Roller Chain

Roller Chain
Roller chain are mechanical components widely used for power transmission and motion control in various applications. They consist of a series of interconnected links that form a continuous loop. Roller chains are available in a range of sizes and standards. Depending on the application's requirements, chains can be made from various materials, such as steel, stainless steel, or plastic. The 3 most common types are a simplex, consisting of a single row of roller chain links, a duplex, featuring a double row of chain links and triplex which consist of three rows of links. The pitch of the chain refers to the distance between links and is the measurement from one roller pin centre to the other. Smaller pitch chains run smoother than larger pitch chains.

Features and benefits:
  • High load capacity
  • High-speed capability
  • Long service life
Item Code Pitch Roller Width Roller Diameter Overall Width Plate Height Plate Thickness Pin Diameter Average Ultimate Strength Weight
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Oil & Gas
Food Processing Machinery
Mining & Construction
Steel Industry

Q: Can chains be used in outdoor or corrosive environments?

Yes, some chains are specifically designed for outdoor or corrosive environments, such as stainless steel chains or chains with corrosion-resistant coatings.

Q: How are roller chains different from other types of chains?

Roller chains have cylindrical rollers that reduce friction and wear, making them suitable for high-speed and heavy-load applications. They are distinct from simpler chains, such as block chains.

Q: How often should I lubricate the chain?

The frequency of chain lubrication depends on the application and the chain type. Some chains come with factory-applied lubrication, while others may require periodic lubrication during operation. Regular lubrication helps reduce friction and wear, extending the chain's service life.