You’re probably familiar with our Shrink Discs, which are keyless external locking devices that eliminate fatigue-prone keyed connections in light- and heavy-duty applications. A modern method for creating a mechanical shrink fit, these components offer an even distribution of locking forces. But did you know, in addition to our standard units, we also offer split Shrink Discs and half Shrink Discs?

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With their ease of installation, removal and replacement, our industrial Gear Couplings, Shrink Discs and Locking Assemblies are ideal power transmission components for steel production equipment, which have some of the most demanding operating conditions around. One specific application within the steel industry involves the bridle roll systems in cold steel mills.

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At Ringfeder, we offer many types of Locking Assemblies. These friction-locked shaft-hub connections precisely fasten all types of hubs. They can also bridge relatively large fit clearances and are easy to install, adjust and remove.

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High-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fans play an important role in many applications, from agricultural processing to warehousing. These ceiling-mounted units can move large amounts of air due to their size, which generally exceeds 7 feet in diameter. In terms of their design, these fans have a geared motor that connects to a forged hub, which includes the fan blades. The entire unit must then be fastened to the motor shaft as it hangs vertically. Should this connection fail, any personnel on the floor below could be injured — or worse.

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Ideal for new installations or retrofits, our Friction Springs provide electrical substations with base isolation. Compact and maintenance-free, these devices consist of fire-resistant spring steel and outer and inner mating rings with conical contact surfaces. They also don't require cranes or lif…

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