“The new generation lubrication-free Lambda chain series with enhanced wear-resistant performance is suitable for use in environments where product contamination cannot be tolerated,” says divisional director of chain for Bearing Man’s power transmission division Scott Larson.
These include, for example, food processing, pharmaceuticals, and electronics manufacturing.
The easy-to-disassemble design of the Lambda series, which retains full chain strength in the connecting link, also extends wear life up to twice as long as the previous series, he adds.
This extended life service is achieved because of superior sintering bushing and an improved bushing-lubricant combination.
The new low-maintenance series, which can operate in an ambient temperature range of between –10 �C and 150 �C, has shot-peened parts for higher fatigue strength.
The surfaces of the outer and inner link plates are Fe403 blackened for better corrosion resistance and there is smooth engagement with the sprocket and less wear on the sprocket teeth because of the durable roller.
A ring-coining process has been employed on the connecting link to increase the strength of the link plate around the pinholes to make sure the link retains the same high strength and wear resistance as the rest of the chain.
The easy-to-disassemble rivet pin design ensures that fitting and removal of the chain does not compromise the chain’s performance or service life.
The standard Lambda series includes BS/DIN and ANSI drive and conveyor chain (with attachments), double and hollow pitch conveyor chain, as well as double plus and accumulator chain with centre rollers.
The ultralong life X-Lambda chain series has a special felt seal, which increases the antiwear performance to more than five times that of the standard series.
This series provides a direct replacement for standard-sized roller chain and only requires standard dimension sprockets. It is available in the size range from 06B to 24B in both single strand and duplex form, and is available from stock.