Roller Chain Clinging to Sprockets? Causes and Solutions
When a chain clings or binds to a sprocket, this not only can slow down your operation as you look for a solution but can also damage the chain, sprockets, and other parts of your application. With roller chain clinging to sprockets, it’s time to look for a resolution. There are a handful of reasons…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.