BS conveyor chain is available off the shelf for same day dispatch

Renold has launched a new same-day dispatch service for its range of BS conveyor chain. The new service is available from the company’s dedicated UK service centre for chain with 3,000 to 30,000lb breaking loads and with 1.5” to 6” pitch sizes. As soon as a customer’s order is received the required chain is dispatched the same day from stock. The chain is available with either hollow or solid pins and with a full range of connecting links and cast iron sprockets. The new same-day dispatch service will help customers with urgent requirements and will help to cut downtime, particularly in cases of unplanned maintenance and breakdown...

Tsubaki Gripper chain improves reliability against OEM components

In the food processing industry, thermoforming packaging provides a fast and hygienic method of sealing food products before they are sent to the retailers. Any reliability issues with the packaging machines can cause a significant reduction in production efficiency. This is why Tsubaki Europe offers a retrofit, ‘Gripper Chain’ solution which offers the most reliable performance on the market for thermoforming machines such as Multivac. Across the industry there are thousands of packaging machines that are required to meet a number of standards in terms of hygiene, performance and reliability. In many cases these machines have been designed specifically for the production line on which they are located. With so many machines requiring a bespoke design to accommodate the food product in question, manufacturing costs can quickly spiral. To reduce these costs, production facilities should explore innovative solutions by other manufacturers, as opposed to the traditional purchase of spares from the machine OEM. This practice has been shown to lead to cost savings at both the purchase and production stages. One area where continuous performance is demanded is the gripper chain which is designed to grab the plastic film and move it into position over the food product before it is sealed. This chain can be anything from 4 meters up to 25 meters in length, depending on the scale of the packaging operation. The basic design uses spring-loaded attachments that open as the chain turns on the sprocket and then clamps the film before moving towards the filling section of the packaging process. Many food processors are experiencing issues with the service life of the OEM gripper chains...

triflex® R assembly

igus® demonstrates how its triflex® R energy chain can be easily installed into complex robot applications, often found in harsh industrial environments. This multi-axis energy supply system features a high tensile strength ball and socket joint, offering high force absorption. The system also has a fibre rod and other retraction options for the partial reinforcement of the triflex® R. The rugged design of the multi-axis energy chain offers OEMs and system integrators long service life, as well as a reliable and easy-to-assemble product. With over 100 components available from the triflex® R range, requirements can be covered across a variety of industries including machine tools, handling equipment and general mechanical engineering, as well as from small pallet robots to large welding robots.  ...
Chain + Conveyor to showcase latest range of drop forged chain at RWM 2015

Chain + Conveyor to showcase latest range of drop forged chain at RWM 2015

Engineered chain specialists Chain + Conveyor will be back at this years’ RWM showcasing a new range of drop forged chain from European manufacturer Sircatene. Widely used in bulk material conveying such as grain, coal, timber and particularly waste management and available with a variety of special attachments & flights, this extensive range of drop forged chains have a high resistance to corrosion and excessive wear making them a particularly efficient choice. A regular at RWM, Europe’s largest event for resource efficiency and waste management, Chain + Conveyor will be back for their 9th year and with samples from a broad range of high performance conveyor and elevator chain, including that of Sircatene and Donghua, for whom Chain + Conveyor remain sole UK stockist. Speaking about the show, Chain + Conveyor’s Partner and General Manager Damian Swindells commented, “This year we’ve expanded our event activity but RWM remains a key part of it and it’s the perfect exhibition to be launching this new range to an audience for which it is of particular benefit. And went on to say; ”As the only stockist in the UK, we’re very excited that Sircatene will also be with us at the show to talk to visitors about the clear advantages associated with it.” Also making a return to the show is their popular Sprocket of Fortune game where visitors can spin to win a number of fantastic prizes. Specialists from Chain + Conveyor’s technical sales team and representatives from Sircatene will be on hand throughout the 3 day event at stand 5T81 in Hall 5.  ...

igus® latest solutions for extreme conditions

igus® Stand 3A130 Offshore Europe, Aberdeen, UK 8th – 11th September, 2015 At this year’s Offshore Europe, igus® will be showcasing a variety of its products that meet the demands of the oil & gas industry. Focuses will include DNV GL certified chainflex® cables and complementary e-chain® cable carriers, as well as the new iglidur® X bearing range and multi-purpose tribo-tape. Visitors to the igus® stand, 3A130, will be able to see demonstrations of these products and have the opportunity to meet industry experts to discuss the latest solutions. igus® energy chains are manufactured from high performance plastics, making them tough, resistant to corrosion and impact and offering high UV, temperature and precipitation stability. Also available in ATEX-ESD compliant versions, the heavy-duty e-chain® has been tested to function consistently, even at extreme temperatures and in adverse weather conditions, making them the perfect solution for supplying energy right to the ocean floor. In addition, igus® will be showing its DNV GL (Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd) certified chainflex® cables. A number of these cables are also NEK606 offshore rated, meaning they are halogen free and mud resistant. Offering high chemical resistance, great compressive strength and low humidity absorption, the abrasion resistance of iglidur® X bearings increases with temperature, making them extremely wear resistant over the entire operating temperature range, from -100°C to +250°C. Available in sizes up to 120mm diameter, iglidur® X is offered as cylindrical sleeve bearings, plain bearings with flange and thrust washers. Another new product being unveiled during the show will be iglidur® tribo-tape. Made of a tribologically optimised plastic, the tape is an extremely wear,...
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