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Safety in Handling for Heavy Plant & Injection Moulding Tools

tool-mover new

Anyone in the industry knows the dangers of handling and turning heavy and awkward plant and injection moulding tools. Without the correct equipment, expensive tools can be damaged, resulting in tools having to be written off and the cost of damages to the business.

Not only is there an apparent threat to damaged tools, the danger to the operator handling heavy equipment is multiplied if the correct equipment is not used. Help ensure your operators safety and reduce the chance of damages to tools by using the RUD Tool-Mover. Read more…

RUD Chains Ltd New Innovation Sideflex at Hillhead 2014

Hillhead 2014 will see RUD Chains Ltd displaying its advanced tyre-protection chains and latest innovative Sideflex solution, which is an inventive and robust device that offers a practical solution to the ever-present challenge of sidewall damage to dumptruck tyres. Also on show from the company will be a range of complete conveyor systems for bucket elevators, scraper conveyors, drag chain conveyors, screw conveyors and apron feeders. Visit RUD at stand W6 for more information. Read more…

RUD Tool Mover

Anyone in the industry knows the dangers of handling and turning heavy and awkward plant and injection moulding tools. Without the correct equipment, expensive tools can be damaged, resulting in tools having to be written off and the cost of damages to the business. Read more…

RUD ABA Weldable Load Ring – Ultimate Safety in Lifting

Check damage & wear with the innovativeRUD patented wear marking indicator:

RUD offer an extensive range of lifting and lashing applications whichincludes both welded and threaded types, covering a working load capacity rangefrom 0.6 to 200 tonne. Offering over 270 different tested and certifiedlifting/lashing points, 210 of which are for bolting and 60 for welding.

Anyone inthe industry knows how important safety is when lifting and moving heavy loads.RUD, a market leader for providing safe lifting products has introduced the ABAload ring to its range.

The RUD ABA load ringis forged out of the high strength material CrNiMo, quenched and tempered andsurfaced in phosphate for improved material strength and wear resistance. TheABA is loadable in any direction, operational to temperatures as low as -40degrees and has a safety factor of 4:1.

The ABA providesthe ability to check the load ring for damage and wear, via theinnovative patented wear marking on both the inside and outside of thebody of the load ring. The ABA therefore offers a distinct safety benefit overother load rings.

The patented wear marksallows the user to know if there is more than 10% wear on the item, more than10% wear on a lifting point means the item must be removed from service.Therefore, offering an ultimate safety factor.

The wear marks serve as adual function because they also show the angle of the sling or attachment pointrelative to the ABA.

Asone of the world’s largest manufacturers of lifting and lashing applicationscombined with their extensive range of products and knowledge in the market,RUD are continually innovating and developing their extensive product range tostay at the forefront of their customers’ demands.

For moreinformation call 01227 276 611: email Katie.crane@rud.co.uk orvisit us at www.rud.co.uk

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RUD Load ring Bolted – VLBG

Can be turned 360°

RUD offer an extensive range of lifting and lashing applications which includes both welded and threaded types, covering a working load capacity range from 0.6 to 200 tonne. Offering over 270 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points, 210 of which are for bolting and 60 for welding. RUD is ISO 9001 certified and renowned for their expertise in heat treatment methods – delivering high performance chain products to suit the most demanding applications.
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Lifting Points for Bolting – STARPOINT VRS

Known as the STAR among eye bolts due to its distinctive advantages

Anyone in the industry knows how important safety is when lifting and moving heavy loads. Many manufacturing companies are unaware that the direction of the pull can have a major impact on the working load limit of the standard eyebolt, creating a safety breach. The solution to this is to use an appropriate lifting point that can adjust to the direction of the pull to allow full engagement of the bolt, resulting in a safe lift.

