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U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC has introduced the Tsubaki SMART TOOTH. Tsubaki SMART TOOTH sprockets utilize the patented Wear Indicator Technology that allows customers to identify and schedule drive system maintenance before critical component failure occurs. When non-scheduled downtime costs are just not acceptable, implementation of SMART TOOTH technology provides a potential solution. Strategic placement of the patented Wear Indicator pins on one or more sprocket teeth makes it easier than ever to visually identify that a sprocket is still within allowable wear tolerance, or that it needs to be replaced. Understanding when to replace a Smart Tooth sprocket is simple, friction from chain pressure wears down the material of a sprocket tooth and when the Wear Indicator pin becomes visible it is time to replace the sprocket.

Tsubaki SMART TOOTH sprockets stand apart from all other sprockets in the industry. Wear Indicator pins come standard on three sprocket teeth ensuring they are visible on any application no matter which part of the sprocket is covered. Next, Tsubaki has included the latest laser etching technology in which Tsubaki “SMART TOOTH” will be etched directly below each indicator pin providing even more visibility for the end user. Finally All Tsubaki SMART TOOTH sprockets are shipped with a special blue coating making it easy to identify which sprockets have wear indicators so that when you see the blue, you know Tsubaki is working hard for you.

U.S. Tsubaki offers SMART TOOTH on a wide variety of engineering class and roller chain sprockets for a variety of applications including Mining, Cement, Asphalt and Oil & Gas.

Adapted from press release by Joe Green

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