Bottle Washing, Pasteurizing, & Sterilizing
Bottlewasher/Pasteurizer Chains are used to convey large quantities of bottles at a slow speed
through the washer or pasteurizer. Chains aare generally matched & tagged to hold bottle racks
in exact position between chains without skewing. Chain & attachment tolerances are very
important. Usually the chains are constructed of carbon steel for increased economy. Since the
enviorment is wet, stainless steel or plated parts can be used to improve corrosion resistance.
Chains can be almost any pitch size; however, they are commonly in the 4" to 6" range. Attach-
ments are usually mid-pitch holes or A styles, but may be made to fit your units.
Sterilizers use two strands of chain, bottles are sterilized by steam, which creates a wet, high
temperature enviorment (+/-200 F.). This means chains must be constructed from temperature &
corrosion resistant materials, such as stainless steel. Sterilizer chains frequently have a 4" to 6"