Iwis Antriebssysteme GmbH & Co. KG introduces its new Megalife range of maintenance-free power and free conveyor chains. These chains are applied in packaging and food processing, the electronics industry, PCB-production, conveyor systems, wood, glass and ceramics processing and in medical engineering.
In order to guarantee maintenance-free operation of the new power and free conveyor chains, Iwis has developed a special link with specially sintered metal bushes and running rollers. In addition, the chains feature a built-in lubricant reservoir which supplies the chain links and running rollers with lubricant during the chain operation: The special sintered material is saturated with oil under vacuum conditions. The surface of the chains are lubricant-free new and do not need to be relubricated during use. The chains remain clean throughout their service life and thus do not contaminate the products. Due to this fact, the chains perfectly fit in applications where relubrication is not possible or disadvantageous. This includes dry ambient conditions, cleanrooms, installations with restricted maintenance access and applications in which a contamination of the plant and conveyed products through chain lubricants needs to be prevented.
Megalife power and free conveyor chains are exceptionally low wearing, even under extreme environmental conditions. The sintered metal running rollers reduce friction by up to 30 percent, thus resulting in a substantial reduction of the required drive power and chain load. The chains are easy to dismantle, which simplifies servicing and reduces downtimes. Iwis Megalife power and free conveyor chains thus reduce maintenance costs and contribute to a cleaner environment. Plastic and hardened steel versions of the conveyor chains (V2A-steel or nickel-plated) are available. Chains with steel rollers can be used at a temperature range from -40 °C to 160 °C, while versions with plastic conveying rollers are suitable for up to 80 °C. Megalife power and free conveyor chains are available with pitches of 12.70 mm and 19.05 mm.