Company introduces a new range of lube-free plastic combination chains for the food and beverage industries that meet strict EU food processing standards. The traditional stainless steel chains typically used in the industry are ripe for premature wear. A risk of contamination from lubricants, especially where direct contact with consumables is unavoidable — such as in the production of bread and other baked goods — means that the chains are frequently required to operate dry. With a short service life and high replacement costs, these chains can be a drain on resources. This product does not require lubrication for optimal performance. The plastic combination chain is constructed from food-grade engineering plastic inner links, supported by 304 grade stainless steel bearing pins and outer link plates. Product matches the strength of standard steel chains but have a much lower friction co-efficient, eliminating the need for lubrication and increasing wear life. Chain is also much quieter and 50 percent lighter, helping manufacturers to meet energy efficiency and environmental targets.
FB Chain Ltd. www.lubefreechain.com