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Recycling Sorting Nightmare Solved - 5212
Viewed 45 time(s) since Aug 15, 2018
A recycler was experiencing regular failures of a mounted bearing unit on an optical sorting conveyor. In the three months after installation of the machine, a total of 5 bearing failures were recorded. An NSK application engineer examined the applic... Read More
Meyn Deboning Machines Causing Multiple High Costing Problems - 5120
Viewed 100 time(s) since Jul 31, 2018
Multiple bearing failure on a deboning machine can cost customers thousands of dollars to replace.Timken - EDT has an ideal solution to avoid these costs.This article is available in English Only. Read More
Vanmark Potato Peelers Have High Corrosion Damage - 5119
Viewed 97 time(s) since Jul 31, 2018
Potato starch is highly corrosive to steel roller bearings. Additionally, the constant water wash-downs dilute the grease in the bearings.Timken - EDT has a solution that will save $8,236.80. This article is available in English Only. Read More
Wolverine Oven Bearings Downtime Costing Hundreds - 5118
Viewed 116 time(s) since Jul 31, 2018
Ball bearings supporting oven rollers required change-out every 3 months. A typical change-out also required repairing 12 journals at a cost of $150 each.Timken - EDT has a solution that will save $4,346.38 per roller. This article is available in En... Read More
Cooling Tunnel in Meat Plants Are Hard To Maintain - 5117
Viewed 105 time(s) since Jul 31, 2018
Cooling tunnels in meat plants have wet environment demands, including bearing replacement at least once a year. This is difficult and time consuming, often requiring an outside contractor with a crane for a couple of days.Timken - EDT has a solution... Read More
Conveyor for Whole Chickens Causing Major Water Bill - 5116
Viewed 100 time(s) since Jul 31, 2018
Problems with the old drive system in a wash down environment made clean up difficult, which made meeting FDA regulations difficult as well. Gates has a solution that can reduce water usage 30%, which equates to over $50K in annual water savings. Thi... Read More
Constant Down Time For Meat Blender Costing Plant Thousands - 5112
Viewed 138 time(s) since Jul 17, 2018
The attached article details how the chain on a meat packing blender was constantly breaking, costing hundreds in downtime, parts, labour.Gates came up with a solution that has saved the plant over $1,000 in downtime alone.At this time, the article i... Read More
Martin Sprocket & Gear Improves Customer’s Conveyor System - 5109
Viewed 126 time(s) since Jul 17, 2018
A meat processing company experienced ongoing maintenance costs with a screw conveyor. The Martin Gear field support team uncovered a viable replacement, posting substantial savings for the company. Documented Cost Savings - $5,982.00   Read More
Poultry Barrel Chain Wearing Costing Plant Lots in Maintenance - 5111
Viewed 150 time(s) since Jul 17, 2018
A roller chain was rusting and the sprockets were wearing, requiring regular replacement. The roller chain and sprockets component costs were high, not to mention the downtime for maintenance. The customer was looking for a maintenance-free alternati... Read More
Gates Belt Drive for the Bottle Rinsers in the Bottling Industry - 5164
Viewed 87 time(s) since Jul 17, 2018
Chain wear, stretch, and vibration resulted in significant production loss for this bottle rinser. With Gates Poly Chain, the company saved over $175,000 in the first year alone.This article is available in English Only. Read More
Gates Belt Drive for Conveying in the Bottling Industry - 5163
Viewed 75 time(s) since Jul 17, 2018
A bottle conveyor’s chain stretched unevenly, causing bottles to pile up and break. The Gates drives eliminated stretching so speeds were consistent, which in turn eliminated scrapped product and downtime.This article is available in English On... Read More
Bakery Discovers Advantages of Nolu - 1094
Viewed 194 time(s) since Jul 11, 2018
Excessive wear and tab breakage on bakery belts causes downtime approximately every eight months. The standard UHMW wear strips used by one bakery for years had caused loads of spoiled dough and lost productivity.For information about the BDI-recomme... Read More
Metal on Metal Wear Causing Frequent Replacement In Poultry Plant - 5114
Viewed 96 time(s) since Jul 11, 2018
Metal on metal wear was causing frequent replacement. The mess associated with the chain was not acceptable in this application in a food plant.Gates has a solution that will last and not cause contamination issues. Read More
