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CDM Systems Reinforced Drop-Forged Chain and Chromium Carbide Wear Plate

Our exclusive formula provides reliability and longevity in every conveyor.

  • Proven formula of malleable core and case hardness affords optimum chain strength
  • Chain links are carburized to 550-650 BHN
  • Machined yokes provide tight, controlled fit between links
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Chain Analysis Reveals Why Formula Matters

The data presented below are the results of an independent lab chemical analysis. The analysis was performed using 10 different industry available drag chains currently selling in the industrial market. Of the 10, we show 6 here because 4 were not even alloy steel making them an unequal comparison to the CDM Systems Chain Formula. The 6 manufacturer’s chain assemblies that use an alloy steel are shown below.

Chemical Analysis and Micro Structure Testing of Various 142MM Pitch Chains


Core Hardness (BHN):300-400300-400300-400415300-400355
Case Hardness (BHN):550-650550-650550-600535500-550550-650
Effective Depth of Case:.

The Chain Formulation Means the Difference Between Potential Catastrophic Failure and Operating Long-Term at Full Capacity

The most important feature of any drag chain formula is the effective case hardness depth. Once this case is worn through, elongation will accelerate and become a significant factor in maintenance. However, case depth is not unlimited and not the only factor in building a strong chain. The right formula or case hardness and ductility are critical. Too hard, as with a depth noted above of .055 and the ductility and impact resistance will be compromised and cause failures.



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