Tsubaki SMART TOOTH™ Sprockets Use Patented Wear Indicator Technology

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U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC’s new Tsubaki SMART TOOTH™ sprockets use its patented Wear Indicator Technology, allowing OTP customers to identify and schedule drive system maintenance before critical component failure occurs.

When non-scheduled downtime costs are not acceptable, implementation of SMART TOOTH™ technology is the only answer. When maintenance personnel strategically places one of Tsubaki’s patented Wear Indicator pins on one or more sprocket teeth, it is easier than ever to visually identify if a sprocket is still within allowable wear tolerance or if it needs to be replaced.

Understanding when to replace a SMART TOOTH™ sprocket is simple. Friction from chain pressure wears down the material of a sprocket tooth, and when the Wear Indicator pin becomes visible, it is time to replace the sprocket.

Tsubaki SMART TOOTH™ sprockets stand apart from all other sprockets in the industry. Wear Indicator pins come standard on three sprocket teeth, ensuring they are visible on any application—no matter which part of the sprocket is covered. Tsubaki has also included the latest laser etching technology in which Tsubaki “SMART TOOTH™” will be etched directly below each indicator pin, providing even more visibility for the end user. All Tsubaki SMART TOOTH™ sprockets are shipped with a special blue coating, making it easy to identify which sprockets have wear indicators so that when you see the blue, you know Tsubaki is working hard for you.

U.S. Tsubaki offers SMART TOOTH™ on a wide variety of engineering class and roller chain sprockets for a variety of applications including mining, cement, asphalt, oil and gas and many more. Please contact OTP Industrial Solutions to see if your sprockets qualify for this high-value option.

To learn more about SMART TOOTH™, download the brochure or contact the OTP experts. They can answer all of your questions about Tsubaki products.

BENEFITS OF TSUBAKI’S CAM CLUTCH LINE

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OTP customers benefit from U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC’s Cam Clutch product line in several ways.

Complete and Versatile One-Way Clutch Selection

Tsubaki engineers have designed and improved uni-directional/mechanical clutches to meet the demanding needs of their customers and the marketplace. These precision devices, which lock the inner and outer races through the locking action of cams, transmit torque in one direction of rotation while overrunning in the other. The vast experience of Tsubaki’s engineers has led to great innovation, allowing Tsubaki to offer the most complete and versatile selection of one-way clutches in the industry.

Greater Cost Efficiency and Performance

Tsubaki uses precision formed cams made of a special alloy steel that provide extended wear, increased fatigue life, and greater torque holding capacity. In addition, the races are made of high quality alloy steel with high surface hardness and core toughness. The races are precision ground to provide excellent concentricity and improved surface finish to enable reduced friction and longer life.

Tsubaki offers a wide variety cam clutch products to fit the specific needs of each application, from backstop cam clutches to general indexing and overrunning clutches.

To learn how Tsubaki’s Cam Clutch offerings can help improve your operation, contact the experts at OTP Industrial Solutions.