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Quench Tank Dip Case Study

Quench Tank Dip Case Study – ACE Plated Chain

THE CHALLENGE

A leading manufacturer in the automotive industry was experiencing issues with its component heat treating line. At the end of the treatment, all components are dipped into quench tanks …

Ice Cream Freezer Conveyor Case Study

DURALUBE® LIVE CHAIN OVERCOMES COLD FACTS OF FREEZER MALFUNCTION

THE CHALLENGE

A premium U.S. ice cream producer was experiencing problems on one of its conveyor lines. The line in question uses tandem chains to transport packaged and shrink wrapped …

Wood Manufacturing Conveyor Lines Case Study

Wood Manufacturing Conveyor Lines Case Study

THE CHALLENGE

A leading manufacturer of engineered wood products was experiencing premature wear on various wood manufacturing conveyor lines throughout its factory. Failures were occurring every 15 weeks on each conveying line, which cost …

Agribusiness Air Jack Case Study

Agribusiness Air Jack Case Study

THE CHALLENGE

A leading agriculture commodity processing company was experiencing frequent downtime on each of its 30+ air jacks. Each air jack utilizes around 5′ of chain and is not able to receive maintenance frequently. …

Log Deck Case Study

Log Deck Case Study

THE CHALLENGE

A national logging company, using a competitor’s chain, needed to replace its #160-2 cottered chain roughly every two months due to premature chain breakage. This frequent breakage resulted in 6.5 chain replacements per year …

Board Sander Case Study

Board Sander Case Study

THE CHALLENGE

A sustainable forest product manufacturer was experiencing short wear life on its board sanding machines. Due to the nature of the application, the board sander subjects the chain to high amounts of dust which …

Polystyrene Foam Carton Manufacturer Case Study

Polystyrene Foam Carton Manufacturer Case Study

THE CHALLENGE

A polystyrene foam carton manufacturer was experiencing uneven chain elongation on its carton printing machine. Due to the unevenness of the competition’s parallel chains, cartons were not lining up correctly with the …

Pork De-hair Line Case Study

Pork De-hair Line Case Study

THE CHALLENGE

A leading meat processing company was experiencing continual pin breakage on its pork de-hairing line. The pins were cracking in the center as a direct result of the abrasive pork hair getting stuck …

Chain Wearing Prematurely Case Study

Chain Wearing Prematurely – Doughnut Fryer Case Study

THE CHALLENGE

A national snack food manufacturer was looking for a service life upgrade for its roller chain with attachments. The roller chain was used in a fryer application, which attached to …

Chain Wearing Prematurely Case Study

Chain Wearing Prematurely – Thermoforming Case Study

THE CHALLENGE

A styrofoam thermoforming tray manufacturer noticed their chain wearing prematurely and was looking for an upgraded sticker lug attachment chain in order to improve service life and manufacturing up-time.

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