Article | May 12, 2022

Not All Sprockets Are The Same


In rectangular clarifiers, straight-line sludge collector mechanisms have in-tank sprocket gears that are mounted on shafting to transmit torque from the drive unit and help keep the chain and flight system in motion. There is a common misconception that all sprockets are the same, simply because they have the same number of teeth and run on 720-series chain. There are a number of other features that distinguish between a long-lasting, wear-resistant gear and a sprocket that needs to be replaced after a few years due to wear or failure.


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