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Lifting Points for Bolting – Ultimate Safety in Lifting with the RUD PowerPoint Star

RUD offer an extensive range of lifting and lashing applications which includes both welded and threaded types, covering a working load capacity range from 0.6 to 200 tonne. Offering over 270 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points, 210 of which are for bolting and 60 for welding.
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Sideflex, Protect your tyres with Erlau’s ground breaking sidewall protection device

Erlau AG founded in 1828 in Aalen is a subsidiary of the RUD Group and a leading manufacturer and supplier of tyre protection chains and outdoor furniture.

Sideflex is one of Erlau’s latest innovations, providing a cost-effective solution to the very well-known problem of sidewall damage to expensive and valuable dumptruck tyres, for construction and mining equipment in particular earthmoving machines. Click here to read more

RUD Chains Ltd One of the First Manufacturers to embed their products with RFID Chips

RUD Chains, latest revolutionary innovation, RFID technology has been specifically desiged to track and identify applications quickly and effortlessly making inspections and documentation of products a quick and easy process, leaving dated time consuming, manual documentation behind. RUD are one of the first manufacturers to offer the RFID chip embedded into their products and were finalists in the British Construction Industry Awards last year for their RFID technology. Click here to read more

Ultimate safety with the RUD Tool-Mover manipulation device for safe handling

The innovative Tool – Mover is one of RUD’s latest innovations, a manipulation device for the safe turning and tilting of heavy and awkward plant items such as plastic injection moulding tools.

The Tool-Mover offers many optimal safety features due to its innovative product benefits. It turns the load at the centre of gravity which means that the load is turned very smoothly and securely. The Tool-Mover is equipped with a frequency controlled drive which ensures an even and smooth drive from start to finish, and it can be stopped in any position securely even if power to the unit is cut.

Handling and turning of heavy injection moulding tools can be a dangerous job without the right equipment causing risk to the operators and damage to the costly tools if they are not turned effectively. The Tool-Mover offers many safety and handling advantages ensuring that the handling and tilting of heavy and sensitive injection moulding tools are moved safely and securely therefore reducing costs due to damaged tools and improving the safety of the operator.

The Tool-Mover is easy to use and position as it does not need to be bolted to the floor, it can be moved to locations in a facility by a crane or fork lift/pallet truck. It is able to turn injection moulding tools with a weight starting from 6.3 tonnes, to 10t, 16t, 20t to our largest 32tonnes.

Tools can easily be cleaned on the table due to its low platform height. The Tool-Mover is covered with polyurethane plates which help to preserve the tools. Providing standard and tailored solutions to meet even the most demanding environments, RUD help to deliver applications that are catered to your requirements and project aims.

RUD Chains Ltd is a leading manufacturer of high quality round steel chains and components for applications in mechanical engineering, hoisting, conveying and drive systems. With over 140 years of expertise to draw upon, you can be confident in the standard of RUD products.

For more information please call 01227 276 611 Email: Katie.crane@rud.co.uk or visit www.rud.co.uk

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RUD Chains Ltd leading manufacturer & supplier of lifting applications to the MOD

RUD Chains Ltd, a division of the RUD Group are experts in providing standard and specialist applications for the Armed Forces Worldwide ranging from lifting and load securing equipment to snow and traction chains.

Continuous research and development by the RUD group have enabled them not only to produce products meeting the highest expectations, but also meeting high quality standards. Experience, diligence, ambition and passion are the virtues RUD manifest in order to remain the best. RUD is ISO 9001 certified and is renowned for its expertise in heat treatment methods – delivering high performance chain products to suit the most demanding military applications.
As a leading manufacturer of lifting devices RUD are proud to offer remarkable products for both standard and specialist solutions. Their chain technology enhances system weight, less transport space is needed due to flexible modular systems and most importantly their equipment is easy and safe to use due to the ergonomic design.

RUD’s robust lifting devices work under harsh conditions up to – 60°C meaning work can always be done. All their components are marked with a tracking code (optional available with RFID). Their lifting applications offer a unique overload indicator which deforms before the lifting device becomes damaged offering an ultimate safety factor.

Safety is vital with RUD which is why all their products are produced to offer top quality and innovative designs. All lifting hooks are made with forged safety latches and the WLL (working load limit) is never reduced with the use of RUD shortening devices.

