Press Release Summary:
Available with pitches of 12.70 and 19.05 mm, Megalife Power and Free Conveyor Chains feature sintered metal running rollers and built-in lubricant reservoir, which supplies links and rollers with lubricant during operation. Chains remain clean throughout service life and do not contaminate products. Models with steel rollers can be used at temperatures from -40 to 160Â°C, while versions with plastic conveying rollers are suitable for up to 80Â°C.
Original Press Release:
Megalife Maintenance Free Power and Free Conveyor Chains with Low-Friction Running Rollers
Munich, Germany, August 2008. High-performance chain manufacturer Iwis 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.
Picture: Megalife power and free conveyor chains from Iwis are maintenance-free.
Iwis at Motek, the international trade fair for assembly and handling technology:
22 to 25 September 2008, New Trade Fair Stuttgart, Germany, Hall 7, Stand 7528
Headquartered in Munich, Germany, the Iwis Group is one of the world's leading suppliers of precision chain systems for power transmission and product conveying applications. While subsidiary Iwis Motorsysteme GmbH & Co KG provides engine timing drives for the automotive industry, Iwis Antriebssysteme GmbH & Co KG supplies a wide range of precision roller and conveyor chains as well as accessories for industrial applications, including machine and plant engineering, material handling systems and the packaging, printing and food industries. Still run as a family business - now in its fourth generation - Iwis today employs about 1,100 people at its three production sites in Munich and Landsberg, both in Germany, and Strakonice in the Czech Republic. Flexon - acquired by the Iwis group in 2006 - specialises in roller, flyer and special-purpose chains as well as chains for agricultural machinery and accessories. With subsidiaries in the USA, United Kingdom and Switzerland and further sites in France, Brazil and China, the Iwis group has a global presence, supplying customers and partners in more than 45 countries.