MRO Magazine

Tsubaki releases plastic top-chain innovation


Industry

March 5, 2010
By PEM Magazine

Tsubaki of Canada Ltd., a leader in chain manufacturing, is proud to introduce its newest innovation in plastic top chains: the Tsubaki BTB8 Beltop chain with ball-transfer system and the Tsubaki O-Carry conveyor.

When operated in combination with the O-Carry conveyor underneath the main chain, the BTB8 with its ball-transfer system makes possible a diverse range of handling functions other than just simple conveyance, the company says.

Lateral Transfer:
Lateral transfers (left to right sorting) of conveyed goods. Since no push-off or other devices are necessary, this approach works to prevent jamming, and allows for compact, space saving layouts.

Double Speed Conveyance:
The rotation of the balls effectively doubles speed of conveyed items. Also, low running resistance allows the required motor power to be reduced.

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Rotation:
Rotate conveyed goods, both while the chain is stopped (360º) and in motion (90º/180º). Handling is smooth and safe because goods are handled on the same surface as they are conveyed.

Other benefits include an all-plastic construction, making them light weight and easy to handle, energy-efficient conveyance from the freely rotating balls reducing roller resistance, easy maintenance through simple construction, and a wide, belt-like conveying surface (maximum of three meters in width).
www.tsubaki.ca