CONEX BANNINGER

GLOBAL HOUSE
95 VANTAGE POINT
THE PENSNETT ESTATE
KINGSWINFORD
WEST MIDLANDS DY6 7FT

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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:

Conex Bänninger Compression 

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

Conex Bänninger Delcop End Feed 

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.

Conex Bänninger >B< Press 

>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.

Conex Bänninger Triflow Solder Ring 

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.

Conex Bänninger Cuprofit 

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.

Conex Bänninger >B< Oyster

>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.

Conex Bänninger Push-Fit

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.

Technical Support

Conex Bänninger is EN ISO 9001 certified and the Company prides itself on innovation and technology, environmental responsibility, technical support and customer service.

BIM Compliance: Conex Bänninger are BIM complaint, please view and download our BIM files HERE

Further technical information is available in the BPi download library or on the Conex Banninger website.

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AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM End Feed Fittings .
APPLIANCE Valves .
BALLVALVES . .
BALLVALVES Brass .
BALLVALVES Chrome Plated .
BALLVALVES DZR .
BALLVALVES Gas Service .
BALLVALVES Lever .
BALLVALVES Quarter Turn .
BRAZING FITTINGS
BRAZING FITTINGS EN1254-1 .
BRAZING FITTINGS EN1254-5 .
BRAZING FITTINGS High Pressure Applications TÜV Certified European Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC
CAPILLARY FITTINGS Chrome Plated .
CAPILLARY FITTINGS Connections .
CAPILLARY FITTINGS Copper .
CAPILLARY FITTINGS Couples .
CAPILLARY FITTINGS DZR .
CAPILLARY FITTINGS Elbows and Bends .
CAPILLARY FITTINGS EN 1254-1 Formerly BS 864:Part 2
CAPILLARY FITTINGS End Feed .
CAPILLARY FITTINGS Gunmetal .
CAPILLARY FITTINGS Kitemarked .
CAPILLARY FITTINGS Medical Gases / Medical Gas Applications EN 1254-1
CAPILLARY FITTINGS Non-Lead Leadfree Solder BS EN 29453
CAPILLARY FITTINGS Potable Water .
CAPILLARY FITTINGS Reducers .
CAPILLARY FITTINGS Stainless Steel .
CAPILLARY FITTINGS Tees .
CAPILLARY FITTINGS WRAS Approved .
CENTRAL HEATING System Fittings Flexible Pipe
CENTRAL HEATING System Fittings PressFit
CENTRAL HEATING System Manifolds System Manifolds
CENTRAL HEATING Valves .
CENTRAL HEATING Valves Draining
CHECK VALVES DZR .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Adaptors .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Blanking Inserts .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS BS 864 .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS BS 864 Part 2 1983 Kitemarked (EN 1254-2)
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Chrome Plated Chromium Plated
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Chrome Plated EN 248
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Connections .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Connectors .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Couplers .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Couplers Drainage Tap Combined BS 2879:1980 Part 2
COMPRESSION FITTINGS CSTB Approved .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Dezincification Resistant DZR .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Dezincification Resistant DZR BS 2872/2874
