Smartlink™ can help you in different ways. With a tiny microprocessor attached to the side plate, the unit can detect the stresses experienced by the chain as it travels through your machine.
Acting as an overload detector and controlled with a small infra-red remote control unit, the system can indicate when your chain exceeds a pre-determined load. This gives you the warning you need to inspect the system and ensure that it is safe to continue running the machine. Smartlink™ gives you the ability to reset the alarm condition using the remote control.
To understand more about the working loads being applied to the chain drive there is a second level of diagnostics that Smartlink™ can provide. Using a handheld receiver, more detailed information about the development of the load can be downloaded to the receiver and then to a Windows-based PC. This data can be analysed to determine which location points in the chain drive are experiencing problems.
In situations of extreme loadings or if safety is a key factor Renold can also work in partnership with companies to resolve on-going problems. Having already helped major companies around the world including skid steer vehicles, agricultural machinery, materials handling at ports and leisure rides at theme parks, Renold Smartlink™ represents a groundbreaking opportunity to fully understand the way chain is affected by forces that may not be immediately evident.
Anywhere that chain is difficult to reach manually; Smartlink™ gets there and reports back with its infra-red connection and handheld controllers.