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Torque Limiter Sprockets Ensure Uninterrupted Conveyor Operations

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  When debris gets into your conveyor, it can cause torque overloads that seriously damage the belt and other critical components, leading to unscheduled downtime. While you might not be able to fully prevent a mechanical jam or blockage from occurring, you can reduce the risk to other machine components by using a torque limiting […]

Roller Chain Couplings Ensure Stronger, More Durable Connections

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  When connecting two rotating shafts, it can be challenging to achieve the proper alignment. Even if the components are initially positioned correctly, they might fall into misalignment during regular operations. Without a proper coupling solution, these misalignments can cause abrasion to the drive shafts and damage to the machine, contributing to downtime and resulting […]

Torque Limiter Sprockets Offer Maximum Protection from Torque Overload

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  When your equipment and machinery approach torque overload, you’ll be thankful you have a Torque Limiter to protect critical drive components. Torque Limiters are often used in conjunction with sprockets, which guide the rotational movement of equipment and machinery, and serve as an automatic safeguard against torque overload. They are usually sold separately, but […]

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Protect Your Cables from Dirt, Grime and Particulates

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  When selecting the proper cable carrier for your application, consider the environment in your plant. Are your dynamic cables coming into contact with foreign bodies, such as hot chips, chemicals, or other contaminants that might cause damage to the cables? If so, they might need extra protection. For example, a machine tool that cuts […]

All About Cable Drag Chains

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Cable drag chains—also referred to as cable chains, cable carriers, cable track, and energy chains—are flexible hollow structures used to guide, support, and protect cables, hoses, and hydraulic lines when in motion. Industry professionals use them to prevent cables & hoses from tangling up or incurring damage during machine motion, both of which can cause […]

What is a Torque Limiter?

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  Critical drive components can fail or fracture from just a single moment or action. This incidence, called mechanical overload, is when a rotating component experiences torques beyond what the system is designed to handle. Any rotating operation can develop a lot of torque and, if there is any kind of malfunction, all of that […]

All About Zip Chain Actuators®

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  Zip Chain Actuators—also commonly referred to as meshing chains, rigid chains, linear chains, and push-pull chains—are used alongside other material handling equipment to facilitate push and pull applications. These actuating units consist of two chains that interlock like a zipper to form a rigid column and are available with a wide range of features […]

Types of Sprockets

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  Sprockets are sturdy wheels with teeth that lock onto a chain. As the sprocket spins, the teeth grab onto the chain and move other parts that interlock with the chain. This sequential series of operations allows for simple and controlled rotational movement of larger equipment and machinery. Sprockets are often made from metal or […]

Robotrax: How to Install

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  Does your robot application do 3-dimensional rotations? If yes, you definitely need a cable carrier that supports multidimensional rotating movements. Tsubaki KabelSchlepp Robotrax is a cable carrier that reliably follows movements while leading and protecting your cables. PLUS, it’s easy to install. Here’s how to do it: The open design of this product allows […]