommodate variations in diameter due to thermal cycles.
As their name suggests, these clamps feature a StepLess design to eliminate steps and overlaps on the clamp's inner circumference to provide a leak free seal and consistent 360 degree pressure. They have burr free strip edges which provide complete protection of clamped parts from scarring or mechanical damages. Oetiker 178 Series StepLess screw clamps are made from strip material having 9 mm width and 0.6 mm thickness. The dimensions of these strips provide optimum sealing with silicone hoses & EPDM rubber, while taking into account the compressibility of the hose, sealing or retaining properties, necessary radial force and environmental conditions. Oetiker 178 Series clamps come equipped with a mechanical interlock to provide secure retention of the round clamp geometry.