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China manufacturer *04c-2 a Series Short Pitch Precision Duplex Stainless Steel Conveyor Forged Roller Chains and Bush Chains for Engineer

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A Series Short Pitch Precision Duplex Roller Chains & Bush Chains

ISO/ANSI/ DIN
Chain No.
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

Tmax
mm

Transverse                     Pt 
mm
Tensile strength

Qmin
kN/lbf

Average tensile strength
Q0
kN
Weight per meter
q  
kg/m
Lmax
mm
Lcmax
mm
*25-2 *04C-2 6.350 3.30 3.18 2.31 14.5 15.0 6.00 0.80 6.40 7.00/1591 10.0 0.28

*Bush chain: d1 in the table indicates the external diameter of the bush

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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Standard or Nonstandard: Standard
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: Alloy
Type: Bush Chain
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duplex chain

Can duplex chains be used in overhead or inverted applications?

Duplex chains can be used in overhead or inverted applications, depending on the specific design and requirements of the application. The suitability of duplex chains for these types of applications depends on factors such as the load, speed, environmental conditions, and proper installation.

In overhead applications, where the chain is mounted above the equipment or system, duplex chains can be used to transmit power or carry loads. The chain is typically supported by trolleys or guides to ensure smooth movement along the overhead track. Proper lubrication and periodic maintenance are important to ensure optimal performance and prevent premature wear or failure.

In inverted applications, where the chain is mounted underneath the equipment or system, duplex chains can also be employed. These chains are designed to handle the tension and bending forces associated with being inverted. They are typically installed with appropriate guides and tensioners to ensure proper alignment and tensioning of the chain. Lubrication and maintenance are equally important in inverted applications to ensure smooth operation and extend the chain’s service life.

When using duplex chains in overhead or inverted applications, it is crucial to consider the specific load requirements, speed limitations, and environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, and potential contaminants. Additionally, proper chain selection, installation, and regular inspections are essential to ensure safe and reliable operation.

duplex chain

How do duplex chains perform in extreme temperature conditions?

Duplex chains are designed to operate efficiently and reliably in a wide range of temperature conditions. However, extreme temperatures can have an impact on the performance of duplex chains. Here’s a closer look at how duplex chains perform in different temperature conditions:

  • High-temperature environments: In high-temperature environments, the performance of duplex chains can be affected by factors such as thermal expansion, increased wear, and reduced lubricant effectiveness. It is essential to select duplex chains made from heat-resistant materials and use appropriate lubricants with high-temperature stability to ensure reliable operation.
  • Low-temperature environments: In low-temperature environments, the material properties of duplex chains can be affected, leading to increased brittleness and reduced flexibility. This can impact the chain’s ability to flex and transmit power effectively. It is important to choose duplex chains made from materials suitable for low temperatures and ensure proper lubrication to prevent freezing or stiffening of the chain.

When operating duplex chains in extreme temperature conditions, it is crucial to consider the following:

  • Chain material selection: Choosing the right material for the duplex chain is critical to ensure its performance in extreme temperatures. Heat-resistant alloys or special coatings may be required for high-temperature applications, while low-temperature materials should be selected for cold environments.
  • Lubrication: Proper lubrication is essential in extreme temperature conditions to reduce friction and prevent excessive wear. It is important to select lubricants that can withstand the operating temperature range and maintain their effectiveness.
  • Maintenance and inspection: Regular maintenance and inspection of duplex chains operating in extreme temperature conditions are vital. This includes monitoring chain wear, checking for signs of thermal degradation, and replacing worn or damaged components promptly.

By considering the specific temperature requirements and selecting appropriate materials, lubricants, and maintenance practices, duplex chains can perform reliably in extreme temperature conditions. It is recommended to consult with chain manufacturers or industry experts for guidance on selecting and using duplex chains in such applications.

duplex chain

How do you determine the appropriate size and pitch of a duplex chain?

Determining the appropriate size and pitch of a duplex chain involves considering several factors to ensure optimal performance and compatibility with the application. Here’s a step-by-step guide to determining the right size and pitch:

  1. Identify the power requirements: Determine the power requirements of the application, including the torque and speed at which the chain will operate. This information is crucial for selecting a chain that can handle the expected load and provide the necessary power transmission.
  2. Calculate the design power: Use the torque and speed requirements to calculate the design power, which is the amount of power the chain needs to transmit. Design power is calculated using the formula: Design Power (kW) = Torque (Nm) x Speed (rpm) / 1000.
  3. Refer to manufacturer’s catalogs: Consult manufacturer catalogs or technical specifications to find the appropriate duplex chain series that can handle the design power calculated in the previous step. The catalogs provide detailed information on the capacity and capabilities of different chain sizes and pitches.
  4. Consider the chain’s tensile strength: Evaluate the tensile strength of the duplex chain options available in the selected series. The tensile strength should be sufficient to handle the anticipated load without exceeding the chain’s maximum working load limit.
  5. Determine the pitch: The pitch refers to the distance between the centers of adjacent chain pins and is an essential parameter to ensure proper meshing with the sprockets. The pitch size should match the pitch diameter of the sprockets used in the system. Select the duplex chain with the appropriate pitch size that matches the sprocket pitch diameter.
  6. Consider environmental factors: Take into account any specific environmental factors that may affect the chain’s performance, such as temperature extremes, corrosion, or abrasive conditions. Choose a duplex chain with the appropriate material and surface treatment to withstand the environmental conditions.
  7. Verify compatibility: Double-check the compatibility of the selected duplex chain with the sprockets, shafts, and other components in the power transmission system. Ensure that the chain can properly engage with the sprockets and align with the overall system design.
  8. Consult with experts: If you are unsure or require assistance in determining the appropriate size and pitch of a duplex chain, consult with experienced engineers, chain manufacturers, or industry experts who can provide guidance based on their expertise.

By following these steps and considering the power requirements, tensile strength, pitch, and environmental factors, you can determine the appropriate size and pitch of a duplex chain that will effectively and reliably transmit power in your specific application.

China manufacturer *04c-2 a Series Short Pitch Precision Duplex Stainless Steel Conveyor Forged Roller Chains and Bush Chains for Engineer  China manufacturer *04c-2 a Series Short Pitch Precision Duplex Stainless Steel Conveyor Forged Roller Chains and Bush Chains for Engineer
editor by CX 2023-11-29

China Standard 16A-2 a Series Short Pitch Precision Duplex Industrial Engineering Roller Chains and Bush Chains

Product Description

Model NO. 06C/08A/10A/12A/16A/20A/24A/28A/32A/40A/06B/08B/10B/12B/16B/20B/24B/28B/32B/40B-1/2/3
Heavy duty
Chain Model Roller Chains
Structure (for Chain) Roller Chain
Specification GB/T, DIN, ANSI, ISO, BS, JIS.
Origin HangZhou, ZheJiang
Color Solid Color
Chain Color Customized

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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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Standard or Nonstandard: Standard
Application: Textile Machinery, Garment Machinery, Conveyer Equipment, Packaging Machinery, Food Machinery, Marine, Mining Equipment
Surface Treatment: Oil Blooming
Structure: Roller Chain
Material: Carbon Steel
Type: Short Pitch Chain
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duplex chain

What are the limitations of using duplex chains in certain applications?

