Category: Case Study

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.

In this …

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 …