Marlborough, MA - Ruland zero-backlash jaw couplings have a balanced design, accommodate all forms of misalignment, and have high dampening capabilities making them an ideal fit for precision conveyors with frequent starts and stops. These conveyor applications are often found on equipment used in semiconductor, solar, optical inspection, and medical automation. Jaw couplings offer system designers a wide range of sizes and performance characteristics to fit their application requirements.
Marlborough, MA - Oldham couplings from Ruland are zero-backlash, have a balanced design, and high parallel misalignment capabilities, making them an ideal fit for screw driven actuator applications. The three-piece design allows designers to easily couple an actuator and motor that have keyed or keyless shafts with inch or metric bores.
Marlborough, MA - Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. is proud to sponsor the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition by donating a large assortment of shaft collars, rigid couplings, and motion control couplings. The FIRST Robotics Competition kicked off on Saturday January 7th, and challenges high-school students from around the world to design, build, and program a complex robot within six weeks. Teams compete with their robots in over 120 multi-day events worldwide – all leading up to the 2017 FIRST Championship on April 19-22 in Houston, TX and April 26-29 in St. Louis. Ruland believes strongly in education and is excited to help inspire a future generation of engineers.
Marlborough, MA - Ruland has expanded its line of rigid couplings to include metric sizes with step bores. This gives equipment manufacturers designing precision servo driven systems or shaft-to-shaft connections a wider range of standard in-stock products to choose from. The couplings are available in one- and two-piece clamp styles with or without keyways for superior fit and holding power.
Marlborough, MA - Ruland beam couplings are designed to couple stepper and servo motors to encoders, lead screws, and light duty actuators in a variety of industries. They are zero-backlash, have high torsional stiffness, accommodate all forms of misalignment and have a balanced design creating a highly accurate and flexible coupling.
Marlborough, MA - Ruland manufactures clamp style shaft collars with high holding power, fine finishes, and precise face to bore perpendicularity. They are commonly used for guiding, spacing, stopping, mounting, and component alignment on food processing, packaging, and handling equipment.
Marlborough, MA - Ruland oldham couplings are zero-backlash, have a balanced design, accommodate large parallel misalignment, and are highly versatile making them an ideal fit for precise positioning and general industrial conveyor systems. They also facilitate easy disassembly of rollers to allow for cleaning, replacement, and general maintenance.
Marlborough, MA - Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. is proud to sponsor the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition by donating a large assortment of shaft collars, rigid couplings, and motion control couplings. The FIRST Robotics Competition kicked off on Saturday January 9th, and challenges high-school students from around the world to design, build, and program a complex robot within six weeks. Teams compete with their robots over 120 multi-day events worldwide – all leading up to the 2016 FIRST Championship at the Edward Jones Dome, April 27-30 in St. Louis. Ruland believes strongly in education and is excited to help inspire a future generation of engineers.
Stop-and-go optical inspection systems often have aggressive acceleration/deceleration profiles that generate vibration and high torque values. The dampening characteristics of Ruland zero-backlash jaw couplings reduce settling time and shock loads resulting in more accurate system performance and decreased component wear.
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. has entered into a distribution agreement with Acorn Industrial Services Limited, a UK-based provider of power transmission products, to supply Ruland shaft collars and couplings to the UK market.
Encoders often require a custom shaft collar to meet their size and performance requirements. Ruland has designed thin line shaft collars with a narrow profile and reduced weight to meet the requirements of encoder applications in a standard product line.
Bill Hewitson has been promoted to President of Ruland Manufacturing after serving as Vice President of Operations for the previous eight years. He is the third president in the company’s history and succeeds Bob Ruland who will continue to oversee the company as Chairman.
Semiconductor and solar equipment such as wafer handlers, bonders and screen printers often require rapid movements over short increments to precisely position wafers, chips or panels. Disc couplings from Ruland are torsionally stiff, operate with zero-backlash and have a balanced design, making them an excellent choice for these highly accurate systems with speeds of up to 10,000 rpm.
Ruland manufactures zero-backlash oldham couplings that accommodate high amounts of parallel misalignment with low bearing loads and have a balanced design for reduced vibration at higher speeds. Print equipment manufacturers benefit from the combination of flexibility and accuracy of motion. The three-piece design allows for in place servicing without machine disassembly, a useful feature for removing or changing out rollers.
Ruland clamp style shaft collars are manufactured from select materials with fine finishes, high holding power, and a precise face to bore relationship making them ideal for the demands of medical equipment. They are commonly used for guiding, spacing, stopping, and component alignment. Medical equipment manufacturers benefit from the tightly controlled face to bore perpendicularity of Ruland shaft collars (TIR of ≤ .002" or .05mm) which is critical when the collar is used as a load-bearing face or for aligning components such as bearings or gears.
