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1 Chain & Sprocket Systems and Maintenance (June 2019)

Chain and sprocket drives of one form or another have been driving machines and conveying materials for over a thousand years. The chain manufacturing industry has developed numerous types and sizes of drive chains. Although it is a mature form of power transmission, there are still many industrial applications for which drive chain is suited. It is economical, resistant to shock loads, easy to install, has the ability to transmit high torque, operates in hostile environments, and is efficient. Chain and sprocket drives are highly engineered and manufactured within close tolerances.

2 Beyond the Quick Fix - Supply Chain Software (April 2009)

In order for a company to be as efficient as possible, production, inventory and distribution components must be a top priority. A focused supply chain that gets the right materials to the right places in the allotted time frame encourages repeat business. These are concepts somewhat overlooked by many business executives in today’s economy.

3 Pushing Forward with Belts and Chains (June 2018)

The technology continues to evolve in chain- and belt-driven systems

4 Chains and Belts Play to Their Strengths (December 2015)

As with just about everything else in the manufacturing world — and all which that universe entails — it depends. After all, that’s why the art of manufacturing is a process — not a one-system-fits-all discipline. Yes, once that process has been properly designed and correctly implemented for a given manufacturing production need, it may well run like the astest, smoothest cookie-cutter-type operation ever devised.

5 Total System Efficiency (February 2010)

Much of the industrial energy being consumed by systems is wasted through inefficiency. For this article, a system will be defined as the following components working together: electrical input power, variable frequency drives, induction motors, gearboxes and transmission elements (chains, belts, etc.).

6 Industry News (June 2019)

The complete Industry News section from the June 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

7 Energy Efficiency, Configurable Solutions Highlight Pack Expo (December 2014)

A wide variety of companies displayed mechanical power transmission and motion control technologies at Pack Expo, held in November in Chicago. The event, which is the largest packaging and processing trade show in North America, attracted more than 48,000 attendees, according to show owner and producer PMMI. The four-day event included 2,352 exhibiting companies, an increase of more than 19 percent from the previous show in 2012.

8 PTExtras (December 2012)

Take a look at some of the latest videos posted on powertransmission.com, plus the most recent updates to our online buyers guide.

9 Troubleshooting with Torque Transmission (February 2008)

The issue might be a faulty treadmill at a local gym, the need to update orthopedic surgery equipment or simply a train stuck in neutral at the toy store. Whatever the case may be, viewing e-mails in the marketing department at Torque Transmission is like opening Christmas presents every morning.

10 Industry News (October 2012)

The complete Industry News section from the October 2012 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

11 This Tattoo Machine is Off the Chain (August 2015)

Groan inducing, yes — but truer than the blue-soaked dermis layer of infamous ink fiend The Enigma (if you’re not familiar with the tattoo/sideshow icon, he’s basically an R-rated version of Papa Smurf who eats fire and twirls chainsaws). Though other altered individuals obviously operate on a much less extreme plane of body modification, there seems to be a definite link between the ink and the irregular.

12 Motors without Rare-Earth Magnets: What Are the Options (October 2019)

Lower-cost motor technologies exist that can be an attractive alternative to neo-based BL PM motors - and are not subject to unpredictable supply chains

13 Gears, Fluid Power and Electric (February 2019)

The American Gear Manufacturers Association has evolved its trade show. What was formerly Gear Expo is now the Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), an event intended to represent the entire motion and power transmission supply chain. As part of the expansion of the show’s scope, AGMA has partnered with the NFPA (National Fluid Power Association) to include a fluid power pavilion and additional educational sessions.

News Items About chain

1 Roller Chains-Ladder Chains-Plastic Chains from Stock Drive Products (June 15, 2007)
SDP/SI is an ISO 9001 manufacturer of over 68 roller Chains, ladders chains, plastic chains, roller chain links, and all types of chains....

2 Iwis Chain Condition Monitoring System Eyes Replacement Needs (July 11, 2016)
Iwis presents the new chain condition monitoring system for measuring chain elongation. The CCM system for continuous chain monitoring me...

3 Iwis Drive Systems Introduces Maintenance-Free Chains (February 22, 2017)
Iwis drive systems introduces b.dry maintenance-free stainless-steel chains. The corrosion-free chains run completely dry, are extremely ...

