The selling of chains in the Industry has added much confusion to a very simple problem. New “Buzz Words” are added that increase the confusion. New phrases are used, unsubstantiated claims are made, warranties are written based upon what the customer is willing to pay, and most serious of all, minor design changes are made to keep the customer captive to one manufacturer
There are claims made for “armour case,” “selective induction hardening,” “alloy equivalents,” “induction hardening,” “case hardening,” and the list goes on, and on, and on. The user doesn’t really know what to think about these claims, and what is fact or what is fiction. Yet, some explanation and understanding of good chain design, maintenance practices and how to use the product correctly could reduce the confusion, increase the life of the chain, and eliminate the “unscheduled down time,” caused by a chain failure.