Ruland Celebrates 5 Years of Supporting FIRST Robotics

Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc.
January 5, 2015

Marlborough, MA - 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.

Over the past year Ruland has developed a new line of shaft collars specifically designed for the hex shafting used on the robots drivetrain. The new hex bore shaft collars are available to teams through both the Kit of Parts and FIRST® Choice. Ruland believes strongly in education and is excited to help inspire a future generation of engineers.

FIRST® was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

Ruland was established in 1937  and has focused on carefully made shaft collars and couplings for the last 40 years. All Ruland products are manufactured in our Marlborough Massachusetts USA factory under strict controls using proprietary processes. Ruland's complete product line includes shaft collars, rigid couplings and five types of zero backlash couplings: beam, bellows, disc, jaw, and oldham.

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