4 Timken Introduces Drives Element Roller Chain (August 13, 2019)
The Timken Company has announced the release of the Drives Element roller chain—a maintenance-free, sintered bushing chain designed...

5 Tsubaki Debuts Corrosion-Resistant Roller Chain (October 24, 2007)
A new N.E.P roller chain from Tsubaki employs a metal coating process that allows a carbon steel chain to be used in wet conditions witho...

6 Hubless Sprockets-Roller Chain Sprockets (May 30, 2007)
SDP/SI is an ISO 9001 manufacturer of over 540 sprockets, roller chain sprockets, ladder chain sprockets, and hubless sprockets. The c...

7 Iwis Offers Accumulation Chain for Conveying Systems (July 31, 2017)
For logistics and material handling applications, chain specialist Iwis Drive Systems offers a comprehensive range of accumulation chains...

8 Iwis Offers Corrosion-Resistant Stainless Steel Chains (February 16, 2016)
New in the product range of chain manufacturer Iwis Drives Systems are corrosion-free CF stainless steel chains. They are suitable f...

9 Zetasassi TA Type Chain Tensioners Improve Performance (June 11, 2012)
The Zetasassi TA type chain tensioners from QTC improve performance in industrial automation applications by keeping constant tension in&...

10 Iwis Develops Chain Drive for Electric Bicycles (July 27, 2011)
Iwis introduced a new drive system for electric bicycles with a built-in chain drive at this year's Hannover Fair. The drive has been...

11 Spungen Named President of Peer Chain Company (October 11, 2012)
Peer Chain Company, an industrial chain provider, recently announced that Glenn Spungen joined the company as president effective October...

12 SKF Introduces Range of Roller and Engineered Chain Solutions (October 23, 2012)
SKF introduces an extensive range of roller and engineered chain solutions ideally suited to meet the demanding requirements of power tra...

13 Timken Expands Drives Chain Line (February 10, 2016)
The Timken Company has introduced a new line of Drives Leaf Chain to address global demand for heavy-duty large pitch leaf chain. The com...

14 Motion Industries Promotes Joe Limbaugh to SVP Supply Chain, Operations Support, and Marketing (January 7, 2019)
Motion Industries, Inc. has announced the promotion of N. Joe Limbaugh to the position of senior vice president of supply chain, operatio...

15 Tsubakimoto Develops Plastic Top Chain (March 7, 2011)
Tsubakimoto Chain has recently announced the development of a new metal detectable plastic top chain. Designed mainly for conveyor applic...

16 Diamond Chain Company Expands Operations (December 1, 2008)
Diamond Chain Company, based in Indianapolis, has entered into a joint agreement with KMC, a roller chain supplier in China. The Diamon...

17 Belt Tensioners and Chain Tensioners-Zetasassi (July 12, 2007)
QTC's Econobelt line includes over 330 Zetasassi belt and chain tensioners which improve performance by keeping constant tension. The...

18 Roller and Ladder Chain Sprockets from SDP/SI (May 30, 2007)
Sprockets, Roller Chain, Metric are available from SDP/SI, an ISO 9001 manufacturer of over 540 sprockets, roller chain sprockets, ladde...

19 Timken Offers Pintle Chain for Reliable Transfer and Conveyance Operation (May 30, 2019)
The Timken Company offers a full selection of time-tested, engineered class pintle chain for ensuring reliable transfer and conveyance op...

20 Tsubaki Chain Withstands Higher Temperatures (March 17, 2008)
A new product in Tsubaki’s Lambda chain family, the H.T. Lambda, is heat resistant, operating at temperatures between 150 degrees C...

21 QTC Belt and Chain Tensioners Maintain Constant Tension (April 4, 2008)
Quality Transmission Components has introduced a new line of belt and chain tensioners called the Zetasassi line that is designed to redu...

22 Igus Quick-Fill Energy Chain Developed for Unsupported Lengths and Long Travels (May 23, 2019)
Igus has introduced its new E4Q energy chain, which can be opened and closed in seconds without tools and has been specifically developed...

23 Iwis Develops New Monitoring System for Measuring Chain Elongation (February 5, 2015)
Chain manufacturer Iwis Drive Systems has developed a new monitoring system for measuring chain elongation. The new, patented C...

