APC-020 Chicken Plant Conveyor

Poly Chain® GT Carbon™ drive delivers a contamination and maintenance free solution for roller chain replacement.

End Market Industry  
Chicken Processing Plant

Processing equipment main drive conveyor in cold room
1kW @ 41rpm

Original Components 
Chain = 5/8” simplex roller chain 
DriveR Sprocket = 17 Tooth
DriveN Sprocket = 66 Tooth

Chicken Plant Poly Chain GT Carbon Belt Conveyor

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This roller chain drive required constant washing down. The chain was not lasting more than 6 months in this application before needing to be replaced. The chain would rust which is a contamination issue in this food grade environment.

Solution Description
Belt = 8MGT-1440-36 Poly Chain® GT™ Carbon™
DriveR Sprocket = 36 Tooth
DriveN Sprocket = 140 Tooth

Poly Chain GT Carbon Belt Cutaway

Benefits of Gates Product

The Poly Chain® GT Carbon™ drive has been running for 12 months not requiring any maintenance.

The washdown environment is no issue for the belt and it requires no lubrication.

Other roller chain applications in the chicken processing plant are now being reviewed for conversions to Poly Chain® GT Carbon™ drives.

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