What are the sprocket materials. How to select the material of sprocket
Sprocket is a kind of transmission part, which is used with chain. Just like a rack and pinion.
The commonly used material of sprocket is generally 45#, that is, ordinary 45 steel. Ordinary 45# material sprockets can meet the service conditions of sprockets.
Of course, some people choose 40Mn (40 manganese steel) and 45MN (45 manganese steel). There is a qualitative gap between manganese steel sprocket and 45# material sprocket.
Of course, the choice of sprocket material also depends on the use demand. If the speed is low. Low tension. In the selection of sprocket material, you can choose the material with high cost performance of 45# sprocket.
Sprockets made of stainless steel:
Stainless steel materials commonly used for sprockets include 201 stainless steel, 304 stainless steel and 316 stainless steel.
The most prominent is 304 stainless steel. In terms of corrosion resistance, 304 can basically meet the demand for sprocket materials.
The sprocket made of 201 material has poor corrosion resistance compared with the sprocket made of 304 material.
316 sprockets are mostly used in strong acid-base environment. 316 sprocket has strong corrosion resistance to salt substances.
The material selection of sprocket is mainly based on the purpose. It can be selected according to speed, tension, environment and other factors