The latest innovation from Wheeling, Ill.-based U.S. Tsubaki Power Transmission LLC is a revolutionary stainless steel roller chain that has never been seen before in this form. With more than 100 years of design and manufacturing excellence, Tsubaki announced the launch of its new Super Stainless Steel roller chain.
Super Stainless 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.
Before this R&D breakthrough by Tsubaki, 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.
As an example, one #50 Super Stainless chain has a comparable maximum allowable load (MAL) to one #50-6AS (6-strand) roller chain.
Some of the new features of Super Stainless chains include higher side-bar waists for greater fatigue strength and hardened pins and bushings for greater bearing strength.
This revolutionary 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, low-dosage caustics and operating temperatures ranging from -40F to 750 F.
Common applications where Tsubaki Super Stainless chains will be an ideal fit include underwater applications and high-speed conveyors.