Plastic Combination Conveyor Chain Increases Wear Life Without Lubrication

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Equipment and Processing Report

Equipment and Processing Report, Equipment and Processing Report-07-16-2014, Volume 0, Issue 0

A hygiene-grade conveyor chain from FB Chain improves wear compared to stainless-steel chains.

A corrosion-resistant, plastic combination (PC) conveyor chain from FB Chain is designed for pharmaceutical manufacturing and meets EU hygiene standards. The chain is constructed from detection-grade engineering plastic inner links, supported by 304-grade stainless-steel bearing pins and outer link plates. The PC chain matches the strength of standard stainless-steel chain but has a much lower friction coefficient, eliminating the need for lubrication and increasing wear life. The PC chain is also quieter and lighter than stainless-steel chain. The bushed design of the plastic inner link eliminates the risk of residue becoming trapped between the chain components in wash-down applications. FB Chain’s PC chain is dimensionally interchangeable with stainless-steel chain; no adjustments to sprockets or other existing conveyor components are required to accommodate it.

Source: FB Chain