The use of specialist Food grade lubricants within food manufacturing is vital to ensure food products are fit for human consumption. However; they are highly expensive and often wasteful, so here Peter de Blok, Sales Director EMEA for Tsubakimoto Europe B.V. discusses a possible alternative.
The new BS Large Size Indicator is available in sizes RS20B to RS48B and the ANSI Large Size Indicator - covers sizes from RS100 to RS240. These complement the existing BS Set which is used with sizes RF06B to RS16B and the ANSI Set for sizes RS35 to RS80. The new large size indicators are available to purchase as individual items, rather than as part of a set.
Tsubaki Group is to exhibit at AMB, the International Exhibition for Metal Working 18-22 September 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany. Held biannually, market and technology leaders from across the globe come together at AMB to demonstrate the technologies that will drive future developments in metal cutting and related industries - sectors for which Tsubaki provides a range of specialised solutions.
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.
Specifying higher quality mechanical power transmission products usually comes with a price premium. Of course, when specified correctly, this premium can be more than recouped by their longer working life and lower maintenance requirements. Plant engineers and machine designers are advised to look at the 'total cost of ownership' rather than the purchase price when buying components such as transmission chain.
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.