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IP69K for water protection rating - 5483
Viewed 168 time(s) since Nov 14, 2018
Condition Monitoring on a Hot Strip Mill - 5296
Viewed 87 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
The weak spot of the rolling stands in any hot strip mill are the roller bearings on the work rollers. Under extreme operating conditions only relatively short stoppage times are possible. Unplanned stoppages and expensive consequential damage, such ... Read More
Condition Monitoring of Saw Gearboxes Increases Availability - 5295
Viewed 85 time(s) since Sep 17, 2018
The cutting saws of two different lines are driven by a gear motor system that at the same time drives a cutting disc. The saw drive supports the dynamic forces of the process. Due to the operating conditions it is exposed to an increased danger of w... Read More
Gates Belt Drive for the Hospitality Industry - 5157
Viewed 94 time(s) since Jul 31, 2018
Switching to Poly Chain Carbon drives saved a beach resort over half a million dollars and countless hours of maintenance.This article is available in English Only. 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
Meat Packing Freezer Causing High Energy Bills - 5115
Viewed 103 time(s) since Jul 31, 2018
A meat packing freezer with belt slippage and breakage can cause expensive downtime and high energy bills.Gates has a solution to extend belt life and lower energy bills.This article is available in English Only. Read More
Ham Line’s Chain Drives Wearing Out Due to Lubrication - 5113
Viewed 135 time(s) since Jul 24, 2018
Corrosion was causing serious problems on the chain drives of a packing plant’s ham line conveyors. Gates recommended a solution that operated for years without issues. Click on the attachment to learn more. 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
Martin Sprocket & Gear Improves Customer’s Efficiency - 5108
Viewed 125 time(s) since Jul 17, 2018
The Martin field support team visited a customer location and uncovered opportunities to improve conveyor efficiency.  By converting conveyor drives, the customer saved on energy costs. Documented Cost Savings - $1,105.00 At this time, the article is... 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
Major Savings at a Poultry Processing Plant - 5110
Viewed 161 time(s) since Jul 17, 2018
The attached article discusses a plant that processes 250,000 chickens per day, seven days a week. The competitive V-belts that operated their machines could not stand up to such heavy use and failed within four weeks of operation.  Since installing ... 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
Gates Belt Drive for the Food Processing Industry - 5162
Viewed 86 time(s) since Jul 17, 2018
A sugar mill was experiencing inconsistent V-belt drive operation. With Poly Chain, the mill saved $34,000 in the first year after reducing the number of belts needing to be replaced and expensive maintenance time.This article is available in English... Read More
Gates Belt Drive for Air Handlers in the Food & Beverage Industry - 5161
Viewed 99 time(s) since Jul 17, 2018
Air Handler V-belts needed to be replaced frequently, required significant maintenance, and were inefficient. Replacing these belts with Poly Chain resulted in annual savings of $14,500.This article is available in English Only. Read More
Gates Super HC Belt Drive for the Chemical Processing Industry - 5160
Viewed 88 time(s) since Jul 17, 2018
These dryer fans were burning up almost once a week. Switching to a Super HC EPDM construction belt drive resulted in over $20,000 in savings due to reduced downtime and replacement costs.This article is available in English Only. Read More
Gates Belt Drive for the Aggregate Mining Industry - 5159
Viewed 78 time(s) since Jul 17, 2018
Roller chain drives need replacing every year, and that comes at a cost. Switching to a belt drive saved $40,450 in parts, labor, and the elimination of downtime over three years for this application.This article is available in English Only. Read More
Gates Belt Drive for the Automotive Industry - 5158
Viewed 74 time(s) since Jul 17, 2018
Chain wear and stretch was resulting in significant production loss. After switching to Gates, the belts run smoothly with little-required maintenance.This article is available in English Only. 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
ModSort™ Station Solves Transfer and Diversion Problems - 2614
Viewed 151 time(s) since Mar 31, 2017
ModSort™ Station Solves Transfer and Diversion Problems  Read More
Optibelt Red Power Easily Handles Tension Idler - 270
Viewed 380 time(s) since Dec 9, 2014
A Midwest manufacturer of industrial blowers was using a standard v-belt in the tension idlers on its production industrial blowers. The v-belts were breaking after 2-3 weeks, and the manufacturer was obliged to supply new belts under its customer wa... Read More
Improving Motor System Efficiency with High Efficiency Belt Drive Systems - 1939
Viewed 149 time(s) since Dec 15, 2017
Looking for Energy Saving Opportunities? Energy and long-term cost savings gained by replacing older motors with NEMA Premium efficient motors can be multiplied by including high-performance synchronous belt drives for even greater overall system eff... Read More
How to Install an Omega Elastomeric Coupling - 2471
Viewed 333 time(s) since May 18, 2017
How to Install an Omega Elastomeric Coupling. Read More
HERA High Efficiency Right Angle Stainless Steel Drives from Hub City - 2613
