M.C.V. launches a new product on the market: scraper chain with plastic scrapers
Starting from July 2016 M.C.V will launch on the market a new chain with plastic scraper on completion of its own range of products.
The special feature of this new product consists of the choice of material that is plastic and this because plastic offers more advantages compared with the traditional steel components: lower weight, easier and more accessible maintenance, inferior energy consumption.
In the specific world of drop forged chains, the scraper is the element that, in association with the link, moves and drags the material.
The scraper can be made out of different types of material such as steel, and now plastic or it can be made combining different materials together, for example steel with plastic cleaners, or steel with wear resistant materials.
Even the scraper shape varies according to customer requirements. In fact, the design will be chosen in base of the specific customer demand and on the type of plant where the chain has to be installed. For example, it may be a simple square scraper welded straight on the link, up to the more complex shapes (bent in C”, “U”, “Q” form etc.).
These new plastic scrapers are specific for applications in aggressive and wet environments, giving a significant advantage respect to conventional steel scrapers. Moreover, these scrapers are lighter up to 90% and permit to save up to 80% of energy.
The use of plastic scrapers is widespread especially in purification plants, such as oil separators, rectangular sedimentation plants, flotations, in chemical, oil and food industries.