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China OEM Engineering and Construction Machinery Industrial 64b-3 B Series Short Pitch Precision Triplex Industrial Martin Gearbox Roller Chains and Bush Chains

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B Series Short pitch Precision Triplex Roller Chains & Bush Chains

ISO/DIN
Chain No.
Pitch

P
mm

Roller diameter

d1max
mm

Width between inner plates
b1min
mm
Pin diameter

d2max
mm

Pin length Inner plate depth
h2max
mm
Plate thickness

t/Tmax
mm

Transverse pitch
 P
mm
Tensile strength

Qmin
kN/lbf

Average tensile strength
Q0
kN
Weight per meter
q
kg/m
Lmax
mm
Lcmax
mm
64B-3 101.60 63.50 60.96 39.40 369.8 378.3 90.17 15.00/13.0 119.89 3000.0/681820 3300.0 136.00

*Straight side plates

 

ROLLER CHAIN

Roller chain or bush roller chain is the type of chain drive most commonly used for transmission of mechanical power on many kinds of domestic, industrial and agricultural machinery, including conveyors, wire- and tube-drawing machines, printing presses, cars, motorcycles, and bicycles. It consists of a series of short cylindrical rollers held together by side links. It is driven by a toothed wheel called a sprocket. It is a simple, reliable, and efficient means of power transmission.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE CHAIN

Two different sizes of roller chain, showing construction.
There are 2 types of links alternating in the bush roller chain. The first type is inner links, having 2 inner plates held together by 2 sleeves or bushings CHINAMFG which rotate 2 rollers. Inner links alternate with the second type, the outer links, consisting of 2 outer plates held together by pins passing through the bushings of the inner links. The “bushingless” roller chain is similar in operation though not in construction; instead of separate bushings or sleeves holding the inner plates together, the plate has a tube stamped into it protruding from the hole which serves the same purpose. This has the advantage of removing 1 step in assembly of the chain.

The roller chain design reduces friction compared to simpler designs, resulting in higher efficiency and less wear. The original power transmission chain varieties lacked rollers and bushings, with both the inner and outer plates held by pins which directly contacted the sprocket teeth; however this configuration exhibited extremely rapid wear of both the sprocket teeth, and the plates where they pivoted on the pins. This problem was partially solved by the development of bushed chains, with the pins holding the outer plates passing through bushings or sleeves connecting the inner plates. This distributed the wear over a greater area; however the teeth of the sprockets still wore more rapidly than is desirable, from the sliding friction against the bushings. The addition of rollers surrounding the bushing sleeves of the chain and provided rolling contact with the teeth of the sprockets resulting in excellent resistance to wear of both sprockets and chain as well. There is even very low friction, as long as the chain is sufficiently lubricated. Continuous, clean, lubrication of roller chains is of primary importance for efficient operation as well as correct tensioning.

LUBRICATION

Many driving chains (for example, in factory equipment, or driving a camshaft inside an internal combustion engine) operate in clean environments, and thus the wearing surfaces (that is, the pins and bushings) are safe from precipitation and airborne grit, many even in a sealed environment such as an oil bath. Some roller chains are designed to have o-rings built into the space between the outside link plate and the inside roller link plates. Chain manufacturers began to include this feature in 1971 after the application was invented by Joseph Montano while working for Whitney Chain of Hartford, Connecticut. O-rings were included as a way to improve lubrication to the links of power transmission chains, a service that is vitally important to extending their working life. These rubber fixtures form a barrier that holds factory applied lubricating grease inside the pin and bushing wear areas. Further, the rubber o-rings prevent dirt and other contaminants from entering inside the chain linkages, where such particles would otherwise cause significant wear.[citation needed]

There are also many chains that have to operate in dirty conditions, and for size or operational reasons cannot be sealed. Examples include chains on farm equipment, bicycles, and chain saws. These chains will necessarily have relatively high rates of wear, particularly when the operators are prepared to accept more friction, less efficiency, more noise and more frequent replacement as they neglect lubrication and adjustment.

Many oil-based lubricants attract dirt and other particles, eventually forming an CHINAMFG paste that will compound wear on chains. This problem can be circumvented by use of a “dry” PTFE spray, which forms a solid film after application and repels both particles and moisture.

VARIANTS DESIGN

Layout of a roller chain: 1. Outer plate, 2. Inner plate, 3. Pin, 4. Bushing, 5. Roller
If the chain is not being used for a high wear application (for instance if it is just transmitting motion from a hand-operated lever to a control shaft on a machine, or a sliding door on an oven), then 1 of the simpler types of chain may still be used. Conversely, where extra strength but the smooth drive of a smaller pitch is required, the chain may be “siamesed”; instead of just 2 rows of plates on the outer sides of the chain, there may be 3 (“duplex”), 4 (“triplex”), or more rows of plates running parallel, with bushings and rollers between each adjacent pair, and the same number of rows of teeth running in parallel on the sprockets to match. Timing chains on automotive engines, for example, typically have multiple rows of plates called strands.

Roller chain is made in several sizes, the most common American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards being 40, 50, 60, and 80. The first digit(s) indicate the pitch of the chain in eighths of an inch, with the last digit being 0 for standard chain, 1 for lightweight chain, and 5 for bushed chain with no rollers. Thus, a chain with half-inch pitch would be a #40 while a #160 sprocket would have teeth spaced 2 inches apart, etc. Metric pitches are expressed in sixteenths of an inch; thus a metric #8 chain (08B-1) would be equivalent to an ANSI #40. Most roller chain is made from plain carbon or alloy steel, but stainless steel is used in food processing machinery or other places where lubrication is a problem, and nylon or brass are occasionally seen for the same reason.

Roller chain is ordinarily hooked up using a master link (also known as a connecting link), which typically has 1 pin held by a horseshoe clip rather than friction fit, allowing it to be inserted or removed with simple tools. Chain with a removable link or pin is also known as cottered chain, which allows the length of the chain to be adjusted. Half links (also known as offsets) are available and are used to increase the length of the chain by a single roller. Riveted roller chain has the master link (also known as a connecting link) “riveted” or mashed on the ends. These pins are made to be durable and are not removable.

USE

An example of 2 ‘ghost’ sprockets tensioning a triplex roller chain system
Roller chains are used in low- to mid-speed drives at around 600 to 800 feet per minute; however, at higher speeds, around 2,000 to 3,000 feet per minute, V-belts are normally used due to wear and noise issues.
A bicycle chain is a form of roller chain. Bicycle chains may have a master link, or may require a chain tool for removal and installation. A similar but larger and thus stronger chain is used on most motorcycles although it is sometimes replaced by either a toothed belt or a shaft drive, which offer lower noise level and fewer maintenance requirements.
The great majority of automobile engines use roller chains to drive the camshaft(s). Very high performance engines often use gear drive, and starting in the early 1960s toothed belts were used by some manufacturers.
Chains are also used in forklifts using hydraulic rams as a pulley to raise and lower the carriage; however, these chains are not considered roller chains, but are classified as lift or leaf chains.
Chainsaw cutting chains superficially resemble roller chains but are more closely related to leaf chains. They are driven by projecting drive links which also serve to locate the chain CHINAMFG the bar.

Sea Harrier FA.2 ZA195 front (cold) vector thrust nozzle – the nozzle is rotated by a chain drive from an air motor
A perhaps unusual use of a pair of motorcycle chains is in the Harrier Jump Jet, where a chain drive from an air motor is used to rotate the movable engine nozzles, allowing them to be pointed downwards for hovering flight, or to the rear for normal CHINAMFG flight, a system known as Thrust vectoring.

WEAR

 

The effect of wear on a roller chain is to increase the pitch (spacing of the links), causing the chain to grow longer. Note that this is due to wear at the pivoting pins and bushes, not from actual stretching of the metal (as does happen to some flexible steel components such as the hand-brake cable of a motor vehicle).

With modern chains it is unusual for a chain (other than that of a bicycle) to wear until it breaks, since a worn chain leads to the rapid onset of wear on the teeth of the sprockets, with ultimate failure being the loss of all the teeth on the sprocket. The sprockets (in particular the smaller of the two) suffer a grinding motion that puts a characteristic hook shape into the driven face of the teeth. (This effect is made worse by a chain improperly tensioned, but is unavoidable no matter what care is taken). The worn teeth (and chain) no longer provides smooth transmission of power and this may become evident from the noise, the vibration or (in car engines using a timing chain) the variation in ignition timing seen with a timing light. Both sprockets and chain should be replaced in these cases, since a new chain on worn sprockets will not last long. However, in less severe cases it may be possible to save the larger of the 2 sprockets, since it is always the smaller 1 that suffers the most wear. Only in very light-weight applications such as a bicycle, or in extreme cases of improper tension, will the chain normally jump off the sprockets.

The lengthening due to wear of a chain is calculated by the following formula:

M = the length of a number of links measured

S = the number of links measured

P = Pitch

In industry, it is usual to monitor the movement of the chain tensioner (whether manual or automatic) or the exact length of a drive chain (one rule of thumb is to replace a roller chain which has elongated 3% on an adjustable drive or 1.5% on a fixed-center drive). A simpler method, particularly suitable for the cycle or motorcycle user, is to attempt to pull the chain away from the larger of the 2 sprockets, whilst ensuring the chain is taut. Any significant movement (e.g. making it possible to see through a gap) probably indicates a chain worn up to and beyond the limit. Sprocket damage will result if the problem is ignored. Sprocket wear cancels this effect, and may mask chain wear.

CHAIN STRENGTH

The most common measure of roller chain’s strength is tensile strength. Tensile strength represents how much load a chain can withstand under a one-time load before breaking. Just as important as tensile strength is a chain’s fatigue strength. The critical factors in a chain’s fatigue strength is the quality of steel used to manufacture the chain, the heat treatment of the chain components, the quality of the pitch hole fabrication of the linkplates, and the type of shot plus the intensity of shot peen coverage on the linkplates. Other factors can include the thickness of the linkplates and the design (contour) of the linkplates. The rule of thumb for roller chain operating on a continuous drive is for the chain load to not exceed a mere 1/6 or 1/9 of the chain’s tensile strength, depending on the type of master links used (press-fit vs. slip-fit)[citation needed]. Roller chains operating on a continuous drive beyond these thresholds can and typically do fail prematurely via linkplate fatigue failure.

The standard minimum ultimate strength of the ANSI 29.1 steel chain is 12,500 x (pitch, in inches)2. X-ring and O-Ring chains greatly decrease wear by means of internal lubricants, increasing chain life. The internal lubrication is inserted by means of a vacuum when riveting the chain together.

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Standards organizations (such as ANSI and ISO) maintain standards for design, dimensions, and interchangeability of transmission chains. For example, the following Table shows data from ANSI standard B29.1-2011 (Precision Power Transmission Roller Chains, Attachments, and Sprockets) developed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). See the references[8][9][10] for additional information.

