RUD Chains Ltd is a leading manufacturer of lifting and lashing applications that
guarantee ultimate safety when lifting
and moving heavy loads.
The GTMA member's products have been
increasingly popular across the offshore
industry, due to their heavy lift capabilities
of up to 200 tonne, and their robust resistance to
The company offers over 270 different tested and certified lifting / lashing points, 210
of which are for bolting and 60 for welding.
RUD has standard and tailored applications
to meet customer requirements.
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
heavy engineering, offshore,
shipyards to the construction industry.
For the offshore industry the WBPG has
been used to lift heavy cable-laid grommets
and offers a removable suspension ring in
the shape of a shackle to attach the cablelaid grommets
to for lifting.
It 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
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.
For more information please call 01227 276
Lead Programmer in Tooling and Development. He said
the company has invested in many high end 3D technologies for
manufacturing but it was a particular project that highlighted how it
could significantly enhance the security of its machining processes.
Due to previous limitations, it outsourced a highly complex programming
job and its CAM provider used VERICUT. Discussions
with CGTech's Senior Sales Engineer, Rob Lightfoot, followed and
this resulted in the simulation and verification software being used
to eliminate the risk on a project that used the most advanced
machining operations the company had undertaken. The power of
VERICUT software was demonstrated and subsequently this technology, coupled with Siemens NX CAM
software, was brought inhouse.
"Updating and supplementing our suite of 3D technologies for
enhanced capabilities and visualisation was fundamental to managing the risk of machining high value products,"
"Now, its success is driving the move to shop-wide application."
With advanced programming tools Goodwin needs to be certain
the information sent to the machine tool is correct, that the code
will work as intended and produce the right component.
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This is why Goodwin manages the risk by checking all code regardless of its source.
"We use highly customised post processors for
our advanced CNC machine tools, but we also convert standard
code into macro format to deliver flexibility where it's needed."
Data is reverse engineered to CAD model format, which when coupled with the related
work holding, custom tooling, manufacturing
stage models, and highly tailored tool paths, allows the whole physical environment
to be visualised. "VERICUT allows us to do that.
It's the solution that pulls it all together, in a virtual machining environment.
We are not just simulating the cutting action of the tool;
we are removing any ambiguity of the processes used to produce
the part," he said.
Laser scanning at Goodwin
compares un-machined raw
material to the finished model in
a virtual environment.