Monthly Archives: August 2019

  • Rj Link Contract Machining

    Rj Link Contract Machining

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

    Rj Link busy running parts through the Bourn & Koch 36-6 CNC Gear Shaper & the Hofler Helix 400 SK gear grinding machine. Learn more:  Manufacturing Capabilities    Engineering Capabilities

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  • Airport Snowblower

    Rj Link Gearbox in Airport Snow Blower – Snow Wolf SB-1050

    Posted on August 26, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

      Rj Link played a key role in the collaboration success of this high speed snow blower, Snow Wolf SB-1050, built by Airport Technologies Inc. Designed to clear 7,500 tons per hour at 25 mph, casting 85 feet. Two engine machine that dedicates 1,050 HP to the Blower Head alone     Learn more

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  • Bull wheel gears

    Bull Wheel Gears Before & After

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

    Here’s a “before” and “after” look at some bull wheel gears that are getting ready for shipment.  The barstock weighed 500 lbs prior to machining, and are 398 lbs upon completion. The bull wheel gears will go into a power cable pulling machine.   Learn more about Rj Link’s Manufacturing Capabilities    

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  • Custom Gearbox Solutions for Retrofitting Equipment

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

     Retrofitting Equipment   Replacing older equipment can involve a high dollar investment, and that investment has been driving companies to look at retrofit options versus buying new. Rj Link Int. has been seeing increased activity in requests for custom gearbox solutions to retrofit existing equipment.   Customers are comparing the cost of purchasing new equipment versus […]

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  • PTO gearbox for rebuilt manure pump

    PTO Gearbox Solution for Manure Pump

    Posted on August 16, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

    Rj Link’s VP of Business Development, Terry McCormick, traveled out to rural Indiana this week to visit with Ben Pickens from Robeson Farm Services.  Ben had contacted Rj Link looking for a PTO gearbox to drive a manure pump that he was looking to rebuild.  Rj Link’s engineering team reviewed the requirements that were needed, […]

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  • Centrifugal pump

    Speed Reducer for Dredging Applications & More

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

    Features:  Flexible mounting connections, SAE bell housing with clutch, rubber block drive or flange connections.   Typical Applications:  Dredging, Air Drilling Reciprocating & Piston Booster Compressor   Specifications:  Ratio:  1.26:1 to 2.96 to 1 Max HP:  600 Input Speed (rpm):  1,800 Overall Size:  25 x 30 x 38  

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  • Product Line Upgrades to Rj Link High Output Drive

    Posted on August 14, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

    Rj Link Int. recently upgraded their heavy duty output gearboxes. This was proposed to several customers that are in the recycling industry.   The purpose for these types of machines is to recycle, and turn disposable debris into useful compost,  i.e. bark, dirt, rocks, stumps, trash, etc.   There has been an increase in demand for a small package gearbox […]

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  • Retrofit Gearboxes with Improved Performance Characteristics

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

    Rj Link Int. often sees requests come in for retrofit units from companies that are needing service components when designs are no longer available.  Some issues that might need to be addressed are leak and/or vibration issues, or there could be a need to increase speed and/or torque.  The footprint is important, as the input and […]

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  • Custom Gearbox Centrifugal Pump Application

    Posted on August 7, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

      Rj Link designed a custom gearbox for a centrifugal pump application.  Some of the features include a fabricated steel housing, various input and output shaft configurations, bell housing with clutch, rubber block drive or flange connections.    Specifications: Ratio:  1:1   to  1:3.25 Max HP:  650 Input Speed (rpm):  1,200 Overall Size:  34 x 36 […]

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  • Identifying Your Application’s Roadmap

    Posted on August 2, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

    It’s extremely important to specify an application’s roadmap during the development stage of a gearbox, which includes the environment the gearbox will be used in. Everything is theoretical when looking at temperatures, fluid, lubrication, horsepower, vibration and shock load. Unless you go out and do full life and endurance testing based on certain material and […]

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