ASME/ANSI B29.1-2011 Roller Chain Standard SizesSizePitchMaximum Roller DiameterMinimum Ultimate Tensile StrengthMeasuring Load25

ASME/ANSI B29.1-2011 Roller Chain Standard Sizes
Size Pitch Maximum Roller Diameter Minimum Ultimate Tensile Strength Measuring Load
25 0.250 in (6.35 mm) 0.130 in (3.30 mm) 780 lb (350 kg) 18 lb (8.2 kg)
35 0.375 in (9.53 mm) 0.200 in (5.08 mm) 1,760 lb (800 kg) 18 lb (8.2 kg)
41 0.500 in (12.70 mm) 0.306 in (7.77 mm) 1,500 lb (680 kg) 18 lb (8.2 kg)
40 0.500 in (12.70 mm) 0.312 in (7.92 mm) 3,125 lb (1,417 kg) 31 lb (14 kg)
50 0.625 in (15.88 mm) 0.400 in (10.16 mm) 4,880 lb (2,210 kg) 49 lb (22 kg)
60 0.750 in (19.05 mm) 0.469 in (11.91 mm) 7,030 lb (3,190 kg) 70 lb (32 kg)
80 1.000 in (25.40 mm) 0.625 in (15.88 mm) 12,500 lb (5,700 kg) 125 lb (57 kg)
100 1.250 in (31.75 mm) 0.750 in (19.05 mm) 19,531 lb (8,859 kg) 195 lb (88 kg)
120 1.500 in (38.10 mm) 0.875 in (22.23 mm) 28,125 lb (12,757 kg) 281 lb (127 kg)
140 1.750 in (44.45 mm) 1.000 in (25.40 mm) 38,280 lb (17,360 kg) 383 lb (174 kg)
160 2.000 in (50.80 mm) 1.125 in (28.58 mm) 50,000 lb (23,000 kg) 500 lb (230 kg)
180 2.250 in (57.15 mm) 1.460 in (37.08 mm) 63,280 lb (28,700 kg) 633 lb (287 kg)
200 2.500 in (63.50 mm) 1.562 in (39.67 mm) 78,175 lb (35,460 kg) 781 lb (354 kg)
240 3.000 in (76.20 mm) 1.875 in (47.63 mm) 112,500 lb (51,000 kg) 1,000 lb (450 kg

For mnemonic purposes, below is another presentation of key dimensions from the same standard, expressed in fractions of an inch (which was part of the thinking behind the choice of preferred numbers in the ANSI standard):

Pitch (inches) Pitch expressed
in eighths
ANSI standard
chain number
Width (inches)
14 28 25 18
38 38 35 316
12 48 41 14
12 48 40 516
58 58 50 38
34 68 60 12
1 88 80 58

Notes:
1. The pitch is the distance between roller centers. The width is the distance between the link plates (i.e. slightly more than the roller width to allow for clearance).
2. The right-hand digit of the standard denotes 0 = normal chain, 1 = lightweight chain, 5 = rollerless bushing chain.
3. The left-hand digit denotes the number of eighths of an inch that make up the pitch.
4. An “H” following the standard number denotes heavyweight chain. A hyphenated number following the standard number denotes double-strand (2), triple-strand (3), and so on. Thus 60H-3 denotes number 60 heavyweight triple-strand chain.
 A typical bicycle chain (for derailleur gears) uses narrow 1⁄2-inch-pitch chain. The width of the chain is variable, and does not affect the load capacity. The more sprockets at the rear wheel (historically 3-6, nowadays 7-12 sprockets), the narrower the chain. Chains are sold according to the number of speeds they are designed to work with, for example, “10 speed chain”. Hub gear or single speed bicycles use 1/2″ x 1/8″ chains, where 1/8″ refers to the maximum thickness of a sprocket that can be used with the chain.

Typically chains with parallel shaped links have an even number of links, with each narrow link followed by a broad one. Chains built up with a uniform type of link, narrow at 1 and broad at the other end, can be made with an odd number of links, which can be an advantage to adapt to a special chainwheel-distance; on the other side such a chain tends to be not so strong.

Roller chains made using ISO standard are sometimes called as isochains.

 

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What are the noise and vibration characteristics of engineering chains?

Engineering chains, like other types of roller chains, can produce noise and vibrations during their operation. The noise and vibration characteristics of engineering chains depend on several factors:

  • Lubrication: Proper lubrication of the chain can help reduce friction between the chain’s components, leading to smoother operation and lower noise levels.
  • Chain Condition: A well-maintained chain with proper tension and minimal wear is likely to produce less noise and vibration compared to a worn or damaged chain.
  • Alignment: Proper alignment of the sprockets and the chain is essential to minimize lateral forces, which can contribute to increased noise and vibration.
  • Load and Speed: Heavier loads and higher speeds can increase the dynamic forces within the chain, leading to more pronounced noise and vibration.
  • Environmental Factors: External factors, such as temperature, humidity, and contaminants, can influence the chain’s noise and vibration characteristics.

Chain noise and vibration can be managed through various measures:

  • Chain Design: Some chains are designed with noise reduction features, such as special profile plates or noise-dampening materials.
  • Lubrication: Using high-quality and appropriate lubricants can help reduce friction and noise.
  • Tensioning: Properly tensioned chains experience less vibration and are less likely to produce noise.
  • Maintenance: Regular inspection and maintenance can identify and address any issues that may contribute to increased noise and vibration.
  • Isolation: In some applications, adding vibration isolators or dampeners can help reduce the transmission of noise and vibrations to surrounding structures.

It’s important to consider the specific requirements of the application and consult with chain manufacturers or experts to select the most suitable engineering chain and implement noise and vibration mitigation strategies when necessary.

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What are the benefits of using an engineering chain over other power transmission methods?

Engineering chains offer several advantages over other power transmission methods, making them a preferred choice in various industrial applications:

  • High Strength: Engineering chains are designed to handle heavy loads and high torque, making them suitable for demanding applications that require robust and reliable power transmission.
  • Wide Range of Sizes: These chains are available in a wide range of sizes and configurations, allowing for flexibility in design and accommodating various application requirements.
  • Durable and Long-Lasting: When properly maintained, engineering chains have a long service life, reducing the need for frequent replacements and minimizing downtime in industrial operations.
  • Adaptable to Harsh Environments: Engineering chains are capable of operating in harsh conditions, including dusty, dirty, or corrosive environments, without compromising their performance.
  • Shock Load Resistance: The design of engineering chains allows them to handle sudden impact forces and shock loads, which can occur in certain industrial processes.
  • Cost-Effective: Engineering chains often provide a cost-effective solution for power transmission compared to other methods, especially in high-load applications.
  • Simple Installation: With proper alignment and tensioning, engineering chains are relatively easy to install, reducing installation time and labor costs.
  • Bi-Directional Power Transmission: Engineering chains can transmit power in both forward and reverse directions, making them suitable for applications requiring bidirectional motion.
  • Low Maintenance: Regular maintenance, such as lubrication and inspection, can keep engineering chains in good working condition, reducing overall maintenance costs.
  • Reduction of Noise and Vibration: When adequately lubricated and aligned, engineering chains can operate quietly and with minimal vibration, contributing to a more comfortable and safer working environment.

Despite their many advantages, it’s essential to consider the specific requirements of each application before selecting an engineering chain. Factors such as load capacity, speed, environmental conditions, and space constraints should be taken into account to ensure the chain’s optimal performance and longevity.

In summary, engineering chains are a versatile and reliable power transmission method, offering a range of benefits that make them well-suited for use in various industrial settings.

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What materials are engineering chains typically made of?

Engineering chains are commonly made from a variety of durable and high-strength materials to ensure their performance and longevity in demanding industrial applications. The choice of material depends on factors such as the application’s requirements, environmental conditions, and the specific type of engineering chain. Some of the typical materials used for engineering chains include:

1. Carbon Steel: Carbon steel is a popular choice for engineering chains due to its excellent strength and affordability. It is suitable for many standard industrial applications where moderate strength and resistance to wear are required.

2. Alloy Steel: Alloy steel offers higher strength and better resistance to wear and fatigue compared to carbon steel. It is commonly used in heavy-duty and high-stress applications, such as mining equipment and construction machinery.

3. Stainless Steel: Stainless steel is chosen for its corrosion resistance properties, making it ideal for applications where the chain may be exposed to moisture, chemicals, or harsh environments. It is commonly used in food processing, pharmaceuticals, and outdoor applications.

4. Nickel-Plated Steel: Nickel-plated steel chains provide enhanced corrosion resistance while retaining the strength of carbon or alloy steel. They are often used in applications where both strength and corrosion resistance are important.

5. Plastic: In some cases, engineering chains may be constructed entirely from plastic or have plastic components. Plastic chains are commonly used in industries requiring low noise, lightweight, and corrosion resistance, such as the food and beverage industry and packaging applications.

6. Other Specialty Materials: Depending on the specific requirements of an application, engineering chains may also be made from other specialty materials like bronze, zinc-plated steel, or coated chains to meet particular needs.

The choice of material is crucial in determining the performance, longevity, and suitability of the engineering chain for a specific application. Manufacturers provide information on the material composition of their chains, allowing users to select the most appropriate material based on the intended use and operating conditions.

China OEM Engineering and Construction Machinery Industrial 64b-3 B Series Short Pitch Precision Triplex Industrial Martin Gearbox Roller Chains and Bush Chains  China OEM Engineering and Construction Machinery Industrial 64b-3 B Series Short Pitch Precision Triplex Industrial Martin Gearbox Roller Chains and Bush Chains
editor by CX 2023-11-20

China wholesaler Engineering Industrial Machinery Agricultural Conveyor Chain

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Engineering Industrial Machinery Agricultural Conveyor Chain
 

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1. Material: Alloy steel & Stainless steel
2. Surface treatment: Shot peening / Zinc-plated / Nickel-plated / Dacromet-plated
3. Characteristic: Chain plate hole finally passed ball extrusion to ensure maximum fatigue resistance, parts of shot peening treatment makes the chain and the sleeve has a higher fatigue strength.
 

Materials Available  1. Stainless Steel: SS304, SS316, etc
2. Alloy Steel: 45Mn, 42CrMo, etc
3. OEM according to your request
Surface Treatment Shot peening, Polishing, Oxygenation, Blackening, Zinc-plated, Nickel-plated, Anodized, etc.
Characteristic Fire Resistant, Oil Resistant, Heat Resistant
Application Agricultural machine
Design criterion ISO DIN ANSI & Customer’s Drawing
Size Customer’s Drawing & ISO standard 
Package Wooden Case / Container and pallet, or made-to-order
Certificate ISO9001: 2008 
Advantage First quality, best service, competitive price, fast delivery
Delivery Time 20 days for samples. 45 days for official order.

 

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Can engineering chains be used for power transmission in automotive applications?