RUD Military Technology is meeting the specific needs of the world’s defense forces through high quality products, an innovative approach and unrivalled industry knowledge and experience.

RUD Delivering high performance chain products to suit the most demanding military applications.

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Introducing the VLBS-U-LT 2.5t – welded load ring for temperatures as low as – 45°C

RUD Chains Ltd is a leading manufacturer of chain systems and components including lifting and lashing applications that guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. Offering over 270 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points, 210 of which are for bolting and 60 for welding.

RUD have standard and tailored applications to meet even the most demanding project requirements. Working across many industries from offshore, construction to the MOD to name a few, RUD applications can be used in a wide variety of working environments.

The VLBS-U-LT 2,5t welded load ring, one of RUD’s latest innovations offers a major distinctive feature operating to temperatures as low as – 45°C perfect for many offshore, arctic offshore, specialised construction projects to Military applications and many more.

The VLBS-U-LT holds many similarities to that of the VLBS but offers the extra advantage that it can operate to temperatures as low as – 45°C. The VLBS has an increased working load limit of 50% more than the LBS. The optimized support shape at the suspension ring enables a strong support at loads 90° to the plane of the eye and the load bracket can be tilted by 180°.

Due to inside positioned patented distance supporting lugs it offers enhanced support to the VLBS-U-LT, is 100 % electromagnetic crack detected, offers simple and easy weld assembly and has been charpy impact tested ≥ 27 Joule at -45°C (certified to 3.1material certificate).

RUD provide standard and tailored solutions to meet even the most demanding environments, helping to deliver applications that are catered to specific requirements, project aims and environments. Top quality products combined with technological innovations and experience makes RUD a top choice for all your lifting requirements.

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RUD Chains Ltd know the importance of being social, do you?

In our ever changing, fast paced online world we now live in it is important to understand the significance of being social. With staggering facts such as ‘43% of people aged 20-29 spend more than 10 hours a week on social media sites’ or ‘If Facebook were a country it would be the world’s 4th largest between the United States and Indonesia’. It is easy to see the direction online activity is taking for businesses as well as individuals ‘25% of search results for the World’s Top 20 largest brands are links to user-generated content’. (Forbes.com) (Socialnomics)

RUD Chains Ltd, a leading manufacturer of round steel chains who produce top quality chain components and systems for a wide variety of markets and applications know the importance of being social. RUD have over 140 years in the market but also realise the ever changing needs and requirements of the modern online customer.

Working across a wide range of industries from offshore, construction to military to name a few combined with a large product portfolio communicating relevant product news, updates and useful information to these industries is vital.

RUD Chains have set up a dedicated social zone for their customers and followers so that they can communicate all their latest news from one place, they can view the latest product entries on the blog, view new product videos, see relevant exhibition information and much more.

As well as RUD’s social zone they have created a dedicated lifting and lashing product zone. RUD offer over 270 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points, 210 of which are for bolting and 60 for welding; playing a key role in RUD’s product portfolio it was an obvious step to take says RUD Chains Marketing Manager.

RUD endeavour to offer a high level of communication to their lifting applications customers with the new product zone, there you can find dedicated product pdf’s with images and all the latest specific product news. It offers customers an easy to use platform where they can access all RUD’s social media sites, product information, contact details and more.

RUD is ISO 9001 certified and is renowned for its expertise in heat treatment methods – delivering high performance chain products to suit the most demanding applications. Retaining an impressive product portfolio, they have earned their global reputation as a leading manufacturer of high quality round steel link chains and associated components working across a vast array of industries.

From conveyor and drive systems to hoist chains, MOD applications, snow chains to tyre protection chains the RUD product portfolio is vast. Offering standard and tailored solutions to meet even the most demanding applications, you can rest assured with the quality and expertise of RUD.

