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SLR Series Self-lubrication Roller Chains

The self-lubrication roller chain is an advanced design that combines the key benefits of standard roller chains with the ability to avoid the need for lubrication after installation. A special sintered bushing, which is oil-impregnated, and specially treated bearing pin work together to keep the chain lubricated during operation. In addition, self-lubrication roller chains are interchangeable with standard chains.

Types of Self-lubrication Roller Chains

There are 2 main types of self-lubrication roller chains: SLR and SL. These 2 types are interchangeable, but the SLR version is more durable and withstands higher loads. Self-lubrication roller chains are designed for high-performance applications. They cannot be re-lubricated, so they’re not appropriate for conventional working environments. But self-lubrication roller chains are compatible with standard roller chains and are available in a variety of sizes.

Another type of self-lubrication roller chains uses a lubricant inside the bushings. Traditional roller chains have an external lubricant that is applied to the chain. The lubricant is then warmed by the application and flows out of the pin and bushing area. This type of self-lubrication roller chain is suitable for some food-conveying applications. But it’s not appropriate for every application.

Self-lubrication roller chains can be made of different materials, including carbon steel, stainless steel, and nickel-plated steel. The preferred material for self-lubricating chains will depend on the specific application and operating conditions. For example, self-lubrication chains should be used in environments with low shock loads and temperatures between 10oF and 140oF. The SL series self-lubrication roller chain is rollerless, while the SLR series contains rollers. The SL series is made with bushings that are larger than the SLR series, so the bushings will hold more lubrication.

Specifications of SLR Series Self-lubrication Roller Chains

Advantages of Self-Lubrication Roller Chains

There are many advantages of a self-lubricating roller chain. Not only does it not require manual lubrication, it can also be used for applications that do not require lubrication. This maintenance-free solution has proven to be a great benefit to a variety of industries. The main benefits of this type of chain include less downtime and increased production. In addition, it has corrosion-protection features to reduce maintenance costs.

Ever power’s range of self-lubricating roller chains includes a series of features to ensure long-term use. They incorporate a special oil impregnated sintered bushing that extends beyond the inner plate, which prevents dirt and debris from penetrating the chain. Additionally, they feature chemically plated pins and tempered pins for added protection in the bearing area. As a result, these chains can perform even in environments where conventional lubrication is impractical.

Another unique feature of Self-lubrication roller chains is their ability to reduce the total cost of ownership. In contrast, standard chains are prone to becoming damaged and clogged by dust and debris, as these particles are allowed to enter the joints and cause premature wear of the pins and bushings. Our Chain technology seals out these contaminants, allowing the specially formulated lubricant to enter each joint and minimize wear on the pins and bushings. This unique design makes it a smart choice for industries like textiles, agriculture, and food processing, and also provides a low total cost of ownership.

These chains can also feature self-lubricating bushes. They can be used in top chains as well as conveyor chains. Their unique features make them a superior choice for any application. They are quieter than standard chains and less likely to cause a noise level that can be distracting. Moreover, they are much smaller than standard roller chains. They are also half the weight. They are also better suited for machines that need a large amount of torque.

Choosing Sprockets for Self-Lubrication Roller Chains

Self-lubrication roller chains can be tricky to install, and sprockets are essential to keep the chain in good condition. To avoid a chain breaking, make sure to use a chain with the correct sprocket size for the specific application. You can determine the correct size by multiplying the number of teeth per inch of chain pitch by the length between roller-pin centers. You should also consider the resistance to wear and fatigue when choosing sprockets. In addition to the sprocket size, determine the quality and durability of the chain by ensuring that it has the right tooth pitch.

Self-lubricating roller chains are available in a variety of sizes and pitches. Some are made for lubrication-sensitive environments. The lubrication-free design reduces the risk of contamination and extends the life of the chain, making it an excellent choice for a variety of applications.

In addition to self-lubrication sprockets, many other types of industrial machinery use sprockets. Taper-bushed sprockets have a single strand, while multi-strand sprockets can grab multiple chains at once. These types are useful in applications where more torque needs to be transmitted by 1 central shaft.

As a mature sprocket manufacturer, Ever power also provides high-quality sprockets besides transmission chains. Contact us if you are interested!


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