GB Power has announced that the Hitachi Environments Series CR corrosion resistant chain is now available from stock.
Hitachi has combined its solid bushing premium roller chain with a pre-assembly component treatment process to obtain optimum performance and service life in highly corrosive applications.
Hitachi's CR chain provides excellent resistance to corrosive damage in wet, humid, saltwater and mild detergent wash down applications.
The coating does not chip or peel and laboratory tests suggest it can offer up to 30 times more corrosion protection when compared with standard electro-less nickel plating.
Link Plates have a Dacrotized coating applied at 300 degrees which forms a film by uniting zinc and chrome compounds. Pin bushing and roller are CZ coated at 150 degrees also known as cromating by zinc alloy. All components are coated prior to assembly and offer chain anti corrosion, heat resistance and self lubricating properties far in advance than existing products available on the market.
Hitachi CR Chain is a suitable replacement for stainless steel chain offering a cost effective solution that is up to nine times stronger in maximum allowable load capacity.
The current CR series chain is not classified food grade and cannot replace stainless chain in applications where chain comes in contact with food.
A new series of CR chain available from the factory in July 2006 will be classified food grade due to advancements in the material treating process.