While duplex chains offer many advantages, there are certain limitations to consider when using them in certain applications. Here are some key limitations:

  • Space Constraints: Duplex chains have a wider profile compared to other chain types, which can be a limitation in applications with limited space. It’s important to ensure that there is sufficient space to accommodate the duplex chain and its associated components.
  • Complex Installation: Installing and properly tensioning duplex chains can be more complex compared to simpler chain designs. It may require specific tools and expertise to ensure proper installation and tensioning, which can increase the overall installation time and complexity.
  • Higher Weight: Due to their design and construction, duplex chains can be heavier compared to other chain types. This additional weight may not be suitable for applications where weight reduction is a critical factor.
  • Increased Friction: Duplex chains can generate higher friction compared to some other chain types. This can lead to increased power loss and reduced overall efficiency in certain applications.
  • Maintenance Requirements: Duplex chains require regular maintenance, including lubrication and periodic inspection, to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Neglecting proper maintenance can lead to increased wear and reduced service life.
  • Cost: Duplex chains can be more expensive compared to standard chains or other power transmission options. The cost of purchasing and maintaining duplex chains should be considered in relation to the specific application requirements and budget.

It’s important to carefully evaluate the specific needs and constraints of the application when considering the use of duplex chains. Alternative chain types or power transmission solutions may be more suitable in certain situations. Consulting with experts or chain manufacturers can provide valuable guidance in selecting the most appropriate chain type for a given application.

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Are there any environmental considerations when using duplex chains?

Yes, there are several environmental considerations to keep in mind when using duplex chains in various applications. Here are some key factors to consider:

  • Corrosive environments: If the application involves exposure to corrosive substances or environments, it is crucial to select duplex chains made from corrosion-resistant materials. Stainless steel or coated chains are commonly used in such conditions to prevent rust and degradation.
  • Chemical exposure: In applications where duplex chains may come into contact with chemicals, it is essential to choose materials that are resistant to the specific chemicals involved. Compatibility charts or consultation with chain manufacturers can help determine the suitable material for chemical resistance.
  • Dusty or dirty environments: Operating duplex chains in dusty or dirty environments can lead to the accumulation of debris, which can affect chain performance. Regular cleaning and proper lubrication are necessary to prevent abrasive particles from causing wear and reducing chain life.
  • Humidity and moisture: High humidity or moist conditions can contribute to chain corrosion and accelerated wear. In such environments, it is crucial to use appropriate lubrication and consider protective measures such as sealing or shielding to minimize moisture ingress.
  • Environmental regulations: Depending on the industry and application, there may be specific environmental regulations or standards to comply with. It is important to ensure that the use of duplex chains aligns with applicable regulations and meets environmental requirements.

By considering these environmental factors and selecting duplex chains with suitable materials and coatings, as well as implementing proper maintenance practices, the performance and longevity of the chains can be optimized while minimizing the impact on the environment. It is recommended to consult with chain manufacturers or industry experts for specific guidance on environmental considerations related to duplex chain usage.

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What is a duplex chain and how does it differ from other types of chains?

A duplex chain is a type of roller chain that consists of two parallel strands of interconnected links. It is commonly used in applications that require higher strength and durability compared to standard single-strand chains. Here’s a detailed explanation of duplex chains and their key differences from other types of chains:

A duplex chain features two sets of outer plates, inner plates, rollers, and pins, which are connected together to form the two parallel strands. The strands are typically offset from each other by half a pitch, creating a symmetrical design. The inner plates have a slightly wider profile to accommodate the double strands.

The main differences between duplex chains and other types of chains, such as single-strand chains, include:

1. Load capacity: Duplex chains offer higher load-carrying capacity compared to single-strand chains. The use of two parallel strands increases the contact area with the sprockets, distributing the load more evenly and reducing stress on individual components.

2. Tensile strength: Duplex chains have greater tensile strength due to the double strand configuration. The additional set of links and plates enhances the chain’s overall strength, making it suitable for heavy-duty applications that require withstanding high loads and shocks.

3. Increased durability: The use of double strands in a duplex chain improves its durability and resistance to wear. The load distribution across the two strands helps to minimize wear on individual components, extending the chain’s service life.

4. Higher precision: Duplex chains typically offer better precision and alignment than single-strand chains. The symmetrical design and double strands contribute to improved positioning accuracy, making duplex chains suitable for applications that require precise motion control.

5. Compatibility: Duplex chains are compatible with the same types of sprockets as single-strand chains. They can be used in a wide range of applications where the transmission of power and motion is required.

In summary, duplex chains provide increased load capacity, higher tensile strength, enhanced durability, improved precision, and compatibility with standard sprockets. These features make duplex chains a preferred choice for demanding applications that require robust power transmission and reliable performance.

China Standard 16A-2 a Series Short Pitch Precision Duplex Industrial Engineering Roller Chains and Bush Chains  China Standard 16A-2 a Series Short Pitch Precision Duplex Industrial Engineering Roller Chains and Bush Chains
editor by CX 2023-09-11

China Custom Conveyor Belt 240h-2 Heavy Duty Series Duplex Roller Chains and Bush Chains with Link and Marine Hardware

Product Description

Heavy Duty Series Duplex Roller Chains & Bush Chains

ISO/ANSI
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

Tmax
mm
 

Transverse pitch
Pt
mm
 
Tensile strength

Qmin
kN/lbf
 

Average tensile strength
Q0
kN
 
Weight per meter
q kg/m
 
Lmax
mm
Lcmax
mm
240H-2 76.200 47.63 47.35 23.81 212.6 223.1 72.30 12.70 101.22 1000/227270 1200.0 60.50

 

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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We are not just a manufacturer and supplier, but also an industry consultant. We work pro-actively with you to offer expert advice and product recommendations in order to end up with a most cost effective product available for your specific application. The clients we serve CZPT range from end users to distributors and OEMs. Our OEM replacements can be substituted wherever necessary and suitable for both repair and new assemblies.

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duplex chain

What are the benefits of using a duplex chain in industrial equipment?

Duplex chains offer several advantages when used in industrial equipment:

  • High Strength: Duplex chains are designed to handle heavy loads and high torque, making them suitable for demanding industrial applications. They are made from durable materials such as alloy steel, which provides excellent strength and reliability.
  • Efficient Power Transmission: Duplex chains have low friction and high efficiency, allowing for efficient power transmission between the driving and driven components of the industrial equipment. This results in smooth operation and minimal energy loss.
  • Wide Range of Sizes and Configurations: Duplex chains are available in a variety of sizes and configurations to accommodate different equipment requirements. This flexibility makes them suitable for various industrial applications, ranging from small machinery to large-scale systems.
  • Easy Installation and Maintenance: Duplex chains are relatively easy to install and maintain. They can be quickly assembled and adjusted, and their design allows for easy lubrication and inspection. Proper lubrication and regular maintenance help ensure optimal performance and extend the chain’s service life.
  • Versatility: Duplex chains are versatile and can be used in a wide range of industrial equipment, including conveyors, agitators, mixers, elevators, and more. They are capable of handling diverse operating conditions, such as high loads, variable speeds, and harsh environments.
  • Cost-Effective: Duplex chains offer a cost-effective solution for power transmission in industrial equipment. They have a long service life when properly maintained, reducing the need for frequent replacements and minimizing downtime and associated costs.

