U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC recently introduced Tsubaki Smart Tooth. Tsubaki Smart Tooth sprockets utilize their Wear Indicator Technology that allows customers to identify and schedule drive system maintenance before critical component failure occurs. Patented Wear Indicator pins on one or more sprocket teeth are designed to make it easier to visually identify that a sprocket is still within allowable wear tolerance, or that it needs to be replaced. Understanding when to replace a Smart Tooth sprocket is meant to be simple. Friction from chain pressure wears down the material of a sprocket tooth, and when the Wear Indicator pin becomes visible, it is time to replace the sprocket.
Wear Indicator pins come standard on three sprocket teeth and are designed to be visible on any application no matter which part of the sprocket is covered. Next, Tsubaki has included laser etching technology in which Tsubaki “Smart Tooth” will be etched directly below each indicator pin, providing further visibility for the end user. Finally, all Tsubaki Smart Tooth sprockets are shipped with a special blue coating designed to make it easy to identify which sprockets have wear indicators.
U.S. Tsubaki offers Smart Tooth on a variety of engineering class and roller chain sprockets for a veriety of applications including mining, cement, asphlat, oil & gas and many more.