Press Release Summary:
Made from high strength aluminum, lead-free black oxide carbon steel, and stainless steel, double wide shaft collars are available in 1- and 2-piece clamp styles with bore sizes from 1/8 to 1 in. Single point faced to ensure perpendicularity and proper alignment, shaft collars feature additional cap screws to apply pressure to shaft, making them suitable for use as mechanical stops or on split hubs. Cross cut design facilitates use as compact rigid coupling.
Original Press Release:
New! Ruland Offers Double Wide Shaft Collars
Marlborough, Massachusetts, August 06. Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. has expanded its line of shaft collars to include double wide versions. These shaft collars, which can also be used as a compact rigid coupling, are offered in one-piece or two-piece clamp styles from high strength aluminum, lead-free black oxide carbon steel, and stainless steel. Available bores range from 1/8" (3mm) to 1" (25 mm).
Double wide shaft collars are able to sustain higher axial and torsional loads than standard versions because they have additional cap screws to apply pressure to the shaft, and due to the greater shaft surface contact afforded by their extended length. This makes them particularly suitable as mechanical stops or on split hubs when a single collar does not provide sufficient strength. All Ruland shaft collars are single point faced to ensure perpendicularity and proper alignment. Ruland uses forged socket hardware in all its shaft collars. This allows for higher screw torque resulting in increased holding power.
Ruland has designed its double wide shaft collars with a cross cut so to facilitate their use as a compact rigid coupling. The cross cut enhances the holding power of the coupling when there is a small variation in shaft size due to tolerances. In general, rigid couplings are suitable when no misalignment is present and when high torsional strength, zero backlash and maintained alignment are desired. The compact design of these double wide collars reduces inertia, an important consideration in motion control applications, and also makes them ideal when space is limited.
All Ruland shaft collars and couplings are stamped with the Ruland name and bore size for easy identification. Ruland maintains a large inventory and most items are stocked and available for immediate delivery.
Double wide shaft collars are part of Ruland's complete product line which also includes standard shaft collars, rigid couplings with precision honed bores and five types of zero-backlash motion control couplings: beam couplings, bellows couplings, oldham couplings, miniature disc couplings and curved jaw couplings.
Double wide clamp style shaft collars from Ruland: two-piece collar in stainless steel, one-piece and two-piece collars in lead-free black oxide carbon steel.
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. has been a precision manufacturer since 1937, making a variety of products including the valve that pressurized the spacesuit of the first American to walk in space. Ruland's focus for the past 40 years has been on high performing shaft collars and couplings. The complete line of products includes shaft collars and rigid couplings, and a full line of motion control couplings: beam couplings, bellows couplings, oldham couplings, miniature disc couplings and zero backlash jaw couplings.
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc.
6 Hayes Memorial Drive
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone 508 485 1000
Fax 508 485 9000