1. Why chain lubrication is important?
- Extending chain’s service life.
- Preventing metal-to-metal contact.
- Dissipates heat generated during operation.
- Enables smooth movement of the chain over sprockets.
- Helps flush wear debris and contaminants from the chain joints.
- Protect against wear and corrosion
2. What will be happen to unlubricated or inadequately lubricated chain?
- Rapid wear and elongation.
- Excessive heat generated.
- Reducing chain’s service life.
3. Chain Lubrication
- Lubricant needs to be engineered to penetrate and clean the inside and a heavy film of lubricant.
- The operating conditions must also be considered. Need ability to maintain lubricating qualities under different temperatures, moistures, etc.
- Lubrication is required between the rollers and bushings.
- Sufficiently low viscosity to reach the internal surfaces.
- Freedom from corrosive
4. Some trouble signs to look for.
- Inadequate Lubrication.
- Chain wears. Pin and bushing wear causes chain to elongate.
- Sprocket Wear.
- Chain Tension.