The NEP chain from Tsubaki is characterized by high corrosion resistance and offers such a high strength, which is comparable to a chain of carbon steel. Especially in conventional roles, the contact between the roller and the gear wheel is the main cause of wear in practice and thus always the point of attack for progressive corrosion on the outer surfaces. Each individual component of the NEP chain, on the other hand, has a special coating that offers maximum protection against harsh operating conditions.
The manufacturer has tested the NEP chain in salt spray tests against a leading European brand of corrosion resistant chains. While the competitor chain began to form white rust around the chain pin after 100 h, the NEP chain remained unchanged even after 700 h. It contains no pollutants and complies with the RoHS directive. These environmentally friendly chains are used in food processing, the packaging industry, amusement parks, utilities and many other humid environments.