According to U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC (Wheeling, IL), its latest innovation is a revolutionary stainless steel roller chain that has never been seen before in this form. Super Stainless Steel roller chain is a unique roller chain product that combines the corrosion resistance and extreme temperature operating range of Tsubaki’s AS series stainless steel chain with the strength of a carbon steel chain. Previously, multiple stainless chains would be required to provide the equivalent strength of a similarly sized carbon steel chain. This would also require costly and time consuming equipment redesigns in order to achieve comparable working loads. Super Stainless can now eliminate that need. Benefits include:
- A maximum allowable load (MAL) by one #50 Super Stainless chain that is comparable to one #50-6AS (6-strand) roller chain.
- Higher side-bar waists for greater fatigue strength, and hardened pins and bushings for greater bearing strength. This combination of strength and corrosion resistances allows for Super Stainless chain to fit perfectly into applications where chains are exposed to Parasitic Acids, tap water, salt water, lowdosage caustics and operating temperatures ranging from -40°F- +750°F.
Common applications where Super Stainless chains will be an ideal fit include: freezers, food packaging and processing, underwater applications, high speed conveyors and high temperature ovens.