Food production and packaging lines require components that can withstand harsh cleaning agents, hot water, and high-pressure sprays to meet regulatory standards and reduce contamination. Ruland Manufacturing has developed a line of shaft collars for food processing equipment with varying levels of corrosion resistance and performance to meet industry requirements.
Ruland developed hygienic clamping assemblies to eliminate traditional shaft collar hotspots where micro-organisms can grow and spread within the system. Ruland’s patented design uses a 303 stainless steel shaft collar enclosed in a smooth plastic housing which is easy to clean and reduces particulate buildup. Hygienic clamping assemblies are IP69K rated for high-pressure washdowns up to 1450psi at 80°C.
Ruland also offers a full range of shaft collars in 316 stainless steel, 303 stainless steel, and engineered acetal plastic. Ruland stainless steel shaft collars resist corrosion from water and many commercial grade cleaning agents. All stainless steel shaft collars are supplied with hardware of like material for consistent corrosion resistance. Plastic collars are economical and offer similar surface protection to stainless steel with greatly reduced holding power.
Shaft collars from Ruland have carefully selected fastening hardware that tests beyond industry standards for maximum torque capabilities. Carefully selected materials, hardware, and screw pocket design are the contributing factors to full screw torque.
Ruland shaft collars are manufactured from bar stock sourced from select North American mills. They are offered with smooth or threaded bores ranging in size from 1/8" (3mm) to 6" (150mm). The Ruland name and bore size are stamped on every shaft collar for ease of identification. Custom bore geometry, special OD or width sizes, and mounting or tapped holes are available by special request.
As a service to our customers, we offer our vast machining experience and talents to meet special needs with custom parts. Our shop is equipped with the machines and skilled people necessary to fill all of your special requirements. If you don't see what you are looking for in our standard line, please inquire about our custom fabrication service.
Examples of Past Specials:
- Balanced designs
- Machined flats and mounting screws
- Left-hand or acme threads
- Custom bore sizes and geometry
- Custom lengths, widths and outside diameters
- Custom color or finish
- Custom material and hardware requests
- And Many Others... Please Contact Us for More Information