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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If you want to use Locking Assemblies under bending loads, then it’s important to select a model that is designed for just that.

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If you want a wear-free way to join shaft components, look no further than locking assemblies. These frictional devices take the place of keyed connections that wear and slip over time. Let’s take a closer look at how locking assemblies work—including their advantages over traditional keyways in high-torque applications.

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