Overall, the use of duplex chains in industrial equipment provides reliable power transmission, durability, and versatility, contributing to efficient and smooth operation in various industrial applications.

duplex chain

How do duplex chains handle misalignment between sprockets?

Duplex chains are designed to handle a certain degree of misalignment between sprockets. However, excessive misalignment can lead to premature wear and reduced chain life. Here are some key points to understand:

  • Duplex chains can tolerate small misalignments between sprockets due to their flexible construction. The side plates and link connections allow for some angular and axial movement.
  • Minor misalignments can be accommodated through the natural flexing and articulation of the chain as it engages with the sprockets. This flexibility helps the chain to adjust and maintain proper engagement with the sprocket teeth.
  • However, it is important to note that excessive misalignment should be avoided. Excessive misalignment can cause the chain to experience increased wear, uneven load distribution, and increased stress on the chain components.
  • To minimize misalignment-related issues, it is recommended to ensure proper alignment of the sprockets during installation. This includes aligning the sprockets parallel to each other and ensuring the correct center-to-center distance.
  • Regular inspection and maintenance of the chain drive system are also essential to identify any misalignment issues early on and take corrective measures.
  • In cases where significant misalignment is unavoidable, special chain types or guides can be considered to mitigate the effects of misalignment and improve the chain’s performance and longevity.

Overall, while duplex chains can tolerate some misalignment, it is important to strive for proper sprocket alignment during installation and regular maintenance to optimize the chain’s performance and lifespan.

duplex chain

What are the advantages of using a duplex chain in power transmission systems?

A duplex chain offers several advantages when used in power transmission systems. Here are some key benefits:

  • Higher load capacity: Duplex chains are designed to handle higher loads compared to standard single-strand chains. With two parallel rows of links, a duplex chain provides increased strength and load-bearing capacity, making it suitable for applications that require heavy-duty power transmission.
  • Improved durability: The dual-row design of a duplex chain enhances its durability and resistance to wear and fatigue. The load is distributed across multiple strands, reducing stress on individual components and extending the chain’s service life.
  • Better power transmission: Due to its robust construction, a duplex chain offers excellent power transmission efficiency. It minimizes energy losses and ensures reliable transfer of power from the driving sprocket to the driven sprocket, resulting in efficient operation of the machinery.
  • Enhanced stability and reliability: The use of two parallel rows of links provides improved stability and reduces the risk of chain derailment or jumping off the sprockets. This enhances the overall reliability of the power transmission system, especially in applications with high-speed or fluctuating loads.
  • Flexible design options: Duplex chains are available in a variety of sizes, pitches, and materials, allowing for flexibility in system design. They can be tailored to suit specific power transmission requirements and environmental conditions, ensuring optimal performance in various industrial applications.
  • Easy maintenance: Duplex chains typically require minimal maintenance. They are designed for easy installation, lubrication, and adjustment, making routine maintenance tasks more convenient. Regular inspection and proper lubrication help prolong the chain’s life and maintain its performance.

Overall, the advantages of using a duplex chain in power transmission systems include higher load capacity, improved durability, efficient power transmission, enhanced stability, flexibility in design, and ease of maintenance. These features make duplex chains a reliable and efficient choice for a wide range of industrial applications that require robust and dependable power transmission.

China Custom Conveyor Belt 240h-2 Heavy Duty Series Duplex Roller Chains and Bush Chains with Link and Marine Hardware  China Custom Conveyor Belt 240h-2 Heavy Duty Series Duplex Roller Chains and Bush Chains with Link and Marine Hardware
editor by CX 2023-09-05

China Hot selling B Series 20b-2 Short Pitch Precision Duplex Roller Chains and Bush Chains

Product Description

B Series Short pitch Precision Duplex Roller Chains & Bush Chains

ISO/DIN
Chain No.
Pitch

P
mm

Roller diameter

d1max
mm

Width
between inner plates
b1min
mm
Pin diameter

d2 max
mm

Pin length Inner
plate depth
h2max
mm
Plate thickness

t/Tmax
mm

Transverse pitch

         Pt         mm

Tensile strength

Qmin
kN/lbf

Average
tensile strength

Q0
kN

Weight
per meter
q  kg/m
Lmax
mm
Lcmax
mm
20B-2 31.750 19.05 19.56 10.19 77.8 81.5 26.40 4.50/3.5 36.45 170.0/38636 229.0 7.20

*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 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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What are the limitations of using duplex chains in certain applications?

While duplex chains offer many advantages, there are certain limitations to consider when using them in certain applications. Here are some key limitations:

  • Space Constraints: Duplex chains have a wider profile compared to other chain types, which can be a limitation in applications with limited space. It’s important to ensure that there is sufficient space to accommodate the duplex chain and its associated components.
  • Complex Installation: Installing and properly tensioning duplex chains can be more complex compared to simpler chain designs. It may require specific tools and expertise to ensure proper installation and tensioning, which can increase the overall installation time and complexity.
  • Higher Weight: Due to their design and construction, duplex chains can be heavier compared to other chain types. This additional weight may not be suitable for applications where weight reduction is a critical factor.
  • Increased Friction: Duplex chains can generate higher friction compared to some other chain types. This can lead to increased power loss and reduced overall efficiency in certain applications.
  • Maintenance Requirements: Duplex chains require regular maintenance, including lubrication and periodic inspection, to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Neglecting proper maintenance can lead to increased wear and reduced service life.
  • Cost: Duplex chains can be more expensive compared to standard chains or other power transmission options. The cost of purchasing and maintaining duplex chains should be considered in relation to the specific application requirements and budget.

It’s important to carefully evaluate the specific needs and constraints of the application when considering the use of duplex chains. Alternative chain types or power transmission solutions may be more suitable in certain situations. Consulting with experts or chain manufacturers can provide valuable guidance in selecting the most appropriate chain type for a given application.

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

Duplex chains offer high efficiency in power transmission, comparable to other chain types. The efficiency of a chain refers to the amount of power that is effectively transmitted from the driving sprocket to the driven sprocket without significant losses.

Duplex chains, like other roller chains, are designed with precision-engineered components such as rollers, pins, and plates. These components work together to minimize friction and ensure smooth motion, resulting in efficient power transfer.

The efficiency of duplex chains can vary depending on several factors, including the quality of the chain, the lubrication used, the alignment of the sprockets, and the operating conditions. Proper maintenance, such as regular lubrication and tensioning, is essential to maximize the efficiency of the chain.

Compared to other types of chains, such as bushing chains or silent chains, duplex chains generally offer higher efficiency. This is because duplex chains have fewer points of contact and rolling elements, reducing friction and energy losses.

However, it’s important to note that the overall efficiency of a power transmission system also depends on other components, such as the sprockets, bearings, and the specific application requirements. Therefore, when selecting a chain for a particular application, it is important to consider the specific efficiency needs and consult with chain manufacturers or industry experts to ensure the most suitable chain is chosen.

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Can duplex chains be used in high-load or heavy-duty applications?

