What is Catenary Sag?

When discussing conveying chain, catenary sag refers to the hanging shape the sagging chain takes after leaving the drive sprockets. Pro-actively checking the catenary sage of your chain can increase drive efficiency, identify chain elongation and help predict chain removal or replacement.

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What is Sensor Fusion?

Author: Mike Foley
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Categories: Gear IIoT Smart Solutions
In Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connected devices, sensors are responsible for collecting data from various functions of the machine. As most connected devices have multiple sensors, it is crucial that the data being collected is conveyed to users in the most “context-driven" way possible. This is where data aggregation or “sensor fusion” comes into play.
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What is Catenary Sag?

Author: Michael Mersberger
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Categories: Beverage Solutions Conveying Solutions
When discussing conveying chain, catenary sag refers to the hanging shape the sagging chain takes after leaving the drive sprockets. Pro-actively checking the catenary sage of your chain can increase drive efficiency, identify chain elongation and help predict chain removal or replacement.
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How Much Can IIoT Save You? All You Need is 1%

Author: Mike Miclot
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Category: IIoT Smart Solutions
What if I told you that there was a tool that could help your business save 1%? That's 1% on installation time and operational costs. 1% on maintenance labor. Even 1% on ordering and replacing parts. When you add it all up, you will start to see it’s not such a small amount after all.
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4 Reasons Why Buying Proper Welded Chain Matters

Author: Jon Utz
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Category: Industrial Chain
Purchasing industrial chain can be a difficult decision. With a wide range of options and features available, making sure you select the proper chain is critical.
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What to Expect from the Future of IIoT

Author: Mike Miclot
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Category: IIoT Smart Solutions
If your bearing could talk, what would it say? Would it tell you that it needed to be relubricated? Would it warn you about excessive load or vibration levels? Maybe it would detail when it needed to be replaced?
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What is Brinelling?

Author: Jason Ludwig
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Category: Bearings
All bearings have a typical service life. However, an OEM’s suggested service life is not always a guarantee. Bearing failure comes in many forms, like corrosion, and smearing. Another form of failure is called brinelling.
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What is Miner's Rule?

Author: Frank C Uherek
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Category: Gear
The power capacity of a Gear Drive is an important factor in ensuring successful operation of driven equipment with minimum downtime. Making sure the unit is correct for the application can be difficult when presented with various options.
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The Top Causes of Bearing Failure

Author: Mark Czubak
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Category: Bearings
Understanding the service life of a bearing allows end users to appropriately plan for their inevitable replacement. Accurately diagnosing potential bearing failures ahead of time is important to preventing unexpected downtime.
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How to Avoid Failure and Downtime: Gear Drive Specifications

Author: Robin Olson
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Category: Gear
Correctly specifying and selecting the proper gear drives for critical applications leads to reliability, greater uptime, and profitability.
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