24 Igus Energy Chain Keeps Rolling After 10 Years of Operation (December 4, 2018)
The world’s longest energy chain, which was manufactured by Igus, recently completed a decade of uninterrupted service at a coal po...

25 Iwis Offers Grip Chains With Wear-Resistant Clamping Elements (November 29, 2017)
Chain manufacturer Iwis presents grip chains that have wear- and corrosion-resistant clamping elements that ensure safe and reliable feed...

26 Iwis Offers Roller Chain with Combination of Coatings (August 28, 2019)
Wherever chains are exposed to the effects of seawater, or subject to stringent cleaning requirements, materials with conventional coatin...

27 Tsubaki Delivers Attachment Chain Innovations (March 15, 2018)
The attachment chain is one of the unsung heroes of the industrial world, being critical to the movement of a diverse range of products...

28 Iwis Offers Transfer Chains for Gentle, Clean Conveying (May 18, 2018)
Transfer chains are used in many different industrial applications where goods need to be conveyed to the next stage of the production pr...

29 Igus Demonstrates Safe Energy Chain Systems for New Automotive Trends (September 20, 2017)
The rising demand for permanently energized systems calls for energy chain solutions that guide cables safelyAccording to a Forsa survey,...

30 Igus Hybrid Cable Offers Cost-Effective, In-Stock Energy Chain Solution (December 31, 2018)
Igus has introduced a flexible cable for use in energy chains that delivers motor power and feedback functions through a single cable.The...

31 Continental Introduces Synchrochain Carbon Belts at PTDA Industry Summit (October 24, 2016)
Continental recently introduced Conti Synchrochain Carbon power transmission belts for a variety of applications and industries at the Po...

32 Iwis Offers Relubricant for Food Industry Chains (May 22, 2019)
Following the proven success of its VP6 Kombi Superplus Spray for industrial chain applications, drive systems supplier Iwis has launched...

33 Diamond Chain Addition Builds on Timken's Quality Commitment (June 3, 2019)
The Timken Company has found the perfect fit with the recent acquisition of Diamond Chain Co., combining forces with Drives to make an im...

34 Rexnord Announces Dry-PT Material Option for Select Chains (June 25, 2018)
Rexnord is proud to announce the latest addition to our premium line of conveying solutions products; the Dry-PT material option is now...

35 Tsubaki Expands Family of Chain Wear Indicators (November 2, 2018)
The new BS Large Size Indicator is available in sizes RS20B to RS48B and the ANSI Large Size Indicator – covers sizes from RS100 ...

36 Thyssenkrupp Materials Services Introduces Digital Supply Chain Technologies (August 20, 2019)
Thyssenkrupp Materials Services is continuing its digitalization offensive with the introduction of a flexible IT infrastructure for smar...

37 Chain Configurator Assists Packaging Applications (April 22, 2011)
PARTsolutions, LLC, a global provider of 3-D part catalogs for manufacturers and enterprises, and U.S. Tsubaki Inc., a manufacturer and s...

38 Igus Chainflex Offers Long Service Life (July 11, 2013)
For over 20 years, Igus has been rigorously testing the durability of its Chainflex continuous-flex cables in its 19,000 square foot labo...

39 Iwis Pin Oven Chains Expand Product Line for Transporting Beverage Cans (August 6, 2015)
For the conveying of thin walled tubular sections, such as beverage cans around the production process, Iwis offers a range of pin oven a...

40 Timken Acquires The Diamond Chain Company (April 1, 2019)
The Timken Company has acquired The Diamond Chain Company from Amsted Industries. Diamond Chain is a leading supplier of high-performance...

41 Igus Redesigns E6 Energy Chain (February 7, 2012)
Igus has redesigned its System E6 Energy Chain cable carrier best known for its robust, low-vibration and low-noise operation. The second...

42 Rexnord Launches 390 Series Chain for Beverage Industry (March 2, 2018)
The Rexnord 390 Series MatTop Chain is designed to optimize tight transfers in the beverage, food, metal container manufacturing and phar...

43 Large Size Roller Chain Over 10m can be Delivered Connected (March 19, 2009)
Tsubakimoto's Super Long Length Formation for Large Size Roller Chain can increase users productivity while helping to maintain a sa...