Heavy Duty Breakaway Connector - Must purchase pin sets separately.
Made from stainless steel. Designed to protect polyethylene pipe and duct from overload during installation by directional drilling or other methods. Connect between the pullback swivel and the pipe puller. The connectors are a three-part product, held together by a group of pins. The pins are designed to break in tension at a specific load. The connector assembly is fastened together by using one or more of the breakaway pins. The sum of the values of the pins is the value at which the connector will come apart. For example, if the operator uses a single 1,000 lbs pin, the connector will come apart at 1,000 pounds. Similarly, installing three pins of the same value, the connector will break loose at 3,000 pounds. Different pin values can be mixed and matched to create several different breakaway values, all in the same connector.
Many utilities now require the use of a breakaway connector to maintain the pipe integrity during installation. The same connector works on different pipe sizes, each requiring different load settings. To reduce pin fatigue, tighten the pins to the specified torque rating. Therefore, the breakaway pins will not experience fatigue when the load is less than the preload value.