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Travel Safe this winter with RUD Snow Chains

In many countries the use of snow chains during the winter months is compulsory. For mainland Europe there are snow chain regulations for all vehicles traversing mountain roads during the winter months. For instance, the use of snow chains across France & Italy is not mandatory; snow chains should legally be carried and used as instructed by the local road signs and regulations.

The UK does not currently have snow chain regulations; however do you want to risk your safety or the safety of others over the winter? Weather conditions can deteriorate quickly; snow and ice can appear rapidly turning an ordinary journey into a hazardous one.   Read more…

Improve Efficiency & Safety Whilst Handling Plant & Moulding Tools in the Plastics Industry

According to the British Plastics Federation’s annual accident survey for 2013, it showed that 16.2% of accidents in the plastics recycling sector resulted from injuries whilst handling, lifting or carrying.

Handling of heavy plant and injection moulding tools can easily result in damages to the tools and injuries to the operator. Failure to use the correct equipment not only endangers the operator but can end up costing the business due to damaged tools. Read more…

RUD VWBG Load ring

Suitable for loads that swivel & tilt: swivels 360 degrees and pivot 180 degrees

RUD offer a wide range of lifting and lashing applications, which include both welded and threaded types, covering a working load capacity range from 0.6 to 200 tonne. Offering over 500 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points. Read more…

RUD VLBG Load Ring

Turns Loads 360° aligned to the direction of the pull.

RUD offer a wide range of lifting and lashing applications, which include both welded and threaded types, covering a working load capacity range from 0.6 to 200 tonne. Offering over 500 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points. Read more…

RUD Lifting Points for Bolting – Safety in Lifting & Flipping Heavy Plant & Moulding Tools

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. Read more…

Heavy Duty Offshore Lifting Capability – RUD WBPG 85-200 Tonne Hoist Ring

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. Read more…

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/

Source: RUD Chains Ltd

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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