This Tsubaki Neptune hardened carbon steel double-strand riveted ANSI roller chain is self-lubricating and is suitable for use in corrosive environments, such as near seawater, or mud and dirt. The chain is manufactured with solid rollers and bushings for strength and durability. Three layers of zinc, aluminum, and sealant are applied to the pins, plates, and bushings before assembly to provide increased protection against corrosion. This roller chain has pre-lubricated bushings and felt seals for longer chain life, has link plates assembled with rivets, and includes one connecting link for every 10’ of chain. It has an operating temperature range of 14 to 302 degrees F. This Tsubaki roller chain is American National Standards Institute (ANSI) B29.1 standard, making it dimensionally interchangeable with other ANSI chains, is Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant, and is suitable for use in machinery exposed to salt air and salt water, such as forklifts at sea ports and conveyors on ships.
Roller chains are commonly used as a power transmission component and are composed of four parts: plate, roller, bushing, and pin. A series of cylindrical rollers are held together by side links, which fit together into a toothed wheel called a sprocket. Connecting links are used to join the two ends of the chain together to form a loop. Roller chains range from simple, mechanical drives such as bicycle chains, to complex power transmission products that drive conveyors and other industrial machinery, such as printing presses and farm equipment.
Tsubaki manufactures roller chains and other power transmission products, conveyor systems, factory automation systems, physical distribution systems, and electronic control devices. The company, founded in 1971 as a subsidiary of Tsubakimoto Chain Company, has its headquarters in Wheeling, IL, and meets British Standards Institution (BSI) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 and 14001 standards for quality assurance.