Yearly Archives: 2019

  • Planetary Gear Drives

    Posted on July 15, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

    Rj Link Int. has been engaged in compact high speed planetary designs. These designs have high power-density ratios, with several having high ratios, high torque and high speed requirements. Some of the applications have been focused in the agricultural, pumping, specialty vehicle types of markets.   Considerations: Proper spacing of the rotating members Type of […]

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  • Inside Look at Reduction Gearbox Used for Hydraulic Fracturing Operations

    Posted on July 10, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

    This is the internal assembly of a large unit gearbox that will be used for hydraulic fracturing and heavy pumping conditions.  This gearbox was designed with helical overlap ratio to accommodate for floating of the pinion and output gears.  This allows us to have full contact in the gear meshing during operation, and helps to distribute the load.   Other reasons for doing this […]

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  • Rj Link Supporting RVC/NIU Engineering Internship Program

    Posted on July 9, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

    Rj Link is playing a key role in helping to support Northern Illinois University’s top-ranked engineering program that has been brought to Rockford.   NIU Engineering @ RVC allows local students to earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology without leaving the RVC campus.  Rj Link is a corporate sponsor that has set up an […]

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  • Gearboxes for Test Stand Applications – Endurance Testing

    Posted on July 8, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

    Rj Link Int. continues to work on projects for test stand applications. When looking at these types of applications, there is usually a high torque and a high reliability requirement. Rotation tends to be one way, and on the opposite side another way.   Endurance testing for the life of the test parts is what’s involved […]

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  • Let’s Gear Up!

    Posted on July 3, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

    Rj Link is a leader in engineering and manufacturing custom gearing solutions for any market that needs strong reliable gears. We have 75+ years of engineering expertise to manufacture, maintain, repair, and replace gear drives with components that will outlast the competition.   •GEARS – We design, engineer, & re-manufacture gearing. •REBUILDS & REPAIR – […]

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  • How to Select a Gearbox

    Posted on July 1, 2019 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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  • Gearbox Evaluations – Repair/Rebuild Versus New

    Posted on June 28, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

    Companies continue to reach out to Rj Link’s engineering team for gearbox evaluations to find out the extent of damage.  Rj Link helps the customer to make an educated decision as to whether a repair/rebuild, re-design or purchase of a new unit is the best solution.   Two different companies recently sent in gearboxes to Rj Link […]

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  • Custom Gearbox Design Solutions

    Posted on June 24, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

    Rj Link has gearbox designs ranging from 40 hp to 1200 hp in a variety of models with Input and output speeds up to 12,000 rpm’s. Rj Link is not a commodity off the shelf gearbox manufacturer. We build the gearbox that the other guys don’t stock, or don’t want to build.

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  • Product Enhancement – D201 Gearbox

    Posted on June 20, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

    Rj Link Gearbox Product Enhancement Rj Link’s new product enhancement of the D201 gearbox is an evolution from the D101 design.  The input and output shafts, including many of the other parameters, remain the same.  The enhancements that were made internally has made this gearbox a much more versatile unit.   Additional Enhancements: Increased load carrying capacity Increased speed- 125-200 hp range Increased […]

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  • Small Package Gear Drives with High Output

    Posted on June 18, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

    Rj Link International continues to see an increasing customer demand requiring 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. Our Application/Engineering team with 75+ […]

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