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The difference of carbon steel chain and stainless steel chain?

2022-06-07 15:50:13

The difference between carbon steel and stainless steel

First of all, from the definition, carbon steel is the iron-carbon alloy with carbon content of 0.0218~2.11%. It is also called carbon steel. Generally also contains a small amount of silicon, manganese, sulfur, phosphorus. Stainless steel is a high alloy steel that can resist corrosion in air and fresh water or in chemically corrosive media. In layman's terms, stainless steel is the steel that does not rust easily. Stainless steel's stainless and corrosion resistance is due to the formation of chromium-rich (Cr) oxide film (passivation film) on its surface.

Secondly, from the appearance is also easy to distinguish, stainless steel contains more chromium and nickel metal, the appearance of the color is mostly silver bright color, carbon steel is mainly carbon and iron alloy, other metal elements are less, the appearance of the main color is the color of iron, the color will be much darker. In addition, carbon steel surface with magnetic, can be magnet adsorption, 304 stainless steel in normal circumstances without magnetic, will not be magnet adsorption.

In terms of hardness, carbon steel is harder than stainless steel; but in terms of corrosion resistance, stainless steel is better. In fact, whether it is carbon steel chain plate or stainless steel chain plate, we should choose according to our own needs.


The difference between carbon steel chain and stainless steel chain

1. Difference in color: Stainless steel contains more chromium and nickel metal, and the color of appearance is mostly silver bright color. Carbon steel is mainly carbon and iron alloy, other metal elements are less, the main color of the appearance is the color of iron.

2. The grain is different: stainless steel contains more other metal elements, the surface is smooth. Carbon steel contains more iron carbon, there is the essence of iron, the surface is not smooth stainless steel.

3. Magnetic different: carbon steel surface with magnetic, can be attracted by a magnet. Stainless steel is not magnetic under normal circumstances, will not be magnetized. The degree is not high occasions. In addition, due to its corrosion resistance, it can also be used in some special environments. Stainless steel chain is made of stainless steel. Therefore, its strength is much higher compared with ordinary chains because it is determined by the material.



Although both stainless steel chains and carbon steel chains belong to the category of chains, there is a big difference between them by nature. Stainless steel chain and galvanized chain, these two are also very different and cannot be equated. In addition, for galvanized chains, the process of galvanizing should be appropriate so as to avoid problems in use.

Stainless steel chain, mainly used to transmit power. Therefore, it can be said to be a common and commonly used power transmission device. In addition, if the double curve arc design is used, it can reduce the friction, so it can be used for the difference between carbon steel chain plate and stainless steel chain when the required power is relatively large and the running speed is high.

Cleaning of stainless steel chain:

After cleaning and refueling the stainless steel chain, slowly turn the gums backward, and all the chains pulled off from the back should be able to straighten. It can be seen that if some chains still keep a certain angle, the action is not smooth and it is a dead knot and needs to be adjusted. The damaged chain must be replaced in time, and the chain is good to strictly distinguish three pins and use the connecting pin.

Stainless steel chains should be leveled when using the chain tool so that the thimble will not be skewed. Careful use of tools can protect the tools and achieve good results. Otherwise, the tools are easily damaged and the damaged tools are more likely to damage the parts.

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