RULAND Manufacturing, represented in Australia and New Zealand by Naismith Engineering , now offers shaft collars in both stainless steel and plastic to prevent corrosion in wet or harsh environments.
These shaft collars are ideal for wash-down applications such as those found in food processing and marine applications.
Water, salt and other chemicals can have a detrimental effect on the performance of the steel collars, even those with a zinc or nickel finish.
Ruland stainless steel shaft collars, with their passivated surface finish, resist water and many commercial grade chemicals, such as chlorine and some acids.
Ruland plastic collars are made from acetal and offer similar surface protection to stainless steel.
Both the stainless steel and plastic shaft collars are supplied with DIN 12.9 stainless steel screws that resist corrosion.
The collars are available in one- and two-piece clamp-style designs with bore sizes from 1/8" to 6" in the inch series and 3mm to 80mm in the metric series. Threaded bore collars are also offered with inch and metric threads.
All Ruland shaft collars are single point faced to ensure perpendicularity and proper alignment.
Ruland uses forged socket hardware in all its shaft collars, which allows for higher screw torque and increased holding power.