Yes, duplex chains are well-suited for high-load and heavy-duty applications due to their robust construction and increased load-bearing capacity. Here are some reasons why duplex chains are commonly used in such applications:

  • Higher load capacity: Duplex chains consist of two parallel rows of links, which distribute the load across a larger area compared to single-strand chains. This design allows duplex chains to handle higher loads and provide increased strength and durability.
  • Improved resistance to wear: The use of two rows of links in a duplex chain helps distribute the wear evenly. This reduces the stress on individual links and increases the chain’s resistance to wear, ensuring reliable performance even under heavy loads.
  • Enhanced fatigue strength: Duplex chains are designed to withstand repetitive loading and cyclic stress. The dual-row configuration improves the chain’s fatigue strength, making it suitable for applications with high-load and continuous operation.
  • Greater stability and reliability: The parallel arrangement of links in a duplex chain provides better stability and reduces the risk of chain derailment or jumping off the sprockets. This ensures smooth and reliable power transmission, even in heavy-duty applications with varying loads.
  • Suitability for harsh environments: Duplex chains are available in a variety of materials, including corrosion-resistant options. This makes them suitable for use in demanding environments with high loads and exposure to harsh conditions such as dust, dirt, moisture, or chemicals.
  • Compatibility with large sprockets: Duplex chains are commonly used with larger sprockets, which further enhances their load-bearing capacity and efficiency in heavy-duty applications.

Overall, duplex chains are specifically designed to handle high-load and heavy-duty applications. Their construction, load distribution, and resistance to wear and fatigue make them a reliable choice for industries such as mining, construction, material handling, and agriculture, where substantial loads and continuous operation are common.

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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

Pt
mm

Breaking load

Q
kN/lbf

Weight per meter
q kg/m
Lmax
mm
Lcmax
mm
*06CSS-2 9.525 5.08 4.77 3.58 22.50 23.30 9.-0-0. p. 211. Retrieved 17 May 2-0-0. p. 86. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
 Green 1996, pp. 2337-2361
 “ANSI G7 Standard Roller Chain – Tsubaki Europe”. Tsubaki Europe. Tsubakimoto Europe B.V. Retrieved 18 June 2.
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Can duplex chains be used for power transmission in automotive applications?

Yes, duplex chains can be used for power transmission in automotive applications. They offer several advantages that make them suitable for automotive use. Here are some key points to consider:

  • High Strength: Duplex chains are designed to withstand high loads and provide reliable power transmission in demanding automotive applications. They are constructed using high-strength materials, such as alloy steel, which ensures durability and longevity.
  • Efficiency: Duplex chains have high mechanical efficiency, allowing for efficient power transfer in automotive systems. Their design minimizes frictional losses, enabling smooth and reliable power transmission.
  • Compact Design: Duplex chains have a compact design, which is beneficial in automotive applications where space is limited. They can be easily integrated into the drivetrain system without requiring excessive space.
  • Resistance to Wear: Duplex chains are designed to resist wear and withstand harsh operating conditions. They are capable of handling the dynamic and demanding nature of automotive applications, ensuring long-lasting performance.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Duplex chains are a cost-effective solution for power transmission in automotive applications. They offer a balance between performance and affordability, making them a popular choice in the automotive industry.

However, it’s important to note that duplex chains may not be suitable for all automotive applications. Factors such as specific power requirements, operating conditions, and space constraints should be taken into consideration when selecting the appropriate chain type. Consulting with chain manufacturers or engineers familiar with automotive applications can provide valuable insights and ensure the best choice for power transmission in automotive systems.

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Are there any special considerations for installing duplex chains?

Installing duplex chains requires careful attention to ensure proper operation and maximize chain life. Here are some special considerations to keep in mind:

  • Sprocket alignment: It is crucial to align the sprockets accurately during installation. Proper alignment involves ensuring that the sprockets are parallel to each other and have the correct center-to-center distance. This helps to maintain smooth engagement between the chain and sprockets, minimizing wear and extending the chain’s lifespan.
  • Tensioning: Duplex chains require proper tensioning to ensure optimal performance. The chain should have the correct amount of tension, neither too loose nor too tight. Insufficient tension can result in chain slippage, while excessive tension can lead to increased wear and stress on the chain components. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines or consult a professional to determine the appropriate tension for your specific application.
  • Lubrication: Adequate lubrication is essential for the smooth operation and longevity of duplex chains. During installation, make sure to apply the recommended lubricant to all the chain components. Regularly inspect and lubricate the chain as per the manufacturer’s recommendations or based on the operating conditions of your application.
  • Proper handling: Handle duplex chains with care during installation to avoid any damage or deformation. Avoid subjecting the chain to excessive force or bending, as this can impact its performance and durability.
  • Regular inspection: After installation, it is important to regularly inspect the duplex chain and its components for signs of wear, damage, or misalignment. Address any issues promptly to prevent further damage and ensure the chain operates optimally.

By considering these special installation considerations, you can enhance the performance, reliability, and lifespan of the duplex chain in your power transmission system.

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Can duplex chains be used in corrosive or harsh environments?

Duplex chains are known for their durability and resistance to various environmental conditions, including corrosive or harsh environments. However, the suitability of duplex chains for such conditions depends on the specific materials and surface treatments used in their construction. Here are some considerations:

  • Stainless steel duplex chains: Stainless steel duplex chains offer excellent corrosion resistance and are well-suited for use in corrosive environments. They are resistant to oxidation, chemicals, and moisture, making them ideal for applications where exposure to acids, alkalis, saltwater, or other corrosive substances is expected.
  • Surface treatments: Some duplex chains may undergo specialized surface treatments to enhance their corrosion resistance. These treatments can include coatings, platings, or treatments like zinc, nickel, or chrome plating. These surface treatments create a protective barrier against corrosive elements, extending the chain’s lifespan in harsh environments.
  • Sealed or lubrication-free options: In some cases, duplex chains with sealed joints or lubrication-free designs may be available. These chains utilize specialized seals or solid lubricants to provide additional protection against contamination and corrosion, making them suitable for use in harsh environments where regular lubrication or maintenance may not be practical.
  • Regular maintenance: While duplex chains offer resistance to corrosion, it’s still important to perform regular maintenance and inspections. This includes proper lubrication, cleaning, and monitoring for any signs of corrosion or damage. Regular maintenance helps to preserve the chain’s integrity and performance in corrosive or harsh environments.

It’s crucial to consider the specific operating conditions and the recommendations of the chain manufacturer when determining the suitability of duplex chains in corrosive or harsh environments. Consulting with industry experts or chain suppliers can provide valuable guidance in selecting the most appropriate duplex chain for a given application.

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Chain No.
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

Tmax
mm

Transverse                     Pt 
mm
Tensile strength

Qmin
kN/lbf

Average tensile strength
Q0
kN
Weight per meter
q  
kg/m
Lmax
mm
Lcmax
mm
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*Bush chain: d1 in the table indicates the external diameter of the bush

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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The 219 sets of advanced automatic production equipment provide guarantees for high product quality. The 167 engineers and technicians with senior professional titles can design and develop products to meet the exact demands of customers, and OEM customizations are also available with us. Our sound global service network can provide customers with timely after-sales technical services.

We are not just a manufacturer and supplier, but also an industry consultant. We work pro-actively with you to offer expert advice and product recommendations in order to end up with a most cost effective product available for your specific application. The clients we serve CZPT range from end users to distributors and OEMs. Our OEM replacements can be substituted wherever necessary and suitable for both repair and new assemblies.

