Forestry & Paper
The forestry, timber, and paper industries rely heavily on large conveying equipment that requires consistent chain strength and wear-life. Diamond-Drives can provide the strength and support necessary to keep your equipment running and your operations moving forward.
Strength Built for Your Environment
Forestry and paper applications operate at high speeds and put significant shock loads on chain components. To serve our customers in these industries, Diamond-Drives uses advanced engineering knowledge to manufacture chain products that exceed industry standards for withstanding high shock loads and resisting wear and tear – providing stronger, longer-lasting solutions that increase your operation’s productivity while minimizing the expense of maintenance.
Our engineers design and build chain that can handle the harsh environments of wood processing applications – balancing the requirement for chain strength and durability with the equally important consideration of protection from environmental factors that can cause chains to quickly corrode and fail. Our corrosion-resistant chain undergoes a proprietary lubrication process to combat weather, sawdust accumulation, and other environmental factors. To facilitate efficiency in different phases of logging and lumber finishing, we also offer corrosion-resistant attachment roller chain and a wide range of standard and custom attachments.
Diamond-Drives meets the heavy-duty needs of forestry & paper applications with a wide range of products that deliver consistency and quality, including heavy series chain, carbon steel chain, ANSI roller chain, and more.
Choosing the Chain for Your Application
Use our Chain Configurator or Chain Engineer Mobile Web App for assistance selecting the right chain for your application. If you have a challenging demand beyond the scope of a standard Diamond®️ or Drives®️ chain, we would be excited to partner with you to provide custom-manufactured solutions to meet your specific needs.
Drives® Extended Life CHP® Chain Used in Bark Screen OperationThe Challenge
One of the world’s leading producers of paper, pulp and fiber-based packaging needed a solution for premature chain wear in their bark screen operation. Even though their current chain featured oil-filled bushings designed to keep the chain pins lubricated, dirt and bark worked its way into the screen, causing wear and failure. The competitor’s roller chain only lasted up to 13 weeks.