Viewed 131 time(s) since Mar 31, 2017
HERA High Efficiency Right Angle Stainless Steel Drives from Hub City 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
Rexnord IIoT Smart Gear Drive - 2488
Viewed 372 time(s) since Dec 1, 2017
Rexnord IIoT Smart Gear Drive. 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
Clutch Problems Eliminated With Help From BDI Preferred Supplier - 1243
Viewed 723 time(s) since Sep 18, 2015
A Midwestern Iron Castings plant had placed an order with BDI for both new and repaired air clutches. While the customer’s preference was to work with the Original Equipment Manufacturer to obtain the parts, the OEM came back with an average th... Read More
Bob and 190 Pound Beast - 1173
Viewed 510 time(s) since Jun 22, 2015
This harsh application required a complete change of roller chain 3 times per year. Gates Poly Chain GT Carbon provided a better solution in more ways than one. Watch the video to see how Bob deals with the 190 pound monster.To purchase see the Refer... Read More
Avoiding Gearbox Damage with Proper Motor Installation - 2439
Viewed 161 time(s) since Mar 10, 2017
Avoid gearbox damage with proper motor installation. Read More
Announcing Gates Revolutionary BIRD™ - 2494
Viewed 346 time(s) since Apr 24, 2017
How to use Gates new BIRD™ to inspect belts. Read More
Increase Life, Reduce Soap and Water on the Conveyor - 2612
Viewed 180 time(s) since Mar 31, 2017
System Plast™ NG Evo™ Chain and Belt Material Read More
Long term Storage of Falk and Falk Renew Enclosed Gear Drives by Rexnord - 2480
Viewed 147 time(s) since May 7, 2018
How to store your Falk and Falk Renew enclosed gear drives long term.At this time, the video is available in English only. Read More
Dodge Raptor Element Coupling - 1596
Viewed 293 time(s) since Apr 23, 2016
Check out the advantages of the Dodge Raptor Element Coupling.. 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
Computer Room Air Conditioning Savings with a New V-Belt - 752
Viewed 254 time(s) since Jun 5, 2015
Air Conditioning for data centers and computer rooms is critically important. When the air conditioner belts wear and accumulate dust, they run less efficiently; squealing and vibrating. Regular maintenance is required. An environment with more than ... 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
What Can Cause Premature V-belt Failure? - 1554
Viewed 335 time(s) since Aug 7, 2016
Understand the underlying problems that can lead to premature V-belt failure.See the attachments below for details. Read More
iwis-CCM: The Chain Elongation Monitoring System - 1555
Viewed 376 time(s) since Jan 29, 2016
iwis CCM (Chain Condition Monitoring) measures the wear and elongation of chains in operation and alerts maintenance that replacement is needed. 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
Fenner Drives Power Twist V-Belt Drives Savings - 1566
Viewed 249 time(s) since Feb 5, 2016
Switching to Power Twist V-Belts yields thousands of dollars in savings, reduces downtime and labor costs, and eliminates emergency purchasing.See attachments below for more details. Read More
Prevent Costly Damage from Torque Overloads with RotoShield - 1586
Viewed 235 time(s) since Feb 12, 2016
Learn more about torque setting adjustments with RotoShield gearbox torque limiters.    Read More
Energy Efficiency Tips - 1787
Viewed 274 time(s) since Jun 10, 2016
The Department of Energy has provided energy-saving best practices associated with changing from a V-belt to a synchronous belt. See the attachment below for 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
Synchronous Belt Failure Guide - 1833
Viewed 253 time(s) since Jul 14, 2016
Synchronous belt failure results in decreasing performance and costly belt replacement. This article will help identify:Common Causes of Belt FailureImproper Belt InstallationBelt Drive Hardware ProblemsNegative Environmental ConditionsSee the attach... Read More
How Belt Drives Impact Overhung Load - 1940
Viewed 207 time(s) since Aug 19, 2016
Today’s belt drive systems are capable of transmitting enormous power in a compact space. What impact does this load-carrying capacity have on the shafts and bearings of speed reducers attached to belt drives? The answer lies in understanding O... Read More
Best Practice for Hose Selection - 1942
Viewed 236 time(s) since Sep 23, 2016
When making a hose selection, remember the key word STAMPED.SizeTemperatureApplicationMaterial conveyedPressureEndsDeliveryThe attached chart helps ensure the correct parameters are considered when selecting a hose. Read More
Universal Joints - Riding through the Turns - 2035
Viewed 225 time(s) since Nov 6, 2016
View the attached White Paper for an explanation and a brief history of Universal Joints. Learn the advantages of the different variations and the attachment options.Plain and Needle BearingJoints and Drive ShaftsConstant-Velocity JointsSee the attac... Read More
How to Identify a V-belt - 1508
Viewed 1172 time(s) since Jan 8, 2016
Do you need to replace a worn out v-belt after years of running? Made of flexible rubber, the existing belt is likely stretched many different ways and might not even resemble a v-belt anymore! The following three (3) steps will help you to identify ... Read More
Universal Joints in Food Applications - 2041
Viewed 308 time(s) since Sep 26, 2016
The Belden Universal solution provided a customer with a completely washdown-safe universal joint, eliminating corrosion, contamination, burnout and joint seizure.See the attachment below for details. Read More