Know the importance of being social and connect with the RUD Social Zone for latest news, images, product pdf’s, case studies or simply ask a question. Stay connected at www.rud.co.uk http://www.rud.co.uk/media-zone/

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Introducing the WBPG 85-200 Tonne for Heavy Duty Generation Lifting

RUD Chains Ltd is a leading manufacturer of lifting and lashing applications that guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. Offering over 270 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points, 210 of which are for bolting and 60 for welding. RUD have standard and tailored applications to meet your requirements. Working across many industries from offshore, construction to the MOD to name a few, their applications can be used in a wide variety of working environments.

Experience, diligence, ambition and passion are virtues RUD value in order to remain the best. RUD is ISO 9001 certified and is renowned for its expertise in heat treatment methods – delivering high performance chain products to suit the most demanding applications.

The WBPG is the next generation hoist ring for heavy duty lifting; it can be supplied from 85-200 tonnes making it a great product for a wide variety of working environments from heavy engineering, offshore, ship yards to the construction industry to name a few.

For the offshore industry the WBPG has been used to lift heavy cable-laid grommets; the WBPG offers a removable suspension ring in the shape of a shackle to attach the cable-laid grommets to for lifting.

The WBPG is loadable from any side in the direction of the pivot meaning it is suitable for lifting and turning of heavy loads. It offers threaded holes for the Starpoint VRS for easy vertical assembly. The WBPG is ideal for heavy duty lifting between 85-200 tonnes.

RUD provide standard and tailored solutions to meet even the most demanding environments, helping to deliver applications that are catered to specific requirements, project aims and environments. Top quality products combined with technological innovations and experience make RUD a top choice for all your heavy duty requirements.

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Be safe & secure this winter on ice & snow with the RUD I-Sock

According to the NHS in 2009/2010 there were 18,570 hospital admissions due to falls involving ice and snow. You can be safe and secure on your feet this winter with the innovative RUD I-Sock.

RUD Chains Ltd is a leading supplier of chain systems and components and has recently introduced their latest inno-vation, the I – Sock to their winter range for safety on snow and ice.

The I – Sock is a revolutionary safety product that offers exceptional footing and traction on slippery and icy surfaces. It is extremely quick and easy to use and simply straps on to your boot. The great thing about the I-Sock is that it is very lightweight and easy to fit.

The I – Sock is suitable for a wide range of customers from the Emergency Services who need to be secure on their feet in the harsh winter months to ensure high 999 response rates, to the postal and delivery services to name a few. It offers maximum versatility, can fit to your shoe or boot and can be used across a wide spectrum of customs.

The I – Sock is made from a unique combination of textile and metal that offers excellent grip and traction on compact snow, slippery and icy surfaces. Due to the I – Socks large surface area on the boot it ensures that your foot gets more traction resulting in a higher level of footing for the user on snow and icy surfaces.

The I –Sock comes in a high quality, multi-functional packaging which you can easily store in your bag or pockets for swift use when need be. The benefits of the I-Sock are endless, a great feature of the product is that they do not need to be removed for driving, therefore offering that ultimate convenience factor.

As well as the I – Sock, RUD has a large product portfolio ranging from the revolutionary automatic snow chain ROTOGRIP (safety at the flip of a switch) especially popular for the emergency services, to their broad ranges of snow, rotation forestry and shoe chains which help to ensure high levels of traction on snow covered and icy surfaces.

Be secure this winter with the RUD I-Sock

For more information please call 01227 276 611
Email Katie.crane@rud.co.uk or visit us at www.rud.co.uk
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Introducing the RUD Tool-Mover for the safe handling of injection moulding tools

RUD Chains Ltd is a leading manufacturer of high quality round steel chains and components for applications in mechanical engineering, hoisting, conveying and drive systems. With over 140 years of expertise to draw upon, you can be confident in the standard of RUD products.

The innovative Tool – Mover is one of RUD’s latest innovations, a manipulation device for the safe turning and tilting of heavy and awkward plant items such as plastic injection moulding tools.

