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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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Excessive Roller Chain Wear? Why It Occurs

There’s a reason we replace roller chains regularly. The movement of chain around a sprocket naturally causes wear, but excessive roller chain wear and fatigue cause problems. A well-maintained chain drive will keep your machine running strong over time, making it important to minimize the impact of wear.  As the chain wraps around the sprocket,…

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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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Chain Failure

Roller Chain Failure: Causes and Strategies for Prevention

No one wants catastrophic roller chain failure. It’s disruptive and costly to halt operations while replacing your roller chain. Unfortunately, though, this is a problem we occasionally have to handle. There are three primary causes of chain breakage. When the driven load exceeds the chain rating, your chain is at risk of breaking. This issue…

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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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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 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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