 

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duplex chain

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

Yes, duplex chains can be used for power transmission in automotive applications. They offer several advantages that make them suitable for automotive use. Here are some key points to consider:

  • High Strength: Duplex chains are designed to withstand high loads and provide reliable power transmission in demanding automotive applications. They are constructed using high-strength materials, such as alloy steel, which ensures durability and longevity.
  • Efficiency: Duplex chains have high mechanical efficiency, allowing for efficient power transfer in automotive systems. Their design minimizes frictional losses, enabling smooth and reliable power transmission.
  • Compact Design: Duplex chains have a compact design, which is beneficial in automotive applications where space is limited. They can be easily integrated into the drivetrain system without requiring excessive space.
  • Resistance to Wear: Duplex chains are designed to resist wear and withstand harsh operating conditions. They are capable of handling the dynamic and demanding nature of automotive applications, ensuring long-lasting performance.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Duplex chains are a cost-effective solution for power transmission in automotive applications. They offer a balance between performance and affordability, making them a popular choice in the automotive industry.

However, it’s important to note that duplex chains may not be suitable for all automotive applications. Factors such as specific power requirements, operating conditions, and space constraints should be taken into consideration when selecting the appropriate chain type. Consulting with chain manufacturers or engineers familiar with automotive applications can provide valuable insights and ensure the best choice for power transmission in automotive systems.

duplex chain

How do duplex chains handle misalignment between sprockets?

Duplex chains are designed to handle a certain degree of misalignment between sprockets. However, excessive misalignment can lead to premature wear and reduced chain life. Here are some key points to understand:

  • Duplex chains can tolerate small misalignments between sprockets due to their flexible construction. The side plates and link connections allow for some angular and axial movement.
  • Minor misalignments can be accommodated through the natural flexing and articulation of the chain as it engages with the sprockets. This flexibility helps the chain to adjust and maintain proper engagement with the sprocket teeth.
  • However, it is important to note that excessive misalignment should be avoided. Excessive misalignment can cause the chain to experience increased wear, uneven load distribution, and increased stress on the chain components.
  • To minimize misalignment-related issues, it is recommended to ensure proper alignment of the sprockets during installation. This includes aligning the sprockets parallel to each other and ensuring the correct center-to-center distance.
  • Regular inspection and maintenance of the chain drive system are also essential to identify any misalignment issues early on and take corrective measures.
  • In cases where significant misalignment is unavoidable, special chain types or guides can be considered to mitigate the effects of misalignment and improve the chain’s performance and longevity.

Overall, while duplex chains can tolerate some misalignment, it is important to strive for proper sprocket alignment during installation and regular maintenance to optimize the chain’s performance and lifespan.

duplex chain

What is a duplex chain and how does it differ from other types of chains?

A duplex chain is a type of roller chain that consists of two parallel strands of interconnected links. It is commonly used in applications that require higher strength and durability compared to standard single-strand chains. Here’s a detailed explanation of duplex chains and their key differences from other types of chains:

A duplex chain features two sets of outer plates, inner plates, rollers, and pins, which are connected together to form the two parallel strands. The strands are typically offset from each other by half a pitch, creating a symmetrical design. The inner plates have a slightly wider profile to accommodate the double strands.

The main differences between duplex chains and other types of chains, such as single-strand chains, include:

1. Load capacity: Duplex chains offer higher load-carrying capacity compared to single-strand chains. The use of two parallel strands increases the contact area with the sprockets, distributing the load more evenly and reducing stress on individual components.

2. Tensile strength: Duplex chains have greater tensile strength due to the double strand configuration. The additional set of links and plates enhances the chain’s overall strength, making it suitable for heavy-duty applications that require withstanding high loads and shocks.

3. Increased durability: The use of double strands in a duplex chain improves its durability and resistance to wear. The load distribution across the two strands helps to minimize wear on individual components, extending the chain’s service life.

4. Higher precision: Duplex chains typically offer better precision and alignment than single-strand chains. The symmetrical design and double strands contribute to improved positioning accuracy, making duplex chains suitable for applications that require precise motion control.

5. Compatibility: Duplex chains are compatible with the same types of sprockets as single-strand chains. They can be used in a wide range of applications where the transmission of power and motion is required.

In summary, duplex chains provide increased load capacity, higher tensile strength, enhanced durability, improved precision, and compatibility with standard sprockets. These features make duplex chains a preferred choice for demanding applications that require robust power transmission and reliable performance.

China supplier *04c-2 a Series Short Pitch Precision Duplex Stainless Steel Conveyor Forged Roller Chains and Bush Chains for Engineer  China supplier *04c-2 a Series Short Pitch Precision Duplex Stainless Steel Conveyor Forged Roller Chains and Bush Chains for Engineer
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China high quality Conveyor Belt Parts Short Pitch Precision 180h-2 Heavy Duty Series Duplex Roller Chains and Bush Chains

Product Description

Heavy Duty Series Duplex Roller Chains & Bush Chains

ISO/ANSI
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

Tmax
mm
 

Transverse pitch
Pt
mm
 
Tensile strength

Qmin
kN/lbf
 

Average tensile strength
Q0
kN
 
Weight per meter
q kg/m
 
Lmax
mm
Lcmax
mm
180H-2 57.150 35.71 35.48 17.46 146.5 155.6 53.60 8.00 69.16 562/127726 680.0 29.20

 

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.

CHAIN STHangZhouRDS

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.

 

WHY CHOOSE US 

1. Reliable Quality Assurance System
2. Cutting-Edge Computer-Controlled CNC Machines
3. Bespoke Solutions from Highly Experienced Specialists
4. Customization and OEM Available for Specific Application
5. Extensive Inventory of Spare Parts and Accessories
6. Well-Developed CZPT Marketing Network
7. Efficient After-Sale Service System

 

The 219 sets of advanced automatic production equipment provide guarantees for high product quality. The 167 engineers and technicians with senior professional titles can design and develop products to meet the exact demands of customers, and OEM customizations are also available with us. Our sound global service network can provide customers with timely after-sales technical services.

We are not just a manufacturer and supplier, but also an industry consultant. We work pro-actively with you to offer expert advice and product recommendations in order to end up with a most cost effective product available for your specific application. The clients we serve CZPT range from end users to distributors and OEMs. Our OEM replacements can be substituted wherever necessary and suitable for both repair and new assemblies.

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

Yes, duplex chains can be used for power transmission in automotive applications. They offer several advantages that make them suitable for automotive use. Here are some key points to consider:

  • High Strength: Duplex chains are designed to withstand high loads and provide reliable power transmission in demanding automotive applications. They are constructed using high-strength materials, such as alloy steel, which ensures durability and longevity.
  • Efficiency: Duplex chains have high mechanical efficiency, allowing for efficient power transfer in automotive systems. Their design minimizes frictional losses, enabling smooth and reliable power transmission.
  • Compact Design: Duplex chains have a compact design, which is beneficial in automotive applications where space is limited. They can be easily integrated into the drivetrain system without requiring excessive space.
  • Resistance to Wear: Duplex chains are designed to resist wear and withstand harsh operating conditions. They are capable of handling the dynamic and demanding nature of automotive applications, ensuring long-lasting performance.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Duplex chains are a cost-effective solution for power transmission in automotive applications. They offer a balance between performance and affordability, making them a popular choice in the automotive industry.

