Many chain conveyor applications involve moving products with a high moisture content such as bark, woodchip and peat.
In such cases, the internal surfaces of the selected conveyor chain can become rusty and corroded, in particular around the bearing surfaces of the pins and bushes of carbon steel conveyor chain.
Making a chain completely from stainless steel can solve the problem, but the higher wear rate and significantly reduced tensile strength generally preclude this option.
FB Chain’s answer to this problem is the development and manufacture of a carbon steel conveyor chain that can be constructed using stainless steel pins and bushes.
This unique approach uses a combination of components, manufactured from different materials, to successfully overcome the difficulties of conveyor chain applications in a moisture-ridden environment.