Monthly Archives: September 2018

  • Klingelnberg CNC Gear Inspection

    Posted on September 28, 2018 by Ann McGirk in news.

    Klingelnberg Hofler WZ 600 Rj Link’s inspections capabilities includes Klingelnberg Gear inspection: Dia. 11.5” Length 23.5” 550 lbs. load  

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  • Challenging Gearbox Applications with High Output & Minimal Space Requirements

    Posted on September 25, 2018 by Ann McGirk in news.

      Rj Link continues to see increased requests for small package Gear-Drives. These types of systems have involved the application/design of several Right-Angle, Variable-Angle, or Planetary systems. Starting with the driver/input side, providing a variable speed, torque and transferring to the output-side producing an increase/decrease in speed, torque.   Rj Link’s engineering team, with 75+ years of experience, is […]

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  • Rj Link Helping to Promote Manufacturing to Students

    Posted on September 21, 2018 by Ann McGirk in news.

      One of the biggest challenges in the Manufacturing Industry is finding skilled and interested workers. The future of the industry is going to be heavily dependent on training people for the jobs that will keep companies competitive in the future. Rj Link Int., and other local manufacturers are partnering with the Rockford Public School […]

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  • 65 Years in Gears & Counting!

    Posted on September 19, 2018 by Ann McGirk in news.

    When designing and manufacturing custom gearboxes, not only does the type of machinery increase a company’s capabilities, but the experience behind the people running those machines can be just as important.  Rj Link is fortunate to have two of the most knowledgeable gear experts around, Rob Ruefer and Joe Jones, who have a combined 65 […]

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  • How to Select a Gearbox

    Posted on September 14, 2018 by Ann McGirk in news.

    Custom gearboxes are increasingly common, mainly because they’re easier than ever to manufacture to specification.   That’s not to say that the design work isn’t challenging. New machine tools, automation and design software now let OEMs and end users get reasonably priced gearing even in modest volumes.   When requesting help from a gearbox manufacturer […]

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  • Custom Transfer Case for Railcar Application

    Posted on September 12, 2018 by Ann McGirk in news.

    As any operator in the railcar industry will say, traction effort is the key to success for railcar alignment prior to transport. This is why the engineers at Rj Link International designed the D181 gearbox using a heavy duty high torque design. This includes a course type, and carburized high strength gearing system. In this […]

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  • Flexible Auxiliary Gearbox Drive for Dredging Application

    Posted on September 7, 2018 by Ann McGirk in news.

    A customer came to Rj Link Int. needing a solution to an existing gearbox that was more flexible, controllable, and robust to meet the vigorous requirements of their dredging application which was being used for river, pond, and coastal area projects. The lack of flexibility in the existing gearbox hampered the company’s ability to serve […]

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  • New Gleason P600/800 Hobbing Machine at Work

    Posted on September 5, 2018 by Ann McGirk in news.

    The P Series is the benchmark for universal gear manufacturing – it runs flawlessly in job shops. Different automation concepts for short load and unload times. Workpiece diameter, max. 600/800 mm Module, max. 16 mm Axial slide travel, max. 1000 mm

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  • Rj Link Welcomes Patty Russ as New Office/Purchasing Manager

    Posted on September 4, 2018 by Ann McGirk in news.

    Please join us in welcoming Patty to the Rj Link team.  Patty brings a strong skill set that includes 30 years of experience in accounting and purchasing.   Patty expressed, “I’m excited to be a part of the Rj Link team, and look forward to contributing to the company’s continued growth and success ”.   […]

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