Slideways, a manufacturer of custom and standard plastic components for packaging machinery and conveyors, presents the video tutorial “How to Measure Curves for Flat Top Chains”.
Corner tracks, which are mostly used on conveyor lines at bakeries and beverage plants, can get damaged and lead to reduced productivity and even line shutdowns. Warning signs of damaged tracks include increased noise, bottles tipping over or flights that are lifting off the wear strip from being cracked.
The video tutorial gives step-by-step instructions on how to measure existing conveyor corner tracks for retrofit or repair. The resulting data allows the user to request a quote for Slideways SlideTrax plastic chain tracks.
The one-piece SlideTrax design is made to the exact radius needed, incorporates the proper guide clearance, and is easily installed. Replacement curves allow manufacturing facilities to quickly restore production to optimum levels.
Slideways can also provide remote or on-site application engineering assistance to ensure the correct measurement data is used in the product replacement.