Jasper Engineering Acquires EDS

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Jasper Engineering Sells Rulmeca Motorized Pulleys

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, October 26, 2010 - Rulmeca Corporation announced that Jasper Engineering and Equipment Company of Hibbing, MN has acquired the assets of Engineering Design Services (EDS) and the rights to sell and service Rulmeca Motorized Pulleys. EDS began distributing Rulmeca Motorized Pulleys in 1989, with a primary emphasis on the US iron mining industry in Minnesota and Michigan, growing into one of the largest distributorships in the international Rulmeca Group. Jasper Engineering’s Jerry Rude and Jason Janisch in the Hibbing office and Denny Potila in the Ishpeming office will have primary responsibility for Rulmeca Motorized Pulleys in Minnesota and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

A major international manufacturer of conveyor components, Rulmeca Group has manufacturing and sales companies in 15 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Rulmeca Corporation’s president, Mike Gawinski, said “We are very grateful to Roger Meittunen of EDS for providing more than 20 years of excellent Motorized Pulley technical sales and service. We could not have developed the market to its present state without his tireless efforts. We look forward to continuing this tradition with Jasper Engineering, a company which has served the iron range for more than fifty years.”

Initially developed in 1953 in Europe, Rulmeca Motorized Pulleys have gained wide acceptance in conveyor systems throughout North America, especially in harsh environments. Since they enclose all drive components within an oil-filled and hermetically-sealed pulley shell, Rulmeca Motorized Pulleys increase system reliability, lower maintenance expense, improve personnel safety, save space, and reduce power consumption. Rulmeca Motorized Pulleys offer mines, power plants, and shipping terminals an optimal alternative to exposed drive systems with sizes from 8.5” to 40” in diameter and power available up to 330 HP.

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Fig. 1: Cut-away photo shows Rulmeca’s AC motor and gearbox hermetically sealed within the oil-filled Motorized Pulley shell, offering high reliability and low maintenance requirements.

Fig. 2: Photo shows one of three 40 year old bucket wheel reclaimers outfitted with 100 HP Rulmeca Motorized Pulleys. In addition to improving reliability, dual drive system on tail conveyor extended belt life since its 2004 installation.


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