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Author: Jon Utz | Category: Industrial Chain
Heat treatment is used to alter the physical properties of a material – typically to increase the strength and wear characteristics of a chain while maintaining adequate toughness and ductility for the application. Heat treatment involves the use of heating, rapid cooling (quenching), and sometimes even chilling components to extreme temperatures to achieve a desired result. 
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Author: Barry Voshell | Category: Conveying Solutions, Food Solutions
Plastic and metal conveying belts are both great choices for the Food Conveying Industry, but for very different reasons. What makes one belt perfect for one application might make it a poor choice for another. 
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Author: Mark Czubak | Category: Bearings
When installed properly, pillow block bearings can last years without needing to be replaced. Follow these steps to ensure minimal downtime and a longer service life.​ Follow these steps to properly install your Pillow Block bearing.
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Author: Frank C Uherek | Category: Bearings, Gear
The premature failure of a bearing can mean costly unplanned downtime that could have been prevented using the proper predictive measures. When specifying the average lifespan of a bearing, I suggest using the American Bearing Manufacturers Association’s (ABMA) preferred method, calculating for L10 life.
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Author: Jason Ludwig | Category: Bearings, Beverage Solutions
Not all bearings are created equal. Selecting a bearing that’s not suitable for your beverage application could increase unplanned downtime and decrease overall productivity. Take into consideration the following questions when choosing a bearing for your beverage operation.
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Author: Bill Holtz | Category: Couplings
Grid couplings, like disc and gear couplings, are designed with high torque density applications in mind. Typically composed of two shaft hubs, a horizontally split cover kit and a serpentined grid, grid couplings are well suited for shock loading applications. With proper installation, maintenance and lubrication, your grid coupling can ensure optimal performance for your coupling and the connected equipment. 
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Author: Mike Foley | Category: 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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Author: Michael Mersberger | Category: 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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Author: Mike Miclot | 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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Author: Jon Utz | 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.