Author Archives: Ann McGirk

  • New Standard PTO Gearbox

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

      Rj Link’s new standard PTO gearbox is ideal for agricultural applications and more.  The gearbox is available as a 1:1 thru 4:1 speed reducer and 1:1 thru 1:4 speed increaser.  Design features include cast aluminum, helical gears hardened with ground teeth, taper roller bearings, modular mounting.  Other options include a lube pump, cooler, bell […]

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  • Gearbox for Off-Road Vehicle Application

    Posted on June 11, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

    Rj Link’s engineering team is working with a company out of South Africa that was having trouble finding a gearbox that could transmit power and torque in a dual output application. Although the customer had found alternatives that were available in a traditional right angle gearbox, the correct interface was not available. Specific shaft ends […]

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  • Specialty Machining Hobbing a 20″ Gear

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

    Rj Link’s Gleason P600/800 hobbing machine is being used to hob this 20″ gear.   The addition of the Gleason machine has greatly enhanced Rj Link’s manufacturing capabilities.  Rj Link has the capability to hob parts up to 1 meter diameter, 2.5 DP.   Learn more:  Manufacturing Capabilities

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  • Broaching, Hobbing, Gear Grinding & More

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

    Rj Link’s manufacturing capabilities range from single piece prototype development to volume precision machining. We manufacture components and assemblies from a variety of raw materials including bar stock, plate stock, forgings and castings. We work with a variety of customer supplied materials including proprietary castings, specialty tubing and unique forgings. We can also provide additional […]

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  • Custom Gearbox Reduction Unit

    Posted on June 6, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

    This Rj Link gearbox/clutch assembly is used in an Airport Snowblower application.  The gearbox is custom designed to integrate with a hydraulic clutch.  Precision ground gears provide increased capacity to meet unique operating conditions and a rigorous duty cycle.   Specifications: Ratios:  7.14:1 Horsepower: 1,050 HP Center distance:  34.5 Overall Size:  65″H x 31″W x […]

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  • Rj Link 20,000+ Hours No Failure Gearbox

    Posted on June 5, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

    Orteq Energy Technologies located in Gainesville, TX has been a long time valued customer of Rj Link International’s. Orteq manufactures and services oilfield equipment used in oilfield applications such as well stimulation, hydraulic fracturing, cementing, and water transfer.   The relationship between the two companies began with the purchase of Rj Link gearboxes for Orteq’s […]

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  • Lunch Provided by Alro Steel

    Posted on June 4, 2019 by Ann McGirk in news.

    The Rj Link team sends a big thank you to Alro Steel for the lunch that they provided today!  Alro Steel is a distributor of metals, industrial supplies and plastics.  Rj Link has appreciated the timely and reliable service that Alro has provided throughout the years.  The lunch was a great way to kick off […]

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  • Helical Gearing Pumping Units

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

    Why are helical gears a suitable alternative, and a basis to several of the pumping technologies? One reason is due to the cavity that’s formed with the gear mesh as it rotates within the housing, and the way the media is trapped between the gear mesh. One of the big advantages of a helical gear […]

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  • 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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