Maximising productivity and reducing costs means ensuring that equipment is correctly specified for the task and properly maintained while in service. For one manufacturer of glass fibre insulation, a conveyor system that passed through an oven was suffering from premature chain wear which was affecting product quality. Having approached Tsubaki for a longer lasting alternative, the chain manufacturer delivered a premium chain that would last three times longer and greatly reduce production downtime.
The proposed roller attachment chain, manufactured by Tsubaki, was equipped with some special features including hardened chromium-plated pins, Molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) lubrication that would provide high lubricity even beyond the temperatures experienced inside the oven.
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