Bauer style ball and socket couplings are specialty connections, designed primarily for use in dewatering, construction, irrigation and other agricultural applications. These fittings were originally invented in 1947 in Austria by Rudolf Bauer, as a way to quickly couple water transfer hose and pipe together. Amazon Hose & Rubber Company stocks a wide range of these lightweight, durable hose ends and adapters in sizes ranging from 4” to 8,” with other sizes available upon request.
Bauer style fittings are more easily deployed in the field than cam and groove couplings or bolted flanges. Cam and groove fittings and bolted flanges require perfect alignment for connection. By contrast, Bauer style fittings can be coupled at offsets of up to 30 degrees depending on the diameter of the line.
Bauer coupling sets are comprised of 4 components:
- Locking Lever
- Sealing O-ring
- Ball and Lever by Standard Hose Shank
- Socket by Standard Hose Shank
- Ball and Lever by Heavy-Duty Machined Shank
- Socket by Heavy-Duty Machined Shank
- Ball by Male Pipe Adapter
- Socket by Male Pipe Adapter
- Ball and Lever by Flange Adapter
- Socket by Flange Adapter
- 90 Degree Adapter
Contact Amazon Hose & Rubber Company for all your hose and fitting needs. Anytime you have a dewatering project or need to move water from point A to point B, please make sure to contact us first! We have a complete line of rubber and PVC water suction and discharge hoses, camlocks, strainers, and of course Bauer style fittings. One of our professional hose technicians would be happy to assist you with any of your product needs. Please call us at (800) 506-5514 or visit our website at www.AmazonHose.com.