Yes, engineering chains can be used for power transmission in automotive applications. They are commonly employed in various automotive systems that require reliable and efficient power transfer. Here are some automotive applications where engineering chains are used:

  • Timing Chains: In internal combustion engines, timing chains are critical for synchronizing the camshaft and crankshaft’s rotation. They ensure that the engine’s valves open and close at the precise time, optimizing engine performance and fuel efficiency.
  • Drive Chains: Engineering chains are used in automotive drive systems, especially in older vehicles or specific applications where a chain drive is preferred over a belt or gear drive. Drive chains can be found in various components, such as transfer cases, rear-wheel-drive systems, and motorcycle drives.
  • Steering System: In some automotive steering systems, engineering chains are used to transmit the rotational force from the steering wheel to the steering rack or gearbox, enabling vehicle control.
  • Transfer Cases: In four-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive systems, engineering chains are utilized in transfer cases to distribute power between the front and rear axles, allowing for better traction and handling on various terrains.
  • Suspension Systems: Some automotive suspension systems incorporate engineering chains to support components like torsion bars or assist in adjusting suspension height in certain vehicles.
  • Exhaust System: In exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems, engineering chains may be employed to control the flow of exhaust gases, helping to reduce emissions.

It is important to note that while engineering chains are suitable for certain automotive applications, modern vehicles often utilize other methods of power transmission, such as timing belts and gears, due to their quieter operation and reduced maintenance needs. The choice of power transmission method in automotive applications depends on factors like design requirements, space limitations, cost considerations, and desired performance characteristics.

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What are the environmental considerations when using engineering chains?

When using engineering chains in various applications, there are several environmental considerations to keep in mind to ensure optimal performance, longevity, and safety. These considerations include:

1. Temperature: Extreme temperatures, whether high or low, can affect the performance and lifespan of engineering chains. Proper lubrication and material selection are essential to ensure the chain can withstand the temperature conditions in the operating environment.

2. Corrosive Environments: In corrosive environments, such as those with exposure to chemicals, saltwater, or other corrosive substances, it’s crucial to choose engineering chains made from corrosion-resistant materials, such as stainless steel or coatings that provide protection against corrosion.

3. Dust and Contaminants: Dust, dirt, and other contaminants can accumulate on the chain, leading to increased wear and reduced efficiency. Regular cleaning and proper chain guarding can help minimize the impact of these environmental factors.

4. Moisture and Water Exposure: For applications exposed to moisture or water, selecting chains with appropriate sealing or corrosion-resistant coatings is important to prevent rust and maintain performance.

5. UV Exposure: Outdoor applications exposed to direct sunlight can be subject to UV degradation. Using engineering chains with UV-resistant materials or protective coatings can help mitigate the effects of UV exposure.

6. Noise and Vibration: Certain environments may have strict noise regulations. In such cases, using chain guides, dampers, or other noise-reducing features can help lower the noise and vibration levels produced by the chain.

7. Load Variation: Environmental conditions may lead to variations in the load on the chain. Understanding and accommodating load variations is crucial for ensuring the chain’s reliability and preventing premature failure.

8. Compliance with Regulations: Some industries have specific environmental regulations that must be adhered to. It’s essential to select engineering chains that comply with these regulations to maintain a safe and environmentally friendly operation.

9. Maintenance and Lubrication: Proper and regular maintenance, including lubrication, is critical to ensure the chain’s smooth operation and extend its service life in any environment.

Considering these environmental factors will help in selecting the right engineering chain for a particular application, ensuring optimal performance, and reducing the risk of chain failure due to environmental conditions.

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What are the advantages of using an engineering chain in industrial applications?

Engineering chains offer several advantages that make them highly suitable for a wide range of industrial applications:

  • Robust and Durable: Engineering chains are built to withstand heavy loads, harsh environmental conditions, and abrasive materials commonly found in industrial settings. Their robust construction ensures long-lasting performance and reduces the frequency of replacements, contributing to cost-effectiveness.
  • Versatility: With various types and configurations available, engineering chains are highly versatile. They can be adapted to a wide array of applications, such as material handling, conveyor systems, bucket elevators, and more. Different attachments and accessories further enhance their adaptability for specific tasks.
  • Specialized Variants: The market offers a diverse selection of engineering chains with specialty variants designed for specific industries. Whether it’s mining, agriculture, automotive, or food processing, there is likely an engineering chain optimized for the unique demands of each application.
  • High Load Capacity: Engineering chains are capable of handling heavy loads, making them suitable for heavy machinery, lifting equipment, and other industrial applications requiring substantial power transmission capabilities.
  • Efficient Power Transmission: The design of engineering chains ensures smooth and efficient power transmission, reducing energy losses and improving overall system performance.
  • Attachments and Accessories: Many engineering chains come with pre-installed or customizable attachments that enable them to perform specialized tasks. These attachments can include slats, buckets, rollers, and other components, enhancing their ability to carry, grip, or convey materials as needed.
  • Reliable Performance: Due to their robust design and precise engineering, these chains provide reliable and consistent performance even under challenging conditions, contributing to increased productivity and reduced downtime.
  • Wide Range of Materials: Engineering chains can be manufactured from various materials, including carbon steel, stainless steel, and plastic, allowing for compatibility with different operating environments and industries.
  • Cost-Effective Solutions: Despite their higher initial cost compared to standard roller chains, engineering chains often prove to be cost-effective in the long run due to their extended service life and reduced maintenance needs.

In summary, engineering chains offer durability, versatility, and specialized features that make them an excellent choice for industrial applications where reliable and efficient power transmission is essential. Their ability to handle heavy loads, varied environments, and specific tasks sets them apart as a valuable component in numerous industrial processes.

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editor by CX 2023-10-25

China Hot selling OEM Agricultural Machinery Engineering Industrial Transmission Chain

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Harvester Chains of Carton Steel (415S)

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Standard GB, ISO, ANSI, DIN
Type Standard A and standard B precision roller chain, conveyor chain;
special chain with accessories, welding chain, leaf chain and sprocket
ANSI chain No. 40,50,60,80,100,120,140,160,180,200,240;
C40,C50,C60,C80,C100,C120,C140,C160;
DIN/ISO chain No. 08A,10A,12A,16A,20A,24A,28A,32A,36A,40A,48A;
C08A,C10A,C12A,C16A,C20A,C24A,C28A,C32A;
Application Food processing, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, electronics, machinery;
household appliances, automotive manufacturing, metallurgy, sewage treatment
Series A series,B series

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1. Are you manufacturer or trade Company?
We are a factory founded in 1997 with trade team for international service.

2. What terms of payment you usually use?
T/T 30% deposit and 70% against document, Western Union, L/C at sight

3. What is your lead time for your goods?
Normally 35 days after confirmed order. 30 days could be available in low season for some items (during May to July), and 45 days during new year and hot season ( Jan to March).

4. Samples
For customers who need sample confirmation before ordering, please bear in mind that the following policy will be adopted:
1) All samples are free of charge with the maximum value not exceeding USD 100.
2) The courier cost for the first-time sample sending will be charged for by the consignee. We will send the samples with freight to be collected. So please inform your account with FedEx, UPS, DHL or TNT so that we can proceed promptly.
3) The first-time courier cost will be totally deducted from the contract value of the trial cooperation.

Usage: Transmission Chain, Conveyor Chain, Agricultural Machine
Material: Alloy/Carbon Steel
Surface Treatment: Polishing
Feature: Heat Resistant
Chain Size: All Sizes
Structure: Agricultural Machine
Customization:
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Can engineering chains be used for power transmission in mining equipment?

Yes, engineering chains are commonly used for power transmission in various mining equipment applications. Mining operations involve heavy-duty machinery that requires robust and reliable power transmission systems to handle the demanding conditions and loads. Engineering chains are well-suited for these challenging environments due to their strength, durability, and versatility.

In mining equipment, engineering chains are used in various applications, including:

  • Conveyors: Mining conveyors transport raw materials and ores over long distances, and engineering chains play a crucial role in driving these conveyors and ensuring smooth material flow.
  • Bucket Elevators: Bucket elevators are used to vertically lift and transfer materials, and engineering chains provide the power transmission required for their operation.
  • Crushers and Pulverizers: Engineering chains are used to drive crushers and pulverizers, which reduce the size of mined materials for further processing.
  • Draglines and Excavators: These large mining machines use engineering chains to power their movement and operation.
  • Stackers and Reclaimers: These machines stack and reclaim bulk materials in storage yards, and engineering chains facilitate their movement and positioning.

Engineering chains are preferred in mining applications because they can withstand heavy loads, shock loads, and harsh environmental conditions commonly found in mining operations. Additionally, engineering chains are available in various sizes, pitches, and configurations, making them adaptable to different mining equipment designs and requirements.

To ensure reliable performance, it is essential to select the appropriate type and size of engineering chain for each specific mining equipment application. Regular maintenance and proper lubrication are also critical to extend the chain’s service life and minimize downtime in mining operations.

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How do engineering chains handle reverse motion or anti-reverse requirements?

Engineering chains are designed to handle reverse motion or anti-reverse requirements in certain applications. This capability is essential in situations where the load or the machinery needs to move back and forth. Here’s how engineering chains achieve this:

1. Tooth Shape: Many engineering chains, such as roller chains or silent chains, feature a specific tooth shape on the sprockets. The tooth profile is designed to engage the chain rollers or links in one direction, allowing smooth motion, while preventing engagement in the reverse direction, effectively acting as an anti-reverse mechanism.

2. One-Way Clutches: Some engineering chain applications may incorporate one-way clutches or overrunning clutches. These devices allow the chain and sprockets to engage and transmit power in one direction, while freewheeling or disengaging in the opposite direction, preventing reverse motion.

3. Ratcheting Mechanisms: In certain engineering chain systems, ratcheting mechanisms are employed to allow forward motion and prevent backward movement. These mechanisms consist of pawls and teeth that engage in one direction and disengage in the reverse direction, effectively providing an anti-reverse function.

4. Backstop Clutches: Backstop clutches are used to prevent reverse motion in specific engineering chain applications. These clutches allow the chain to engage and transmit power in one direction, while locking and preventing motion in the reverse direction.

5. Tensioning Devices: Proper tensioning of the engineering chain can also play a role in preventing reverse motion. Adequate tension helps keep the chain engaged with the sprockets in the desired direction, reducing the risk of slipping or backdriving.

6. Design and Orientation: Engineers can design the system in a way that naturally discourages reverse motion. For example, the layout of the chain path and the arrangement of sprockets can make it less likely for the chain to move in the opposite direction.

By using these methods and incorporating suitable components, engineering chains can effectively handle reverse motion or anti-reverse requirements, ensuring the safe and reliable operation of machinery in applications where back-and-forth motion is necessary.

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What materials are engineering chains typically made of?

Engineering chains are commonly made from a variety of durable and high-strength materials to ensure their performance and longevity in demanding industrial applications. The choice of material depends on factors such as the application’s requirements, environmental conditions, and the specific type of engineering chain. Some of the typical materials used for engineering chains include:

1. Carbon Steel: Carbon steel is a popular choice for engineering chains due to its excellent strength and affordability. It is suitable for many standard industrial applications where moderate strength and resistance to wear are required.

2. Alloy Steel: Alloy steel offers higher strength and better resistance to wear and fatigue compared to carbon steel. It is commonly used in heavy-duty and high-stress applications, such as mining equipment and construction machinery.

3. Stainless Steel: Stainless steel is chosen for its corrosion resistance properties, making it ideal for applications where the chain may be exposed to moisture, chemicals, or harsh environments. It is commonly used in food processing, pharmaceuticals, and outdoor applications.

