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    The RUD® INOX-STAR Eyebolt

    in RUD Industrial Chain Products

    Last updated 5 hours 20 minutes ago

    The new stainless eyebolt RUD®INOX-STAR

    Industrial machinery directives mandated across the European Union require appropriate installations for safely lifting, swiveling, and turning certain heavy constructions. According to the directives, lifting points and suspension assemblies should allow all-side loading, with a 4:1 design factor protecting against breakage; should be stainless, lacking sharp edges, and lightly constructed; and should offer simple attachment of the lifting appliances-hooks.

    The shape of the Inox-Star bolt resembles that of the DIN eye bolt, but its pentagonal design is distinctive. Once the special bolt has been tightened, the ring body can still be turned and adjusted for any load direction, making possible a 50% higher working load limit than the conventional DIN eye bolt.

    • Pentagonal Shape- significantly different to the DIN 580 bolt
    • 360° - Swiveling. Adjustable in load direction.
    • WLL indication for the worst load case.
    • Design factor 4:1 against breakage.
    • Ring body and bolt are made of the material 1.4462, Duplex-Steel.
    • 100% - Crack detected.
    • Bolt and ring are fitted and held captive.
    • Patented wear marks on the ring body.
    • The INOX-STAR must be able to be turned through 360º when tightened.
      • INOX-STAR M12 - 600kg (1320 lbs) WLL
      • INOX-STAR M16 - 1200kg (2640 lbs) WLL
      • INOX-STAR M20 - 1800kg (3960 lbs) WLL
      • INOX-STAR M24 - 2600kg (5720 lbs) WLL(in preparation)

    Currently, RUD® can supply standard M12/16/20/24 units with load limits ranging from 600 to 2,600 kg. Upon request, points up to size M36 and with a load limit of 8 tones can be produced in stainless steel. RUD® offers an extensive range of lifting points for safe handling of machines during manufacturing.

    Similar product: The RUD-StarPoint® swivels to the direction of the load lift so the WLL is always at the direction of the load. The unique design of the StarPoint® insures a safe lift and prevents damage to precious loads.

    All RUD products are sold through an appointed RUD distributor; any inquiries will be directed to one of our distributors in your area, but we are happy to answer any technical question that you may have about our products. Please call us at (800) 553-7993 or e-mails at if you have any questions about this product and/or other RUD products.

    RUD Regional Sales Managers:

    West and South US: Jay Schroeder (319) 210-7471

    East: Patrick Hughes (800) 533-7993 Ext # 229 or (319) 631-4974


    PowerPoint Lifting Collection

    in RUD Industrial Chain Products

    Last updated 5 days ago

    RUD®'s experience has shown that only 50% of lifting operations utilize a hook at the end of the sling leg. The remaining 50% are ring assemblies, basket chains, round slings, etc. For these operations the user has to make expensive and time-consuming improvisations for effecting a safe connection to the load.

    Furthermore, up to now, the design of lifting points has not seriously considered the extent to which loads have to be turned and twisted during the handling process. With these turning movements, the loads can be damaged and/or the lifting system can be considerably overloaded.

    With the versatile new PowerPoint Star® system, all common sling types can be quickly and safely attached without using additional hardware (e.g. shackles) - enabling at the same time, shock-free tilting, turning and twisting of the load achieved through the unique captive double ball-bearing assembly.

    The PowerPoint® with safety hook provides great flexibility for connection to a wide variety of end terminations on the lifting sling.

    The PowerPoint Star® bolt-on version is available in both standard and variable bolt lengths.

    PowerPoint's clevis pin is also designed to accept a direct (fool-proof) chain connection.

    Specific RUD hook (latch & self-locking types) and master-ring combinations have been designed to be completely compatible with the PowerPoint® mounting bases, and the pitch of the master-ring versions is identical to the equivalent thread size from the current WBG-V swivelling lifting point range.

    The weldable PowerPoint® versions (fixed and rotating options available) are ideal for use on spreader bars and other purpose made lifting apparatus.

    All of the PowerPoint® mounting bases, together with associated hook and ring combinations, have Working Load Limit (WLL) ratings equivalent to the market leading RUD VIP® sling chain system - therefore offering a 25% increase in the load ratings applicable to equivalently sized Grade 80 chain and components.

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    June: Safety Month

    Last updated 1 month ago

    It is officially June and that means it is National Safety Month! This is the time to take a closer look on safety and your employees. Did you know each year, on average, between 150 and 200 workers are killed and more than 100,000 are injured as a result of falls at construction sites? These falls can be both human error and equipment related issues. Have you checked your employees fall protection lately? Just because you buy fall protection for your employees doesn’t mean you don’t need to replace any parts that may wear. RUD’s fall protection falls under the OSHA guidelines, for replacement and repair. Routine inspections are required. As long as the item is functioning correctly and there isn’t significant wear then these parts can last years. It depends on the frequency of use so that is why it’s important to do a routine checkup.

    OSHA provides a Fall Prevention Campaign that helps to raise awareness among workers and employers about the hazards of falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs.  The page gives workers and employer’s information about falls and how to prevent them.  The three biggest things you can do is PLAN ahead to get the job done safely, PROVIDE the right equipment, and TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely.

    Planning ahead can sometimes be a tedious process, but a very important process. Before you begin any project you want to make sure that you plan ahead for the tools you will need for the job, the tasks, and what safety equipment will be needed. You then want to provide your employees with the right equipment. You will use different equipment for the type of job you are completing.  For example, at RUD, we manufacture the VRS-PSA which is designed for personal protective equipment according to DIN EN 795. It meets the highest safety requirement for personal protection equipment. The star-shaped design is distinctive in comparison to the DIN 580 eye bolt. PSA is marked in accordance to DIN EN 365, including statement for the number of load bearing persons (1 person or 2 persons). The VRS-PSA is not to be used permanently outdoors; for permanent outdoor applications, we recommend the PSA-INOX-Star.

    Providing someone with the right equipment doesn’t mean that they know how to use it. Falls are prevented when the right equipment is used properly. Make sure your employees are trained.  OSHA provides many resources that employers can use during toolbox talks to train workers on safe practices to avoid falls in construction. There is also a free selection of downloadable fall protection resources available by clicking here. While browsing those resources you will find training videos for your employees and a Question and Answer training. To get your employees involved, OSHA invites you on June 2-6, 2014 for a National Safety Stand-Down to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls.


    For more information contact RUD: or visit us at


    Earth-Friendly Energy

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Did you know that the U.S. capacity for wind energy went from zero to 60 gigawatts in just over a decade, and that the solar capacity reached 13 gigawatts in 2013—15 times what it was in 2008?

    Renewable energy is growing significantly, and luckily, according to articles such as this one, green energy is not “an existential threat to utilities”; it’s an addition—a welcome addition for many.

    In addition to wind and solar power, biomass is proving to be a great source of power, producing electricity, transportation fuels, and chemicals. Just look at the success of the recent Biomass Expo, and at its growth around the world. In the UK, biomass is “far exceeding sustainability standards” and expectations.

    With all of this increase in clean energy, there’s much for both the energy industry and environmentalists to celebrate. Last month we celebrated Earth Day on April 22, a day during which over a billion people in 190 countries collectively focus on the environment.

    One of the focuses of Earth Day is on sustainable, clean energy, and this was particularly true this year. 2014’s theme was “Green Cities,” and the green cities of today and tomorrow have renewable energy to thank.

    Since Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970, renewable energy has come a long way, and thanks to the technology and business leaders involved in the work in solar, wind, and biomass power, it will continue to make positive leaps and bounds. We have a lot to look forward to on Earth Day in 2015.


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