Edger Infeed TableCost Savings: $7,576

A customer mill was experiencing premature corrosion on their 81X conveyor chain installed on the edger infeed table caused by the conveyance of wet hemlock, which corrodes the chain after two months of operation, resulting in significant maintenance and downtime. Tsubaki has been experimenting with a proprietary coating that was applied to the chains to address corrosion issues in wet and/or acidic environments. The test proved to be a significant success as chain life has increased from 58 days to 329 days resulting in cost savings of $7,576.