Can I install the MaxCut chain in either direction?

MaxCut chains are designed to be run in either direction.

How does the use of water affect the life of the equipment?

The water flow rate is critical for flushing the slurry out of the components. Water also acts as a coolant for the entire system. If an inadequate water flow rate is used it may result in premature wearing of the drive links and rivets. This results in a phenomenon referred to as “chassis stretch”. The recommended water flow is 2.5 GPM (9.5 LPM) with a minimum pressure of 30 PSI (2.1 BAR).

There are grooves on the teeth of my Drive Sprocket, is this normal?

Yes it is normal to see grooves form in the teeth of the Drive Sprocket. This is caused by contact between the Drive Sprocket and the Drive Links on the chain. When the grooves exceed 1/32” which is approximately half way through the tooth, damage to the chain chassis may occur. MaxCut Drive Sprockets are designed to be flipped over to use the opposite side of the tooth which provides more use of the product. This is true for all of the sprockets except for flush cut sprockets. These are designed to be used on one side only.

Cosmos Manufacuring

111 East 34th Street
South Chicago Heights
Illinois (60411)

111 East 34th Street,
South Chicago Heights,
Illinois 60411