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B.Dry Stainless-Steel Chains are wear resistant.

Press Release Summary:

B.Dry Stainless-Steel Chains are wear resistant.

February 15, 2017 -

Featuring sleeves made from high performing polymer, B.Dry Chains are designed with thin-walled and ball-drifted stainless-steel bushes. Used in -100 to +200°C temperature range, units are available as roller chains or as extended pins. Product is suitable in cleanrooms and painting lines in food and pharmaceuticals industries.

Original Press Release

Always Dry: New Maintenance-Free Stainless Steel Chains for the Food Processing, Pharmaceuticals and Automobile Industries

Press release date: February 1, 2017

Iwis drive systems introduces b.dry maintenance-free stainless-steel chains. The corrosion-free chains run completely dry, are extremely wear-resistant and withstand high dynamic loads. They are also maintenance-free and don not need any form of lubrication. These characteristics make them predestined for use in aggressive environments, for applications in which water or steam are applied or where strict cleaning regulations apply, such as the food and pharmaceuticals industries, in cleanrooms and in painting lines.

The new b.dry precision chains are the ideal choice wherever relubrication is undesirable or not possible. They are hygienic and run completely dry: Thanks to the high-performance plastic friction bearings in their links, they need no lubrication of any kind, which also eliminates the need for relubrication. Made from a high-performance polymer, the sleeves are heavy-duty, low-friction and FDA-compliant. Contact with foodstuffs or hygiene products is safe. The stainless-steel bushes are thin-walled, seamless and ball-drifted. The CF base chain is made from austenitic stainless steel, making it highly resistant to aggressive media. The wear life of the b.dry chains is significantly longer than that of comparable chains: in test runs at iwis, it proved twice better in dry condition and as much as four times better with initial lubrication. In a dry state, the chains are free from paint wetting impairment substances (PWIS), which is important, for example, in painting lines in automobile manufacture. b.dry chains are made in length tolerances compliant with ISO 606. They can be used in a temperature range from -100 to +200 °C. They are also available as roller chains with attachments or extended pins. Custom-developed chains and ANSI chains are also available on request.

Munich chain specialist iwis supplies a comprehensive product range for all drives and conveying applications. The full product range comprises precision and high-performance roller chains, conveyor chains, maintenance-free and corrosion-resistant chains, accumulation chains, special-purpose conveyor chains, flyer chains, flat-top chains and modular belts for industrial applications, chains and accessories for agricultural machinery, and timing drives for the automotive industry.

iwis at the Hannover Messe 2017:

Motion, Drive & Automation 2017, 24 to 28 April 2017, Hanover, Germany: Hall 25 Stand B29

Company information:

With headquarters in Munich, Germany, the iwis Group is a leading supplier of precision chain systems for power transmission and conveying applications. The iwis Group comprises three divisions:

  • iwis motorsysteme GmbH & Co KG, providing engine timing systems for the automotive industry.
  • iwis antriebssysteme GmbH & Co KG, supplying a wide range of precision roller and conveyor chains for industrial applications, including machine and plant engineering, material handling systems, and the packaging, printing and food industries.
  • iwis antriebssysteme GmbH, formerly known as Flexon GmbH, specialising in roller, conveyor, special-purpose and flat top chains, modular belts, chains for agricultural machinery, sprockets and accessories.

Established in 1916, iwis is a family-run business which today employs more than 1400 people. In addition to production sites in Germany (Munich, Landsberg, Wilnsdorf and Sontra) and in the Czech Republic, in China and in the USA, iwis has subsidiaries in various countries in Europe and overseas, including Canada, England, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, South Africa and Switzerland. Altogether, the iwis Group has 45 business locations throughout the world.

Contact in the USA:

iwis drive systems, LLC

Building 100

8266 Zionsville Road

Indianapolis, IN 46268, USA

Phone: +1 317 821 3539

Fax: + 317 821 3569

E-mail: sales@iwisusa.com

Internet: www.iwisusa.com

Contact in Canada:

iwis drive systems, Inc.

Unit 101 19097 26th Avenue

Surrey, BC, Canada V3S 3V7

Phone: +1 604 560 6395

Fax: +1 604 560 6397

E-mail: salesca@iwisusa.com

Internet: www.iwisusa.com

Contact in Germany:

iwis antriebssysteme GmbH & Co KG

Albert-Roßhaupter-Str. 53

81369 Munich, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)89 76909 1500

Fax: +49 (0)89 76909 1198

E-mail: sales@iwis.com

Internet: www.iwis.com

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