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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)

Solving the problem of chain elongation

Solving the problem of chain elongation Tsubaki has developed a means of overcoming the problems of chain elongation with its non-lube Lambda chain. Often, the qualities of non-lube chain are associated with clean industries such as food, electronics, pharmaceuticals and the like, but Lambda is increasingly being used with success in much more arduous applications such as sawmills. Along with the capability of reduced downtime, longer life and the elimination of further lubrication, the Lambda design offers users another key benefit. The design features specially coated bearing pins and extra durable rollers. These rollers facilitate super smooth engagement on the sprocket for longer periods of time, resulting in reduced wear. In addition, and critically for eliminating elongation, as the rollers are dry to the touch the chain does not pick up surface debris. It therefore goes some way towards helping avoid the wear problems that finally result in elongation. Lambda has exhibited its resistance to elongation in all types of industries, from confectionery to plating. In all these applications it has been employed to overcome the high maintenance costs resulting either from downtime due to regular chain re-tensioning, or the costs of replacement chains and lubricant.

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