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Shaft Collars as Mechanical Stops

Shaft Collars as Mechanical Stops

Introduction:

Shaft collars from Ruland are commonly used as mechanical stops on cylinders and actuators where precise control of motion is critical. They have tightly controlled face to bore perpendicularity for increased performance in impact applications. Fastening hardware tests above industry standards for maximum torque capabilities and holding power.

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Disc Couplings for Semiconductor and Solar Equipment

Disc Couplings for Semiconductor and Solar Equipment

Introduction:

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.

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Motion Control Couplings with Inch to Metric Bores

Motion Control Couplings with Inch to Metric Bores

Introduction:

Motion systems often utilize a metric servo or stepper motor driving an inch ball screw, lead screw, or encoder. Coupling selection is a difficult task which becomes more challenging when inch to metric bore combinations are needed. Ruland now offers motion control couplings with inch to metric bores from stock to allow engineers to select the style that best fits their application.

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Clamp Style Shaft Collars for Medical Equipment

Clamp Style Shaft Collars for Medical Equipment

Introduction:

Clamp style shaft collars from Ruland are commonly used as guides, spacers, and stops or for 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.

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Rigid Couplings for Packaging Applications

Rigid Couplings for Packaging Applications

Introduction:

Need a rigid coupling for a packaging application? Ruland manufactures rigid couplings with precision honed bores, anti-vibration hardware, and opposing hardware on two-piece styles to ensure superior fit, alignment, and holding power in packaging applications such as case erectors, cartoners, baggers, web converters, and form, fill, seal equipment.

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Oldham Couplings for Printing Applications

Oldham Couplings for Printing Applications

Introduction:

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.

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Beam coupling for medical applications

Beam Couplings for Medical Applications

Introduction:

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 are designed to ensure low bearing loads and balancing for reduced vibration at higher speeds.

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Oldham couplings for semiconductor applications

Oldham Couplings for Semiconductor Applications

Introduction:

Need a zero-backlash coupling that can accommodate high amounts of parallel misalignment while maintaining the accuracy needed for semiconductor equipment? Ruland manufactures oldham couplings for semiconductor applications including test, measurement, wafer handling, etching, grinding, and pick and place equipment.

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Thine Line Shaft Collars

New from Ruland: Thin Line Shaft Collars

Introduction:

Have an application with outer diameter, width, or weight limitations? Ruland thin line shaft collars are designed for applications with these restrictions in industries such as packaging, printing, medical, and food, they are particularly suitable for split hub componentry such as encoders.

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IP69K Rated Hygienic Clamping Assembly

IP69K Rated Hygienic Clamping Assembly

Introduction:

Have an application with a shaft collar that is difficult to clean? Ruland’s patent pending hygienic clamping assembly is IP69K rated and helps protect food processing, medical and other types of equipment from excess bacteria growth by shielding them from traditional shaft collar hot spots.

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Bellows Couplings for Printing Applications

Bellows Couplings for Printing Applications

Introduction:

Have a printing application that requires a torsionally rigid coupling that can accommodate misalignment? Ruland bellows couplings have high stiffness and are well suited for large format printers, 3-D printers, offset printers, web converting equipment, and print finishing equipment.

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Hygienic Shaft Collars for Medical Equipment

Hygienic Shaft Collars for Medical Equipment

Introduction:

Need a hygienic shaft collar that helps protect medical equipment from excess bacteria buildup? Ruland offers 303 and 316 stainless steel shaft collars as well as patent pending washdown shaft collars to meet the varying levels of bacteria protection necessary in medical equipment such as cell and blood analyzers, microscopy, chromatography, pipetting, diagnostic imaging and patient positioning.

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Shaft Collars for Marine Environments

Shaft Collars for Marine and Subsea Applications

Introduction:

Need a shaft collar with corrosion resistance for a marine application? Ruland offers 303 and 316 stainless steel shaft collars to meet the demanding needs of marine applications such as AUVs, ROVs, seismic activity detection, tidal power, oceanographic monitoring, and deep sea drilling.

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Quick Release Shaft Collar

New from Ruland: Expanded Range of Quick Clamping Shaft Collars

Introduction:

Need a precision shaft collar that can be easily repositioned? Quick clamping shaft collars from Ruland can be easily removed or repositioned without the use of tools. Bore sizes up to 3” and 75mm are now available.

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Shaft collars for food processing applications

New from Ruland: Hygienic Clamping Assemblies

Introduction:

Need to use a shaft collar on food processing, medical, or other equipment that requires high pressure cleaning? Ruland’s patent pending washdown shaft collar functions like a clamp-style collar while its smooth, water tight surface protects against bacteria growth.

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Beam Couplings for encoders

Beam Couplings for Encoder Feedback Systems

Introduction:

Ruland manufactures beam couplings designed specifically for encoder feedback systems. These couplings offer high misalignment capabilities with low bearing loads and are torsionally stiffer than single beam couplings allowing for greater accuracy and repeatability.

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Heavy Duty Shaft Collar

Large Bore Shaft Collars for Heavy Duty Applications

Introduction:

Ruland Manufacturing offers large bore shaft collars for heavy industries such as oil and gas, sand and gravel, paper, water treatment, off-highway equipment, and steel. The two-piece design allows for simple installation or disassembly without the need to remove adjacent components.

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Servo Couplings for medical applications

Servo Couplings for Medical Applications

Introduction:

Ruland manufactures a diverse line of servo couplings to provide solutions for medical applications such as test and measurement, imaging, patient positioning, pharmaceutical, and liquid handling such as chromatography and drug discovery.

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Backlash-Free Couplings for High-Tech Applications

Backlash-Free Couplings for High-Tech Applications

Introduction:

For high technology applications such as test and measurement, inspection, liquid handling, semi-conductor, solar panel production equipment, print and packaging automation as well as medical devices, Ruland manufactures a variety of components including oldham couplings and beam couplings.

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Improve Efficiency with Quick Clamping Shaft Collars

Improve Efficiency with Quick Clamping Shaft Collars

Introduction:

Quick clamping shaft collars are designed to deliver speed and flexibility while reducing down time. The low profile handle sits flush with the outside diameter allowing the shaft collar to be installed by hand without the need for tools. They are ideal for light duty or low-rpm applications that require frequent setup changes or adjustments.

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Rigid Couplings for Medical Applications

Rigid Couplings for Medical Applications

Introduction:

Ruland offers rigid couplings for a wide variety of medical applications including test and measurement, imaging, patient positioning, and liquid handling such as chromatography and drug discovery.

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Zero Backlash Jaw Couplings for Machine Vision Systems

Zero Backlash Jaw Couplings for Machine Vision Systems

Introduction:

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.

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