GB Power Transmission has announced that stock of the Hitachi Neo-SBR WaterProof WP Series Chain will be available in early 2006.
Hitachi has combined a solid bushing premium roller chain with a pre-assembly component treatment process to obtain optimum performance and service life in highly corrosive applications.
The waterproof 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 electroless nickel plating.
Link plates have a Dacrotised costing applied at 300° that forms a film by uniting zinc and chrome compounds. Pin bushing and roller are CZ coated at 150° (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, according to GB Power.
Hitachi WP Chain are an ideal replacement for stainless steel chains offering a cost effective solution that is 8 to 9 times stronger in maximum allowable load capacity.
They are not classified food grade and cannot replace stainless chain in applications where chain comes in contact with food.