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Eliminating Problems Associated with Corrosion Contamination in the Beer & Ale Industry

Climax 316 stainless steel shaft collars provide for a locking solution that eliminates the likelihood of contamination from corrosion in an environment where frequent wash-downs are common and downtime is costly.

At the end of 2017 there were approximately 8,000 breweries in the United States according to America’s Beer Distributors website (nbwa.org). The estimated current market value of the beer industry is $114 billion dollars.

As consumers continue to demand this popular beverage, breweries will need to maintain and replace equipment in order to keep up with production. Corrosion in breweries continues to prove challenging to this industry. Choosing the wrong metals can have an impact on flavor, can cause contamination in the product, and consequent downtime.

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Shaft Collars Used as Locators in Automated Packaging Systems

Shaft collars are used on a shaft primarily in 3 general categories: Positioners, Spacers, and Limiters.  Functioning as locators in automated packaging systems, shaft collars position components in place or work as mechanical stops providing axial holding power for automated packaging systems. Click on the image to read more.

Corrosion Resistant Shaft Collars Provide a Solution to Hostile Environments

On average, corrosion costs the United States an unprecedented one trillion dollars a year. Climax Metal Products can help evade that cost by offering a line of shaft collars specifically targeted for this problem. Our Corrosion Resistant shaft collars are ideal for use in hostile environments where frequent wash-downs are common, such as Food Processing, Pharmaceuticals, Mining, Marine, etc. These collars are made from T316 Stainless Steel or made from steel plated in corrosion resistant yellow zinc dichromate.

For more information on our complete line of corrosion resistant shaft collars, contact Climax at 800-542-6552 and ask how we can help.

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Productivity Solutions for Food Processing

Climax C600 Series Keyless Rigid Couplings provide a superior cost-effective method to mount motors and gearboxes over traditional approaches in food processing applications.

Traditional methods to mount hydraulic motors and/or gearboxes require expensive motor mounts and rely on flexible couplings. Failure to properly align shafts in these applications can lead to premature coupling failure, and consequent downtime. Additionally, misalignment can lead to hydraulic motor leaks and bearing failures due to inordinate facial loads on the motor bearings.

Even when these components are properly aligned these connections are subjected to outside elements that can affect alignment. Climax keyless rigid couplings are easy to install with simple hand tools, eliminating the need for brackets and expensive structure to support the motor, as well as installation misalignment. They contain no flexible elements saving maintenance costs and subsequent downtime. Torque mounting ensures that shafts are in perfect alignment, and C600s provide high torque Continue reading “Productivity Solutions for Food Processing”

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Since 1946, Climax Metal Products Company has grown into the leading source for engineered shaft locking solutions by providing outstanding customer service. Climax Shaft Collars, Rigid Couplings, and Keyless Locking Devices are manufactured with unsurpassed quality and stocked by distributors throughout North America.

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