Hygienic Clamping Assemblies Help Protect Equipment from Contamination

Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc.
July 29, 2013


Hygienic clamping assemblies make equipment easier to clean and protect against harmful bacteria.

Marlborough, MA - Patent pending hygienic clamping assemblies from Ruland help protect hygienic equipment from bacterial contamination. Hygienic clamping assemblies feature a patent pending assembly containing a type 303 stainless steel shaft collar, a two-piece housing made from FDA compliant materials, and three O-rings with NSF H1 registered lubricant. Applications in the food processing, packaging, and medical industries benefit from the reduced risk of bacterial growth.

Hot spots on traditional shaft collars such as saw cuts, screw pockets, and surface imperfections may allow bacteria to grow and spread within the system. These spots are can be difficult to clean and not always accessible. Hygienic clamping assemblies eliminate these hot spots and provide a smooth uninterrupted surface for easy cleaning, making them a safer alternative to standard collars.

Hygienic collars function similar to traditional shaft collars as guides, spacers, positioners, and hard stops. They offer holding power comparable to clamp style shaft collars and allow for simple adjustments without marring the shaft. Ruland's exclusive design has recieved the IP69K rating against the ingress of dust and water up to  80°C and  8 to  10 MPa of pressure.

Hygienic clamping assemblies are supplied with a zinc-plated forged alloy screw for maximum holding power and are available for shaft sizes ranging from 1/4" to 1" (6mm to 25mm).

Established in 1937, Ruland focuses on the design and manufacture of high performing shaft collars and couplings. All products are carefully manufactured in Marlborough, Massachusetts under strict controls using proprietary processes. 3D CAD files, full product specifications, and additional technical information, are available at www.ruland.com.

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