Engineering solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) established a new facility early this year at BMG Park, in Johannesburg, where special attachment chains are assembled to exact requirements in less than one week.
“BMG’s special delivery service enables customers to specify a wide range of standard power-transmission attachments, manufactured by Japan-based Tsubakimoto Chain Company (Tsubaki), on any suitable American (ANSI) or British (BS) chain product of up to 50 m in length,” says BMG power transmission product manager Carlo Beukes.
“BMG is the only company in the world, besides Tsubaki, with accreditation to provide this unique service,” he notes.
Further, he adds that the specialist assembly service means that customers do not have to invest in expensive stockholdings of specialised attachment chains for a specific machine.
“BMG ensures that each attachment chain is assembled according to a customer’s exact requirements and delivers it in a few days after receipt of the order. This service also means there is no compromise in terms of component specification, and quality standards are guaranteed,” says Beukes.
He points out that BMG has always modified chains for customers, but there has been growing market demand for quick turnaround times, which the company responded to by setting up the facility.
To prevent any miscommunication between the customer and BMG, a technical brochure has been designed that clearly indicates 33 different variations of attachments and extended pins. The brochure has to be completed, indicating the correct spacing of the required attachments.
BMG’s new delivery service is particularly useful to, for example, the food and beverage and packaging industries, as well as automotive manufacturing plants, says Beukes.
The complete range of Tsubaki power transmission components is available from BMG’s national branch network, which offers a technical advisory and 24-hour backup service.
“Currently, only BS and ANSI chains of between 1.27 cm and 2.54 cm are part of the assembling service. BMG plans to introduce phase two later this year, which will cover double-pitch roller chains,” says Beukes.