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There are few more demanding production environments than on automotive assembly lines. Often running 24/7, downtime has to be avoided at all costs. A stoppage on one machine in one part of the plant can bring production to a halt across the whole site. The consequent costs can be staggering, while the loss of production and disruption to schedules may take days or weeks to recover from.
Automotive manufacturers put incredible emphasis on the paint finish of their new vehicles. Not only is immaculate paintwork essential for that 'showroom appearance', it is also a vital element in the long term environmental protection of the body panels. Therefore paint shop plant and equipment must be of the highest calibre, and even the drive chains must be of a quality that ensures smooth operations and reliable long term performance in harsh working conditions.
The efficiency and reliability of a chain driven system highly depends on the interaction between the chain and sprocket. Just the smallest discrepancy in size can lead to stress damage to the chain, while low quality materials can cause the sprocket to wear and require early replacement. The Tsubaki range of sprockets has been manufactured from high quality steels to integrate seamlessly with all standard chain sizes and ensure a long and reliable service life.