Press Release 2015

November 2015


Zero-Backlash Jaw Couplings for Optical Inspection Systems

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Zero-Backlash Jaw Couplings for Optical Inspection Systems

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.

October 2015


Ruland and Acorn form Partnership in UK Market

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Ruland and Acorn form Partnership in UK Market

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.

August 2015

Thin line shaft collars for encoders

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Thin Line Shaft Collars for Encoders

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.

June 2015


Bill Hewitson Named President of Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc.

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Bill Hewitson named President of Ruland Manufacturing Co., Inc.

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.

June 2015

Ruland disc couplings for semiconductor and solar equipment

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Ruland Disc Couplings for Semiconductors and Solar Equipment

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.

March 2015

Ruland Oldham Couplings for Printing Applications

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Ruland Oldham Coupling for Printing Applications

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.

February 2015


Ruland Clamp Style Shaft Collars for Medical Equipment

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Ruland Clamp Style Shaft Collars for Medical Equipment

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.

January 2015


Ruland Continues Support of <em>FIRST</em> Robotics with New Donation

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Ruland Celebrates 5 Years of Supporting FIRST Robotics

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.

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