Satish Chandarana's Latest Posts

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, Couplings, Power Transmission

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, Fenner, Belts, Power Transmission

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

The Wizard Solution from Oz

07-Nov-2016 08:02:15

Quarries and mines are the same the world over: tough on people, and tough on equipment. So a drive belt solution developed to meet the demands of the Australian mining industry is just as applicable up here as Down Under.

That solution is the Fenner Ultra PLUS 150 high-strength wedge belt – the belt that offers 150% of the power rating of the regular Fenner Power PLUS wedge belt. But that’s not its greatest strength. Its greatest strength is actually… its great strength.

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Topics: News, Innovation, Power Transmission, Quarrying & Mining, Fans, Efficiency

Safety Gets the Lime-Green Light from Rexnord

13-Oct-2016 08:08:28

The new bright lime green accumulation chain from Rexnord provides extra protection for your operators and your packs. But that’s not all. It also helps reduce your energy costs, and the Total Cost of Ownership of your conveyor system.

The problem with traditional Low Backline Pressure (LBP) chains is a serious gap in safety. It occurs at the transfer point between conveyors, where the chain opens and closes. As it does so, a gap forms between the rollers on the chain links, creating a potential trapping hazard for fingers and clothing.

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Topics: Best Practice, Innovation, News, Power Transmission, Food & Beverage, Health & Safety

Vital Chain in the Link

29-Jul-2016 13:27:18

A valuable part of ERIKS’ services is the supply of chain to its customers, from ERIKS Service Centres. These Service Centres are themselves, in turn, linked to Tomax – an ERIKS company and a leading provider of industrial chain.

Based in the Midlands, Tomax provides a 24/7 nationwide service, supplying transmission and roller chain and leaf chain for forklift trucks. All these types of chain are held in stock, for faster fulfilment of orders. For urgent requirements, both next day and same day delivery are available.

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Topics: News, Power Transmission, Materials Handling, Chain

Pitch Perfect Precision from Renold

15-Mar-2016 13:31:00

High-quality, precision chain is essential in many materials handling applications. Often, the chain is critical to precise positioning – for filling, labelling or sealing. And it may have to run as matched and paired strands, with perfectly aligned attachments.

With constraints like these, expert help and advice can be crucial to finding the perfect solution.

Perfect alignment of attachments is relatively easy to achieve with new chain. But to maintain that alignment throughout its working life, each strand of the chain has to wear at exactly the same rate. If it doesn’t, production could be affected, product damaged, and costly downtime incurred.

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Topics: News, Power Transmission, Materials Handling

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