Today’s competitive business environment is demanding. While departmental objectives may appear to conflict at times, employees, managers, and decision makers are really all looking for the same results – improvements in productivity and increases in profitability.
With power transmission applications, improvements in productivity require an honest evaluation of current roller chain performance. While many manufacturers will claim superior performance and wear life, the true difference in performance is only apparent after a chain is installed and in use.
As the global expert in the design and manufacturing of roller chain, and presented with the challenge of taking the guesswork out of selecting the right roller chain, Diamond Chain has partnered with an independent test lab to assess the performance of Diamond Chain products versus those of the competition. The results speak for themselves.
The following charts compare the accelerated wear testing of Diamond Chain products versus those of several leading global chain manufacturers from Asia, Europe, and North America. These tests were preformed by Diamond Chain using testing protocols and methodology that were reviewed, verified, and approved by an independent third party.
An independent third party performed the same accelerated wear test using ASME/ANSI #50 Diamon Chain product and the same product from two global chain manufacturers. These tests were performed at an independent test facility.
From the test results, two points became clear. First, the Diamond Chain product has significantly outperformed its two competitors. Second, the Diamond Chain products tested performed with much closer consistency. It is the combination of performance and consistency that ultimately has the greatest impact on improving productivity.
When purchasing roller chain, it’s tempting to consider low-priced product options. Most look to balance price and performance, but making a decision based heavily on purchase price is rarely the best option. The small, short term savings that are gained up front typically end up costing significantly more over the life of the product.
Acquisition, or direct cost, is only the tip of the expenditures iceberg. In the illustration below, purchasing the low price product instead of the Diamond roller chain means an upfront savings of $150.
What is not being taken into account are the additional expenses that will be incurred when the low priced chain fails prematurely.
Rather than looking at just product acquisition cost, purchase decisions should instead take into account the Total Cost of Ownership. In this example, third party test results show that it would take three low priced chains to meet the equivalent run time of one Diamond chain.In addition to having to purchase and install the three low priced roller chains to meet the performance of a single Diamond series chain, a Total Cost of Ownership analysis would also capture additional expenses such as production downtime, idle labour, and scrap, costs which easily outweigh the smaller initial savings.
The result is that an upfront savings of $150, instead turns into an additional $4,180 in long term expenses.
ANSI #50 Accelerated Wear Test Results
Thank you for considering the Diamond Chain Company as your roller chain supplier. With our dedicated focus on industrial roller chain, and a team of on hand experts, our goal is to help you understand the factors that affect product performance and quality to ensure that you have the best product for whatever your application may be. From start to finish, the Diamond Chain Company offers you more value than any other roller chain manufacturer. From a pre and post purchase engineering assessment to a total cost of ownership and operational cost savings analysis, all of our efforts are anchored by our industry leading products. For more information on the Diamond portfolio of products, or to learn more about the benefits of a Total Cost of Ownership analysis, please contact the Diamond Chain Company today at 1-800-872-4246 or at diamondchain.com.
*The 10-year warranty against defects in material and workmanship does not imply that the chain will provide service for 10 years in a given application. Service life is dependent on the conditions of the application and maintenance.