Did you know: replacing wear strips with channels for chains can reduce chain wear and noise?


Back in March, a Gypsum company notified us from a referral regarding a wear and noise problem they were having on their old gypsum line.  I met with them to see the problem.  They were using virgin UHMW for a chain channel which consisted of just strip of UHMW. The chain wondered around thus causing an uneven wear plus causing the noise on the metal sprockets.  I proposed a custom profile on the chain channel made from titanium UHMW.  I explained to them this should give those 2 ½ to 3 times the wear capability, plus having the chain track properly should reduce the noise.  I also took it one step further and proposed for them to use a UHMW sprocket.  This would eliminate the metal to metal noise.

Submitted by: Skip, Redwood Employee


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Since 1971 Redwood Plastics and Rubber has worked directly with customers to find solutions for a variety of problems including shock, abrasion, noise, wear, & friction. In partnership with our manufacturing divisions, Redwood Plastics and Rubber molds, machines, and fabricates a wide-range of high quality, custom components. Our dedication to ethical and respectful interaction with our customers, suppliers and each other is the key to our long standing relationships. Relationships that are enabled by the pride, enthusiasm and commitment of each member of our organization.

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