CapLok™ tool – Tighten long-term brass storage caps with ease
Long-term storage caps must be correctly tightened in order to ensure a leaktight seal. Caps are recommended to be tightened ‘finger-tight plus quarter turn’.
Although this is possible with conventional spanners/wrenches, using two spanners can be awkward, and can lead to incorrect positioning of caps and other errors – for example, over-tightening of the caps may cause distortion of the PTFE ferrules and a leak in the seal. In extreme cases it is even possible to break the ends of glass tubes or deform the ends of steel tubes.
Markes’ CapLok tool overcomes all these issues. It was designed by scientists at INERIS (l'Institut National de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques, France) specifically to simplify tube capping/uncapping procedures and minimise the risk of errors. The CapLok tool is manufactured exclusively by Markes International.
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