Motion systems application examples: Shaft collars and where they work

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

By Mike Santora Shaft collars are part of nearly all types of moving machinery—including designs for mechanical, medical, aerospace, automotive and industrial industries. In electric-motor-driven designs, they’re most…

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Thin line shaft collars for encoders

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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…

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Disc couplings for semiconductor and solar equipment

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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…

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Oldham couplings for printing applications

Monday, May 4, 2015

Ruland manufactures zero-backlash Oldham couplings that accommodate high amounts of parallel misalignment with low bearing loads and are designed for reduced vibration at higher speeds. The three-piece design…

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Ruland Rigid Couplings

Rigid couplings for packaging applications

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ruland offers rigid couplings that are designed for packaging applications. They have precision honed bores, anti-vibration hardware, and opposing hardware on two-piece styles to ensure superior fit, alignment,…

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Ruland beam coupling on encoder shaft

Beam couplings for encoder feedback systems

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

P and MW Series beam couplings from Ruland Manufacturing Co. Inc., Marlborough, Mass., are designed specifically for encoder feedback systems. They offer high misalignment capabilities with low bearing…

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Zero Backlash Jaw Couplings from Ruland

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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…

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Ruland rigid coupling

Miniature couplings for medical applications

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

These miniature rigid couplings handle a variety of medical device applications, including test and measurement systems, imaging, patient positioning, and liquid handling such as chromatography. Rigid couplings are…

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Ruland oldham couplings

Oldham couplings: Not just for motion control applications

Friday, May 13, 2011

Oldham couplings 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…

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Ruland Beam and oldham on shaft

Backlash-free couplings for high-tech applications

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ruland manufactures a variety of components including oldham couplings and beam couplings. While both coupling types are backlash-free and feature misalignment capabilities, small performance differences make the choice of coupling critical depending on application parameters.

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