Chain Solutions Blog

Why having odd teeth in your sprockets could save you money

Written by Peter Church on 07 Mar 2012

The next time your conveyors are undergoing routine maintenance – or have had to be stopped to repair a fault – take a few moments to count the teeth on the power chain’s sprockets.

If the conveyor was acquired at any time within the last 20 years, the chances are that the chains that drive it will be running on sprockets with an even number of teeth.

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How to tell when a sprocket needs replacing

Written by Peter Church on 01 Mar 2012

Once a sprocket has worn to a certain extent it can cause rapid chain wear and will need to be replaced at the next available opportunity. However, replace it too early and you’ll be incurring unnecessary costs. Here’s our guide to determining when a conveyor chain sprocket needs to be replaced.

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