95 VANTAGE POINT
THE PENSNETT ESTATE
WEST MIDLANDS DY6 7FT
Tel: 0121 557 2831
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Suppliers of: Compression Fittings push fit plumbing Fittings gas pipe fittings
Conex Bänninger the leading manufacturer of plumbing fittings in domestic, commercial and industrial environments.
The company operates manufacturing facilities in Spain and Poland; and it has sales offices in these countries as well as the UK, Germany and Italy. Through distributor and agency partnerships Conex Bänninger is represented across Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and North Africa.
Conex Bänninger works closely with industry professionals at all stages of the building cycle. Partnerships with clients, building owners, specifiers and designers, merchants and contractors ensure that, Conex Bänninger products continue to provide highly cost-effective solutions to satisfy building requirements, covering such applications as sanitary, heating, gas, solar heating, compressed air and liquid gas systems.
As well as our well known brand Conex Bänninger offers a range of jointing techniques and traditional fittings, at Conex Bänninger we pride ourselves on innovation developing ranges such as >B< Press, Copper Push-Fit, >B< Push and Conex Push-Fit, which offer frame free installation solutions. These are quick and easy to install, saving on costs and offer a secure, long-life, leak proof joint.
As part of the IBP Group we have huge international resources including world class manufacturing facilities, extensive research and development, and the expertise of thousands of employees globally. Conex Bänninger plumbing fittings are distributed in many countries outside of Europe.
Our brands include:
A unique ribbed nut fitting built to last – and last – and last.
Tried and tested innovative technology proven to last. It’s not just quality that distinguishes the flame free Conex Compression fittings. It’s also the guarantee of quality, heritage, design, speed, security and reliability of the products. Built and designed for various applications and retrofit plumbing installations.
Available in duplex, dezincification resistance (DZR) and chrome plated brass - sizes 6 - 108mm
Beats its competitors at every turn Delcop End Feed delivers technology you can trust and is the professional’s choice for end feed fittings. Simplicity and speed make the Delcop end feed fittings a popular choice for the professional installer, whatever the project in hand.
Delcop End Feed are suitable for soldering and brazing applications. Manufactured from high grade copper materials immune to dezincification.
>B< Press fittings are user friendly quick and easy to install flame free fittings saving on labour cost. >B< Press fittings offer installation without flames, heat, compounds or spanners posing no fire risk.
Conex Bänninger >B< Press fitting range is available in >B< Press Gas, >B< Press Carbon (carbon steel fittings), >B< Press Inox (stainless steel fittings) and >B< Press Solar ideal for solar systems with vacuum and high vacuum tube panels as well as district heating and continuous temperatures above 100°.
Conex Bänninger >B< Press is a versatile press fitting system for use with hard, half-hard and soft copper tube, stainless & carbon steel tubes providing a secure, long-life, leak-proof joint.
A lead-free solder ring fitting designed for a guaranteed leak-free fit.
Take the guesswork out of soldering with an integral ring of soft lead-free solder. Triflow Solder fittings contains a sufficient layer of lead-free solder fills the gap between the tube and fitting by capillary action to form a mechanically strong, leak-proof joint without the need for external solder application. Triflow solder are fittings are suitable for a variety of applications including drinking water systems.
Demountable, re-usable and recyclable.
Gives professionals the edge they need. This innovative, flame free push fit copper fittings range is economical, straightforward and quick to use and will operate at a working pressure of up to 16 Bar.
A quick and simple to install push-it fitting designed for tight corners and exposed pipe works, suitable for hot and cold drinking water, heating and chilled water systems.
>B< Oyster simple in its concept but very versatile and efficient in practice.
Fast, faster, fastest fitting times by up to a third with award-winning >B< Oyster breakthrough technology. The revolutionary fast-fit >B< Oyster Convertor can be used to connect threaded fittings, radiators and valves and will change the way you tackle termination fittings forever.
Suitable for hot and cold drinking water,heating and chilled water systems. Dezincification resistant (DZR) body natural brass finish. Only two internal components: High grade EPDM O-Ring and StainlessSteel grab ring. Precision machined body with in built tube stabiliser. The unique grab ring ensures the fitting is firmly orientated but not fixed, allowing turning for system alignment. This patented stylish slim-line design allows for tight corners and exposed pipework which is fast and easy to install. Available in sizes 10, 12, 15, 18, 22 and 28mm.
Conex Bänninger is EN ISO 9001 certified and the Company prides itself on innovation and technology, environmental responsibility, technical support and customer service.
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Further technical information is available in the BPi download library or on the Conex Banninger website.
110 years of Conex Bänninger
For more than a century, Conex Bänninger has been at the forefront of product innovation. PHPI reports.
The two halves of the Conex Bänninger story begin in Birmingham and Giessen respectively, finally coming together some 96 years after Carl Bänninger set up his iron foundry in Germany. The parallels between the two in that time, though are clear – with both being in the vanguard of product innovation. Since their merger under the IBP Group umbrella in 1994, that approach has continued apace… even more so since IBP’s acquisition by IDD Group in 2011.
The list of product development firsts is considerable: copper-based >B< profile press fittings for heating and plumbing applications; copper iron fittings for high pressure ACR; >B< profile press fittings for ACR; and so it goes on. With 110 years of expertise and 22 billion fittings installed worldwide, it would be easy to focus on past triumphs – but this is very much a forward-looking company.
