Field of technology: Industrial Machinery and Processes
Patent granted on: Tue, 30 May 2023
A cam ring for a pipe connector includes a first axial side, a second axial side opposite the first axial side, a radially outward-facing side, a radially inward-facing side, and a cam element extending a circumferential length along the radially inward facing-side. The cam element includes a first cam section and a second can section, the cam sections respectively have first and second radially facing cam surfaces adjacent respective first and second axially facing cam surfaces. The second radially facing cam surface has a second radial depth lesser than a first radial depth of the first radially facing cam surface. The second axially facing cam surface has a second axial location closer to the first axial side than a first axial location of the first axially facing cam surface. A gripper for a pipe connector includes a body and teeth with an arc shape.