Monthly Archives: May 2019

  • Using a Speed Reducer as a Speed Increaser

    Posted on May 30, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

    Speed reducers are widely available in a multitude of ratios and power ratings.  Under some limited conditions, speed increasers can also be used as speed reducers.  Some types of reducers cannot be used as increasers.  Many worm gear reducers and some cycloidal designs will not back drive as an increaser. In the more common case […]

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  • Gearbox Solution Increases Flexibility for Dredging Application

    Posted on May 29, 2019 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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  • Machining Large Bull Wheel Gears

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

    Rj Link is in the process of machining  large bull wheel gears that will go into a power cable pulling machine.  The turning process, which is the second operation, was just completed on a Mori Seiki SL-400, 1 turret lathe.  The 8620 barstock weighed 500 lbs prior to machining, and will be 398 lbs once […]

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  • Rj Link Gearboxes Built to Last

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

    It takes vision to provide a quality product. Rj Link International’s reputation is on the line with everything the customer delivers. That’s the assurance of a quality Gearbox manufacturer. Customers can’t afford failures. This means our products and services need to meet and exceed expectation the first time and every time – right down to the […]

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  • PTO Gearboxes for Agricultural Applications & More

    Posted on May 23, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

    Rj link has been heavily involved in designing gearboxes for agricultural PTO applications, such as augers, spreaders, manure pumps, etc. There has been an influx of requests for these types of gearboxes. In addition, flooding that occurs during the hurricane season increases the need for remote power systems and small submersible pumps that are used […]

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  • Custom Gearbox for Test Stand

    Compact Severe Duty Design Series

    Posted on May 22, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

    Rj Link International’s engineering team recently designed the D316 series severe duty gearbox for a test stand application.  This gearbox will have quite a bit of torque going through it, will run for long hours, and will potentially have some side pull on it.  This box was designed with an additional lube system to extend the life of the equipment.  Due […]

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  • Speed Increasers & Reducers for AG Equipment

    Posted on May 21, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

      Rj Link has been seeing quite a few requests come in for speed increasers and reducers for agricultural PTO applications. A recent request consisted of a customer wanting to run a pump off a tractor, while driving a generator off the back side of a gearbox.   Considerations: Space constraints Ratio desired: 1:2 Tractor […]

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  • Gearbox Evaluation Application Story – Rebuild vs. New Design

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

    Companies continue to reach out to Rj Link Int’s very experienced engineering team for gearbox evaluation to find out the extent of damage.  Rj Link helps them to make an educated decision as to whether a repair/rebuild, re-design or purchase of a new unit is the best solution.   This particular customer sent a gearbox to Rj Link that […]

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  • Increased Demand for Custom Gearbox Solutions

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

      Rj Link Int. has been seeing an increased demand for custom gearbox solutions in numerous industries.  As manufacturing is on the rise, more companies are moving forward with projects involving prototypes, as well as addressing needs for better solutions to existing equipment.   Why companies are turning to Rj Link: Provides customers with solutions for innovative & flexible design […]

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  • Custom is our Niche

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

    When you find yourself in a tight spot and are not quite sure where to go for a gearbox supplier, the first step is to understand what your needs are and what you want to achieve.  If suppliers offering commercial off-the-shelf gearboxes will not make special modifications to accommodate your system requirements, then you know […]

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