The Tool-Mover offers many optimal safety features due to its innovative product benefits. It turns the load at the centre of gravity which means that the load is turned very smoothly and securely. The Tool-Mover is equipped with a frequency controlled drive which ensures an even and smooth drive from start to finish, and it can be stopped in any position securely even if power to the unit is cut.

Handling and turning of heavy injection moulding tools can be a dangerous job without the right equipment causing risk to the operators and damage to the costly tools if they are not turned effectively. The Tool-Mover offers many safety and handling advantages ensuring that the handling and tilting of heavy and sensitive injection moulding tools are moved safely and securely therefore reducing costs due to damaged tools and improving the safety of the operator.

The Tool-Mover is easy to use and position as it does not need to be bolted to the floor, it can be moved to locations in a facility by a crane or fork lift/pallet truck. It is able to turn injection moulding tools with a weight of up to 10 tonnes on a table measuring 1 metre x 1 metre x 1 metre by up to 90°.

Tools can easily be cleaned on the table due to its low platform height. The Tool-Mover is covered with polyurethane plates which help to preserve the tools.

Providing standard and tailored solutions to meet even the most demanding environments, RUD help to deliver applications that are catered to your requirements and project aims.

For more information go to www.rud.co.uk or email Katie.crane@rud.co.uk

Source: RUD Chains

Safety in lifting with The StarPoint® VRS Swivel Eyebolt

RUD Chains Ltd, a leading manufacturer of chain systems and components, provides specialist and standard solutions for the Armed Forces Worldwide. On Land, Sea and Air, RUD Military Technology is meeting the specific needs of the world’s defence forces through innovative products and advanced industry knowledge. For over 140 years the RUD group has been producing top quality chains and applications to suit a vast array of working environments.

RUD offer an extensive range of lifting and lashing applications which includes both welded and threaded types, covering a working load capacity range from 0.6 to 200 tonne. Offering over 270 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points, 210 of which are for bolting and 60 for welding. RUD is ISO 9001 certified and renowned for their expertise in heat treatment methods – delivering high performance chain products to suit the most demanding applications.

Anyone in the industry knows how important safety is when lifting and moving heavy loads. The proper use of lifting points such as hoist rings, swivel eyebolts, fixed eyebolts and other threaded and welded applications are often disregarded and can lead to serious injuries.

Many companies are unaware that the direction of the pull can have a major impact on the working load limit of the standard eyebolt, creating a safety breach. The solution to this is to use an appropriate lifting point that can adjust to the direction of the pull to allow full engagement of the bolt, resulting in a safe lift.

RUD have developed lifting points that are designed to adjust to the direction of the pull, there are known as the STARPOINT® and the POWERPOINT®.

The StarPoint® VRS also known as the STAR among eye bolts offers many advantages. Firstly the StarPoint® will swivel to the direction of the load lift, the working load limit is therefore always at the direction of the load. The StarPoint® removes the chance of bent eyes, backed out threads, or over-tightening which would cause unnecessary stress on the stem.

For a detailed product description of the StarPoint® refer to the lost below:

- The StarPoint® is available in sizes 1/4″ to 2″ and metric sizes of M8 through M48
- Marked working load limits (WLL) are rated at 90° from thread
- Capacities from .4 to 12 metric tons at 90° and 1 to 32 metric tons at 0°
- Clear indication of working load limit in metric tons and lbs. for side loading applications
- Forged material (1.6541) alloy quenched and tempered
- Body and bolt, 100% electromagnetic alloy crack tested in accordance with specification EN 1677. Design factor of 4:1 in any direction
- The STARPOINT® is supplied with an annealed star – profile – key. Simply engage the Hexagon socket bolt with the star – profile – key and use your fingers to respectively tighten or untighten the arrangement. Disengage the key. The STARPOINT® is rotatable!

As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of lifting and lashing applications combined with their extensive range of products and knowledge in the market, RUD are continually innovating and developing their extensive product range to stay at the forefront of their customers’ demands.

