Drives® Engineered Class Drive chain is primarily used in drum drives and large sprocket applications commonly found in construction, sugar mill or food industries. This product is manufactured with alloy carbon steel for added strength and service life. Its pins are through-hardened for toughness and strength. Bushings can be through-hardened or case-hardened, to ensure they meet your application requirements.
Features & Benefits
Starting with the best materials leads to higher strength and better wear life. Our manufacturing process begins with raw materials that meet exacting standards for metal grade, mechanical properties, carbon and alloy content to ensure minimization of impurities that impact tensile and fatigue strength.
Drives designs each component to exacting dimensional standards for optimal performance. Our Engineered Class Drive chain has through-hardened pins for toughness and strength. Choose from case-hardened or through-hardened bushings depending on your application.
Strict control of atmosphere, time and temperature optimize the material properties – increasing strength, durability and wear resistance.
We shot peen our roller and link plates for greater fatigue strength. This adds a layer of compressive stress that helps components resist failure when exposed to repeated high loads. In addition, we press steel balls through the pitch holes in a process called ballizing – effectively optimizing bearing contact between pins, bushings and linkplates to increase chain fatigue resistance and pin retention.
We use a proprietary lubrication process on all lubricated chains for enhanced corrosion protection and extended wear life.
Following assembly, all chains are preloaded to firmly seat the pins and bushings. This is to reduce initial run-in and extend the wear life of the chain.
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Choosing the Chain for Your Application
Use our Chain Configurator or Chain Engineer Mobile Web App for assistance selecting the right chain for your application. If you have a challenging demand beyond the scope of a standard Drives® chain, we would be excited to partner with you to provide custom-manufactured solutions to meet your specific needs.