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Roller Chain

Chain Elongation: Causes and Solutions

Roller chain is one of the most commonly used industrial components. From mining to marine applications, the food industry to pharmaceuticals; roller chain is quite versatile. As you may expect, keeping this critical component working is essential. Premature chain elongation will shorten the lifespan of your roller chain, and even cause costly unplanned downtime and…

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Overheating Gearbox: Shaft Mount Reducer Solutions

Are you having trouble with an overheating gearbox? You’ll want to address the problem quickly. When oil temperature rises above 200°F it loses viscosity, which means it can’t reduce friction. This puts your reducer at risk. When you use an overheating gearbox, you’re risking it breaking entirely. Location is a common contributor to overheating. If…

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Shaft Mount Gearbox

Gearbox Leakage: Shaft Mount Reducer Solutions

Without oil, your gearbox is in serious trouble! Heat and friction caused by a lack of adequate lubrication will rapidly cause problems – damaging (or even breaking) the bearings and gears inside your gearbox. Thankfully, fixing gearbox leakage isn’t too hard. Rather than repeatedly topping off the gearbox, or worse – letting it run critically…

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Gearbox Noise & Vibration: Shaft Mount Reducer Solutions

Are you noticing gearbox noise and vibration in your reduction drive? This is a sign of an issue that should be fixed sooner rather than later. Break down in your helical shaft mount speed reducer can cause a shutdown of your entire machine. Any delay in production is costly and unpleasant. Definitely something worth avoiding….

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Smooth or Cogged Belt

Raw-Edge vs. Wrapped V-Belts

A comparison between wrapped and raw-edge v-belts, looking at capabilities and drawbacks, and how they affect certain applications.

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Quality On Trial – Dodge vs. Vortex Shaft-Mount Speed Reducers

A comparison between Dodge and Vortex shaft-mount speed reducers that looks at component and manufacturing quality and how they affect performance.

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Stainless vs Thermo

Stainless Steel or Thermoplastic Bearings?

A comparison between stainless and thermoplastic mounted bearings, highlighting pros and cons of each, what they have in common, and in what applications each one may excel in.

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Martin vs Blackstar

Martin® vs. BlackStar® Sprockets

An in depth comparison between Martin and BlackStar sprockets. This article touches on an explanation of power transmission materials theory, shares the results of independent and in-house materials analysis, discusses how materials affect applications and what it all means for the end-user.

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