Chain for corrosive environment tasksThe demands made of chain-drive systems in today's world can be extremely tough and the working environment can be just as hard. Applications, which are exposed to frequent washdowns, harsh weather conditions or involve a chain being submerged in water require a superior level of corrosion resistance built into the drive chain to ensure continued reliable service.
Tsubaki has risen to the challenge of developing specialist chains that can withstand the harshest of conditions and carry on working.
For example, it manufactures three series of stainless steel chain - the SS, AS and NS chain - which are resistant to corrosion, chemical attack and extreme heat. They find many applications in food and pharmaceutical manufacture and can even be used inside furnaces. They are also popular for packaging machinery and in semiconductor and electrical equipment production, where clean operation is required.
Complementing these are hybrid chain designs, which combine stainless steel and engineering plastic parts with a long lubrication-free working life, designated Polysteel Chain, Polysteel SY Series and LSC Series. These are all much favoured in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, in printing, papermaking and other applications where clean operation is essential. Their quiet operation also makes them ideal in office equipment.
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