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Gas Station Fueling Safety Breakthrough: Next Generation Magnetic Fueling Breakaway Device
Easy Reconnection after Gas Station Drive-Aways with Husky Corporation's New MagBreak®
PACIFIC, MO (March 1, 2013) – Husky Corporation, the leader in developing innovative American-made fuel nozzles, safe-t-breaks, and accessories, releases a breakthrough magnetic fueling breakaway device. The patent-pending MagBreak® solves a common industry problem by making it very easy to reconnect fuel hoses that separate following a customer drive-away.
Customers drive away with the nozzle still in the car fairly often. That is why hoses are designed to break in two sections when adequate pull force is applied, while dual check valves keep the fuel from leaking and creating a hazard. After a drive away occurs, and if there’s no damage to the dispenser, the fuel marketer wants to reattach the breakaway device and get back in operation as quickly as possible.
MagBreak® makes the process easier and faster than ever before. Husky Corporation engineers designed a patent-pending magnetic mechanism that essentially pulls the breakaway halves back together without effort. A twist-to-lock feature indicates when the assembly is locked and reconnected.
"That is the biggest feature of MagBreak®. We have received very positive feedback from attendants who have reconnected MagBreak®. It takes reconnecting separated fuel hoses to a new level,” said Rob Brown, Husky Corporation Engineering Manager.
The patent-pending magnetic design is the key allowing easy reconnection and makes the UL listed MagBreak® virtually maintenance-free. If there is ever a need to inspect MagBreak® the only tools needed are two straight blade screwdrivers. Husky’s MagBreak® is made with high-impact resistant polymer housing and weighs less than competing magnetic breakaway devices: ¾” MagBreak® weighs 1.21 pounds; 1” MagBreak® weighs 1.09 pounds. The smaller design reduces the possibility of dispenser damage and additional costly downtime.
“MagBreak® also has a low back pressure level which allows for freer-flowing product through the nozzle. And higher flow rates mean higher profits for our customers,” said Brian Wolff, Husky Corporation Project/Design Engineer.
The ¾” MagBreak® has a maximum rated pull force of 200 pounds and the ability to withstand high line-shock that can cause nuisance fuel line separations. As with all Husky products, MagBreak® is backed by a 12 month warranty against manufacturing defects. Please contact Husky Corporation toll-free at 800-325-3558 or at www.husky.com for more information.
About Husky: A Breed Apart
For 65 years, Husky Corporation has served as a trustworthy guide, developing breakthrough, American-made fuel nozzles, safe-t-breaks, and accessories, plus relentlessly providing the most dependable customer service in the industry. Headquartered in Pacific, Missouri (in the metro St. Louis area), Husky is committed to provide petroleum-dispensing products that meet or exceed our customer’s expectations and reinforce the fact that we are a reliable partner that is with our valued clients every step of the way. Husky continues to grow its reputation as a special-breed innovator with an acquisition strategy designed to add more products and services worthy of the Husky name. In addition to our legendary line of nozzles for vapor recovery, conventional fueling, truck and high volume, farm and commercial, and convenience stores, we now feature curb and farm hoses, oil lube products, plus aviation hoses. Contact: Sheldon Ripson at 636-751-5733 or [email protected]