COMPRESSION FITTINGS DVGW Approved .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Elbows and Bends .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Flexible Pipe .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS KIWA Approved .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Manifolds .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS MDPE Pipe .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Medical Gases / Medical Gas Applications EN 1254-1
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Nickel Plated EN 248
COMPRESSION FITTINGS PE-X PEX Cross-Linked Polyethylene Pipe .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS PE-X PEX Cross-Linked Polyethylene Pipe PE-X Aluminium Composite Pipes
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Polybutylene PB Pipe Adaptors
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Potable Water .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Reducers .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS SITAC Approved .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Solar Installations Up to 200° C
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Stainless Steel .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Stainless Steel Tube .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Stop Ends .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Tank Connectors .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Tap Connectors .
COMPRESSION FITTINGS Tees T-Piece Connectors
COMPRESSION FITTINGS WRAS Listed .
COPPER TUBE See Also PIPES: Copper .
COUPLERS Pipe .
DRAINING TAPS BS 2879:1980 Part 2 .
ENGINEERING Valves .
EXPANSION VESSELS Fittings .
FABRICATIONS Pipe Fittings Specialist Components .
FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS Stainless Steel Fittings .
FLOAT VALVES BS 1212 .
FLOAT VALVES BS 1212 Part 1 Kitemarked .
FLOAT VALVES BS 1212 Part 2 .
GATE VALVES .
GATE VALVES Brass .
GATE VALVES Bronze .
GATE VALVES BS 5154/B .
GATE VALVES DZR .
GATE VALVES EN 12288 Kitemarked
GATE VALVES WRAS Approved .
GLOBE VALVES BS 5154 .
HEATING FITTINGS . .
HEATING FITTINGS Connectors .
HEATING FITTINGS Couplers .
HEATING FITTINGS Elbows .
HEATING FITTINGS Flexible Pipe .
HEATING FITTINGS Push-Fit Press-Fit .
HEATING FITTINGS Stop Ends .
HEATING FITTINGS Tap Connectors .
HEATING FITTINGS Tees .
HEATING FITTINGS Valves .
MANIFOLDS Fittings and Accessories .
MANIFOLDS PushFit PressFit
PIPE ADAPTORS Carbon Steel .
PIPE COUPLINGS .
PIPE FITTINGS Brass .
PIPE FITTINGS Brass BS 2872/2874 .
PIPE FITTINGS Carbon Steel .
PIPE FITTINGS Compressed Airlines .
PIPE FITTINGS DZR Brass BS 2872/BS 2874 .
PIPE FITTINGS DZR Compression Type A .
PIPE FITTINGS EN 1057 .
PIPE FITTINGS Flexible Pipe Push-Fit .
PIPE FITTINGS High Pressure Applications TÜV Certified European Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC
PIPE FITTINGS Metal .
PIPE FITTINGS PE-X PEX Cross-Linked Polyethylene Pipe .
PIPE FITTINGS Plastic .
PIPE FITTINGS Polybutylene (PB) Pipe For Flexible Polybutylene Pipes
PIPE FITTINGS Potable Water Pipes .
PIPE FITTINGS Pressfit Press Fittings .See Also PRESS-FIT PUSH-FIT PUSH-IN PIPE FITTINGS
PIPE FITTINGS Push-Fit .
PIPE FITTINGS Push-Fit Press-Fit Demountable Disconnect
PIPE FITTINGS Refrigerant Fittings Refrigeration Applications UL Listed
PIPE FITTINGS Solar Heating .
PIPE FITTINGS Stainless Steel .
PIPE VALVES WRAS .
PIPES Carbon Steel .
PIPES Copper .
PIPES Copper Air Conditioning
PIPES Copper Custom Made
PIPES Copper European Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC
PIPES Copper Refrigeration
PIPES Copper TUV Certified
PIPES Flexible Push-Fit Press-Fit Systems .
PIPES Multilayered (ML) .
