Now Trending: Stainless Inverted Tooth Chains
Stainless steel for increased efficiency and reduced waste
The leading European technology specialist for inverted tooth chain applications, RENOLD, stands for quality, individuality, and innovation. This year’s focus at the Glasstec: stainless steel inverted tooth chains.
•Stainless steel inverted tooth chains increase energy efficiency in the production process
•Inverted tooth chain: Specialist for drive and transport in glass production and processing
“Admittedly, the designation ¿'stainless inverted tooth chains' may be confusing – because the advantage of our stainless steel inverted tooth chains for the glass industry are in another area,” emphasizes Uwe Gillert, glass industry manager for inverted tooth chain manufacturer RENOLD. As stainless steel has a lower thermal conductivity than standard steel, the interface temperature between the burning hot glass and the inverted tooth chain increases. “This way, base cracks in the glass are reduced, which results in minimal waste during production,” explains the inverted tooth chain specialist. Preheating the inverted tooth chains is also no longer necessary. For a standard IS-machine, this can save energy costs of tens of thousands of euros per year. “We will present current calculations at this year's Glasstec in Düsseldorf, Germany,” Gillert reports.
Of course, the stainless steel inverted tooth chain also features the classic advantages of the inverted tooth chain design: The interlocking power transmission between the inverted tooth chain and the sprocket ensures slip-free drive operation. The inverted tooth chain engages in the sprocket with minimal impact and minimizes energy loss. And the 2-part rolling pivot joint features virtually zero friction losses. This results in efficiencies up to 99% – in production lines with many operating hours and high speeds especially, the use of inverted tooth chains can increase energy efficiency in production.
Laser-welded rolling pivots offer major advantages in the glass industry in particular. The smooth contact surface on both sides of the inverted tooth chain creates a gap-free transition between the inverted tooth chain and the infeeding and transition points. This process also reduces the risk of pin breakage.
Contact for Journalists:
RENOLD Tooth Chain, Uwe Gillert
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