There are a multitude of material options available to the chain manufacturer offering a wide variety of mechanical properties and heat treatment characteristics. Long experience has allowed JOHN KING to offer standards which have proven to offer the optimum characteristics whilst satisfying necessary commercial criteria. It must be noted that as producers of special chains the range of materials highlighted is by no means exhaustive, the customer always has the option to request variations or seek recommendations to achieve specific benefits or improvements.
The information for section 18.1 and 18.2 is based on ANSI standard references, so to assist in establishing equivalents comparisons table 18.1.2 details principal alternative standards including ISO, DIN and BS.