GB Power has announced that Hitachi Environments Series CR corrosion resistant chain will be available from stock in April 2006. Hitachi has combined its solid bushing premium roller chain with a pre-assembly component treatment process to obtain optimum performance 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 compared with standard electro-less nickel plating.
Link plates have a Dacrotised 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 an ideal replacement for stainless steel chain offering a cost effective solution that is 8 to 9 times stronger in maximum allowable load capacity.
The chain is not classified food grade and cannot replace stainless chain in applications where chain comes in contact with food. Consult GB Power and its distributors for further advice and specific applications that would benefit from the Hitachi CR series chains.