3 important effects of the quality of the chain on the conveyor line
Factory conveying line is an indispensable equipment in modern industrial production process, which realizes automated production process and improves production efficiency and quality by transferring production materials from one location to another.
In the conveying line system, chain is one of the important components and undertakes the task of transferring materials, so the quality and usage status of the chain directly affects the performance and production efficiency of the conveying line.
Impact of chain quality on conveying line
As the core part of conveying line, the quality of chain has a decisive influence on the stability and life of conveying line. Choosing a good quality chain can reduce the failure rate and maintenance cost, improve the production efficiency, and thus bring greater economic benefits. However, the quality of chains in the market varies, so when choosing chains, you need to pay attention to the following aspects.
1, Material selection.
The material of chain is directly related to its service life and strength. The common materials of chain include carbon steel, alloy steel, stainless steel, etc. Carbon steel chain is cheap, but the wear resistance and corrosion resistance are not as good as alloy steel and stainless steel chain, so it is not suitable for wet, acid and alkali environment. While alloy steel chain has high strength and better wear resistance and corrosion resistance, it is usually used in heavy-duty and high-speed conveying line applications. Stainless steel chain has good corrosion resistance and is suitable for harsh environments such as high temperature, low temperature and humidity.
2, Structure design.
The structure design of chain includes chain plate, sprocket, pin, etc. Different structure design has different effects on the service life and strength of chain. For example, in heavy load and high speed conveying line, it is necessary to choose chain plate and sprocket with stronger structure to ensure the strength and stability of the chain. In long-distance conveying line, you need to choose lighter chain structure to reduce conveying resistance and energy consumption.
3, Surface treatment.
The surface treatment of chain includes electroplating, spraying, hot dip galvanizing, etc. Different treatment methods have different effects on the corrosion resistance and surface hardness of the chain. Usually, hot dip galvanizing is a better surface treatment method, which can improve the corrosion resistance and surface hardness of the chain, and is suitable for use in harsh environment such as wet, acid and alkali.
Influence of chain usage state on conveying line
In addition to the quality of chain, the state of use of chain is also an important factor that affects the performance of conveyor line. The normal use condition can ensure the stability and life of the conveyor line, while the damaged or worn chain will lead to the failure and jamming of the conveyor line. Therefore, the following aspects need to be paid attention to.
1, Lubrication maintenance.
Chain lubrication maintenance can reduce the wear and friction of the chain and prolong the service life. The common lubrication methods include dry lubrication, oil lubrication and grease lubrication. When choosing the lubrication method, it is necessary to consider the working environment and usage requirements of the chain.
2, Inspection and replacement.
Checking the wear and damage of chain regularly and replacing it in time can avoid the situation that chain damage causes the conveyor line to malfunction. Generally speaking, the service life of the chain depends on its material, structure and working environment, and is generally about 2-5 years, which should be judged according to the actual situation.
3, Protection facilities.
For the area where the chain is easily contaminated or damaged, it is necessary to set up corresponding protection facilities to prevent the chain from being collided or damaged by external objects.
In the factory conveyor line system, the chain is the core component and its quality and usage status directly affect the performance and production efficiency of the conveyor line. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to the material, structure design and surface treatment when selecting the chain, and it is also necessary to carry out lubrication maintenance, inspection and replacement and set up protection facilities in the process of use to ensure the normal use of the chain and improve the stability and life of the conveying line, so as to achieve higher production and economic benefits.
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