Author Archives: Ann McGirk

  • 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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  • Output Gear on Shaper

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

    Output gear on Rj Link’s Bourn & Koch remanufactured Fellows Gear Shaper.   Fanuc CNC control cutter head relieving 30-200 strokes per minutes.   36” dia, 6” max gear face, 3.5 DP   Learn more :  Manufacturing Capabilities  

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  • Rj Link Custom Gearboxes in Booster Pump Applications

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

    These Rj Link gearboxes are being used in Booster Pump applications, and are used to increase or decrease speed, pressure, flow, etc. When using booster pumps, the idea is to build enough pressure in the system, and to get to a certain PSI range to get the pump to actuate. These can be stationary or […]

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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 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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  • 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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  • Custom Gearbox Design Process

    Posted on August 12, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

      Some of the unique features that are reviewed in the Rj Link process: Advanced design methodology for custom gearboxes Improved surface finish with formed tooth grinding & dressable wheels Material cleanliness Housing is designed for rotor stability and noise reduction Superior bearing design Customer interface with 3D design technology Gearing system is designed using FEA capabilities […]

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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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