Single ANSI roller chain sizes are manufactured from #304 stainless steel material. All Nitro chains are manufactured to conform the ANSI dimensional standards for U.S. size roller chains. These chains have great corrosion resistance to many chemicals and acidic solutions. Another benefit of stainless roller chain is the ambient operating temperature these chains can run in, which ranges from -40°F up to 752°F.
All of our stainless roller chains are manufactured using only solid rollers and solid bushings. This is done to increase the overall durability and longevity of our chains. Stainless steel is naturally a softer material, so distortion can be an issue if solid rollers & bushings are not used.
Many of our competitors stainless chains either use a split bushing or split roller and sometimes they use both. This lowers the cost and the quality.