Cast Iron Sprockets
Cast iron is a strong and durable material that offers a high level of resistance to wear. It’s also known for its versatility, enabling it to work in a variety of different applications. Whether you’re looking for a sprocket for an industrial washer or a food processing machine, you’ll find a cast iron sprocket that can meet your needs.
Cast Iron Sprockets Characteristics
Cast iron sprockets offer several advantages. These include good heat resistance, high abrasion resistance, and low elongation. It is also a strong material that can withstand high strain and stress.
A sprocket is a mechanical device that transmits power from one shaft to another. Different types of sprockets are used for different applications. Each type has its own benefits. Some of the most common uses of sprockets are in precision machinery, lifting equipment, and the construction industry.
Whether a sprocket is made from steel or cast iron depends on the application. Cast iron sprocket can withstand larger loads but isn’t as ductile as steel. Steel also has a tendency to wear out more easily.
Cast iron is used for a variety of applications, from architectural ironwork to pipe parts. Although it has less tensile strength than steel, it has better heat resistance and mechanical wear resistance. This makes it an ideal choice for pipes, cylinder blocks, and other structural applications.
Cast iron sprocket teeth are formed in a special pattern. After being chilled to harden the tooth area, the sprocket is machined to produce a finished product. The casting process is relatively simple.
Cast Iron Sprocket and Chain Transmissions
Cast iron sprockets are an important component of chain transmissions. The basic function of a sprocket is to transfer power from one shaft to another. A sprocket has teeth that engage the alternate links of a chain. In addition to the sprocket’s tooth form, the sprocket’s pitch is also important. For roller chains, the pitch of the sprocket’s teeth must be small to allow sufficient clearance for the chain to move freely.
Sprockets can be manufactured in several ways. One of the most common is the flat wire type. These sprockets are made of cast iron or stainless steel. The latter is ideal for applications where corrosive environments exist. Another type is the wide flange drum sprocket, which is commonly made of cast steel. These sprockets are used for wide offset chains.
Cast iron sprockets can be made to order in a variety of sizes. These are generally suited for applications where moderate service is required. However, they are typically not suitable for high-speed or heavy-duty roller chains. Stainless steel sprockets are also available, with the ability to withstand higher temperatures and humidity.
WLY is an experienced manufacturer and supplier of China cast iron sprockets. In addition to high-quality cast iron sprockets, we also sell transmission chains. Feel free to contact us if you are interested!
Why Choose WLY Sprockets?
1. Manufacture strictly following standard dimension
2. Standard: ANSI, DIN, JINS, ISO, KANA, Standard America, or customer’s drawing
3. Pilot bore, finished bore, taper bore, and special bore.
4. Bright surface / high precision / Blacking /Electrophoretic-Coated
5. Advanced heat treatment and surface treatment craft
6. Best quality and competitive price.
7. OEM / ODM available
8. Processing Equipment: Hobbing machine, Slotting machine, CNC lathes, and other equipment.
9. Sprocket Models: Contains special sprocket according to customer’s drawings, standard sprocket (American standard and metric).