HVAC (Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning) Equipment Maintenance - 1183
Viewed 394 time(s) since Jul 8, 2015
This Gates-produced video presents tips for saving time and other resources on HVAC Equipment maintenance.  Read More
Take Up the Slack...Automatically with Fenner T-Max - 1606
Viewed 363 time(s) since Mar 4, 2016
Watch the performance of a Big Box HVAC (Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning) unit after three months. T-Max V-Belt Drive Tensioners automatically take the slip out of your belt driven HVAC systems.  Read More
BDI’s Drive Refurbishing Provides Substantial Cost Savings - 347
Viewed 491 time(s) since Dec 4, 2014
The attached document describes how BDI’s refurbishing of worn-out drive shafts for an auto assembly plant resulted in significant cost savings and reduced lead times. The same solutions are available in coal mine, and metal processing facilit... Read More
Heavy-Duty Drum Pulleys Produce Heavy-Duty Savings - 1634
Viewed 332 time(s) since Mar 11, 2016
Martin manufactures Heavy-Duty Pulleys which offer maximum protection in harsh environments. See the documented cost savings of over $123,000 in the attachment below associated with these Heavy-Duty Drum Pulleys. Read More
Capping in Milk Production Facility - 1148
Viewed 311 time(s) since Dec 29, 2014
A regional milk producer had been using Federal clutches on its capping machine for years. They would rebuild the units on a monthly basis to extend their life. The rebuild process was long and tedious, though much cheaper than buying new backup unit... Read More
Capping Solutions for the Bottling Industry - 1253
Viewed 642 time(s) since Dec 4, 2015
One of BDI’s beverage customers was installing three new bottling lines from the original equipment manufacturer. The lead time for the capper heads was 12 weeks. The customer asked if BDI could provide them in a shorter lead time, so that they... Read More
iwis Pin Oven Chains--Reliable and Long Lasting - 1437
Viewed 398 time(s) since Nov 13, 2015
The attached article highlights iwis Pin Oven Chains, created specifically for handling delicate empty cans.  Read More
Proven Energy Savings With Synchronous Belts - 444
Viewed 292 time(s) since Jan 19, 2015
A light bulb manufacturing plant sought to reduce energy costs while increasing overall efficiency.  Target areas were the plant’s roof-top exhaust fans as well as its coater oven heat zone blowers. The blower drives were multiple B-section v-b... Read More
Avoiding Contamination in Food Manufacturing - 1182
Viewed 261 time(s) since Jul 8, 2015
This Gates-produced video demonstrates how Gates belting helps avoid contamination in food- and medical-device manufacturing settings.  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
PolyChain Belting Keeps Cup Conveyor Moving at BDI Container Customer - 1245
Viewed 490 time(s) since Sep 25, 2015
A national container manufacturer serviced by BDI was having trouble with a roller chain drive at one of its plants. Their BDI Sales Representative suggested switching the drive for Gates Poly Chain.The drive in question was located on a cup conveyor... Read More
Snack Food Manufacturing Requires Washdown - 1158
Viewed 801 time(s) since Jul 9, 2015
View this video to see how Gates can drive savings when washdown is required.  Read More
Savings Potential in Poultry Plants - 1162
Viewed 462 time(s) since Jun 22, 2015
Check out this video from Gates. Your BDI representative can help you explore each of the suggested potential cost savings. Read More
How to Determine Correct Belt Tension - 1166
Viewed 335 time(s) since Jun 17, 2015
This Gates-produced video provides tips on how to determine correct belt tension. Read More
BDI Suggests More Efficient Belts, Customer Reaps Savings - 333
Viewed 405 time(s) since Dec 4, 2014
Seeking to reduce power consumption,  an automotive manufacturer customer implemented BDI's proposed Optibelt solution. This resulted in more than 30% in energy savings. For detailed information about this application, please reference the attac... Read More
BDI and Dodge Partner to Save Wasterwater Plant Thousands of Dollars - 349
Viewed 842 time(s) since Dec 4, 2014
A 27-year-old waste water treatment plant was having problems with reducers that power rotating biological contactors in its filtration process. Chronic leakage and premature gearbox failure were among the issues occurring in the plant’s harsh ... Read More
Large Gearboxes Require Maintenance and Lubrication - 1153
Viewed 379 time(s) since Jun 8, 2015
A gearbox uses mechanical advantage to increase output torque and reduce RPM. A motor's shaft is fed into the gearbox and through a series of internal gears, providing torque and speed conversion. Gearboxes are available in a variety of sizes an... Read More
Shaft-Mounted Gear Reducer Solves Dual Problem for Limestone Quarry - 442
Viewed 408 time(s) since Jan 9, 2015
A limestone quarry customer was experiencing a high rate of catastrophic gear reducer failures, causing costly downtime.  Rexnord proposed a solution that reduced the total cost of ownership while also addressing the downtime issue. For detailed info... Read More
Gearbox Solutions - 1130
Viewed 465 time(s) since Jul 9, 2015
A BDI customer was constantly rebuilding a gearbox and variable speed drive used on a cap sorter. Imported from France, the gearbox was costly to repair and replace. Because the gearbox was bolted directly to the equipment, the customer wanted to mak... Read More