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Chain Length Matching Case Study

Chain Length Matching – Oriented Strand Board Case Study

THE CHALLENGE

A manufacturer of oriented strand board was experiencing chain failure during their production process. Production of oriented strand board requires matched sets of roller chain to run in parallel …

Chain Failure Fatigue Case Study

Chain Failure Fatigue – Grape Sorter Case Study

THE CHALLENGE

An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) was experiencing premature chain failure on its trunk shaker mechanism used to harvest fruit. The shaking motion was produced using a drive system powered by …

Roller Chain Wearing Quickly Case Study

Roller Chain Wearing Quickly – Tomato Packing Case Study

THE CHALLENGE

A large Midwest tomato processor was seeing limited service life and roller chain wearing quickly from a roller chain used on a case packing line. The chain’s path of …

Roller Chain Wearing Too Quickly Case Study

Roller Chain Wearing Too Quickly – Product Packaging Case Study

THE CHALLENGE

A produce packaging company was looking for improved chain wear life on a tomato sizing machine. Due to very damp and acidic working conditions, the company’s current roller …

Premature Chain Wear Case Study

Premature Chain Wear – Paper Log Accumulator Case Study

THE CHALLENGE

A paper towel log accumulating factory was looking for improved wear life on an accumulator machine. The machine was experiencing premature chain wear and failure due to heavy shock …

High Speed Operation Chain Failure Case Study

High Speed Operation Chain Failure – Lumber Mill Case Study

THE CHALLENGE

A lumber milling company was looking for improved wear life from the roller chain on a board edging machine. High shock loads from the machinery and the inability …

Premature Chain Failure Case Study

Premature Chain Failure – Egg Sorting and Packaging Case Study

THE CHALLENGE

An egg packaging company was looking for improved wear life on an egg grading and packaging machine. The machine was experiencing premature chain failure due to eggs breaking …

Chain Wearing Prematurely Case Study

Chain Wearing Prematurely – Concrete Manufacturing Case Study

THE CHALLENGE

A leading concrete products manufacturer was looking for a quality chain that improved wear life. Due to a high concentration of dirt and concrete grit in the manufacturing environment, the …