4. Nickel-Plated Steel: Nickel-plated steel chains provide enhanced corrosion resistance while retaining the strength of carbon or alloy steel. They are often used in applications where both strength and corrosion resistance are important.

5. Plastic: In some cases, engineering chains may be constructed entirely from plastic or have plastic components. Plastic chains are commonly used in industries requiring low noise, lightweight, and corrosion resistance, such as the food and beverage industry and packaging applications.

6. Other Specialty Materials: Depending on the specific requirements of an application, engineering chains may also be made from other specialty materials like bronze, zinc-plated steel, or coated chains to meet particular needs.

The choice of material is crucial in determining the performance, longevity, and suitability of the engineering chain for a specific application. Manufacturers provide information on the material composition of their chains, allowing users to select the most appropriate material based on the intended use and operating conditions.

China Hot selling OEM Agricultural Machinery Engineering Industrial Transmission Chain  China Hot selling OEM Agricultural Machinery Engineering Industrial Transmission Chain
editor by CX 2023-10-24

China Best Sales Good Service High Precision Machinery Engineering Industrial Competitive Price Agricultural Chain with Attachment

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Good Service High Precision Machinery Engineering Industrial Competitive Price Agricultural Chain with Attachment
 

Product Description


1. Material: Alloy steel & Stainless steel
2. Surface treatment: Shot peening / Zinc-plated / Nickel-plated / Dacromet-plated
3. Characteristic: Chain plate hole finally passed ball extrusion to ensure maximum fatigue resistance, parts of shot peening treatment makes the chain and the sleeve has a higher fatigue strength.
 

Materials Available  1. Stainless Steel: SS304, SS316, etc
2. Alloy Steel: 45Mn, 42CrMo, etc
3. OEM according to your request
Surface Treatment Shot peening, Polishing, Oxygenation, Blackening, Zinc-plated, Nickel-plated, Anodized, etc.
Characteristic Fire Resistant, Oil Resistant, Heat Resistant
Application Agricultural machine
Design criterion ISO DIN ANSI & Customer’s Drawing
Size Customer’s Drawing & ISO standard 
Package Wooden Case / Container and pallet, or made-to-order
Certificate ISO9001: 2008 
Advantage First quality, best service, competitive price, fast delivery
Delivery Time 20 days for samples. 45 days for official order.

 

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Material: Alloy/Carbon Steel
Sample: for Free
Transport Package: Plastic Bag+Carton Box+Plywood Case
Specification: S55K1, S62A2K1
Trademark: made-to-order
Origin: China
Samples:
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What are the limitations of using engineering chains in certain applications?

While engineering chains are versatile and widely used in various industries, they do have some limitations that should be considered when selecting them for specific applications:

  • Speed Limitations: Engineering chains have a maximum recommended speed limit. High-speed applications may require specialized high-speed chains that are designed to reduce vibration and noise and maintain reliable performance at elevated speeds.
  • Temperature Sensitivity: Extreme temperatures can affect the performance of engineering chains. In high-temperature environments, chains may experience accelerated wear and reduced strength. Similarly, in cryogenic conditions, the chain’s materials may become brittle and prone to breakage.
  • Chemical Exposure: Exposure to corrosive chemicals or harsh environments can lead to chain degradation. Engineering chains used in such conditions should be made from materials that offer corrosion resistance or be appropriately coated to withstand chemical exposure.
  • Shock Loads: While engineering chains can handle moderate shock loads and impact forces, excessive or sudden shock loads can cause chain failure. In applications with significant shock loads, additional measures such as shock-absorbing devices may be required.
  • Maintenance Requirements: Engineering chains require regular maintenance, including proper lubrication and periodic inspection for wear and damage. Failure to maintain the chains can result in premature wear and unexpected failures.
  • Alignment: Engineering chains may not perform optimally in applications with misaligned sprockets. Proper alignment is essential to ensure smooth operation and prevent excessive wear.
  • Environmental Contaminants: Dust, dirt, and debris in certain environments, such as construction sites or agricultural fields, can accumulate on the chain and sprockets, leading to accelerated wear and reduced chain life.
  • Load Capacity: While engineering chains have excellent load-carrying capabilities, applications with extremely high loads may require customized or heavy-duty chains to meet the specific requirements.

Understanding the limitations of engineering chains allows engineers and designers to make informed decisions when selecting the most suitable chain type for their applications. By considering factors like speed, temperature, chemical exposure, shock loads, and maintenance requirements, one can ensure the reliable and efficient performance of engineering chains in various industrial settings.

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How do engineering chains handle product accumulation and spacing in conveyor systems?

In conveyor systems, product accumulation and spacing are essential considerations to ensure smooth and efficient material handling. Engineering chains play a crucial role in managing product flow and maintaining proper spacing between items. Here’s how they handle these tasks:

1. Accumulation: Engineering chains can be designed with special attachments that allow for product accumulation. These attachments create zones on the conveyor where products can accumulate without interrupting the overall conveyor operation. The accumulation zones are usually equipped with sensors or photo eyes to detect product presence and control the chain’s movement, preventing collisions and jams.

2. Spacing: To achieve proper spacing between products on the conveyor, engineering chains may be equipped with specially designed attachments or guides. These guides ensure that each item is evenly spaced from the one in front of it, preventing product collisions and maintaining a consistent flow. The spacing between products can be adjusted by modifying the length of the conveyor or changing the attachment configuration on the chain.

3. Timing and Synchronization: In automated conveyor systems, engineering chains are often used to synchronize the movement of products. Through precise control and positioning, the chain ensures that items are released at the correct intervals, maintaining the desired spacing and preventing congestion.

4. Low Back Pressure: Engineering chains can be designed with low back pressure accumulation, which allows products to accumulate while maintaining gentle contact with each other. This reduces the risk of damage to delicate or sensitive items and improves overall product handling.

5. Diverter and Merge Solutions: Engineering chains can incorporate diverters and merge units to redirect products to different conveyor lines while maintaining proper spacing. These units efficiently manage product flow and distribution in complex conveyor systems.

6. Customization: Manufacturers can customize engineering chains to suit specific product sizes, weights, and handling requirements. This ensures optimal performance and reduces the risk of jams or disruptions in the conveyor system.

Overall, engineering chains are integral components in conveyor systems, enabling effective product accumulation and spacing. Their precise control, customizability, and synchronization capabilities contribute to the smooth and efficient operation of material handling processes in various industries.

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Can engineering chains be used in high-speed applications?

Yes, engineering chains can be used in high-speed applications, but their suitability depends on various factors. While some engineering chains are designed to handle high-speed operation, others may not be suitable for such applications. Here are some considerations:

1. Chain Type: Different types of engineering chains have varying capabilities when it comes to high-speed operation. For example, roller chains are commonly used in industrial applications and can handle moderate to high speeds efficiently. On the other hand, conveyor chains or specialty chains may have limitations on speed due to their design and intended use.

2. Manufacturer Specifications: Check the manufacturer’s specifications and recommendations for the engineering chain you plan to use. Manufacturers often provide maximum allowable speeds for their chains based on factors such as chain size, material, and construction.

3. Lubrication and Maintenance: Proper lubrication and maintenance are critical for high-speed applications. Adequate lubrication reduces friction and wear, allowing the chain to operate smoothly at higher speeds. Regular maintenance ensures that the chain remains in good condition and minimizes the risk of unexpected failures.

4. Load and Tension: High-speed applications can place additional loads and tension on the engineering chain. It is essential to ensure that the chain can handle the increased loads and tension without stretching excessively or experiencing premature wear.

5. Environmental Conditions: Consider the environmental factors that may affect the chain’s performance at high speeds. Temperature, humidity, and the presence of contaminants can impact the chain’s wear and durability.

6. Safety Considerations: High-speed applications require careful consideration of safety measures. Ensure that all safety guidelines and regulations are followed to prevent accidents or injuries resulting from chain failure.

In summary, engineering chains can be used in high-speed applications, but it is essential to select the appropriate chain type and ensure proper maintenance and lubrication. Consulting with chain manufacturers or experts can help you determine the most suitable engineering chain for your specific high-speed application, ensuring safe and reliable operation.

China Best Sales Good Service High Precision Machinery Engineering Industrial Competitive Price Agricultural Chain with Attachment  China Best Sales Good Service High Precision Machinery Engineering Industrial Competitive Price Agricultural Chain with Attachment
editor by CX 2023-09-19

China Professional OEM High Precision Agricultural Machinery Engineering Industrial Transmission Conveyor Roller Chain

Product Description

 

Product name  Agricultural Chain With Attachment
Materials Available  1. Stainless Steel: SS304, SS316, etc
2. Alloy Steel: 45Mn, 42CrMo, etc
3. OEM according to your request
Surface Treatment Shot peening, Polishing, Oxygenation, Blackening, Zinc-plated, Nickel-plated, Anodized, etc.
Characteristic Fire Resistant, Oil Resistant, Heat Resistant
Application Agricultural machine
Design criterion ISO DIN ANSI & Customer’s Drawing
Size Customer’s Drawing & ISO standard 
Package Wooden Case / Container and pallet, or made-to-order
Advantage First quality, best service, competitive price, fast delivery
Delivery Time 20 days for samples. 45 days for official order.

Our company

Wolff Chain Co. is 1 of the professional chain manufacturers in China. We focus on reseaching, manufacturing and trading of the chain drive with famous brands — “DOVON” and “DECHO”. We supply OEM services for many famous enterprises such as SUZUKI, XIHU (WEST LAKE) DIS., FAW, AGCO, JUMING as well. 

Wolff mainly producing the Transmission chains,Conveyor chains,Dragging Chains,Silent chains,Leaf chains,Roller chains,Special chain and many other series of chain products. Our technicians a have improved the chains quality to the world-level. High quality material selection, powerful and precise heat-treatment technology and excellent assembly methods ensure Wolff chains meet the tough and strict requirements for machines and vehicles. 

All of our products completely conform to the international standard such as ISO\DIN\ANSI\BS\JIS, etc. Wolff has been successfully certified by ISO9001 Quality Management System,SGS inspection and BV inspection. Wolff chains can be widely applied to many industries including automobile, motorcycle, forklift, wood processing machine, constructure machine, packing machine, food machine,tobacco machine and agricultural equipments. Wolff chains are popular in America,South America,Europe,Middle East, South East Asia and Africa markets.

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Q1. What is your terms of packing?
A: Generally, we pack our goods in single color box. If you have special request about packing, pls negotiate with us in advance, we can pack the goods as your request.

Q2. What is your terms of payment?
A: T/T 30% as deposit, and 70% before delivery. We’ll show you the photos of the products and packages 
before you pay the balance. Other payments terms, pls negotiate with us in advance, we can discuss.

Q3. What is your terms of delivery?
A: EXW, FOB, CFR, CIF.

Q4. How about your delivery time?
A: Generally, it will take 25 to 30 days after receiving your advance payment. The specific delivery time depends 
on the items and the quantity of your order.

