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    Tsubaki News: Tsubaki Advantage Power Play Contest

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    Northern Ontario,
    Northwest Quebec,
    and Saskatchewan

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  • Cost Savings

    Cost Savings: Chocolate Forming Line

    Chocolate Forming LineIssue: The customer was using two strands of OEM’s RS100 narrow chain with threaded pins that holds the trays used to mold the liquid chocolate. The customer had issues with elongation due to poor lubrication and pin breakage.

    Tsubaki Solution: Tsubaki recommended the RS100 narrow Lambda and an integral pin design. The Lambda chain solved the poor lubrication issue and the new pin design resolved the pin breakage.

    Cost Savings: OEM chain lasted 5 years with downtime as well as preventative maintenance hours incurred. Tsubaki chain lasted 6 years with no breakage and lost production hours resulting in cost savings of $131,886.

  • Tech Time

    Tech Time: Choosing the Correct Attachment Chain For the Job At Hand

    Attachment Chain Manufacturer

    When designing a conveyor system, how does one go about choosing the correct chain? With all of the available options it can be a daunting task. When looking at choices like single or double pitch, engineering class attachment chain, standard or oversized rollers. All of the options can blur together making the selection process less than enjoyable.

    Narrow down the style.

    When looking to apply the correct chain to suit the application, the first thing that should be looked at is the goods that are to be transported. Obviously moving bulk material such as crushed stone in a quarry would be completely different than having to transport cars on an assembly line in an automotive plant. This is where the available choices in attachment style can be narrowed down considerably.

    Let’s look at moving crushed stone in a quarry. If moving the stone horizontally, it can be scraped along in a trough or carried from point A to B on top of the chain. If the product were to be transported vertically, buckets would be the best option. In the vertical scenario, buckets could be attached to one chain with the use of bent attachments with one or two holes. If two chains are utilized each chain can use bent attachments to affix the buckets or extended pins on each chain can be fitted to the buckets allowing them to also pivot freely.

    There you have it, we have just narrowed down the attachment style from dozens of available options to just two.

    Rock and roll or shimmy and slide.

    Attachment chains are available in a vast array of sizes but the method of movement can have a drastic effect on the chain size needed. Chains can be supplied with standard rollers (roller diameter smaller than the chain link plate height) or oversized rollers (roller diameter larger than the chain link plate height). With the use of standard rollers, the chain will need to be fitted onto a rail allowing the smaller rollers to ride on the rail. Adversely, the chain could also be made to slide on the sidebars, foregoing the use of the rollers for the purpose of conveyance altogether. The friction coefficients for smaller rollers and sliding chain are higher than that of oversized roller conveyor chain. This may result in the need for a larger chain and this can cut into budgets and take up more physical space. In some cases rollers may not be needed or wanted if the application is very dirty, abrasive and tough on moving parts. In these instances, a bushed chain without rollers would be the best option.

    Add it all up & double check.

    Once the attachment style and method of conveyance are determined, the choice of a certain chain group (small or large pitch conveyor chain) can be made. For example, if the intention were to move 50 tons of crushed rock per hour, a large pitch conveyor chain might be a better choice due to the large load requirement and ruggedness of the application. Calculations to determine the chain pull can be made and the correct chain can be chosen via the available working loads listed in the catalogue. At this point allowable attachment and roller loads can be verified to affirm the selection.

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