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China factory Stainless Steel Motorcycle Chain 80-6 a Series ASME ISO Standard Short Pitch Precision Multiple Strand Roller Chains and Bush Chains with Hardware and Parts

Product Description

A Series Short Pitch Precision Multiple Strand Roller Chains & Bush Chains

 

ANSI
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 pitch
    Pt     mm
Tensile strength

Qmin
kN/lbf

Average tensile strength

Q0
kN

Weight per meter
q   kg/m
Lmax
mm
Lcmax
mm
80-6 16A-6 25.400 15.88 15.75 7.92 179.2 183.0 24.00 3.25 29.29 340.2/76530 374.22 15.50

 

 

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 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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Can a bush chain be used in food processing industries?

Yes, bush chains can be used in food processing industries, provided that they meet certain criteria to ensure food safety and hygiene. When selecting a bush chain for food processing applications, several factors should be considered:

1. Material compatibility: The chain material should be food-grade and suitable for contact with food products. Stainless steel, particularly austenitic stainless steel grades like 304 and 316, is commonly used due to its corrosion resistance, durability, and ease of cleaning. These materials are non-toxic and do not contaminate the food.

2. Lubrication: In food processing applications, it is important to consider the lubrication requirements. Some bush chains are available with self-lubricating properties or require food-grade lubricants that are safe for incidental contact with food. This ensures that the lubrication used does not pose a risk of contamination.

3. Cleanability: The bush chain should be designed in a way that allows for easy cleaning and maintenance. Smooth surfaces, without crevices or hard-to-reach areas, are preferred to prevent the accumulation of food particles, bacteria, or other contaminants. The chain should also withstand frequent cleaning processes, including washdowns with cleaning solutions or high-pressure water.

4. FDA and regulatory compliance: It is important to ensure that the bush chain and associated components comply with relevant food safety regulations, such as those set by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the United States or similar regulatory bodies in other countries. Compliance with these regulations helps to maintain food safety standards.

5. Sanitary design: The bush chain should adhere to sanitary design principles, which include features such as smooth surfaces, no exposed threads, and easy disassembly for cleaning. This helps prevent the growth of bacteria and ensures the chain can be effectively sanitized.

By considering these factors and selecting a bush chain that meets the specific requirements of the food processing industry, it is possible to use bush chains safely and effectively in various applications, including conveying, sorting, packaging, and processing of food products.

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What are the benefits of using a self-lubricating bush chain?

Using a self-lubricating bush chain offers several advantages in industrial applications:

1. Reduced maintenance: Self-lubricating bush chains are designed to minimize the need for manual lubrication. They incorporate special materials or coatings that provide built-in lubrication, reducing the frequency of lubrication maintenance tasks.

2. Increased operational efficiency: The self-lubricating feature ensures consistent and proper lubrication of the bush chain, which helps to reduce friction and wear. This results in improved efficiency and smoother operation of the chain, reducing energy consumption and increasing overall system performance.

3. Extended chain life: Proper lubrication is essential for preserving the integrity and longevity of a bush chain. Self-lubricating bush chains offer superior lubrication capabilities, reducing friction and wear on the chain components. This leads to longer chain life, reducing the frequency of chain replacement and associated downtime.

4. Contamination resistance: Self-lubricating bush chains often have enhanced resistance to contaminants such as dust, dirt, and moisture. The lubrication materials or coatings used in these chains help repel or resist the entry of contaminants, reducing the risk of chain malfunction or premature failure.

5. Cost savings: By eliminating or reducing the need for manual lubrication, self-lubricating bush chains can result in cost savings associated with labor, lubrication materials, and maintenance downtime. The extended chain life also contributes to cost savings by reducing the frequency of chain replacements.

6. Environmental friendliness: Self-lubricating bush chains often use lubrication materials that are environmentally friendly, such as dry film lubricants or solid lubricants. This reduces the potential for lubricant leakage or contamination of the surrounding environment.

Overall, the use of self-lubricating bush chains provides significant benefits in terms of reduced maintenance, improved efficiency, extended chain life, contamination resistance, cost savings, and environmental considerations. These advantages make self-lubricating bush chains a preferred choice in many industrial applications where reliable and low-maintenance chain operation is essential.

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What industries commonly use bush chains?

Bush chains are widely used in various industries that require reliable and efficient power transmission systems. Here are some industries that commonly utilize bush chains:

1. Manufacturing and Machinery: Bush chains find extensive use in manufacturing and machinery applications. They are employed in conveyors, assembly lines, packaging equipment, machine tools, and other machinery where reliable and smooth power transmission is essential.

2. Automotive: The automotive industry relies on bush chains for various applications, including engine timing systems, camshaft drives, timing belts, and other critical automotive components. Bush chains offer the durability and strength required for high-speed and high-torque applications.

3. Agriculture: Bush chains play a crucial role in agricultural machinery such as tractors, combines, harvesters, and irrigation systems. They are used for transmitting power in these rugged and demanding environments, providing reliable operation even under heavy loads.

4. Material Handling: The material handling industry heavily utilizes bush chains in conveyor systems, elevators, escalators, and other equipment involved in the movement of goods. Bush chains offer the strength and durability required for handling heavy loads and continuous operation.

5. Mining and Quarrying: In mining and quarrying operations, bush chains are employed in various equipment, including crushers, screens, conveyors, and bucket elevators. They withstand the harsh conditions and heavy loads encountered in these industries.