However, it’s important to note that duplex chains may not be suitable for all automotive applications. Factors such as specific power requirements, operating conditions, and space constraints should be taken into consideration when selecting the appropriate chain type. Consulting with chain manufacturers or engineers familiar with automotive applications can provide valuable insights and ensure the best choice for power transmission in automotive systems.

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How do duplex chains perform in extreme temperature conditions?

Duplex chains are designed to operate efficiently and reliably in a wide range of temperature conditions. However, extreme temperatures can have an impact on the performance of duplex chains. Here’s a closer look at how duplex chains perform in different temperature conditions:

  • High-temperature environments: In high-temperature environments, the performance of duplex chains can be affected by factors such as thermal expansion, increased wear, and reduced lubricant effectiveness. It is essential to select duplex chains made from heat-resistant materials and use appropriate lubricants with high-temperature stability to ensure reliable operation.
  • Low-temperature environments: In low-temperature environments, the material properties of duplex chains can be affected, leading to increased brittleness and reduced flexibility. This can impact the chain’s ability to flex and transmit power effectively. It is important to choose duplex chains made from materials suitable for low temperatures and ensure proper lubrication to prevent freezing or stiffening of the chain.

When operating duplex chains in extreme temperature conditions, it is crucial to consider the following:

  • Chain material selection: Choosing the right material for the duplex chain is critical to ensure its performance in extreme temperatures. Heat-resistant alloys or special coatings may be required for high-temperature applications, while low-temperature materials should be selected for cold environments.
  • Lubrication: Proper lubrication is essential in extreme temperature conditions to reduce friction and prevent excessive wear. It is important to select lubricants that can withstand the operating temperature range and maintain their effectiveness.
  • Maintenance and inspection: Regular maintenance and inspection of duplex chains operating in extreme temperature conditions are vital. This includes monitoring chain wear, checking for signs of thermal degradation, and replacing worn or damaged components promptly.

By considering the specific temperature requirements and selecting appropriate materials, lubricants, and maintenance practices, duplex chains can perform reliably in extreme temperature conditions. It is recommended to consult with chain manufacturers or industry experts for guidance on selecting and using duplex chains in such applications.

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What are the advantages of using a duplex chain in power transmission systems?

A duplex chain offers several advantages when used in power transmission systems. Here are some key benefits:

  • Higher load capacity: Duplex chains are designed to handle higher loads compared to standard single-strand chains. With two parallel rows of links, a duplex chain provides increased strength and load-bearing capacity, making it suitable for applications that require heavy-duty power transmission.
  • Improved durability: The dual-row design of a duplex chain enhances its durability and resistance to wear and fatigue. The load is distributed across multiple strands, reducing stress on individual components and extending the chain’s service life.
  • Better power transmission: Due to its robust construction, a duplex chain offers excellent power transmission efficiency. It minimizes energy losses and ensures reliable transfer of power from the driving sprocket to the driven sprocket, resulting in efficient operation of the machinery.
  • Enhanced stability and reliability: The use of two parallel rows of links provides improved stability and reduces the risk of chain derailment or jumping off the sprockets. This enhances the overall reliability of the power transmission system, especially in applications with high-speed or fluctuating loads.
  • Flexible design options: Duplex chains are available in a variety of sizes, pitches, and materials, allowing for flexibility in system design. They can be tailored to suit specific power transmission requirements and environmental conditions, ensuring optimal performance in various industrial applications.
  • Easy maintenance: Duplex chains typically require minimal maintenance. They are designed for easy installation, lubrication, and adjustment, making routine maintenance tasks more convenient. Regular inspection and proper lubrication help prolong the chain’s life and maintain its performance.

Overall, the advantages of using a duplex chain in power transmission systems include higher load capacity, improved durability, efficient power transmission, enhanced stability, flexibility in design, and ease of maintenance. These features make duplex chains a reliable and efficient choice for a wide range of industrial applications that require robust and dependable power transmission.

China high quality Conveyor Belt Parts Short Pitch Precision 180h-2 Heavy Duty Series Duplex Roller Chains and Bush Chains  China high quality Conveyor Belt Parts Short Pitch Precision 180h-2 Heavy Duty Series Duplex Roller Chains and Bush Chains
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China Best Sales 16A-2 a Series Short Pitch Precision Duplex Industrial Engineering Roller Chains and Bush Chains

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Model NO. 06C/08A/10A/12A/16A/20A/24A/28A/32A/40A/06B/08B/10B/12B/16B/20B/24B/28B/32B/40B-1/2/3
Heavy duty
Chain Model Roller Chains
Structure (for Chain) Roller Chain
Specification GB/T, DIN, ANSI, ISO, BS, JIS.
Origin HangZhou, ZheJiang
Color Solid Color
Chain Color Customized

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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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What are the maintenance intervals for duplex chains?

Maintenance intervals for duplex chains can vary depending on factors such as the operating conditions, load, and environmental factors. Here are some general guidelines to consider:

  • Lubrication: Regular lubrication is essential to reduce friction and wear in duplex chains. The lubrication interval will depend on the chain speed, operating temperature, and the type of lubricant used. It is recommended to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for lubrication frequency and use a high-quality lubricant suitable for the application.
  • Tensioning: Proper chain tension is important for efficient power transmission and to prevent excessive wear. It is recommended to check and adjust the chain tension periodically. The frequency of tensioning will depend on the specific application and the chain’s elongation characteristics.
  • Inspection: Regular visual inspections of the duplex chain are necessary to identify any signs of wear, damage, or misalignment. Inspections should include checking for elongation, corrosion, loose pins, damaged rollers, and worn sprocket teeth. The frequency of inspections will depend on the operating conditions and the criticality of the equipment.
  • Cleaning: In environments where contaminants such as dirt, dust, or debris are present, regular cleaning of the duplex chain may be required. This helps to maintain proper functioning and prevent accelerated wear.
  • Replacement: Duplex chains should be replaced when they have reached their wear limits or when significant damage or elongation is detected. It is important to monitor the chain’s condition and replace it promptly to prevent unexpected failures and equipment downtime.

It is recommended to consult the manufacturer’s documentation or seek guidance from chain experts to determine the specific maintenance intervals for duplex chains based on the application requirements and operating conditions. They can provide more detailed information and specific recommendations for your particular application.

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How do duplex chains handle misalignment between sprockets?

Duplex chains are designed to handle a certain degree of misalignment between sprockets. However, excessive misalignment can lead to premature wear and reduced chain life. Here are some key points to understand:

  • Duplex chains can tolerate small misalignments between sprockets due to their flexible construction. The side plates and link connections allow for some angular and axial movement.
  • Minor misalignments can be accommodated through the natural flexing and articulation of the chain as it engages with the sprockets. This flexibility helps the chain to adjust and maintain proper engagement with the sprocket teeth.
  • However, it is important to note that excessive misalignment should be avoided. Excessive misalignment can cause the chain to experience increased wear, uneven load distribution, and increased stress on the chain components.
  • To minimize misalignment-related issues, it is recommended to ensure proper alignment of the sprockets during installation. This includes aligning the sprockets parallel to each other and ensuring the correct center-to-center distance.
  • Regular inspection and maintenance of the chain drive system are also essential to identify any misalignment issues early on and take corrective measures.
  • In cases where significant misalignment is unavoidable, special chain types or guides can be considered to mitigate the effects of misalignment and improve the chain’s performance and longevity.

