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Roller Chain Stiffening? Here’s What to Do

Your roller chain is an essential part of your power transmission drive, and it’s crucial that it operates smoothly. Over time, with roller chain stiffening, links in the chain and sprockets will experience undue stress. We recommend addressing any problems with chain stiffness quickly to prevent permanent damage. When troubleshooting a chain drive, it’s best…

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Sprocket Tooth Wear: The Causes and Solutions

Like a good many products in the power transmission industry, roller chain sprockets will inevitably wear. Sprocket wear is not necessarily a reason for concern. Excessive or rapid wear in any component, on the other hand, is concerning. The most probable cause of sprocket tooth wear? Elongated – or stretched – chain. This article will…

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What Is Solid Lube

What Is Solid Lubrication?

This article discusses what solid lubrication is, how it benefits bearing applications, and the potential it has to radically change how we view the process of lubrication.

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How To Install An Oil Seal

Oil Seal Installation: A How To

Oil seal installation can seem like a relatively straightforward process. There are small details that can occasionally be missed. Additionally, it can be helpful to understand why installation is so important to get correct.

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How To Install A Mounted Bearing

Install a Mounted Bearing: A How To

Installation of mounted bearings will inevitably affect the entire application. Following proper procedures and understanding why they’re important, will enable you to complete the project with confidence.

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Extending Chain Life

How to Extend the Life of Roller Chain Drives

It is entirely possible to get more life out of your roller chain drive. These are the most impactful steps to take.

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When to Change Oil in Your Reducer

When Should I Change the Oil in My Reducer?

Lubrication is a critical element to an efficient application. To get your money’s worth from any component, best practices must be followed.

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When To Replace A Sprocket

Do You Need a New Sprocket? How Do You Know?

Worn sprockets can dramatically impact the viability of roller chain applications. Here are signs to look for.

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How to Install a Bushing

How to Install and Remove a Bushing

Bushings are an indispensable component of power transmission, allowing for a flexible drive system. The simple system to install and remove a bushing allows us to quickly change sprockets, sheaves, and pulleys – among other things – from one shaft size to another. They also allow us to make modifications quickly and efficiently. Some specialty…

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