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Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Drives & Controls Exhibition

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/01/2021 - 27/01/2021

The show brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture (more)

Achieving 100 percent reliability

Achieving 100 percent reliability Roller chain has to perform as a highly efficient and reliable component of a transmission system; however, what constitutes "reliable" varies greatly from company to company, and from engineer to engineer. There are many factors that influence chain performance and by taking each one into account, and addressing each through correct specification and maintenance, Tsubaki believes that 100% reliability is achievable. Reliability is becoming more important in modern manufacturing as faster machine speeds and higher production capacities result in short, infrequent maintenance windows and increasingly expensive downtime. Fitting quality chains and sprockets that are appropriate to the task in hand has to be the first step in increasing reliability and eliminating unplanned stoppages due to chain failure. Chain elongation due to component wear, fatigue failure (particularly common on connecting links), corrosion, and overload conditions are all possible causes of chain failure. Fitting a quality engineered high performance chain has been found to be an essential requisite to offering the best line of resistance to these routine but demanding conditions for a roller chain. Chain quality begins with the manufacturing process, Tsubaki has been a pioneer of chain research and development for close to a Century, and believes that without doubt, the use of high quality materials and manufacturing processes is the foundation of long term transmission reliability. The company exercises total 100 percent control over the grade of raw materials used, the critical heat treatment process and surface hardening of components, through to the assembly of a chain drive to ensure consistency of the mechanical properties throughout all components.

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