Thursday, February 7, 2013

ACHE Sprocket Corrosion

More and more often, synchronous drives (especially our Poly Chain GT Carbon belting and sprockets) are being utilized in ACHE applications.  Rust buildup is a common problem on the metal drive components of these cooling tower systems given the high ambient moisture content.  This rusting results in improper belt tooth meshing, premature belt tooth wear, loss of tension, and subsequent decreased belt life.

For these applications, nickel plating of both sprockets as well as rust resistant bushings are recommended to inhibit this corrosion and increase the belts performance and life.  For assistance in obtaining nickel plated sprockets and rust resistant bushings contact Gates Made-To-Order Metals team at (800) 709-6001.

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