Wide-Waisted Link Plates
Shotpeened, wide-waisted link plates are manufactured with maximized ball heights from special alloy steels for added strength for chain sizes 60H and above. The wide link plate profile improves stress distribution, leading to increased fatigue resistance and enhanced performance.
Factory Pre-Loaded at 50 Percent
Drives® chain is pre-loaded to 50 percent of minimum ultimate tensile strength (MUTS), which is especially important for applications involving fixed center-to-center sprockets without take-ups. Applications can withstand shock loads up to 50 percent of the chain’s tensile strength without premature elongation.
Special Hook Cotter
Available for chain sizes 80-180, a full hardened hook cotter provides greater link plate support and up to twice the shear strength of conventional short split cotters. The easily installed hardened hook cotter should retain position in high vibration applications.
Hot Dip Lubrication
Industry-leading production technology is employed to hot-dip each chain. The working life of the chain is greatly extended compared to cold-dip methods. Proprietary lubricants are designed to penetrate and fully coat the bearing surface between the pin and bushing.