For more information please call 01227 276 611

Email: Katie.crane@rud.co.uk or visit us at www.rud.co.uk

Follow us at our new Social Media Zone http://www.rud.co.uk/media-zone/

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For loads that need to be turned 360° the RUD VLBG Load Ring can do the job

RUD Chains Ltd, a leading manufacturer of chain systems and components, provides specialist and standard solutions for the Armed Forces Worldwide. On Land, Sea and Air, RUD Military Technology is meeting the specific needs of the world’s defence forces through innovative products and advanced industry knowledge. For over 140 years the RUD group has been producing top quality chains and applications to suit a vast array of working environments.

RUD offer an extensive range of lifting and lashing applications which includes both welded and threaded types, covering a working load capacity range from 0.6 to 200 tonne. Offering over 270 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points, 210 of which are for bolting and 60 for welding. RUD is ISO 9001 certified and renowned for their expertise in heat treatment methods – delivering high performance chain products to suit the most demanding applications.

Innovation and product development are key factors in which RUD base their products around. Through continuous innovations RUD have produced many lifting applications that offer numerous benefits one being the VLBG load ring that can be turned 360°.

The VLBG can be turned 360° and aligned to the direction of the pull. The load ring can be tilted which guarantees a full working load limit in all load directions. Complex lifts where the load has to be manoeuvred and tilted in all directions can be safely and effectively done with the use of the VLBG load ring.

Features Include:

- VLBG can be turned 360°
- Load ring can be tilted, guaranteeing a full working load limit in all direction
- Complete with a 100% crack detected hexagon insert socket screw for universal use of tools. The maximum lengths of the screws are adjusted in a way that a material thickness of abt. 8xM (with M8 to M30) or 5xM (with M36 to M48) can be mounted by using a hexagon nut (ISO 7084/7090).
- Adjustable load ring, Compact design
- Only one tap hole required
- Outer and inner hexhead bolt for universal tool use.

As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of lifting and lashing applications combined with their extensive range of products and knowledge in the market, RUD are continually innovating and developing their extensive product range to stay at the forefront of their customers’ demands.

For more information please call 01227 276 611

Email: Katie.crane@rud.co.uk or visit us at www.rud.co.uk

Follow us at our new Social Media Zone http://www.rud.co.uk/media-zone/

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Fall Protection Anchorage Points PSA

RUD Chains Ltd based in Whitstable Kent, is a subsidiary of Rieger & Dietz GmbH located in Aalen Germany. RUD is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of Round Steel Chains, Lifting Points and Lashing Systems. For over 140 years the RUD group has been producing top quality chains and applications to suit a vast array of working environments.

RUD offer an extensive range of lifting and lashing applications which includes both welded and threaded types, covering a working load capacity range from 0.6 to 200 tonne. RUD is ISO 9001 certified and renowned for their expertise in heat treatment methods – delivering high performance chain products to suit the most demanding applications.

The PSA-Fall Protection Anchorage Points PSA-VRS (STAR-POINT) and PSA-INOX-STAR are not lifting points of the traditional type, they are designed as an anchorage point and used as an anchor point for personnel protection equipment.

Safety is paramount and ensuring that employees are equipped with top quality products is a vital element in safety on the job in potentially hazardous working environments. The protection anchorage points provide that ultimate safety factor by permanently attaching to structures where frequent fall protection is required.

The PSA-Fall Protection Anchorage Points have been certified successfully by the Employers Liability Insurance Association and the Building Industry (BG Bau), you can be rest assured that the standard of the RUD PSA-Fall Protection Anchorage Points are of an exceptional standard.

