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Renold Couplings to launch new product ranges at Drives & Controls

Published: 18 March 2016 - Rachael Morling

Renold Couplings will launch two new product ranges at the Drives & Controls exhibition, being held at Birmingham’s NEC this April.

Designed for industrial applications, the Hi-Tec RBI range takes the existing RB offering to the next level, by incorporating a new block profile to increase torque throughput by 50%. As with the existing industrial RB range, the new Hi-Tec RBI will be available ‘off the shelf’.

The new Hydrastart range will come complete with Renoldflex, meaning that unlike the current range, it will be ‘drop-in’ so the drive assembly can remain in place, allowing the Hydrastart to be swapped out. With the only bespoke machining being the bores on the end of the couplings, which is not always required, lead times will be greatly reduced and in the majority of cases, the Hydrastart can be dispatched the same day, if the order is placed before 3pm.

Tom Hattersley, commercial director, commented: “We are pleased to say that the Hi-Tec RBI and Hydrastart are just the first of our scheduled product launches in 2016. We listened to our customers and recognised that Renold Couplings not only needed to expand its current offering and reduce lead times, but also become more price-competitive in the market. The introduction of new ranges throughout 2016 will go some way to address this.”

Renold Couplings will be on stand D338 at the exhibition, which runs Tuesday 12th to Thursday 14th April.

If you are attending the show and would like to pre-book a dedicated time slot to discuss either the new Hi-Tec RBI or Hydrastart ranges, please email

Industry Connections: Renold - Clutches & Couplings

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