How to Measure Chain Elongation for Rexnord FlatTop Chain - 2475
Viewed 305 time(s) since May 25, 2017
How to Measure Chain Elongation for Rexnord FlatTop Chain. Read More
Sawmills and Paper Mills Worldwide Rely on Rexnord to Do the Heavy Lifting - 2492
Viewed 217 time(s) since Mar 23, 2017
Sawmills and Paper Mills Worldwide Rely on Rexnord to Do the Heavy Lifting. Read More
Rexnord Power Transmission Solutions for Mining Applications Overview - 2490
Viewed 176 time(s) since Dec 1, 2017
Rexnord Power Transmission Solutions for Mining Applications Overview. Read More
Rexnord Power Transmission Products Solutions for Cement Processing - 2489
Viewed 207 time(s) since Mar 23, 2017
Rexnord Power Transmission Products Solutions for Cement Processing Read More
Retail Distribution Center Cuts Through the Clutter - 769
Viewed 519 time(s) since Apr 1, 2015
An Ohio distribution center used a variety of methods to break chain, with mixed results and an increasingly cluttered maintenance room.The attachment below details how Timken/Drives’ EZ BREAKER delivers consistent results and promotes a tidy w... Read More
How to Measure Catenary Sag for Rexnord FlatTop Chain - 2474
Viewed 309 time(s) since Dec 7, 2017
How to Measure Catenary Sag for Rexnord FlatTop Chain. Read More
Proper Chain Maintenance Yields Longer Chain Life! - 1124
Viewed 489 time(s) since Sep 13, 2015
Chain maintenance is extremely important. In fact, chain used in industry tends to have a shortened life, usually resulting from lack of maintenance. Chain is often exchanged for belting to avoid the issue, but in many cases, chain is the correct sol... Read More
Rexnord Power Transmission Products and Solutions for Power Plants - 2491
Viewed 213 time(s) since Jul 13, 2017
Rexnord Power Transmission Products and Solutions for Power Plants.At this time, the video is available in English only. Read More
Gates Synchronous Systems - Save More Than You Think - 1565
Viewed 267 time(s) since Feb 19, 2016
Benefits of Gates synchronous belt systems include:Slash downtimeLower replacement costsReduce maintenance costs Meet sustainability objectivesSee the attachment below for more details. Read More
Martin Sprocket Maintenance & Troubleshooting Guide - 1804
Viewed 292 time(s) since Jul 14, 2016
Martin Sprocket has provided a trouble-shooting guide which outlines common problems and rule-of-thumb fixes. It has been developed to be used by trained professionals.It covers the following different sections:Chain DrivesGear DrivesCouplingsSynchro... Read More
Rexnord FlatTop Conveyors Can Move Just About Anything - 2487
Viewed 135 time(s) since Apr 24, 2017
Rexnord FlatTop Conveyors Can Move Just About Anything.At this time, the video is available in English only. Read More
Orlando Airport Updates its Terminal Baggage Carousels - 753
Viewed 808 time(s) since Feb 2, 2015
Many airports worldwide are plagued by old, unreliable baggage carousels. Click on the attachment to find out how Orlando International Airport was able to replace 15 systems that were more than 25 years old. This state-of-the-art solution provided a... Read More
Hydraulic Upgrade Gives New Life to Bakery Plant Dough Dumper - 350
Viewed 523 time(s) since Dec 4, 2014
A large commercial bakery in the Southeastern U.S. was using vintage dumpers to unload thousands of pounds of dough from a mixer into   a roll-around vat.  The plant was experiencing two-to-three-hour weekly downtime to maintain them, plus regular e... Read More
BDI Devises a Unique Tabletop Conveyor Solution, Saving a Vegetable Packing Plant Time and Money - 339
Viewed 734 time(s) since Apr 24, 2013
Changing productions lines from dry-fill to wet-fill (and vice-versa) at a major midwest vegetable packing plant caused a 36-hour shut down. BDI introduced System Plast conveyor system which combined both wet and dry; eliminating changeover downtime.... Read More
BDI Provides Sand and Gravel Customer Alternative to Vulcanizing - 1293
Viewed 606 time(s) since Aug 27, 2015
 A sand and gravel company customer was having trouble with the conveyor belt on its pug mill. The belt’s head pulley had a very aggressive scraper, leading the customer to assume that vulcanizing was the only option for belt replacement. Howev... Read More
Airport Baggage Claim Conveyor Drive Chain - 101
Viewed 1062 time(s) since Sep 16, 2014
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 cont... Read More