Most installers will be familiar with the Cuprofit range, which has been relaunched as >B< Sonic to bring it in line with other products in the manufacturer’s portfolio that carry the >B< marque.
The flame-free copper push-fit plumbing system, first introduced in 1998, is designed to offer significant time saving, while providing a secure, leak-proof joint. It is also demountable and re-usable. Technical advances have enabled the fittings to be modified and simplified, while maintaining the quality of fit.
Syed Reza, >B< Sonic Product Manager, said: “The push-fit system continues to be highly popular with installers, having led the way when it was introduced in the late 90s. The technology has evolved since then and we are very excited about this latest development in which fewer components are required. With this step forward it’s the right time to give it the distinctive >B< marque, which is recognised throughout the industry as a stamp of quality.”
WRAS approved, the >B< Sonic fittings are suitable for use on drinking water and other hot/cold water systems, including central heating. They are manufactured from copper and DZR brass bodies and incorporate an EPDM O-ring and stainless steel grab ring.
Available in sizes from 10 to 28mm, they are designed to connect with hard, half-hard and soft copper tubes. Maximum operating pressure is 16 bar at 30ºC, rising to a maximum temperature of 95ºC at 6 bar.
>B< MaxiPro range extension
The company has extended its >B< MaxiPro product range as demand for the flame-free press system continues to grow.
The new fittings include three types of long coupler, copper flare joints available with brass and stainless steel nuts, a range of copper flare washers in different sizes, and a suction line P-trap. A 100 ml bottle of press fitting lubricant has also been added.
Richard Leigh, Group Deputy Technical Manager, said: “In every market that we have launched >B< MaxiPro, demand has been strong and continues to grow. Every week we are training more engineers who see the benefits of using this innovative product as a quicker-to-fit, reliable alternative to traditional brazing.
“As a flame-free copper press joint, there’s no need for a hot works permit and the risk of fire is eliminated. With the initial >B< MaxiPro range proving to be so popular, it was only natural that we would extend the range.”
>B< MaxiPro was developed specifically for use in air conditioning and refrigeration applications. It is designed to be used up to a maximum operating pressure of 48 bar, with a maximum operating temperature range of -40 to 121°C. It has the benefit of a 3-point press, with one press each side of the bead and one compressing the O-ring, providing a permanent, leak-free joint.
When professionally installed by a trained and certified >B< MaxiPro installer, the fittings are covered by a five-year extended guarantee (terms and conditions apply).
The human touch - “Not only in business, but also in life… it’s all about people.” – Mano Bakhtiari, CEO at IBP Group
>B< MaxiPro the cool solution for Fever night club
If there’s one location where an air conditioning system needs to perform effectively and be reliable, it’s the potentially hot environment of a popular nightclub.
When Aircool Technology was commissioned to fit a new air-con system at the Fever Clubrooms in Nuneaton the installer chose Conex Bänninger’s >B< MaxiPro press fittings as the pipework jointing solution.
“Using press, instead of brazing, makes the job so much easier and the time saved is a major benefit,” said Aircool Director Alex Negrescu.
As >B< MaxiPro is a flame-free joint there is no requirement for a hot works permit and the risk of fire on site is eliminated.
Aircool Technology specified a total of four Toshiba 14kw ceiling mounted cassette systems, two in the upgraded Fever room and two in the extended Zinc room, as part of a major refurbishment towards the end of 2018.
These were coupled with energy efficient Toshiba Super Digital Inverters for heating and cooling and which are suitable for light commercial projects and provide the opportunity for longer pipe runs.
Alex said: “The pipework for the Fever room extended to 20 metres each system, while for the bigger, main Zinc room it ran to 35 metres each system.
“We used >B< MaxiPro fittings all the way, with no brazing joints and on completion of the installation each system was pressure tested up to 40 bar.
“In nightclubs there is often lots of furniture and equipment. If you make the smallest mistake things can go wrong. However, by using the press tool we do not have to worry.”
>B< MaxiPro was specially designed and engineered to handle the higher operating pressures required for air-conditioning and refrigeration installations, up to a maximum 48 bar, with a temperature range of -40°C to 121°C.
As a mechanical joint there is no need for a nitrogen purge during the jointing process.
It also has the benefit of a 3-point press, with one press each side of the bead and a third compressing the HNBR O-ring, providing a secure, leak-free joint.
Alex added: “We have worked with press for a while, but that was with a different system. It was good but we’ve found >B< MaxiPro even better. Unlike other systems, once you have the press tool and relevant jaws you don’t need any additional kit.
“It makes completing the joint such an easy job, with no messing about. It’s very quick and the time-saved helps us to be more productive as a business.
“For the Fever nightclub I had other guys working with me but I was able to complete all the >B< MaxiPro joints on my own.
“I undertook the training with Technical Sales Manager Zoheb Khamker. He was right about the simplicity of the process – measure the pipe, cut and clean it making sure there are no cuts or scratches, mark it to the correct depth and having inserted the pipe into the fitting to the correct depth, press it.
“As soon as you have done the first one correctly, that’s it.”
Aircool Technology is based in Gloucester and operates across the wider West Midlands. It offers complete air conditioning management, from the initial design stage through to commissioning and final testing.
Alex said Aircool Technology had also used >B< MaxiPro for an air-conditioning installation for a new hotel in Canterbury, with the system tested up to 45 bar.