The IP69K-rated hygienic clamping assembly is designed to help protect food processing equipment from bacteria buildup. Traditional clamping components, such as shaft collars, have hot spots like screw pockets, saw cuts and surface imperfections where bacteria can grow and spread within the system. These hot spots are not always accessible and are very difficult to clean. Hygienic clamping assemblies provide a smooth, uninterrupted surface that can be cleaned in place, making them safer and more cost-effectve. This assembly can be used as a guide, spacer, clamping device or hard stop. It offers holding power similar to clamp style shaft collars and allows for simple positioning adjustments without marring the shaft. The design is IP69K-rated against the ingress of dust and water up to 80°C and 8 to 10 MPa of pressure.
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The IP69K-rated hygienic clamping assembly is designed to help protect food processing equipment from bacteria buildup.