Tsubaki Launches New Selection Guide for its Corrosion Resistant Chain and Sprocket Range
- 19 April 2012
- Product News
Tsubaki Europe has introduced a new selection guide to accompany its extended range of corrosion resistant chain and sprockets for drives and small conveyors. Tsubaki now offers four versions of its well proven chain for use in corrosive environments. The selection guide helps customers to specify the chain type that is best suited to their application.
The chains and sprockets are divided into one of four corrosion resistant categories: chemical & heat resistant, lube free, weather resistant and special environments. Within these categories are sub groups from stainless steel, hybrid (in particular "PC" plastic combination chain) through to coated (surface treatment) and special material chains (specialised to unique environments).
Between the different styles a number of possible applications are catered for including Food Processing, Pharmaceuticals, Furnaces, Papermaking, Printing, Steel Processing, Outdoor Conveyors, Chemical Cleaning and Deep Freeze environments. The purpose of the selection guide is to provide an easy-to-use specification tool to help users identify the correct chain type for their application.
The guide is laid out in a simple to follow format comparing environmental characteristics and allocated a rating of 1-5 for five key areas of consideration: Allowable Load / Chemical Resistance / Weight / Corrosion Resistance / Delivery Times. A key is also supplied with symbols that are used throughout the guide to denote key features such as lube-free, light-weight and cost consideration.
Robert Young Marketing Manager comments: "Tsubaki manufactures high quality chain products, and we strive to deliver high levels of service to ensure our industry customers maintain consistent rates of productivity and reduce the effects of unscheduled down time.
This guide helps users to identify the chain that is correct for them; not only in terms of quality but also in relation to costs. Our sales team is always on hand to provide specialised advice for most applications but this guide provides a starting point to help explain the wide range of products available."