A customer in the steel-producing industry was using chains with standard rollers for their scrap conveyor. The environment was highly contaminated with dust. Dust or powder-like debris can easily get in-between bushings and rollers, which will cause rapid wear. An OEM supplied the replacement chain with an improved roller design that incorporated two back-to-back ball bearings that performed slightly better but were insufficient.
To help battle against dust build-up between bushings and rollers, a switch was made to Tsubaki’s Conveyor Chain with anti-dust rollers resulting in an $18,404 cost savings.
When your operation is exposed to abrasive dust particulates, Tsubaki’s specifically designed anti-dust rollers will outlast standard specification chains and contribute to a cost-effective application.