Gareth Lenton

The Mechanical Fuse for Extruders

by Gareth Lenton

What’s the difference between single screw and twin screw extruders? Twin screw extruders have twice as much chance of screwing up. All it takes is over-feeding or foreign body ingress and at best you have an extruder jam on your hands. At worst, you have damaged screws or a damaged gearbox. Unless, that is, you’ve fitted the Rexnord XG Series Autogard Torque Limiter.

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Compare and Contrast with Conti

by Gareth Lenton

Calculating potential cost savings from replacing an existing drive system can be a bit hit and miss. Should you believe what the sales engineer tells you? Should you trust your experience and instincts? Or should you use the “Conti Professional” energy cost calculator?

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More Torque Accuracy with Less Power

by Gareth Lenton

The latest version of the Rexnord Monitorq process torque measurement device dispenses with batteries, and provides increased torque signal accuracy at 1% of full-scale torque. 

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To Join Them You Can't Beat Them

by Gareth Lenton

Couplings are the critical connection in most power transmission systems, and yet all too often they are overlooked – until it’s too late.

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The Appliance of Fenner SCIENCE

by Gareth Lenton

Making sure you get the best out of your belt drives is all down to SCIENCE. That’s not us shouting, and it’s not physics or chemistry. It’s:  Select Correctly Install Effectively Never Compromise Efficiency.  

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A Food Industry Guide to Lubrication-free Chain

by Gareth Lenton

What do manufacturers really mean by lubrication-free chain, and what are the latest options available to suit the very specific requirements of the food industry? David Compton of Renold Chain untangles the lubrication-free roller chain story.

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The Quiet Revolution Starts with SilentSync Belts

by Gareth Lenton

Industrial noise is a Health and Safety issue. We said: INDUSTRIAL NOISE IS A HEALTH & SAFETY ISSUE! And a big contributor to noise are timing belts. But, very quietly, the Conti® SilentSync from ContiTech is changing all that – as well as reducing vibration, increasing efficiency, and cutting system costs. 

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On an Emissions Mission

by Gareth Lenton

The Synchroforce Carbon is a heavy-duty belt with a carbon tension member. Combining carbon fibres – which scarcely stretch even under high tensile loads – and a compound specially designed to cope with high demands,the new belt is a durable drive solution for challenging applications.

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Shortening the Chain

by Gareth Lenton

There’s never been a shorter supply chain for your adapted chain, than from ERIKS – recognised in a recent survey as one of the largest chain suppliers in the UK.

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Introducing a Powerful Synchronous Drum Motor

by Gareth Lenton

Interroll have launched the world's most powerful synchronous drum motor for belt conveyor systems, with a proven output of up to 1.1 kilowatts. The drive, which is available immediately, stands out thanks to its particularly high torque and extremely high belt tension. This makes it especially suitable for a high throughput of material to be conveyed.

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