Plastic sprockets are commonly used as an alternative to metal sprockets in power transmission and roller chain applications. Manufactured from cast oil filled nylon, they offer a wide range of benefits over traditional metal counterparts such as self lubricating properties and a reduced coefficient of friction. This helps to reduce both wear on the plastic roller chain and noise levels of the application. Other benefits include better resistance to corrosion, increased impact strength, and a lighter weight than metal alternatives. Split sprockets can also be supplied for applications whereby the machinery is not able to be dismantled. They are supplied in two halves and can be assembled in place around the installation, removing the need for equipment to be taken apart.
Plastic sprockets are available to suit CC600 and CC1400 series case chains as standard. We also offer a plastic machining service and can manufacture bespoke plastic sprockets to your exact requirements.
Power transmission applications in dusty/gritty environments, areas with frequent washdown applications, or where a quieter operation is required. Blue sprockets have are specifically developed for food and drink manufacturing applications so they are easier to detect in the event of contamination.
- Self-lubricating grade, negating the need for additional lubricants.
- Lower coefficient of friction and increased wear resistance compared to metal parts.
- Good corrosion resistance.
- High impact strength.
- Lighter weight than metal parts.
- Reduced noise levels during operation than metal parts.
- Split sprockets can be manufactured up to 400mm diameter.