The 9700 split seal is machined out of stainless steel and all internal parts meet USDA standards for indirect food contact. These stainless steel split mechanical seals are recommended for all other industries such as food and cheese processing, spices and flavorings, pharmaceutical, and chemical that require stainless steel due to caustic wash downs and sanitary requirements. All seal parts are designed split to make installation and conversions on mixing equipment a cinch. Many large mixers, blenders, and dryers can be easily converted from mechanical packing to the 9700 series rotary shaft seal. Because of its design, we can provide this seal at a very economical price range for a quick return on investment. It can be easily disassembled for batch or weekly cleaning. Low-cost rebuild kits for sanitation requirements. The all metal design gives many years of reliable and continuous service.