Satish Chandarana's Latest Posts

On an Emissions Mission

19-Nov-2017 04:45:00

Industry has been getting particularly excited about condition monitoring over the past few years. It’s easy to understand why: at its most sophisticated, it has the potential to significantly reduce the amount of downtime needed for repairs and maintenance, eliminates expensive damage to equipment, and focuses resource where it is needed.

The Synchroforce Carbon is a heavy-duty belt with a carbon tension member. Combining carbon fibres – which scarcely stretch even under high tensile loads – and a compound specially designed to cope with high demands,the new belt is a durable drive solution for challenging applications.

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Topics: News, Innovation, Power Transmission, Belts

Shortening the Chain

22-Oct-2017 03:57:00

There’s never been a shorter supply chain for your adapted chain, than from ERIKS – recognised in a recent survey as one of the largest chain suppliers in the UK.

All it takes is three simple steps to get the chain you need delivered to your door, with the ERIKS 48-hour adapted chain service.

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Topics: News, Power Transmission, Chain

Introducing a Powerful Synchronous Drum Motor

26-Sep-2017 04:40:00

Interroll have launched the world's most powerful synchronous drum motor for belt conveyor systems, with a proven output of up to 1.1 kilowatts. The drive, which is available immediately, stands out thanks to its particularly high torque and extremely high belt tension. This makes it especially suitable for a high throughput of material to be conveyed.

 

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Topics: News, Innovation, Power Transmission

A New Generation of Drum Motors

12-Sep-2017 04:40:00

A new generation of drum motors has been introduced by Interroll.

The innovative motor platform -  predominantly used for modern conveyor belt systems in distribution centers in the production areas or in the food industry - has a completely modular design and encompasses both synchronous and asynchronous drive solutions.

The modular platform strategy from Interroll forms the basis for the multiple customer benefits from the new generation of drives, which will first be used in all motor types with a diameter of 80 mm and will then be rolled out across the entire product range.

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Topics: News, Innovation, Power Transmission, Food & Beverage

Run Dry with Confidence

21-Aug-2017 05:03:00

What if you can improve safety, line uptime, reduce usage of water and soap for your conveying applications all at the same time?

Rexnord has successfully helped companies around the world implement economical solutions to run their conveyors more efficiently and environmentally safe, using Rexnord® conveyor chain in DRY-PT® material. This state-of-the-art material has been developed by Rexnord to convey PET bottles without the need for external lubrication.

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Topics: News, Innovation, Power Transmission

Joined-up Thinking on Couplings

30-Jun-2017 05:41:48

Flexible couplings do more than just connect two pieces of rotating equipment. With surveys showing that 80% of coupling failures are directly caused by misalignment, a coupling which successfully compensates for it will also help to increase equipment Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF), which in turn reduces downtime and cuts costs.

So how should you go about ensuring you choose the right coupling for your application?

First things first – literally. The coupling is a crucial component, and should be considered as part of any new system design right from the start, not just added later as an afterthought. It’s also essential to choose the coupling according to the job it has to do, not just based on previous choices or cost.

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Topics: News, Best Practice, Power Transmission, Couplings

On the Conveyor Belt to Sustainability

08-Jun-2017 07:24:05

Sometimes sustainability solutions can be found in the most surprising places. Through their “Engineered Sustainability™ product program, Rexnord aim to deliver customers’ sustainability goals – by conveyor belt. 

No slip-ups

The most important sustainability goal for all businesses is the safety of their employees. So Rexnord products are always designed with optimum safety in mind.

Firstly, they require no external lubrication. This not only means operators can maintain a safe distance from the machinery and moving parts, because there’s no need to apply lubricant. It also means the factory floor becomes a much safer working environment, because the slip risk which can result from spilt lubricant is eliminated.

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Topics: News, Innovation, Belt Drives, Power Transmission

The Chain (and braces) Way to Avoid Downtime

07-Feb-2017 08:49:48

Downtime is an issue all engineers want to avoid on their production line. And the most obvious way is to choose products and components that:

  • are reliable
  • have a longer service life
  • need less maintenance (planned and unplanned) and
  • need fewer repairs.

The result will be a product that’s more cost-effective, because it’s less expensive to own and operate and won’t interrupt production.

That’s what one of the world’s largest producers of beverages for retailers, brand owners and distributors was looking for, in a new belt for their pasteuriser.

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Topics: News, Best Practice, Power Transmission, Food & Beverage, Chain

When a Quick Fix is all you Need…

20-Jan-2017 07:54:55

…You need the Fenner® QuickFix emergency breakdown drive belt. Designed to fit V- and wedge-belt profiles, and quick and easy to install, it saves time and money – and gets production back up and running, fast.

Instead of carrying extensive, expensive stocks of every type and size of belt, ready to replace a breakage, you can now stock Fenner QuickFix belts. Supplied in convenient five metre rolls which can be cut to length on site by the maintenance team, they will rescue any belt emergency breakdown situation.

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Topics: Innovation, Power Transmission, Fenner, Belts

Getting the Most Out of Chain Demands Careful Selection

24-Nov-2016 06:06:00

Engineers often select chain according to the wrong criteria and risk ending up with a product that is destined to suffer from either premature wear, or even failure, as a result.

Renold Chain report that a lot of engineers are using breaking load as an absolute measure of performance when there is a huge variation in working life for different chains with identical breaking loads.

In explaining the origin of the problem Renold report that in the past, breaking load was one of the earliest chain standards so engineers got used to specifying it that way and many of them still do.

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Topics: News, Best Practice, TCO, Power Transmission, Chain

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