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Anthony Bakewell-Smith

Senior Digital Marketing Manager

Mechanical Engineer and Marketing Specialist with a background in Conveyor Chains, Mechanical Power Transmission and Powder Handling. He also has experience with LAMP, Magento, Nginx, WHM, Varnish, Redis, Elastic (Search), AWS, Virtual Box, Vagrant, Docker, PHPStorm, Git, Aliyun, AliPay, WeChat.

Conveyor Chain Sprockets

Conveyor Chain Sprockets

Challenge produce a wide range of sprockets to suit most conveyor chain applications. Due to the wide range of sprocket configurations used, Challenge generally manufacture sprockets to suit the customers individual requirements.

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Shaft Mounted Speed Reducers – Hub Bores, Locking Options and Dimensions

Shaft Mounted Speed Reducers – Hub Bores, Locking Options and Dimensions

Challenge Shaft Mounted Speed Reducers allow several customisations with regards to the output hub diameters.  For example, a size J SMSR has a standard hub of 100mm that can be reduced with bushes to either 95mm or 90mm.  The unit can also be supplied with an alternative hub accommodating 120mm which again can be reduced with bushes to 115mm or 110mm.

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Bearings Rock and Roll

Bearings Rock and Roll

Some of the products that are manufactured specifically for our customers can end up being used in some interesting applications and niche market areas.  One such niche is Rock and Roll beds for converted vans/camper vans.

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CNM Couplings

CNM Couplings

Our latest edition to our family of products, the Challenge CNM coupling, compliments our range of over 6 other types of coupling by offering dampening protection, impact mitigation, electrical isolation and mis-alignment accommodation in multiple directions, with less clearance requirements than the FFX tyre coupling.

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Belts Drives - Belt Tensioning

Belts Drives - Belt Tensioning

Challenge ‘V’ and Wedge belts are manufactured to ensure precise length and to stay matched during storage and on the drive for many years. This also ensures that each belt, when correctly tensioned, will take the correct share of the load to be transmitted, thus helping to achieve maximum life for the drive.

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Finding that perfect Roller Chain Sprocket

Finding that perfect Roller Chain Sprocket

You are building a new drive or looking to do a refurbishment and need to know a sprocket specification so that you can get a price.  You reach for your trusted Challenge catalogue but it is not where you left it. Luckily for those Challenge catalogue-less folks out there, we now have you covered with our new, fully searchable, 20000+ product, online catalogue. 

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New Online Catalogue

mechanical power transmission products

Following in the footsteps of the UK retail icon ‘Argos’, we have now made our full catalogue available online, offering a more convenient method to find and save the products that interest you. The Challenge printed catalogue contains over 400 pages and lists over 20,000 mechanical power transmission products. 

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