Case Study #3

Case Study No.: 50100050
Application: Sorter Drive
Cost Savings: $43,575

The customer was using the competitor’s brand of 160-2RB chain that was consistently breaking on the conn link approximately every 2 months causing costly maintenance and downtime. Tsubaki recommended upgrading the drive to a 160SUPER-2RB chain due to the following reasons: it would fit on the same sprocket as it has the same footprint as standard ASME roller chain; it has increased Maximum Allowable Load (MAL) ratings that are approximately 30% higher than standard chain; Tsubaki chain has superior conn link strength due to our patented Ring-Coining conn link technology that has a fatigue strength equal to that of the chain itself, which means no loss in strength. By switching to Tsubaki, the customer was able to see improvement in chain life from approximately 60 days to 1344 days and counting.

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