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Roller Chain Wear: Inside Roller Plates, Sprocket Tooth Sides

Are you seeing wear on the inside of your chain side plates or the sides of your sprocket teeth? Some wear and lengthening of roller chain as it operates is to be expected. However, when wear is excessive or abnormal, as in the above case – you’ll want to take a closer look. Replacing parts…

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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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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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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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