Ruland celebrates 5 years of supporting FIRST Robotics with a large donation of shaft collars, rigid couplings, and motion control couplings to the 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition. Ruland’s shaft collars and couplings are given to teams of high school students who have six weeks to design, program, and build a complex robot. The competition kicks off on Saturday January 3rd, and culminates in St. Louis, MO with the FIRST Robotics Championship from April 22-25, 2014.
Ruland now offers bellows and disc couplings with keyways as standard stock items. Keyways increase torque capacity by creating a positive drive while ensuring precise hub positioning. Bellows and disc couplings from Ruland have a balanced design reducing vibration at high RPM and are ideal for highly accurate positioning systems in industries such as semiconductor, solar, printing, packaging, and medical.
Ruland beam couplings are zero backlash, have high torsional stiffness and accommodate misalignment making them well suited for encoder, tachometer, and light duty power transmission applications commonly found in medical equipment. They offer low inertia, light bearing loads, and a balanced design for reduced vibration at higher speeds.
Ruland offers rigid couplings that are designed for the demanding needs of packaging applications. They have precision honed bores, anti-vibration hardware, and opposing hardware on two-piece styles to ensure superior fit, alignment, and holding power. Rigid couplings from Ruland are available in a wide variety of sizes, styles, and materials to suit the needs of packaging applications such as case erectors, cartoners, baggers, web converters, and form, fill, seal equipment.
Ruland has developed thin line shaft collars for use in applications with outer diameter, width or weight limitations. Thin line shaft collars function as clamps, positioners, guides, spacers, and stops in a smaller profile than traditional collars. Designed for applications with space and weight restrictions in industries such as packaging, printing, medical and food, they are particularly suitable for split hub componentry such as encoders. Two-piece styles have a balanced design for higher RPM applications.
Ruland has developed an IP69K rated patent pending hygienic clamping assembly to help protect food processing, medical and other types of equipment from bacteria buildup. Traditional clamping components such as shaft collars have hot spots such as screw pockets, saw cuts, and surface imperfections where bacteria can grow and spread within the system. These hot spots are not always accessible and are very difficult to clean. Hygienic clamping assemblies provide a smooth uninterrupted surface that can be cleaned in place, making them a safer and more cost effective alternative to traditional shaft collars.
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. is continuing its support of FIRST by donating a variety of shaft collars, rigid couplings, and motion control couplings to the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition. Ruland’s shaft collars and couplings are given to teams of high school students who have six weeks to design, program, and build a complex robot. The competition kicks off on Saturday January 4th, and culminates in St. Louis, MO with the FIRST Robotics Championship from April 24-26, 2014.
Ruland manufactures bellows couplings with high torsional stiffness that can accommodate all forms of misalignment and are well suited for large format printers, 3-D printers, offset printers, web converting equipment, and print finishing equipment.
Ruland manufactures 303 and 316 stainless steel shaft collars to meet the demanding needs of marine and subsea applications that are exposed to the harsh ocean environment. Applications found in AUVs, ROVs, seismic activity detection, tidal power and deep sea drilling equipment benefit from superior fit, finish, and holding power offered by Ruland shaft collars.
Patent pending hygienic clamping assemblies from Ruland help protect hygienic equipment from bacterial contamination. Hygienic clamping assemblies feature a patent pending assembly containing a type 303 stainless steel shaft collar, a two-piece housing made from FDA compliant materials, and three O-rings with NSF H1 registered lubricant. Applications in the food processing, packaging, and medical industries benefit from the reduced risk of bacterial growth.
Ruland manufactures beam couplings designed specifically for encoder feedback systems. P- and MW-Series beam couplings offer high misalignment capabilities with low bearing loads. Machined from a single piece of aluminum or stainless steel, these couplings feature two sets of two spiral cuts for increased torsional rigidity, accuracy, and repeatability compared to single beam couplings.
Ruland has developed a new shaft collar for high pressure washdown applications. Hygienic clamping assemblies are a patent pending design containing a 303 stainless steel shaft collar, male and female shrouds made from FDA compliant materials, and three O-rings with FDA compliant lubrication. They are ideally suited for highly corrosive washdown applications found in food processing, packaging, and medical industries.
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. has expanded its quick clamping shaft collar line to accommodate sizes up to 3 inches and 75 mm. They are designed for light duty stationary or low-RPM applications that require quick positioning adjustments or frequent set up changes where the use of tools is not practical.
