Washdown shaft collars help protect hygienic equipment from bacterial contamination. They feature an 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 and packaging industries benefit from the reduced risk of bacterial growth. The product functions similar to traditional shaft collars as a guide, spacer, positioner and hard stop. It offers holding power comparable to clamp-style shaft collars and allows simple adjustments without marring the shaft. The design is pending an IP69K rating against the ingress of dust and water up to 80°C and 8 to 10 MPa of pressure.
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc., www.ruland.com