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Tsubaki gripper chain offers long lasting reliability for food packing applications

24 November 2013

While many conventional gripping attachments open vertically, Tsubaki’s gripper chain range includes a ‘side swivel’ feature, which provides a larger opening for improved loading and decreased risk of jamming.

The chain attachment is available with many of Tsubaki’s chains, and is suitable for food packaging or other hygiene critical applications.

Many conventional gripping attachments for thermoforming have inherent design flaws which makes them prone to early wear damage or grip failure. These failures can cost the end user a great deal in unscheduled maintenance downtime or stock damage – especially if the packaging is to protect food which would otherwise spoil.

Moreover, designs which only open and close vertically create a very narrow opening, which can mean that the attachment doesn’t grip the film securely. Tsubaki's features a novel ‘side swivel’ feature which means the mechanism opens vertically and then sideways to create a larger opening, improving the engagement of the film and reducing the possibility of jamming.

The design incorporates a coil spring with a square section and both the gripper surface area and spring are larger than most designs, making them less prone to breakage.

The Gripper attachment is available with a range of chain types and sizes, including stainless steel chains, for applications which will be subjected to wash downs or where acidic products are in use. 

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