Overall, while duplex chains can tolerate some misalignment, it is important to strive for proper sprocket alignment during installation and regular maintenance to optimize the chain’s performance and lifespan.

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How do you determine the appropriate size and pitch of a duplex chain?

Determining the appropriate size and pitch of a duplex chain involves considering several factors to ensure optimal performance and compatibility with the application. Here’s a step-by-step guide to determining the right size and pitch:

  1. Identify the power requirements: Determine the power requirements of the application, including the torque and speed at which the chain will operate. This information is crucial for selecting a chain that can handle the expected load and provide the necessary power transmission.
  2. Calculate the design power: Use the torque and speed requirements to calculate the design power, which is the amount of power the chain needs to transmit. Design power is calculated using the formula: Design Power (kW) = Torque (Nm) x Speed (rpm) / 1000.
  3. Refer to manufacturer’s catalogs: Consult manufacturer catalogs or technical specifications to find the appropriate duplex chain series that can handle the design power calculated in the previous step. The catalogs provide detailed information on the capacity and capabilities of different chain sizes and pitches.
  4. Consider the chain’s tensile strength: Evaluate the tensile strength of the duplex chain options available in the selected series. The tensile strength should be sufficient to handle the anticipated load without exceeding the chain’s maximum working load limit.
  5. Determine the pitch: The pitch refers to the distance between the centers of adjacent chain pins and is an essential parameter to ensure proper meshing with the sprockets. The pitch size should match the pitch diameter of the sprockets used in the system. Select the duplex chain with the appropriate pitch size that matches the sprocket pitch diameter.
  6. Consider environmental factors: Take into account any specific environmental factors that may affect the chain’s performance, such as temperature extremes, corrosion, or abrasive conditions. Choose a duplex chain with the appropriate material and surface treatment to withstand the environmental conditions.
  7. Verify compatibility: Double-check the compatibility of the selected duplex chain with the sprockets, shafts, and other components in the power transmission system. Ensure that the chain can properly engage with the sprockets and align with the overall system design.
  8. Consult with experts: If you are unsure or require assistance in determining the appropriate size and pitch of a duplex chain, consult with experienced engineers, chain manufacturers, or industry experts who can provide guidance based on their expertise.

By following these steps and considering the power requirements, tensile strength, pitch, and environmental factors, you can determine the appropriate size and pitch of a duplex chain that will effectively and reliably transmit power in your specific application.

China Best Sales 16A-2 a Series Short Pitch Precision Duplex Industrial Engineering Roller Chains and Bush Chains  China Best Sales 16A-2 a Series Short Pitch Precision Duplex Industrial Engineering Roller Chains and Bush Chains
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China Standard Gearbox Belt Transmission Parts Engineering and Construction Machinery 50-2 a Series Short Pitch Precision Duplex Roller Chains and Bush Chains

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A Series Short Pitch Precision Duplex Roller Chains & Bush Chains

ISO/ANSI/ DIN
Chain No.
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

Tmax
mm

Transverse                     Pt 
mm
Tensile strength

Qmin
kN/lbf

Average tensile strength
Q0
kN
Weight per meter
q  
kg/m
Lmax
mm
Lcmax
mm
50-2 10A-2 15.875 10.16 9.40 5.08 38.9 40.4 15.09 2.03 18.11 44.40/10091 62.6 2.00

*Bush chain: d1 in the table indicates the external diameter of the bush

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 duplex chains handle variable speed applications?

Duplex chains are capable of handling variable speed applications with proper design and maintenance considerations. Here are some key points to understand:

  • Sprocket Selection: In variable speed applications, it’s essential to select appropriate sprockets that can accommodate the desired speed range. Sprockets with varying numbers of teeth or adjustable centers can be used to achieve different speeds.
  • Tensioning: Proper tensioning of the duplex chain is crucial in variable speed applications. The chain should be tensioned to a level that allows for smooth operation and prevents excessive slack or tightness. The tension should be adjusted based on the speed and load requirements.
  • Lubrication: Adequate lubrication is essential to reduce friction and wear in variable speed applications. The lubricant should be selected based on the speed and temperature requirements, and regular lubrication intervals should be followed to maintain optimal performance.
  • Maintenance: Regular inspection and maintenance are important in variable speed applications to detect any signs of wear or damage. Prompt replacement of worn components and proper adjustment of the chain tension are necessary to ensure smooth and reliable operation.
  • Proper Design: The overall design of the system should consider the variable speed requirements, including factors such as load variations, acceleration, and deceleration. The selection of the duplex chain and associated components should be based on the specific application requirements to ensure durability and performance.

It’s important to consult with chain manufacturers or industry experts when designing and selecting duplex chains for variable speed applications. They can provide guidance on the appropriate chain size, sprocket selection, lubrication requirements, and maintenance practices to ensure reliable and efficient operation in variable speed conditions.

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What are the factors to consider when selecting a duplex chain for an application?

When selecting a duplex chain for an application, several factors need to be considered to ensure optimal performance and reliability. These factors include:

  • Load Capacity: Evaluate the maximum expected load the duplex chain will need to handle. Consider factors such as shock loads, intermittent loads, and dynamic forces to ensure the chain’s load capacity meets the application’s requirements.
  • Speed: Determine the operating speed of the chain drive system. Duplex chains have specific speed limitations based on their design and construction, and selecting a chain that can safely and effectively operate at the desired speed is crucial.
  • Environment: Assess the operating environment for the presence of corrosive substances, extreme temperatures, humidity, or contaminants. Choose a duplex chain with appropriate corrosion resistance, high-temperature capabilities, or special coatings if required.
  • Alignment and Tension: Consider the alignment accuracy and tensioning methods of the chain drive system. Proper alignment and tension are critical to ensure smooth operation, reduce wear, and minimize the risk of premature failure.
  • Maintenance: Evaluate the maintenance requirements of the duplex chain. Some chains may require regular lubrication, inspection, and adjustment, while others may be self-lubricating or maintenance-free. Select a chain that aligns with the available maintenance resources and schedules.
  • Cost: Consider the overall cost of the duplex chain, including initial purchase, installation, and ongoing maintenance. Balance the cost with the desired performance, durability, and expected lifespan of the chain.

By carefully considering these factors, it is possible to select a duplex chain that is well-suited for the specific application, ensuring efficient power transmission, durability, and reliability.

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What materials are duplex chains typically made of?

