Proper procedure after chain installation must be followed to ensure long service life.
- Chain should be run with no load for a period of 6-8 hours if practical.
- Lubrication should be used where possible, even a fine mist of water will allow surfaces to polish up and seat in.
- It is critical that sprockets are aligned and in perfect pitch. New chain installed on worn sprockets will not reach its full life expectancy. Out of pitch sprockets will overstress the new chain and lead to dramatic premature wear. It is always recommended that new chain be installed on new sprockets.
- Make sure wear strip is in good condition and there are no hang-ups along conveyor path.