Smart Gates / Spreader ChainsCost Savings: $20,142

The drives in the application operate in a high-speed environment resulting in inadequate lubrication of the chain due to the excessive speed causing accelerated elongation. The competitor’s chain that was initially installed had to be replaced every two months. After switching the application to Tsubaki’s Speed Master chain with hard-chromed plated pins, the customer experienced 14 months of life out of its chain without necessary downtime or maintenance. The pin’s hard surface prolongs the elongation period, thus, keeping critical drives lasting longer.