Conveyor Chains suit tire industry applications.

Press Release Summary:

For conveying and accumulating tires, 2.5 in. pitch MatTop® LBP3003 chain is constructed with accumulating rollers spaced on 1.5 in. increments along width. Tires can be conveyed through 90° transfer points with MatTop® LBP3004 chain. Elongated rollers, perpendicular to direction of travel, form uniform roller bed for tires to move across. Staggered 1.5 in. rollers are spaced on diagonal distance of 1.5 in. to provide stable handling for tires of all sizes.

Original Press Release:

Rexnord Introduces Two New MatTop® Tire Industry Chains

GRAFTON, Wisconsin-September 15, 2004...Rexnord Industries, Inc. has introduced two new MatTop chains for tire industry applications. Tires can be transported and accumulated easily on LBP3003 chain and conveyed through 90-degree transfer points on LBP3004 chain.

For conveying and accumulating tires, the 2.50 in. (63.5 mm) pitch LBP3003 chain is a constructed with accumulating rollers spaced on 1.50 in. (38.1 mm) increments along its width. This narrow roller spacing combined with a raised roller surface height of only 0.13 in. (3.3 mm) provides smooth tire handling during both normal handling and inline accumulation. Tires remain oriented on the conveyor at all times. Rex® HP(TM) acetal rollers reduce back pressure significantly and maintain a constant low friction.

Tires can be conveyed easily through 90-degree transfer points with LBP3004 chain. Its elongated rollers, perpendicular to the direction of travel, form a uniform roller bed for tires to move across. The long 1.50 in (38.1 mm) staggered rollers are spaced on a diagonal distance of 1.50 in (38.1 mm) to provide stable handling for tires of all sizes. Each roller has smooth contoured sides to minimize bounce and is made of Rex HP material for consistently low friction throughout the life of the conveyor.

The drive for both chains is designed with wide, deep sprocket pockets for continuous tracking and excellent chain/sprocket interaction, which results in reliable, long-life operation. Together, the chain drive pockets and durable sprockets accommodate high working loads and provide dependable operation under almost any loading condition. Both chains are ideal for retrofitting powered roller and gravity roller application.

Free brochures on the new LBP3003 and LBP3004 MatTop chains are available from Rexnord FlatTop North America, 1272 Dakota Drive, Grafton, Wl 53024. Telephone 262-376-4600. Fax 262-376-4710 or visit for more information.

About Rexnord:
Rexnord Industries, Inc. is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For over a century, Rexnord has been a leading manufacturer and marketer of Mechanical Power Transmission and Conveying Components. Rexnord products are marketed under brand names that include Rex, Link-Belt, Thomas, TableTop, MatTop, MB, MCC, Marbett, Shafer, PSI, Tuflite, and Stearns, all of which are registered trademarks of Rexnord. These product lines represent the largest single source in the world for industrial and aircraft bearings, seals, idlers, couplings, roller chain, engineered chain, conveyor chain, reducers, brakes and clutches.

Industries in which Rexnord has a global reputation for quality, service and value include food and beverage processing, mining and quarrying, forest, pulp, and paper products, construction equipment, hydrocarbon processing, and cement and bulk material handling.


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