Sorry, online purchases are not available in your country.
Close

Managing quotes online is only available to users with corporate accounts. You can still request a quote, but it will be emailed to you.

Upgrade to a corporate account for advanced options and personal service.

BDIExpress Knowledge Base

Airport Baggage Claim Conveyor Drive Chain

The baggage claim area in airports features steel plates that are moved by chain. The chain’s matched strands grab the button below each plate to drive the carousal.The original equipment maker uses specialty chain, giving the manufacturer control of aftermarket sales. Over time, the chain elongates and requires replacement.
 
In an effort to avoid the high cost of replacement, a BDI customer disassembled the original chain; however, they could not figure out how to put it back together. The customer requested our help.
 
BDI contacted our chain manufacturer partner for assistance.  With their help, the D3 links were altered to ensure the proper sequence of chain. The strands were also pre-stretched to keep them parallel. To solve the press fit, Loctite 609 was used to lock the pins into the block.
 
This solution worked perfectly and provided a 60%+ savings to the customer.
 
 
 
 
See the attachment below for details.

Attachments (3) Attachments

  • Type: BDI Success Story
4.67 (3)
Article Rating (3 Votes)
Rate this article

Rating Feedback

Thanks for Voting.

What can we do to make this article better? Include your name and email or phone number if you would like us to contact you. Otherwise, your response will be anonymous.

Name:
Email:
Phone:
Comment:
 
  • Icon PDFExport to PDF
Comments Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Icon Add Comment
Full Name *
Email Address * (Required, but not published)
Comment *
Security Code Security Code
 
Related Articles RSS Feed
Conveyor for Whole Chickens Causing Major Water Bill - 5116
Viewed 210 time(s) since Jul 11, 2018
Martin Sprocket & Gear Improves Customer’s Conveyor System - 5109
Viewed 229 time(s) since Jul 11, 2018
Metal on Metal Wear Causing Frequent Replacement In Poultry Plant - 5114
Viewed 195 time(s) since Jul 11, 2018
Constant Down Time For Meat Blender Costing Plant Thousands - 5112
Viewed 240 time(s) since Jul 11, 2018
Rexnord Power Transmission Solutions for Mining Applications Overview - 2490
Viewed 320 time(s) since Mar 7, 2017
How to Measure Chain Elongation for Rexnord FlatTop Chain - 2475
Viewed 386 time(s) since Mar 7, 2017
Meyn Deboning Machines Causing Multiple High Costing Problems - 5120
Viewed 244 time(s) since Jul 11, 2018
Gates Belt Drive for Conveying in the Bottling Industry - 5163
Viewed 178 time(s) since Jul 17, 2018
Vanmark Potato Peelers Have High Corrosion Damage - 5119
Viewed 199 time(s) since Jul 11, 2018
Proper Chain Maintenance Yields Longer Chain Life! - 1124
Viewed 576 time(s) since May 6, 2015