Q5. Can you produce according to the samples?
A: Yes, we can produce by your samples or technical drawings. We can build the molds and fixtures.

Q6. What is your sample policy?
A: We can supply the sample if we have ready parts in stock, but the customers have to pay the sample cost and 
the courier cost.We welcome sample order.

Q7. Do you test all your goods before delivery?
A: Yes, we have 100% test before delivery

Q8: How do you make our business long-term and good relationship?
1. We keep good quality and competitive price to ensure our customers benefit ;
2. We respect every customer as our friend and we sincerely do business and make friends with them, 
no matter where they come from.

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To be negotiated
Type: Rake
Usage: Agricultural Products Processing, Farmland Infrastructure, Tillage, Harvester, Planting and Fertilization, Grain Threshing, Cleaning and Drying
Material: Carbon Steel
Customization:
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What are the signs of wear and when should an engineering chain be replaced?

Identifying signs of wear in an engineering chain is crucial for maintaining the system’s reliability and preventing unexpected failures. Here are some common signs of wear in an engineering chain that indicate it may need replacement:

1. Elongation: Over time, chains can elongate due to wear on the pins and bushings. Measure the chain’s pitch (center-to-center distance between pins) and compare it to the original pitch. If the elongation exceeds the manufacturer’s recommended limit, it’s time to replace the chain.

2. Chain Stretch: Chain stretch occurs when the chain has excessive play or slack when engaged with the sprockets. This can result from elongation and may lead to a loss of accuracy in the system’s operation.

3. Increased Noise: Excessive wear can cause the chain to produce more noise during operation. If you notice a significant increase in chain noise, it may indicate wear or inadequate lubrication.

4. Chain Damage: Inspect the chain for signs of damage, such as bent or broken links, cracked plates, or damaged rollers. Damaged components compromise the chain’s integrity and can lead to failure.

5. Rust and Corrosion: Chains used in corrosive environments may show signs of rust and corrosion. Corroded components can weaken the chain and reduce its load-carrying capacity.

6. Frequent Maintenance and Repairs: If you find yourself frequently performing maintenance and repairs on the chain, it may be an indication that it is nearing the end of its service life.

7. Chain Misalignment: Excessive wear can cause the chain to misalign with the sprockets, leading to uneven wear patterns on the chain components.

8. Loss of Tension: In applications where tension is crucial for proper chain engagement, a loss of tension could indicate wear or elongation.

9. Reduced Performance: If the system’s performance, such as speed or accuracy, is noticeably reduced, it could be due to chain wear affecting the overall functionality.

10. Maintenance Records: Keep detailed records of the chain’s maintenance and service life. Regularly inspect the chain and refer to maintenance records to determine if it has reached its recommended replacement interval.

When you observe any of these signs of wear, it’s important to replace the engineering chain promptly. Continuing to use a worn or damaged chain can lead to unexpected failures, production downtime, and potential damage to other system components. Regular inspections, proper lubrication, and timely replacement will ensure the reliability and longevity of the engineering chain in various industrial applications.

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How do engineering chains handle product accumulation and spacing in conveyor systems?

In conveyor systems, product accumulation and spacing are essential considerations to ensure smooth and efficient material handling. Engineering chains play a crucial role in managing product flow and maintaining proper spacing between items. Here’s how they handle these tasks:

1. Accumulation: Engineering chains can be designed with special attachments that allow for product accumulation. These attachments create zones on the conveyor where products can accumulate without interrupting the overall conveyor operation. The accumulation zones are usually equipped with sensors or photo eyes to detect product presence and control the chain’s movement, preventing collisions and jams.

2. Spacing: To achieve proper spacing between products on the conveyor, engineering chains may be equipped with specially designed attachments or guides. These guides ensure that each item is evenly spaced from the one in front of it, preventing product collisions and maintaining a consistent flow. The spacing between products can be adjusted by modifying the length of the conveyor or changing the attachment configuration on the chain.

3. Timing and Synchronization: In automated conveyor systems, engineering chains are often used to synchronize the movement of products. Through precise control and positioning, the chain ensures that items are released at the correct intervals, maintaining the desired spacing and preventing congestion.

4. Low Back Pressure: Engineering chains can be designed with low back pressure accumulation, which allows products to accumulate while maintaining gentle contact with each other. This reduces the risk of damage to delicate or sensitive items and improves overall product handling.

5. Diverter and Merge Solutions: Engineering chains can incorporate diverters and merge units to redirect products to different conveyor lines while maintaining proper spacing. These units efficiently manage product flow and distribution in complex conveyor systems.

6. Customization: Manufacturers can customize engineering chains to suit specific product sizes, weights, and handling requirements. This ensures optimal performance and reduces the risk of jams or disruptions in the conveyor system.

Overall, engineering chains are integral components in conveyor systems, enabling effective product accumulation and spacing. Their precise control, customizability, and synchronization capabilities contribute to the smooth and efficient operation of material handling processes in various industries.

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How do engineering chains handle shock loads and impact forces?

Engineering chains are designed to handle a range of loads, including shock loads and impact forces, encountered in various industrial applications. Their ability to withstand these forces depends on several factors:

1. Material Selection: High-quality engineering chains are often made from robust materials such as alloy steel or stainless steel. These materials provide excellent strength and durability, allowing the chain to handle shock loads without permanent deformation or failure.

2. Chain Design: The design of engineering chains plays a crucial role in their ability to handle shock loads. The chain’s structure, such as the shape and size of its components, determines its load-bearing capacity and resistance to impact forces.

3. Heat Treatment: Some engineering chains undergo specific heat treatment processes to enhance their hardness and toughness. Heat-treated chains can better withstand shock loads and impact forces, making them suitable for demanding applications.

4. Fatigue Resistance: Engineering chains are designed to have good fatigue resistance, which means they can endure repeated loading cycles without failure. This property is essential for withstanding impact forces that occur intermittently in certain applications.

5. Proper Installation and Tensioning: Correct installation and appropriate tensioning of the chain are essential to ensure optimal performance under shock loads. Improper tensioning may lead to excessive stress on the chain and premature failure.

6. Chain Speed: The speed at which the chain operates can influence its ability to handle shock loads. High-speed operation may generate additional forces, so the chain must be rated to withstand these forces without exceeding its limits.

7. Regular Maintenance: Proper maintenance is crucial for extending the life of engineering chains subjected to shock loads and impact forces. Regular inspections, lubrication, and replacement of worn components are essential to keep the chain in optimal condition.

Overall, engineering chains are engineered to handle shock loads and impact forces in industrial environments. However, it is crucial to choose the right chain type, size, and material for the specific application and to follow proper installation and maintenance practices to ensure reliable and safe operation under varying load conditions.

China Professional OEM High Precision Agricultural Machinery Engineering Industrial Transmission Conveyor Roller Chain  China Professional OEM High Precision Agricultural Machinery Engineering Industrial Transmission Conveyor Roller Chain
editor by CX 2023-09-13

China Custom OEM Standard Agricultural Machinery Engineering Industrial Transmission Conveyor Roller Chain

Product Description

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Product Parameters

Standard GB, ISO, ANSI, DIN
Type Standard A and standard B precision roller chain, conveyor chain;
special chain with accessories, welding chain, leaf chain and sprocket
ANSI chain No. 40,50,60,80,100,120,140,160,180,200,240;
C40,C50,C60,C80,C100,C120,C140,C160;
DIN/ISO chain No. 08A,10A,12A,16A,20A,24A,28A,32A,36A,40A,48A;
C08A,C10A,C12A,C16A,C20A,C24A,C28A,C32A;
Application Food processing, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, electronics, machinery;
household appliances, automotive manufacturing, metallurgy, sewage treatment
Series A series,B series

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1. Are you a manufacturer or trade Company?
We are a factory founded in 1997 with a trade team for international service.

2. What terms of payment do you usually use?
T/T 30% deposit and 70% against document, Western Union, L/C at sight

3. What is your lead time for your goods?
Normally 35 days after confirmed order. 30 days could be available in the low season for some items (during May to July), and 45 days during the new year and hot season ( Jan to March).

4. Samples
For customers who need sample confirmation before ordering, please bear in mind that the following policy will be adopted:
1) All samples are free of charge with a maximum value not exceeding USD 100.
2) The courier cost for the first-time sample sending will be charged by the consignee. We will send the samples with freight to be collected. So please inform your account with FedEx, UPS, DHL, or TNT so that we can proceed promptly.
3) The first-time courier cost will be totally deducted from the contract value of the trial cooperation.
4) OEM/ODM are both available.

Standard or Nonstandard: Nonstandard
Application: Textile Machinery, Garment Machinery, Conveyer Equipment, Packaging Machinery, Electric Cars, Motorcycle, Food Machinery, Marine, Mining Equipment, Agricultural Machinery, Car
Surface Treatment: Polishing
Structure: Roller Chain
Material: Stainless Steel
Type: Double Pitch Chain
Samples:
US$ 0/Meter
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What are the noise and vibration characteristics of engineering chains?

Engineering chains, like other types of roller chains, can produce noise and vibrations during their operation. The noise and vibration characteristics of engineering chains depend on several factors:

  • Lubrication: Proper lubrication of the chain can help reduce friction between the chain’s components, leading to smoother operation and lower noise levels.
  • Chain Condition: A well-maintained chain with proper tension and minimal wear is likely to produce less noise and vibration compared to a worn or damaged chain.
  • Alignment: Proper alignment of the sprockets and the chain is essential to minimize lateral forces, which can contribute to increased noise and vibration.
  • Load and Speed: Heavier loads and higher speeds can increase the dynamic forces within the chain, leading to more pronounced noise and vibration.
  • Environmental Factors: External factors, such as temperature, humidity, and contaminants, can influence the chain’s noise and vibration characteristics.

Chain noise and vibration can be managed through various measures:

  • Chain Design: Some chains are designed with noise reduction features, such as special profile plates or noise-dampening materials.
  • Lubrication: Using high-quality and appropriate lubricants can help reduce friction and noise.
  • Tensioning: Properly tensioned chains experience less vibration and are less likely to produce noise.
  • Maintenance: Regular inspection and maintenance can identify and address any issues that may contribute to increased noise and vibration.
  • Isolation: In some applications, adding vibration isolators or dampeners can help reduce the transmission of noise and vibrations to surrounding structures.

It’s important to consider the specific requirements of the application and consult with chain manufacturers or experts to select the most suitable engineering chain and implement noise and vibration mitigation strategies when necessary.

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Can engineering chains be used in food processing or packaging industries?

Yes, engineering chains can be used in food processing and packaging industries under certain conditions. However, several considerations must be taken into account to ensure the safe and hygienic use of engineering chains in such applications.

