Cold temp chains engineered for performanceMay 29, 2017 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Tsubaki builds performance into every chain it manufactures. Its Energy Series Chain is no exception. The company manufactures this series using a proprietary combination of materials that are particularly effective in temperatures down to -40 degrees C (-40 degrees F), making it a top choice for harsh environments exposed to cold temperatures.
Built to last
Tsubaki uses the highest-quality steel for its Energy Series Chain, manufacturing all parts to stringent tolerances. These units undergo the most effective heat-treatment processes to maximize tensile strength and shock load resistance.
For example, the chain’s pins are made of special materials, precision-ground to ensure accurate fit, and assembled only after heat treatment. The result is tough, through-hardened pins that increase fatigue strength and allow the chain to better withstand shock loads.
After heat treatment, the pitch holes on the side plates are ball drifted to impart residual compressive stress and create extremely smooth hole surfaces, which maximizes fatigue strength and minimizes imperfections. In addition, all chains are pre-stressed to ensure uniform load distribution and to minimize initial elongation.
Another feature of this chain is that its link plates have wider waists, which means it can better handle shock loads. The added plate strength creates a rigid link with less deflection under load. In addition, centre plates are pitch-compensated, creating a contact fit that allows easy cutting and assembly, while maximizing chain strength and creating higher fatigue resistance.
Every Energy Series chain uses solid rollers, which are carefully formed from high-grade steel into optimal roundness and then heat-treated and shot-peened for toughness and strength.
Lastly, before chains are shipped, Tsubaki dips each chain in hot lubricant, which penetrates deeper than typical surface sprays, into the pin and bushing contact area. All of these steps help to increase the service life of the chains.
Tsubaki’s Energy Series Chain is offered in a wide range of sizes — from 80 through 240 and up to 10 strands wide. They can also be cut to the desired length, free of charge.
To learn more, contact Tsubaki.