Field of technology: Industrial Machinery and Processes
Patent granted on: Tue, 01 Nov 2022
A pipe connector includes a body, a cam ring, a seal element, a push ring, and a gripper. The body has an aperture through an outer surface. The cam ring is configured to be located around the outer surface. The seal element is configured to be seated around an inner surface of the body. The push ring is configured to be slideably located within the body, and to have an aperture configured to be aligned with the aperture of the body. The gripper is configured to be located through the aperture in the body and into a first depth of the cam element. The cam ring is configured to rotate, moving the gripper axially to draw the push ring against the seal element and to move the gripper radially to grip the pipe.