Rydell Industrial (Belting) Co has introduced new split sprockets to the Australian market that are designed to suit the company's Cog-Veyor sprocket driven hygienic belting.
Split sprockets are designed to provide 300% more pulling power and far smoother operation, offering a number of major cost saving features and benefits for end users and OEMS.
They can be assembled without the need to remove bearings, gears and shafts, and can be disassembled and reassembled by unskilled people.
Additional benefits of split sprockets include:
- huge savings in assembly time
- mill and lathe savings of 1 to 16 hours
- smaller shafts saving $100 to $6,000
- no snap rings, expensive shaft collars or multiple retaining pins
- open design allows easier cleaning
- modular belts require big square shafts to provide torque - split sprockets use simple round shafts
- ability to retrofit flat belt conveyors and modular; and
- can be used as idlers, resulting in far less inventory.