Key factors to consider when using engineering chains in the food industry include:

  • Food-Grade Materials: Engineering chains intended for use in food processing and packaging must be made from food-grade materials that meet industry standards for cleanliness and hygiene. Stainless steel chains are commonly used in these applications due to their corrosion resistance and ease of cleaning.
  • Design and Construction: The chain design should minimize crevices, pockets, or areas that can trap food particles or contaminants. Smooth surfaces and sealed joints are preferred to facilitate thorough cleaning and prevent bacterial growth.
  • Temperature and Chemical Resistance: Engineering chains should be capable of withstanding the temperature ranges and cleaning agents used in food processing facilities without compromising their performance or integrity.
  • Lubrication: If lubrication is required, food-grade lubricants must be used to avoid contamination of the food products or packaging materials.
  • Cleanability: The chain and its components should be easily accessible for cleaning and sanitation procedures. Quick disassembly and reassembly can also be beneficial for efficient cleaning processes.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Compliance with food safety and sanitation regulations is of utmost importance. Engineering chains used in the food industry should meet industry standards and regulations to ensure product safety.

It’s crucial for food processing and packaging companies to work closely with chain suppliers who understand the specific requirements of the industry and offer chains designed and manufactured to meet these standards. Regular maintenance and inspections are essential to detect any signs of wear, damage, or contamination that could compromise the chain’s suitability for food-related applications.

By adhering to these guidelines and best practices, engineering chains can safely and effectively be used in food processing and packaging industries, contributing to the efficient and reliable operation of conveyor systems and other equipment in these critical sectors.

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What are the different types of engineering chains available in the market?

Engineering chains come in various types, each designed to meet specific industrial needs and operating conditions. Here are some of the common types of engineering chains available in the market:

  • Roller Chains: Roller chains are the most common type of engineering chain and consist of cylindrical rollers that engage with the sprocket teeth for smooth power transmission. They are widely used in industries like manufacturing, agriculture, and automotive.
  • Drag Chains: Drag chains, also known as conveyor chains or slat chains, have flat, interlocking plates connected together. They are used in conveyor systems for material handling applications, especially in heavy-duty and abrasive environments.
  • Hollow Pin Chains: Hollow pin chains feature hollow pins that allow for the insertion of cross rods or attachments, making them versatile for handling irregularly shaped loads or for use as a conveyor in specific industries.
  • Double Pitch Chains: Double pitch chains have larger pitch distances between the links, resulting in lighter weight and lower cost. They are commonly used in low-speed and light-load applications.
  • Leaf Chains: Leaf chains, also known as forklift chains, are used in lifting applications, such as forklift trucks and other material handling equipment.
  • Side Bow Chains: Side bow chains have links with a curved or bent shape, allowing them to flex and bend laterally, making them suitable for curved or circular conveyor applications.
  • Apron Chains: Apron chains are used in apron conveyors, typically found in the mining and cement industries, for transporting heavy and abrasive materials.
  • Specialty Chains: There are various specialty chains available for specific industries and applications, such as escalator chains, agricultural chains, bottle conveyor chains, and more.

Each type of engineering chain has its own unique design and features to cater to specific requirements. The choice of chain type depends on factors like load capacity, speed, environmental conditions, and the application’s needs. It’s essential to select the appropriate chain type and ensure proper maintenance to achieve optimal performance and longevity in industrial operations.

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1. Material: Alloy steel & Stainless steel
2. Surface treatment: Shot peening / Zinc-plated / Nickel-plated / Dacromet-plated
3. Characteristic: Chain plate hole finally passed ball extrusion to ensure maximum fatigue resistance, parts of shot peening treatment makes the chain and the sleeve has a higher fatigue strength.
 

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Application Agricultural machine
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Can engineering chains be used in agricultural machinery and equipment?

Yes, engineering chains are commonly used in various agricultural machinery and equipment applications. Their robust design and ability to handle heavy loads make them well-suited for the demanding and often harsh conditions in the agricultural industry. Here are some examples of how engineering chains are used in agriculture:

  • Combine Harvesters: Engineering chains are utilized in combine harvesters to drive components like the cutter head, reel, and auger. These chains are essential for efficient harvesting and grain collection.
  • Tractors: In tractors, engineering chains are employed in power take-off (PTO) systems to transfer power from the engine to different agricultural implements, such as plows, mowers, and tillers.
  • Balers: Engineering chains are used in balers to compress and bind crops into bales, facilitating easy storage and transport.
  • Seeders and Planters: These machines use engineering chains to distribute seeds or plants evenly in the field, ensuring proper crop spacing and optimal growth.
  • Grain Handling Equipment: Engineering chains are integral in grain handling equipment, including bucket elevators, grain conveyors, and grain elevators, facilitating the efficient movement and storage of harvested crops.

The agricultural environment can be challenging, with factors such as dust, debris, and varying weather conditions. Engineering chains used in agricultural machinery are often designed with additional protection against contaminants and corrosion to ensure reliable performance over extended periods.

When selecting engineering chains for agricultural applications, it’s essential to consider factors like load capacity, environmental conditions, maintenance requirements, and the specific needs of each machine. Regular inspection and proper lubrication are crucial to maintain the chains’ performance and extend their service life in agricultural machinery.

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Can engineering chains be used in marine or underwater applications?

Yes, engineering chains can be used in marine or underwater applications under certain conditions. However, several factors need to be considered to ensure their reliable performance and longevity in such environments:

1. Corrosion Resistance: Marine and underwater environments expose chains to the risk of corrosion due to saltwater exposure. Therefore, it’s crucial to select engineering chains made from corrosion-resistant materials such as stainless steel or special coatings to prevent rust and deterioration.

2. Sealing and Lubrication: Proper sealing and lubrication are essential to protect the chain’s internal components from water ingress and corrosion. Sealed or encapsulated chain designs with suitable lubricants can help maintain smooth operation even in wet conditions.

3. Material Selection: The choice of materials for the chain and sprockets should consider not only corrosion resistance but also the ability to withstand marine environments’ unique challenges, such as exposure to marine organisms, debris, and changing temperatures.

4. Load Capacity: Marine and underwater applications may involve heavy loads, so the engineering chain must be selected based on the specific load requirements to ensure safe and reliable operation.

5. Water Depth and Pressure: The depth of the underwater application and the resulting pressure can affect the chain’s performance. Special considerations may be necessary for deep-sea applications to withstand higher pressures.

6. Environmental Regulations: Depending on the location, there may be specific environmental regulations regarding the materials used in marine applications to prevent pollution and protect marine life.

7. Maintenance and Inspection: Regular maintenance and inspection are critical for identifying and addressing any signs of wear, corrosion, or damage in the engineering chain. Timely maintenance can extend the chain’s lifespan and ensure safe operation.

Overall, with proper material selection, sealing, lubrication, and maintenance, engineering chains can be used effectively in marine or underwater applications, providing reliable power transmission and motion control in these challenging environments.

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What materials are engineering chains typically made of?

Engineering chains are commonly made from a variety of durable and high-strength materials to ensure their performance and longevity in demanding industrial applications. The choice of material depends on factors such as the application’s requirements, environmental conditions, and the specific type of engineering chain. Some of the typical materials used for engineering chains include:

1. Carbon Steel: Carbon steel is a popular choice for engineering chains due to its excellent strength and affordability. It is suitable for many standard industrial applications where moderate strength and resistance to wear are required.

2. Alloy Steel: Alloy steel offers higher strength and better resistance to wear and fatigue compared to carbon steel. It is commonly used in heavy-duty and high-stress applications, such as mining equipment and construction machinery.

3. Stainless Steel: Stainless steel is chosen for its corrosion resistance properties, making it ideal for applications where the chain may be exposed to moisture, chemicals, or harsh environments. It is commonly used in food processing, pharmaceuticals, and outdoor applications.

4. Nickel-Plated Steel: Nickel-plated steel chains provide enhanced corrosion resistance while retaining the strength of carbon or alloy steel. They are often used in applications where both strength and corrosion resistance are important.

5. Plastic: In some cases, engineering chains may be constructed entirely from plastic or have plastic components. Plastic chains are commonly used in industries requiring low noise, lightweight, and corrosion resistance, such as the food and beverage industry and packaging applications.

6. Other Specialty Materials: Depending on the specific requirements of an application, engineering chains may also be made from other specialty materials like bronze, zinc-plated steel, or coated chains to meet particular needs.

The choice of material is crucial in determining the performance, longevity, and suitability of the engineering chain for a specific application. Manufacturers provide information on the material composition of their chains, allowing users to select the most appropriate material based on the intended use and operating conditions.

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Feature Heat treatment
Tensile Strength 1.8kn-3750kn

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ROLLER CHAIN

Roller chain or bush roller chain is the type of chain drive most commonly used for transmission of mechanical power on many kinds of domestic, industrial and agricultural machinery, including conveyors, wire- and tube-drawing machines, printing presses, cars, motorcycles, and bicycles. It consists of a series of short cylindrical rollers held together by side links. It is driven by a toothed wheel called a sprocket. It is a simple, reliable, and efficient means of power transmission.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE CHAIN

Two different sizes of roller chain, showing construction.
There are 2 types of links alternating in the bush roller chain. The first type is inner links, having 2 inner plates held together by 2 sleeves or bushings CZPT which rotate 2 rollers. Inner links alternate with the second type, the outer links, consisting of 2 outer plates held together by pins passing through the bushings of the inner links. The “bushingless” roller chain is similar in operation though not in construction; instead of separate bushings or sleeves holding the inner plates together, the plate has a tube stamped into it protruding from the hole which serves the same purpose. This has the advantage of removing 1 step in assembly of the chain.

The roller chain design reduces friction compared to simpler designs, resulting in higher efficiency and less wear. The original power transmission chain varieties lacked rollers and bushings, with both the inner and outer plates held by pins which directly contacted the sprocket teeth; however this configuration exhibited extremely rapid wear of both the sprocket teeth, and the plates where they pivoted on the pins. This problem was partially solved by the development of bushed chains, with the pins holding the outer plates passing through bushings or sleeves connecting the inner plates. This distributed the wear over a greater area; however the teeth of the sprockets still wore more rapidly than is desirable, from the sliding friction against the bushings. The addition of rollers surrounding the bushing sleeves of the chain and provided rolling contact with the teeth of the sprockets resulting in excellent resistance to wear of both sprockets and chain as well. There is even very low friction, as long as the chain is sufficiently lubricated. Continuous, clean, lubrication of roller chains is of primary importance for efficient operation as well as correct tensioning.

LUBRICATION

Many driving chains (for example, in factory equipment, or driving a camshaft inside an internal combustion engine) operate in clean environments, and thus the wearing surfaces (that is, the pins and bushings) are safe from precipitation and airborne grit, many even in a sealed environment such as an oil bath. Some roller chains are designed to have o-rings built into the space between the outside link plate and the inside roller link plates. Chain manufacturers began to include this feature in 1971 after the application was invented by Joseph Montano while working for Whitney Chain of Hartford, Connecticut. O-rings were included as a way to improve lubrication to the links of power transmission chains, a service that is vitally important to extending their working life. These rubber fixtures form a barrier that holds factory applied lubricating grease inside the pin and bushing wear areas. Further, the rubber o-rings prevent dirt and other contaminants from entering inside the chain linkages, where such particles would otherwise cause significant wear.[citation needed]

There are also many chains that have to operate in dirty conditions, and for size or operational reasons cannot be sealed. Examples include chains on farm equipment, bicycles, and chain saws. These chains will necessarily have relatively high rates of wear, particularly when the operators are prepared to accept more friction, less efficiency, more noise and more frequent replacement as they neglect lubrication and adjustment.