Duplex chains are commonly made of high-quality materials known for their strength and durability. The choice of material depends on the specific application requirements and the environmental conditions the chain will be exposed to. Here are some of the materials typically used in the construction of duplex chains:

  • Alloy steel: Alloy steel is a popular choice for duplex chains due to its excellent strength, toughness, and wear resistance. The alloying elements added to the steel composition enhance its mechanical properties and allow the chain to withstand high loads and harsh operating conditions.
  • Stainless steel: Stainless steel is used when corrosion resistance is a critical factor. It is highly resistant to rust, corrosion, and chemical agents, making it suitable for applications in wet or corrosive environments. Stainless steel duplex chains are commonly used in food processing, pharmaceuticals, and outdoor equipment.
  • Carbon steel: Carbon steel is a cost-effective option that offers good strength and durability. It is suitable for applications with moderate loads and operating conditions. Carbon steel duplex chains are widely used in various industrial applications.
  • Plastic or polymer: In certain applications where noise reduction, lightweight, or corrosion resistance are important, plastic or polymer materials may be used for duplex chains. These materials provide low friction, resistance to chemicals, and can operate with minimal lubrication.

The material selection for a duplex chain depends on factors such as the required strength, environmental conditions, operating temperature, corrosion resistance, and the specific demands of the application. It’s important to consult with chain manufacturers or industry experts to determine the most suitable material for a particular application.

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buy drive chain

Buying a drive chain requires a certain understading of its characteristics. This article discusses the different types of chains available, including Silent, Flat-top, and Duplex. By the end of this article, you should have a basic understanding of what each type of chain is for. First, here are some basic rules to keep in mind when shopping for a chain. To find the drive chain that best suits your needs, read on.

roller chain

Choosing the right roller chain for your drive chain depends on several factors. First, you have to determine the motor horsepower and rpm for the small drive sprocket. These values ​​determine the size of the chain and the number of teeth on the drive sprocket. Next, you need to determine the size of the conveyor chain, it can be the horizontal, vertical, or curved radius. Depending on your specific needs, you can also choose between two-strand or three-strand chains.
The roller chain of the drive chain must be properly tensioned. It should also have a proper lubrication system. Chain sag should not exceed two to four percent of the center distance (the distance between the two axles). Also, it shouldn’t make any unusual noises or obvious problems. One of the main reasons for excessive wear is the size of the load. Each chain has a specified maximum working load.
The maximum roller chain load must be less than 1/9 or 6 times the tensile strength of the drive chain. This amount should not exceed this threshold, as exceeding this level will result in chain plate fatigue. To avoid this, you should use a roller chain with a higher number of strands. Also, for high power requirements, a roller chain with a higher number of strands is recommended. One final tip for choosing a drive chain: it should not be used when there is a high risk of corrosion or rusting.
The materials used to manufacture roller chains vary according to the specific application. Common materials include steel and stainless steel. However, stainless steel is used in food processing machinery and other environments that require lubrication. Brass and nylon are also sometimes used. These factors determine the selection of suitable materials for the drive chain. If you are not sure which material to use, you can consult an industry professional. These professionals will help you choose the right chain for the job at hand.

mute chain

The design of the silent transmission chain is as follows: the large chain plates 2 are stacked one on top of the other in the direction of the chain length. The connecting rods are connected by connecting pins 3. The outermost and central guide plates 4 are fastened to the connecting pins 3 by means of rivets. This construction helps minimize friction on the sliding surfaces of the chain. Chainplate 2 of the silent transmission chain is usually made of stainless steel.
The link plates are made of steel and have a rectangular shape with pinholes 41. These guide plates have no teeth but have curved surfaces that guide the silent drive chain on the sprockets. In addition, the rear portion of the guide plate is higher than the portion of the chainplate. This feature improves pitch balance. The present invention is also applicable to silent transmission chains using rockers.
When it comes to chain design, it’s important to remember that silent drive chains are often used in automotive engines, especially timing and cam drives. This type of drive reduces noise and vibration due to its low engagement angle and links engagement with the sprocket. However, these applications are not limited to timing and cam drives; they can also be used for front-wheel power transmission. For example, silent drive chains are designed to resemble those used in NASCAR racing engines.
The design of the silent drive chain is based on the structure of the roller chain. Its components are standardized and manufactured according to pitch. There are single-row and multi-row versions. Quiet chains, also known as inverted tooth chains, are shaped to reduce noise from stretching. It’s also designed to minimize the amount of friction caused by small changes in pitch. Its teeth don’t slide against each other, so the chain is smoother and more durable.

flat top chain

One of the important parts of the flat top chainplate system is the hinge pin, which is used to fix the chainplate and is responsible for the smooth and efficient conveying of the chainplate. There are several types of hinge pins, including single hinge pins and double hinge pins. The single hinge pin is suitable for the chainplate with a small span and small bearing capacity, and the double hinge pin is suitable for the chainplate with a large span and high bearing capacity.
The side bending flat top chain is suitable for conveying large and medium workpiece pallets. They can be made of steel or plastic, each with its own advantages. Both chainplates are designed to convey material smoothly. Side curved flat-top chains can be used on straight conveyors. They have a low coefficient of friction and can transport weights up to 1.2 kg/cm. They can also be combined with HD profiles.
Flat top drive chains are usually made of plastic material and come in two types: tabletop chains and buffer chains. They come in a variety of widths, but the most popular are standard widths, ranging from 3.25 inches to 12 inches. MatTop chains are usually shipped in 10-foot lengths. They come in different styles, but they all have the same basic specs. Tabletop chains are designed for general conveying, while pad chains are used for specific applications. Solid top chains are suitable for conveying bulk materials, while wide pad chains can handle large volumes of fluids and/or solid-solid mixtures.
These chain conveyors can be used to convey, connect or lift small items. This type of chain is especially useful in industries where the product is hot or greasy. The modular design of these chains allows them to be configured in three dimensions, making them suitable for production changes and transitions. They also help reduce slack in the chain. Flat top chains are commonly used in final assembly and mechanical or paint restoration in the automotive industry.

double chain

Besides the roller chain, another type of chain drive is the double drive chain. This type of chain consists of a series of short cylindrical rollers connected together by side links and driven by gears called sprockets. This type of chain is very reliable and only requires a tractor with a high rpm PTO. It is manufactured by CZPT and is available in many different sizes and finishes.

Self-lubricating chain

Self-lubricating drive chains are the ideal solution for applications that do not require the relubrication of conventional chains. This maintenance-free roller chain features fully heat-treated components that increase the chain’s fatigue resistance and strength. It’s sintered alloy bushings are oil-impregnated, reducing the chance of premature wear and elongation. Its self-lubricating properties enhance its durability and work well even in hard-to-reach places.
CZPT self-lubricating roller chains feature preloaded sintered steel bearing pins and oil-impregnated sintered bushings. These chains are drop-in replacements for standard roller chains and run on the same sprockets as standard chains. In addition to being maintenance-free, self-lubricating roller chains are compatible with most existing sprockets and are ideal for demanding applications.
The O-ring chain concept was used to develop self-lubricating systems. It has two or more annular grease storage chambers. A self-lubricating bushing roller chain has an oil reservoir between its pin chain and the roller chainplate. A grease seal between these two plates isolates the moving parts and keeps the joints well lubricated. O-rings are made of special nitrile rubber, whose properties vary by application.
CZPT SLR conveyor chains and CZPT SLR drive chains have rollers on sintered bushings. CZPT SLR chains and SLR conveyor chains are self-lubricating and have a higher working load than standard ANSI chains. They may not be interchangeable with other self-lubricating chains from other manufacturers. Self-lubricating drive chains are the best solution for demanding industrial applications requiring heavy-duty, reliable conveying.

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