The INOX-STAR offers many distinctive features:

- Lifting point to be used as an anchor point for personal protective equipment acc. to DIN EN 795, certified by the German BG BAU (Employer´s insurance association of the building industry).
- Pentagonal shape distinctive variety to DIN 580 eye bolt
- Offers 50% higher working load limit than the DIN eye bolt
- It can be turned and adjusted to any load direction 360°
- Offers a design factor of 4:1 against damage
- 100% crack detected
- High resistance to corrosion
- Must be turned 360° when tightened

PSA STARPOINT offers many distinctive features:

- To be used as an anchor point for personal protective equipment acc. to DIN EN 795, certified by the German BG BAU (Employer´s insurance association of the building industry).
- Star-shaped distinctive variety to DIN 580 eye bolt.
- The VRS-PSA is not supposed to be used permanently outdoor. For this application we recommend the PSA-INOX-Star.
- Forged, material 1.6541, high tensile quenched and tempered, 100% electro magnetic crack inspected according to En 1677-1.
- Safety factor 4:1

As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of lifting and lashing applications combined with their extensive range of products and knowledge in the market, RUD are continually innovating and developing their extensive product range to stay at the forefront of their customers’ demands.

For more information call 01227 276 611, Email: Katie.crane@rud.co.uk or visit us at www.rud.co.uk

Follow us at our new Social Media Zone http://www.rud.co.uk/media-zone/

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Safety in lifting with The StarPoint® VRS Swivel Eyebolt

RUD Chains Ltd based in Whitstable Kent, is a subsidiary of Rieger & Dietz GmbH located in Aalen Germany. RUD is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of Round Steel Chains, Lifting Points and Lashing Systems. For over 140 years the RUD group has been producing top quality chains and applications to suit a vast array of working environments.

RUD offer an extensive range of lifting and lashing applications which includes both welded and threaded types, covering a working load capacity range from 0.6 to 200 tonne. Offering over 270 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points, 210 of which are for bolting and 60 for welding. RUD is ISO 9001 certified and renowned for their expertise in heat treatment methods – delivering high performance chain products to suit the most demanding applications.

Anyone in the industry knows how important safety is when lifting and moving heavy loads. The proper use of lifting points such as hoist rings, swivel eyebolts, fixed eyebolts and other threaded and welded applications are often disregarded and can lead to serious injuries.

Many manufacturing companies are unaware that the direction of the pull can have a major impact on the working load limit of the standard eyebolt, creating a safety breach. The solution to this is to use an appropriate lifting point that can adjust to the direction of the pull to allow full engagement of the bolt, resulting in a safe lift.

RUD have developed lifting points that are designed to adjust to the direction of the pull, there are known as the STARPOINT® and the POWERPOINT®

The StarPoint® VRS also known as the STAR among eye bolts offers many advantages. Firstly the StarPoint® will swivel to the direction of the load lift, the working load limit is therefore always at the direction of the load. The StarPoint® removes the chance of bent eyes, backed out threads, or over-tightening which would cause unnecessary stress on the stem.

For a detailed product description of the StarPoint® refer to the lost below:

 The StarPoint® is available in sizes 1/4″ to 2″ and metric sizes of M8 through M48
 Marked working load limits (WLL) are rated at 90° from thread
 Capacities from .4 to 12 metric tons at 90° and 1 to 32 metric tons at 0°
 Clear indication of working load limit in metric tons and lbs. for side loading applications
 Forged material (1.6541) alloy quenched and tempered
 Body and bolt, 100% electromagnetic alloy crack tested in accordance with specification EN 1677. Design factor of 4:1 in any direction
 The STARPOINT® is supplied with an annealed star – profile – key. Simply engage the Hexagon socket bolt with the star – profile – key and use your fingers to respectively tighten or untighten the arrangement. Disengage the key. The STARPOINT® is rotatable!
 The StarPoint® has a distinct florescent pink powder coating which changes colour when the temperature exceeds over 200°C. If the StarPoint® reaches temperatures up to 400°C, the colour changes to a deep black with small bubbles, indicating that it has been over-heated.

As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of lifting and lashing applications combined with their extensive range of products and knowledge in the market, RUD are continually innovating and developing their extensive product range to stay at the forefront of their customers’ demands.

For more information please call 01227 276 611
Email: Katie.crane@rud.co.uk or visit us at www.rud.co.uk
Follow us at our new Social Media Zone http://www.rud.co.uk/media-zone/

Source: RUD Chains

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