The Swivellink® product was originally designed to provide an ergonomic and robust way to put operator start buttons onto custom built industrial machinery. The goal was to protect the expensive button and route the quick disconnect cable internally, because a simple wire break or damaged button can cause hours of costly production down time. The truth is, we never developed the product to sell, but to solve a problem on our own production lines. The product was so unique that it took off and sold without much effort.
STANDARD BALL BASE (AFSB-1 OR SLM-1)
Description: The imperial blue (AFSB-1) ball base has a hole pattern to fit most standard T-slot aluminum extrusions and the metric gray (SLM-1) ball base has a slotted hole pattern to fit most metric T-slot aluminum extrusions. The through hole in the ball base can be used for routing wires, cables, or small hoses. There is an exit groove out the side of the base for cables, hose, and wires.
STANDARD KNUCKLE (AFSB-2 OR SLM-2)
Description: The knuckle uses a double socket configuration to clamp the ball on a base, link, or sensor mount. The design allows for a large range of motion while maintaining the internal hose and cable routing capability.
STANDARD TEE KNUCKLE (AFSB-290 OR SLM-290)
Description: The Tee Knuckle was designed to work with a Tee Link to create two branches from one base. These knuckles can also be used to give a full 180° range of motion if you do not need through cable routing.
BALL ADAPTOR (AFSB-3 OR SLM-3)
Description: This product is a ball only that can be used with a 1/2” NPT threaded pipe for the imperial blue (AFSB) or with 3/8-19 BSPT for the metric gray (SLM) to acquire any length necessary. The imperial ball size fits our standard series AFSB-2, AFSB-290, and AFSB-2-2XS. The metric ball fits our standard series SLM-2, SLM-290, and SLM-2-2XS.
STANDARD LINKS (AFSB-3-2,4,6,8,12 OR SLM-3-50,100,150,200,300)
Description: Links are used with knuckles to extend the reach and increase the flexibility. The imperial standard series links are available in 5 lengths: 2”, 4”, 6”, 8”, and 12”. The metric standard series links are available in 5 lengths: 50MM, 100MM, 150MM, 200MM, and 300MM. Links are hollow to continue the cable routing ability. Example: AFSB-3-6 would be a 6” link (imperial) and the SLM-3-150 would be a 150MM link (metric).
STANDARD TEE LINK (AFSB-3T OR SLM-3T)
Description: The Standard Tee Link, when used with a Standard Tee Knuckle gripped on the center ball, creates two separate branches. The hole in the center ball allows cable and hose routing for each branch.