lubefree roller chain textile industryMany of the processes in textile manufacture like carding, spinning, weaving, knitting, tufting and nonwoven bonding of fibres through to finishing and printing techniques use roller chain to control and move product in the process.

Contamination of the fabric from oil transfer from the roller chain can result in costly stain removal and often result in the scrapping of many metres of fabric.

Chain Lubrication will also attract fine fibres and dust onto the roller chain surface preventing any additional chain lubricant penetrating to the vital load bearing sections of the chain (between the articulating link plates and the chain pins, roller and bushes). The fine airborne textile particles mix with the internal lubricant to form an abrasive paste that results in accelerated wear of the bearing surfaces.

Lube free chain is therefore without doubt a great option for the textile industry.

We have three options for maintenance free self-lubricating chains, often referred to as lube free chain, sintered bush roller chain (SLR chain), plastic combination roller chain (PC chain) and sealed for life roller chain.

Our lube free roller chains have been used in many textile processing applications such as dyeing, printing, and finishing operations.

The strength and durability of these lubefree chains makes them a good replacement for standard roller chain drives or conveyor chains wherever lubrication must be carried out frequently, is difficult or time-consuming and where product contamination with it’s resultant costly downtime and increased costs must be avoided.   

For more information about plastic combination roller chain (PC chain) constructed with an engineered plastic inner link and stainless steel bearing pins and outer plates which requires no lubrication during it working life, Plastic combination roller chain

For more information about sealed for life roller chain where lubrication is kept in place due to the seals between the plates which also keeps dirt out, Sealed for life roller chain

For more information about sintered bush roller chain (SLR chain), which is a self-lube chain with an oil-impregnated sintered bushing in combination with a specially treated pin, Sintered bush roller chain