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. is again proud to sponsor the 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition by donating a variety of shaft collars, rigid couplings, and motion control couplings. For the first time Ruland will make parts available to the FIRST Choice program allowing teams to select a wider variety of products that will better suit their robot. The FIRST Robotics Competition gives high school students six weeks to design, program, and build a complex robot. The competition kicked off on Saturday January 5th, and culminates in St. Louis, MO with the FIRST Robotics Championship from April 24-27, 2013. Ruland believes strongly in education and is excited to help inspire a future generation of engineers.
Ruland manufactures a diverse line of servo couplings to provide solutions for applications such as stepper/servo systems, linear actuators, ball screws, lead screws, encoders, and valve actuation. Industries including medical, printing, packaging, machine tools, linear motion, semiconductor, and solar benefit from having a variety of couplings to choose from. Each application has performance requirements that must be met for the system to function properly. Understanding the different characteristics of each coupling is critical when making a selection.
Shaft collars are one of the most versatile machine components with a variety of uses including positioning, guiding, stopping, clamping, and spacing. To overcome common problems with set screw shaft collars, Ruland offers one-piece, two-piece, and quick clamp style shaft collars.
Ruland offers zero backlash jaw couplings for the demanding requirements of start and stop machine vision systems used in industries such as semiconductor, medical, solar, and packaging. The dampening characteristics of Ruland's jaw couplings reduce settling time and shock loads, making them ideal for these environments.
Bellows couplings from Ruland offer a high degree of accuracy and repeatability for renewable solar energy applications including test and measurement, wafer handling, panel processing, and vision systems for photovoltaic and concentrated photovoltaic cells, panel, and thin-film production equipment.
Ruland offers both single and double disc style couplings for highly accurate systems found in industries such as test and measurement, medical, semiconductor, solar, and liquid handling. Disc couplings have low inertia and are torsionally stiff making them suitable for precise zero backlash systems with speeds up to 10,000 rpm.
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. is again proud to sponsor the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition by donating a variety of shaft collars and rigid couplings. The FIRST Robotics Competition gives high school students six weeks to design, program, and build a complex robot. The competition kicked off on Saturday January 8th, and culminates in St. Louis, MO with the FIRST Robotics Championship from April 25-28, 2012. Ruland believes strongly in education and is excited to help inspire a future generation of engineers.
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. has expanded its line of shaft collars to include a full metric range for heavy duty applications. Designed for the large shafts used in steel, process, and other heavy industries, these shaft collars feature a 32 mm width and DIN12.9 M12 socket head cap screws for high holding power.
Ruland offers miniature rigid couplings for a wide variety of medical devices. Common applications include test and measurement systems, imaging, patient positioning, and liquid handling such as chromatography.
Ruland has recently developed and manufactures quick-clamping shaft collars. These new shaft collars are uniquely designed with a low-profile integral clamping lever, in contrast to the typical approach of employing separate single or double tangential screws. The collars are ideally suited for quick positioning adjustments in light duty stationary or low-rpm rotating shaft applications.
Oldham couplings from Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. are typically used in motion control applications where zero backlash performance is required. However, these couplings are increasingly used as an alternative to straight jaw couplings on general industrial equipment.
For high technology applications such as test and measurement, inspection, semi-conductor, solar panel production equipment as well as medical devices, Ruland manufactures a variety of components including oldham couplings and beam couplings.
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. is proud to sponsor the 2011 FIRST® Robotics Competition by donating an assortment of shaft collars. The FIRST® Robotics Competition challenges high-school students from around the world to design, build, and program a complex robot in just six weeks time.
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. offers a full range of shaft collars with controlled face tolerance and high holding power. Shaft collars can be used on a variety of equipment including motors, gearboxes, linear actuators, packaging equipment, printing presses, medical devices, and precision instruments.
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. has entered into an agreement with RotoPrecision Inc., a Canadian-based provider of precision mechanical and power transmission components, to become Ruland's master distributor in Canada for Ruland's complete product range of shaft collars and couplings.
With continued rapid growth in the use of renewable energies, Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. offers a selection of shaft collars and couplings for use in solar power generation installations. The shaft collars and couplings are specifically designed for harsh environments. They deliver high performance and long service intervals in residential, commercial and small-scale solar power generation facilities.
Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc. offers bellows couplings for highly accurate performance in motion control applications. Bellows couplings combine stainless steel bellows and aluminium hubs. The combination of aluminium hubs with the bellows results in an extremely lightweight, low inertia coupling.