Emerson's Power Transmission Solutions business\noffers its System Plast NG conveyor\nchain, featuring a proprietary, low-friction FDA-approved material\nfor dry conveying in food packaging applications. Thechain is an\nadvanced, low-friction concept that can eliminate or greatly reduce wasteful\nwater-and-soap lubrication typically used on food and beverage conveyors. It\nalso reduces the costs and energy for water reclamation/treatment, and\neliminates the wear paste buildup, noise pulsation and\nhygiene issues caused by mineral-oil-based dry lubricants. ", "NG chain is\nmade of a proprietary thermoplastic resin that is suitable for high-speed and\ndry-running applications, where it lowers power consumption and\nnoise, and increases\nthe belt’s wear life. The\ncompanion Nolu-S wear\nstrips and guides enable reduced-lubrication or lubrication-free, high-speed\nconveyor operation. They are made of a unique resin with a solid lubricant that\ndramatically reduces the coefficient of friction. Nolu-S helps reduce noise,\nenergy consumption, squeaking, and chain pull/belt fatigue. The\ncombination of NG chain and Nolu-S wear strips can\nreduce a conveyor’s energy requirements by up to 30%, with service life as much as five times greater.", " \"NG improves on\na material that is a proven success in dry conveying beverage\napplications,\" said Jeff Himes, System Plast senior product manager. \"All of the physical properties of the\noriginal NG chain have been enhanced to meet specific challenges in food\nprocessing applications. In addition, beverage handling conveyors are typically lubricated with\nsoap and water that uses two to three times more water than goes into the\nfinished product. There are obvious costs for this, but the hidden cost for wet\nconveyor is in the slip hazard, pumps, leaks and premature failure of bearings,\nsensors and other conveyor components.\"