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Turning Disc Provides Low Friction Through Turns

April 25, 2012

A turning disc is often specified in tight turning radius applications.  The main benefit in using this non-powered turning disc is reduced friction through the turn. These free-spinning discs guide the chain through the turns, relieving tension in the chain.

A non-powered disc turn is also an economical alternative to tabletop chain conveyors with tight radius turns. The use of disc turns allow for longer chain pulls, which result in conveying longer distances with the option of elevation changes. Chain pull is the capacity under the conveyor load and speed of the application that is a measurement (in lbs. of force) provided in percentage of chain strength.

For more information about conveyor chain applications and a discussion on conveyor speed, load considerations and chain pull, download our white paper, “Up to Speed on Chain.”

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