Evolution of the chain ...
electric resistance welding
pewag hero friction welded chain
past the limits.
A new era of chains
Forged chain components
Chains have been produced for decades using the same methodology: cutting steel wire or bar, bending them into the desired link shape and welding them together with energy intensive processes like resistance or flash butt welding.
The limiting factors of this conventional technology are the shape of the chain links (round) as well as the weldability of the steel grade, which very much depends upon the carbon content and alloying elements.
pewag hero an innovative friction welded chain goes beyond these limits and opens the door to a new world of chains.
Advantages of friction welding
No material limits
pewag will begin offering friction welded case hardened chains for conveyor applications in the middle of 2016. pewag hero chains will be available in all conventional dimensions and are designed to fit on the wheels and sprockets of traditional round steel chains.
No shape limits
Reduced surface pressure & increased wear volume
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