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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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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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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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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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