Tsubaki chain offers outstanding corrosion resistance
Tsubaki, one of the world's leading manufacturers of premium quality chain products, has invested considerable research and development into the design and production of its latest N.E.P. (New Environmental Plating) chain.
The 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.
Each component of this New Environmental Plating chain is engineered to provide a greatly extended service life compared to competing products and thereby deliver reliability and peace of mind to the customer.
The Tsubaki product retains the same strength as carbon steel chain, but, in addition, has undergone a special surface treatment process. The link plates, bushes and bearing pins of the chain have a special three-stage coating applied in order to provide the maximum protection from the operating or environmental conditions. In addition, the chain rollers have a special coating designed to resist corrosive conditions and the severe dynamic contact between roller and sprocket.
N.E.P. Chain is suitable for use in environments exposed to seawater, acid rain and other adverse operating conditions. Environmentally compliant, N.E.P. chain also offers the advantage of not containing any chemically hazardous substances such as Hexavalent Chromium, Lead, Cadmium and Mercury, as regulated by RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances).
Kilowatt ratings for N.E.P. chain are the same as those for corresponding sizes of Tsubaki standard BS chain, but with a higher working temperature range: -10°C to +150°C. For operations above 60oC a special high temperature lubricant is required, which is available from Tsubaki Europe.