PLUG TAPS
PLUG TAPS Gas .
PLUMBING FITTINGS . .
PLUMBING FITTINGS Adaptors .
PLUMBING FITTINGS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
PLUMBING FITTINGS Chrome Plated .
PLUMBING FITTINGS Connectors .
PLUMBING FITTINGS Couplers .
PLUMBING FITTINGS Elbows .
PLUMBING FITTINGS Flexible Pipe .
PLUMBING FITTINGS Flexible Pipe Push-Fit .
PLUMBING FITTINGS Manifolds .
PLUMBING FITTINGS Multilayer Fittings Multilayer Tube
PLUMBING FITTINGS Multilayer Fittings Press-Fit Push-Fit
PLUMBING FITTINGS Push-Fit Press-Fit Push-In .
PLUMBING FITTINGS Push-Fit Press-Fit Push-In Demountable Disconnect Release System
PLUMBING FITTINGS Reducers .
PLUMBING FITTINGS Stop Ends .
PLUMBING FITTINGS Valves .
PLUMBING FITTINGS WRAS Approved .
PRESS-FIT PUSH-FIT PUSH-IN PIPE FITTINGS Carbon Steel Pipes .
PRESS-FIT PUSH-FIT PUSH-IN PIPE FITTINGS Copper Pipes .
PRESS-FIT PUSH-FIT PUSH-IN PIPE FITTINGS Demountable Disconnect Release System
PRESS-FIT PUSH-FIT PUSH-IN PIPE FITTINGS DVGW Approved .
PRESS-FIT PUSH-FIT PUSH-IN PIPE FITTINGS Gas Service .
PRESS-FIT PUSH-FIT PUSH-IN PIPE FITTINGS KIWA Approved .
PRESS-FIT PUSH-FIT PUSH-IN PIPE FITTINGS Pressfit Press Fittings Brass
PRESS-FIT PUSH-FIT PUSH-IN PIPE FITTINGS Pressfit Press Fittings Multilayer Composite Pipes
PRESS-FIT PUSH-FIT PUSH-IN PIPE FITTINGS Red Brass .
PRESS-FIT PUSH-FIT PUSH-IN PIPE FITTINGS Stainless Steel .
PRESS-FIT PUSH-FIT PUSH-IN PIPE FITTINGS WRAS Approved Listed .
PROCESS CONTROL VALVES
SERVICE VALVES . .
SERVICE VALVES BS 6675 .
SERVICE VALVES Potable Water .
SHUT OFF VALVES Stainer Combined .
SOLDER RING FITTINGS
SOLDER RING FITTINGS EN 1254-1 and 4 .
STOPVALVES Appliance Kitchen Utility Appliances
STOPVALVES BS 1010-2 EN 1213
STOPVALVES Drain off BS 2879 1980
STOPVALVES DZR .
STOPVALVES Tap Connector Combined .
TANK Connectors .
TEE BREAK VALVES
TRAPS Bottle .
TRAPS Bottle Chrome
TRAPS P Shape .
TRAPS Running .
TRAPS S Shape .
TRAPS Sterilising .
TRAPS Tubular .
TUBE Copper High Pressure Applications TÜVcertified
WASHING MACHINE Valves .
WASHROOM ACCESSORIES Chrome Accessories .
WASTE TRAPS and FITTINGS Chromium Plated .
WASTE TRAPS and FITTINGS Copper .
WASTES Basin .
WASTES Bath .
WASTES Brass .
WASTES Captive Plug .
WASTES Captive Plug combined Overflow .
WASTES Chrome Plated .
WASTES Combination .
WASTES Slotted .
BOXER Manifolds
COAS Accessories
CONEX >B< FLEX Crimp Fittings
CONEX >B< MAXIPRO Refrigerant System Pipe Fittings
CONEX >B< PRESS Crimp Fittings Copper
CONEX >B< PRESS GAS Crimp Fittings
CONEX >B< PRESS INOX Crimp Fittings Stainless Steel
CONEX >B< PRESS SOLAR Crimp Fittings
CONEX >B Push Fit Plumbing Fittings
CONEX CLYDE Brazing Fittings
CONEX COAS Accessories for Capillary Fittings
CONEX COMPRESSION Compression Fittings
CONEX CUPROFIT Push Fit Plumbing Fittings
CONEX DELBRAZE Brazing Fittings
CONEX DELCOP END FEED Capillary Fittings
CONEX ISOCONEX Compression Fittings
CONEX K65 Brazing Fitting Systems High Pressure Applications
CONEX OYSTER Termination Fittings
CONEX PUSHFIT Push Fit Plumbing Fittings
CONEX SERIES 3000 Threaded Fittings Red Brass
CONEX SERIES 8000 Threaded Fittings Yellow Brass
CONEX TRIFLOW SOLDER RING Solder Ring Fittings
K65 TUBES Copper Alloy Tubes
KLAUKE Press Tool
NOVOPRESS Press Tool
PLUMBEASY Copper Pushfit Plumbing Fittings
PRESSMAX Press Tool

110 years of Conex Bänninger

January 2020

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.

>B< Sonic
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

January 2020

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.

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