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Considering environmental challenges for chain performance

Modern Engineering maintenance planning is a marathon not a sprint, so MRO (maintenance, repair, overhaul) specialists are usually looking for long term reliability rather than a quick fix that may not last the distance.

Application environment is a key factor in selecting an adequate long term solution, especially for a transmission component like a chain.

Peter de Blok, Sales Manager EMEA for Tsubakimoto Europe B.V., considers the effect of various working environments on chains in application.

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When increased profit is a chain reaction

The performance of existing plant and machinery can sometimes be markedly improved by the simplest of modifications, such as retrofitting a better quality transmission chain. Greg Sharp of Tsubaki UK expands on the concept and looks at some real-world examples where productivity and profitability gains were achieved.

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Tsubaki 'RetroFit' boosts log saw accumulator availability

When a tissue manufacturer was struggling with the performance and reliability of the chain drive feeding tissue logs into an accumulator it turned to Tsubaki for help in reducing the lost production time. Using its RetroFit service to fit a high performance, lubrication-free Lambda chain on the machine, Tsubaki provided a solution that increased availability, improved product quality, reduced maintenance costs and increased productivity.

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Tsubaki engineers recommended replacing the existing chain with a high quality, high performance RS16B Lambda chain.

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New conveyor chain for waste treatment

Tsubaki's new conveyor chain range offers prolonged life in Waste Treatment Facilities

Waste Treatment Facilities are becoming more common as public opinion continues to grow in favour of environmental issues and landfill is seen as unacceptable. The facilities, which incinerate waste before processing the remains, will often rely on conveyors to transport the waste from process to process. Due to the harsh environments encountered, traditional conveyor chains often wear quickly and need replacing in a matter of months. Fortunately Tsubakimoto has developed a range of long lasting conveyor chain which is designed specifically for the industry.

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