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Virtual Panel Event about Industrial Connectivity

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This 60-minute virtual panel discussion between industry experts will explore the intersection of connectivity (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference



Join us on 15 July 2021 on the MVC Technology Presentation Hub and explore eight online seminar theatres. (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Caterpillar track task for roller chain

Caterpillar track task for roller chain
Renold's Hydro-Service chain has found an unusual application in the US where it has been chosen, by National Power Rodding, to provide the caterpillar tracks on underground pipe-crawlers used to inspect the integrity of sewers and water waste pipes. The crawlers carry miniature cameras and lights so that the interior of pipes and sewers can be filmed to locate problem areas without the need for excavation.

Renold's Hydro-Service chain has been fitted with attachments to which National Power Rodding's engineers have secured rubber pads that drive the crawlers like the caterpillar tracks on a tank. Hydro-Service was chosen because of its anticorrosion properties. Each component of the chain is mechanically treated prior to assembly ensuring consistent, secure protection from corrosion. So effective is Renold's Hydro-Service chain that the company says it will resist corrosion for 30 times longer than ordinary carbon steel chain. That's good news for the crawlers operating in their watery underworld.
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