Many oil-based lubricants attract dirt and other particles, eventually forming an CZPT paste that will compound wear on chains. This problem can be circumvented by use of a “dry” PTFE spray, which forms a solid film after application and repels both particles and moisture.

VARIANTS DESIGN

Layout of a roller chain: 1. Outer plate, 2. Inner plate, 3. Pin, 4. Bushing, 5. Roller
If the chain is not being used for a high wear application (for instance if it is just transmitting motion from a hand-operated lever to a control shaft on a machine, or a sliding door on an oven), then 1 of the simpler types of chain may still be used. Conversely, where extra strength but the smooth drive of a smaller pitch is required, the chain may be “siamesed”; instead of just 2 rows of plates on the outer sides of the chain, there may be 3 (“duplex”), 4 (“triplex”), or more rows of plates running parallel, with bushings and rollers between each adjacent pair, and the same number of rows of teeth running in parallel on the sprockets to match. Timing chains on automotive engines, for example, typically have multiple rows of plates called strands.

Roller chain is made in several sizes, the most common American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards being 40, 50, 60, and 80. The first digit(s) indicate the pitch of the chain in eighths of an inch, with the last digit being 0 for standard chain, 1 for lightweight chain, and 5 for bushed chain with no rollers. Thus, a chain with half-inch pitch would be a #40 while a #160 sprocket would have teeth spaced 2 inches apart, etc. Metric pitches are expressed in sixteenths of an inch; thus a metric #8 chain (08B-1) would be equivalent to an ANSI #40. Most roller chain is made from plain carbon or alloy steel, but stainless steel is used in food processing machinery or other places where lubrication is a problem, and nylon or brass are occasionally seen for the same reason.

Roller chain is ordinarily hooked up using a master link (also known as a connecting link), which typically has 1 pin held by a horseshoe clip rather than friction fit, allowing it to be inserted or removed with simple tools. Chain with a removable link or pin is also known as cottered chain, which allows the length of the chain to be adjusted. Half links (also known as offsets) are available and are used to increase the length of the chain by a single roller. Riveted roller chain has the master link (also known as a connecting link) “riveted” or mashed on the ends. These pins are made to be durable and are not removable.

USE

An example of 2 ‘ghost’ sprockets tensioning a triplex roller chain system
Roller chains are used in low- to mid-speed drives at around 600 to 800 feet per minute; however, at higher speeds, around 2,000 to 3,000 feet per minute, V-belts are normally used due to wear and noise issues.
A bicycle chain is a form of roller chain. Bicycle chains may have a master link, or may require a chain tool for removal and installation. A similar but larger and thus stronger chain is used on most motorcycles although it is sometimes replaced by either a toothed belt or a shaft drive, which offer lower noise level and fewer maintenance requirements.
The great majority of automobile engines use roller chains to drive the camshaft(s). Very high performance engines often use gear drive, and starting in the early 1960s toothed belts were used by some manufacturers.
Chains are also used in forklifts using hydraulic rams as a pulley to raise and lower the carriage; however, these chains are not considered roller chains, but are classified as lift or leaf chains.
Chainsaw cutting chains superficially resemble roller chains but are more closely related to leaf chains. They are driven by projecting drive links which also serve to locate the chain CZPT the bar.

Sea Harrier FA.2 ZA195 front (cold) vector thrust nozzle – the nozzle is rotated by a chain drive from an air motor
A perhaps unusual use of a pair of motorcycle chains is in the Harrier Jump Jet, where a chain drive from an air motor is used to rotate the movable engine nozzles, allowing them to be pointed downwards for hovering flight, or to the rear for normal CZPT flight, a system known as Thrust vectoring.

WEAR

 

The effect of wear on a roller chain is to increase the pitch (spacing of the links), causing the chain to grow longer. Note that this is due to wear at the pivoting pins and bushes, not from actual stretching of the metal (as does happen to some flexible steel components such as the hand-brake cable of a motor vehicle).

With modern chains it is unusual for a chain (other than that of a bicycle) to wear until it breaks, since a worn chain leads to the rapid onset of wear on the teeth of the sprockets, with ultimate failure being the loss of all the teeth on the sprocket. The sprockets (in particular the smaller of the two) suffer a grinding motion that puts a characteristic hook shape into the driven face of the teeth. (This effect is made worse by a chain improperly tensioned, but is unavoidable no matter what care is taken). The worn teeth (and chain) no longer provides smooth transmission of power and this may become evident from the noise, the vibration or (in car engines using a timing chain) the variation in ignition timing seen with a timing light. Both sprockets and chain should be replaced in these cases, since a new chain on worn sprockets will not last long. However, in less severe cases it may be possible to save the larger of the 2 sprockets, since it is always the smaller 1 that suffers the most wear. Only in very light-weight applications such as a bicycle, or in extreme cases of improper tension, will the chain normally jump off the sprockets.

The lengthening due to wear of a chain is calculated by the following formula:

M = the length of a number of links measured

S = the number of links measured

P = Pitch

In industry, it is usual to monitor the movement of the chain tensioner (whether manual or automatic) or the exact length of a drive chain (one rule of thumb is to replace a roller chain which has elongated 3% on an adjustable drive or 1.5% on a fixed-center drive). A simpler method, particularly suitable for the cycle or motorcycle user, is to attempt to pull the chain away from the larger of the 2 sprockets, whilst ensuring the chain is taut. Any significant movement (e.g. making it possible to see through a gap) probably indicates a chain worn up to and beyond the limit. Sprocket damage will result if the problem is ignored. Sprocket wear cancels this effect, and may mask chain wear.

CHAIN STRENGTH

The most common measure of roller chain’s strength is tensile strength. Tensile strength represents how much load a chain can withstand under a one-time load before breaking. Just as important as tensile strength is a chain’s fatigue strength. The critical factors in a chain’s fatigue strength is the quality of steel used to manufacture the chain, the heat treatment of the chain components, the quality of the pitch hole fabrication of the linkplates, and the type of shot plus the intensity of shot peen coverage on the linkplates. Other factors can include the thickness of the linkplates and the design (contour) of the linkplates. The rule of thumb for roller chain operating on a continuous drive is for the chain load to not exceed a mere 1/6 or 1/9 of the chain’s tensile strength, depending on the type of master links used (press-fit vs. slip-fit)[citation needed]. Roller chains operating on a continuous drive beyond these thresholds can and typically do fail prematurely via linkplate fatigue failure.

The standard minimum ultimate strength of the ANSI 29.1 steel chain is 12,500 x (pitch, in inches)2. X-ring and O-Ring chains greatly decrease wear by means of internal lubricants, increasing chain life. The internal lubrication is inserted by means of a vacuum when riveting the chain together.

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Standards organizations (such as ANSI and ISO) maintain standards for design, dimensions, and interchangeability of transmission chains. For example, the following Table shows data from ANSI standard B29.1-2011 (Precision Power Transmission Roller Chains, Attachments, and Sprockets) developed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). See the references[8][9][10] for additional information.

ASME/ANSI B29.1-2011 Roller Chain Standard SizesSizePitchMaximum Roller DiameterMinimum Ultimate Tensile StrengthMeasuring Load25

ASME/ANSI B29.1-2011 Roller Chain Standard Sizes
Size Pitch Maximum Roller Diameter Minimum Ultimate Tensile Strength Measuring Load
25 0.250 in (6.35 mm) 0.130 in (3.30 mm) 780 lb (350 kg) 18 lb (8.2 kg)
35 0.375 in (9.53 mm) 0.200 in (5.08 mm) 1,760 lb (800 kg) 18 lb (8.2 kg)
41 0.500 in (12.70 mm) 0.306 in (7.77 mm) 1,500 lb (680 kg) 18 lb (8.2 kg)
40 0.500 in (12.70 mm) 0.312 in (7.92 mm) 3,125 lb (1,417 kg) 31 lb (14 kg)
50 0.625 in (15.88 mm) 0.400 in (10.16 mm) 4,880 lb (2,210 kg) 49 lb (22 kg)
60 0.750 in (19.05 mm) 0.469 in (11.91 mm) 7,030 lb (3,190 kg) 70 lb (32 kg)
80 1.000 in (25.40 mm) 0.625 in (15.88 mm) 12,500 lb (5,700 kg) 125 lb (57 kg)
100 1.250 in (31.75 mm) 0.750 in (19.05 mm) 19,531 lb (8,859 kg) 195 lb (88 kg)
120 1.500 in (38.10 mm) 0.875 in (22.23 mm) 28,125 lb (12,757 kg) 281 lb (127 kg)
140 1.750 in (44.45 mm) 1.000 in (25.40 mm) 38,280 lb (17,360 kg) 383 lb (174 kg)
160 2.000 in (50.80 mm) 1.125 in (28.58 mm) 50,000 lb (23,000 kg) 500 lb (230 kg)
180 2.250 in (57.15 mm) 1.460 in (37.08 mm) 63,280 lb (28,700 kg) 633 lb (287 kg)
200 2.500 in (63.50 mm) 1.562 in (39.67 mm) 78,175 lb (35,460 kg) 781 lb (354 kg)
240 3.000 in (76.20 mm) 1.875 in (47.63 mm) 112,500 lb (51,000 kg) 1,000 lb (450 kg

For mnemonic purposes, below is another presentation of key dimensions from the same standard, expressed in fractions of an inch (which was part of the thinking behind the choice of preferred numbers in the ANSI standard):

Pitch (inches) Pitch expressed
in eighths
ANSI standard
chain number
Width (inches)
14 28 25 18
38 38 35 316
12 48 41 14
12 48 40 516
58 58 50 38
34 68 60 12
1 88 80 58

Notes:
1. The pitch is the distance between roller centers. The width is the distance between the link plates (i.e. slightly more than the roller width to allow for clearance).
2. The right-hand digit of the standard denotes 0 = normal chain, 1 = lightweight chain, 5 = rollerless bushing chain.
3. The left-hand digit denotes the number of eighths of an inch that make up the pitch.
4. An “H” following the standard number denotes heavyweight chain. A hyphenated number following the standard number denotes double-strand (2), triple-strand (3), and so on. Thus 60H-3 denotes number 60 heavyweight triple-strand chain.
 A typical bicycle chain (for derailleur gears) uses narrow 1⁄2-inch-pitch chain. The width of the chain is variable, and does not affect the load capacity. The more sprockets at the rear wheel (historically 3-6, nowadays 7-12 sprockets), the narrower the chain. Chains are sold according to the number of speeds they are designed to work with, for example, “10 speed chain”. Hub gear or single speed bicycles use 1/2″ x 1/8″ chains, where 1/8″ refers to the maximum thickness of a sprocket that can be used with the chain.

Typically chains with parallel shaped links have an even number of links, with each narrow link followed by a broad one. Chains built up with a uniform type of link, narrow at 1 and broad at the other end, can be made with an odd number of links, which can be an advantage to adapt to a special chainwheel-distance; on the other side such a chain tends to be not so strong.

Roller chains made using ISO standard are sometimes called as isochains.

 

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How do engineering chains compare to other types of chains in terms of efficiency?

Engineering chains are known for their high efficiency in power transmission compared to some other types of chains. Their efficiency can be attributed to several factors:

  • Minimal Friction: Engineering chains are designed with precision rollers and bushings, which reduces friction between the chain’s components. This results in less energy loss during power transmission.
  • High-Quality Materials: These chains are typically made from high-quality materials, such as alloy steel, which ensures durability and minimal elongation under heavy loads. This material choice helps maintain efficiency over extended periods of use.
  • Precise Manufacturing: Engineering chains are manufactured with tight tolerances and precise engineering, ensuring consistent performance and smooth operation. This precision minimizes energy losses due to chain misalignment or uneven loading.
  • Optimized Design: The design of engineering chains takes into account the specific requirements of power transmission, making them well-suited for their intended applications. This optimized design contributes to their overall efficiency.
  • Proper Lubrication: Regular and proper lubrication of engineering chains is essential to maintain their efficiency. Adequate lubrication reduces friction and wear, optimizing power transfer efficiency.

Compared to some other types of chains, such as standard roller chains, engineering chains may offer higher efficiency due to their advanced design and manufacturing processes. However, the choice of chain type depends on the specific application requirements, load conditions, operating environment, and other factors.

In certain applications, other power transmission methods like belts or gears might be preferred over chains, based on factors such as noise level, space constraints, and maintenance considerations. Each power transmission method has its advantages and limitations, and selecting the most suitable option requires careful consideration of the application’s needs.

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How do engineering chains handle product accumulation and spacing in conveyor systems?

In conveyor systems, product accumulation and spacing are essential considerations to ensure smooth and efficient material handling. Engineering chains play a crucial role in managing product flow and maintaining proper spacing between items. Here’s how they handle these tasks:

1. Accumulation: Engineering chains can be designed with special attachments that allow for product accumulation. These attachments create zones on the conveyor where products can accumulate without interrupting the overall conveyor operation. The accumulation zones are usually equipped with sensors or photo eyes to detect product presence and control the chain’s movement, preventing collisions and jams.

2. Spacing: To achieve proper spacing between products on the conveyor, engineering chains may be equipped with specially designed attachments or guides. These guides ensure that each item is evenly spaced from the one in front of it, preventing product collisions and maintaining a consistent flow. The spacing between products can be adjusted by modifying the length of the conveyor or changing the attachment configuration on the chain.

3. Timing and Synchronization: In automated conveyor systems, engineering chains are often used to synchronize the movement of products. Through precise control and positioning, the chain ensures that items are released at the correct intervals, maintaining the desired spacing and preventing congestion.

4. Low Back Pressure: Engineering chains can be designed with low back pressure accumulation, which allows products to accumulate while maintaining gentle contact with each other. This reduces the risk of damage to delicate or sensitive items and improves overall product handling.

5. Diverter and Merge Solutions: Engineering chains can incorporate diverters and merge units to redirect products to different conveyor lines while maintaining proper spacing. These units efficiently manage product flow and distribution in complex conveyor systems.

6. Customization: Manufacturers can customize engineering chains to suit specific product sizes, weights, and handling requirements. This ensures optimal performance and reduces the risk of jams or disruptions in the conveyor system.

Overall, engineering chains are integral components in conveyor systems, enabling effective product accumulation and spacing. Their precise control, customizability, and synchronization capabilities contribute to the smooth and efficient operation of material handling processes in various industries.

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How do you select the right size and pitch for an engineering chain?

Choosing the correct size and pitch for an engineering chain is essential to ensure optimal performance, longevity, and safety in industrial applications. Here are the steps to guide you in selecting the right engineering chain size and pitch:

1. Identify the Application Requirements: Understand the specific requirements of the application where the engineering chain will be used. Consider factors such as the load to be carried, the speed of operation, the environmental conditions, and any special considerations like corrosion resistance or high-temperature requirements.

2. Determine the Chain Type: Engineering chains come in various types, such as roller chains, conveyor chains, drive chains, and specialty chains. Choose the chain type that best matches the intended application and the type of motion required.

3. Calculate the Chain Pitch: The chain pitch refers to the distance between each roller pin or attachment point on the chain. To calculate the chain pitch, measure the center-to-center distance of any three consecutive pins and divide it by two. Ensure that the calculated pitch matches the chain’s specified pitch.

4. Calculate the Chain Length: Determine the required length of the engineering chain by considering the distance between the sprockets and any additional slack or tension needed for smooth operation. Ensure that the selected chain length is appropriate for the application and fits well without being overly tight or loose.

5. Check Load Capacity and Strength: Refer to the manufacturer’s data or engineering chain catalog to determine the load capacity and strength of the selected chain. Ensure that the chain’s load capacity exceeds the maximum loads expected in the application to prevent premature wear or failure.

6. Consider the Environmental Factors: Take into account any environmental factors that may affect the performance of the engineering chain, such as temperature, moisture, chemicals, or abrasive materials. Choose a chain material that can withstand the specific environmental conditions to ensure longevity.

7. Consult with Manufacturers or Suppliers: If you are uncertain about selecting the right engineering chain, do not hesitate to consult with chain manufacturers or suppliers. They can provide valuable insights and recommendations based on their expertise and knowledge of various applications.

By following these steps and carefully evaluating the application’s requirements, you can select the appropriate size and pitch for an engineering chain, ensuring reliable and efficient operation in your specific industrial setting.

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Engineering Industrial Agricultural Machinery Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Chain
 

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1. Material: Alloy steel & Stainless steel
2. Surface treatment: Shot peening / Zinc-plated / Nickel-plated / Dacromet-plated
3. Characteristic: Chain plate hole finally passed ball extrusion to ensure maximum fatigue resistance, parts of shot peening treatment makes the chain and the sleeve has a higher fatigue strength.
 

Materials Available  1. Stainless Steel: SS304, SS316, etc
2. Alloy Steel: 45Mn, 42CrMo, etc
3. OEM according to your request
Surface Treatment Shot peening, Polishing, Oxygenation, Blackening, Zinc-plated, Nickel-plated, Anodized, etc.
Characteristic Fire Resistant, Oil Resistant, Heat Resistant
Application Agricultural machine
Design criterion ISO DIN ANSI & Customer’s Drawing
Size Customer’s Drawing & ISO standard 
Package Wooden Case / Container and pallet, or made-to-order
Certificate ISO9001: 2008 
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engineering chain

Can engineering chains be used for power transmission in automotive applications?

Yes, engineering chains can be used for power transmission in automotive applications. They are commonly employed in various automotive systems that require reliable and efficient power transfer. Here are some automotive applications where engineering chains are used:

  • Timing Chains: In internal combustion engines, timing chains are critical for synchronizing the camshaft and crankshaft’s rotation. They ensure that the engine’s valves open and close at the precise time, optimizing engine performance and fuel efficiency.
  • Drive Chains: Engineering chains are used in automotive drive systems, especially in older vehicles or specific applications where a chain drive is preferred over a belt or gear drive. Drive chains can be found in various components, such as transfer cases, rear-wheel-drive systems, and motorcycle drives.
  • Steering System: In some automotive steering systems, engineering chains are used to transmit the rotational force from the steering wheel to the steering rack or gearbox, enabling vehicle control.
  • Transfer Cases: In four-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive systems, engineering chains are utilized in transfer cases to distribute power between the front and rear axles, allowing for better traction and handling on various terrains.
  • Suspension Systems: Some automotive suspension systems incorporate engineering chains to support components like torsion bars or assist in adjusting suspension height in certain vehicles.
  • Exhaust System: In exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems, engineering chains may be employed to control the flow of exhaust gases, helping to reduce emissions.

It is important to note that while engineering chains are suitable for certain automotive applications, modern vehicles often utilize other methods of power transmission, such as timing belts and gears, due to their quieter operation and reduced maintenance needs. The choice of power transmission method in automotive applications depends on factors like design requirements, space limitations, cost considerations, and desired performance characteristics.

engineering chain

Can engineering chains be used for power transmission in conveyor systems?

Yes, engineering chains are commonly used for power transmission in conveyor systems. Conveyor systems are widely employed in various industries for material handling, and they require reliable and efficient power transmission methods to move heavy loads over long distances. Engineering chains are well-suited for these applications due to their robust construction, high load-carrying capacity, and versatility.

Conveyor systems often consist of a series of sprockets and a continuous loop of engineering chain that runs over these sprockets. The chain is driven by a motorized sprocket, and as it moves, it carries the conveyed material along the conveyor’s length. The design of engineering chains ensures smooth engagement with the sprockets, enabling efficient power transmission and precise material handling.

Depending on the specific requirements of the conveyor system, various types of engineering chains can be used. For instance, for applications where cleanliness is crucial, stainless steel chains with self-lubricating properties may be employed. In environments with high corrosion potential, corrosion-resistant coatings on chain components can extend the chain’s lifespan.

Furthermore, engineering chains can be customized to fit different conveyor configurations, allowing for the design of complex conveyor systems that suit specific production processes or spatial limitations.

In summary, engineering chains are an excellent choice for power transmission in conveyor systems due to their durability, load capacity, and adaptability. They ensure smooth and reliable operation, making them indispensable in material handling and conveyor applications across various industries.

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Can engineering chains be used in corrosive or harsh environments?

Yes, engineering chains can be designed and manufactured to withstand corrosive or harsh environments. When operating in such conditions, it is crucial to select the appropriate materials and coatings for the chain to ensure its durability and performance. Here are some considerations for using engineering chains in corrosive or harsh environments:

1. Material Selection: Choose materials that have high corrosion resistance, such as stainless steel or nickel-plated chains. These materials can withstand exposure to moisture, chemicals, and other corrosive agents.

2. Coatings and Surface Treatments: Applying specialized coatings or surface treatments to the chain can further enhance its corrosion resistance. Common coatings include zinc plating, chromate conversion coating, and polymer coatings.

3. Sealed Joints: Opt for engineering chains with sealed joints or special seals to protect the internal components from contaminants and moisture, reducing the risk of corrosion.

4. Environmental Ratings: Some engineering chains may come with specific environmental ratings that indicate their suitability for certain conditions. Check these ratings to ensure the chain is appropriate for the intended environment.

5. Regular Maintenance: Even with corrosion-resistant materials and coatings, regular maintenance is essential. Keep the chain clean, lubricated, and free from debris to prevent corrosion and premature wear.

6. Compatibility with Other Components: Ensure that all components in the chain system, such as sprockets and bearings, are also suitable for use in corrosive environments.

7. Temperature Considerations: Take into account the operating temperature range of the environment. Some materials may perform differently at extreme temperatures, affecting the chain’s overall performance.

8. Chemical Exposure: If the chain will be exposed to specific chemicals or substances, verify that the chosen materials and coatings are resistant to those chemicals.

By carefully selecting the right materials, coatings, and design features, engineering chains can effectively handle corrosive or harsh environments, maintaining their functionality and longevity in challenging industrial applications.

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editor by CX 2023-07-28