6. Energy and Power Generation: Bush chains are used in power plants, renewable energy systems, and other energy-related applications. They are utilized in equipment such as turbines, generators, pumps, and conveyors to transmit power efficiently and reliably.

7. Construction and Heavy Equipment: The construction industry relies on bush chains in equipment like cranes, excavators, loaders, and bulldozers. These chains provide the necessary power transmission for the movement of heavy loads and the operation of various construction machinery.

These are just a few examples of the industries that commonly use bush chains. However, bush chains have a broad range of applications and can be found in many other industries where reliable power transmission is required.

China factory Stainless Steel Motorcycle Chain 80-6 a Series ASME ISO Standard Short Pitch Precision Multiple Strand Roller Chains and Bush Chains with Hardware and Parts  China factory Stainless Steel Motorcycle Chain 80-6 a Series ASME ISO Standard Short Pitch Precision Multiple Strand Roller Chains and Bush Chains with Hardware and Parts
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China best RS180-3 Conveyor Roller Chains and Bush Chains

Product Description

A Series Short Pitch Precision Triplex 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 pitch

Pt
mm

Tensile strength

Qmin
kN/lbf

Average tensile strength
Q0
kN
Weigth per meter
q
kg/m
Lmax
mm
Lcmax
mm
180-3 36A-3 57.150 35.71 35.48 17.46 204.4 210.2 53.60 7.20 65.84 840.7/191068 1083.3 38.22

*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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6. Well-Developed CHINAMFG 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 CHINAMFG 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 a bush chain be used in food processing industries?

Yes, bush chains can be used in food processing industries, provided that they meet certain criteria to ensure food safety and hygiene. When selecting a bush chain for food processing applications, several factors should be considered:

1. Material compatibility: The chain material should be food-grade and suitable for contact with food products. Stainless steel, particularly austenitic stainless steel grades like 304 and 316, is commonly used due to its corrosion resistance, durability, and ease of cleaning. These materials are non-toxic and do not contaminate the food.

2. Lubrication: In food processing applications, it is important to consider the lubrication requirements. Some bush chains are available with self-lubricating properties or require food-grade lubricants that are safe for incidental contact with food. This ensures that the lubrication used does not pose a risk of contamination.

3. Cleanability: The bush chain should be designed in a way that allows for easy cleaning and maintenance. Smooth surfaces, without crevices or hard-to-reach areas, are preferred to prevent the accumulation of food particles, bacteria, or other contaminants. The chain should also withstand frequent cleaning processes, including washdowns with cleaning solutions or high-pressure water.

4. FDA and regulatory compliance: It is important to ensure that the bush chain and associated components comply with relevant food safety regulations, such as those set by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the United States or similar regulatory bodies in other countries. Compliance with these regulations helps to maintain food safety standards.

5. Sanitary design: The bush chain should adhere to sanitary design principles, which include features such as smooth surfaces, no exposed threads, and easy disassembly for cleaning. This helps prevent the growth of bacteria and ensures the chain can be effectively sanitized.

By considering these factors and selecting a bush chain that meets the specific requirements of the food processing industry, it is possible to use bush chains safely and effectively in various applications, including conveying, sorting, packaging, and processing of food products.

bush chain

What are the common signs of wear and tear in a bush chain?

As a bush chain is subjected to regular use and stress, it can exhibit signs of wear and tear over time. Here are some common indicators to look out for:

1. Chain Elongation: One of the most apparent signs of wear in a bush chain is elongation. This occurs when the chain’s pitch increases due to the stretching of the bushings, resulting in a loose and elongated chain. Elongation can lead to improper engagement with the sprockets and affect the overall performance of the chain.

2. Pin and Bushing Wear: The pins and bushings of a bush chain experience friction and wear during operation. Excessive wear can be observed as grooves or significant flattening of the pin surfaces or bushing bores. This wear can lead to increased clearances, reduced chain strength, and compromised performance.

3. Plate Wear: The inner and outer plates of a bush chain can also exhibit signs of wear. This can include visible signs of erosion, thinning of the plates, or rough surfaces. Plate wear can affect the chain’s overall strength and increase the risk of failure.

4. Sprocket Wear: Wear on the teeth of the sprockets is another indication of chain wear. Excessive wear can result in irregular tooth profiles, tooth tip thinning, or significant tooth wear. Sprocket wear can lead to poor chain engagement, increased noise, and reduced efficiency.

5. Misalignment: Misalignment of the chain can cause uneven wear on the pins, bushings, and plates. Signs of misalignment include uneven wear patterns, abnormal noise during operation, and premature failure of the chain components.

6. Increased Noise and Vibration: Excessive wear in a bush chain can result in increased noise and vibration during operation. Unusual rattling, clanking, or grinding sounds may indicate worn-out components or poor chain engagement.

Regular inspection of the chain and being attentive to these signs of wear and tear is crucial. When any of these signs are noticed, it is recommended to take appropriate measures such as replacing the chain or repairing the worn components to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the equipment.

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How do you select the right bush chain for your application?

Choosing the right bush chain for your application is essential to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Here are some factors to consider when selecting a bush chain:

1. Load Capacity: Evaluate the maximum load that the chain will need to transmit. Consider factors such as weight, acceleration, and shock loads. Choose a bush chain with a load capacity that exceeds the anticipated load to ensure reliable operation.

2. Speed: Determine the operating speed of the chain. Higher speeds may require chains with specialized designs to minimize wear, reduce friction, and maintain accurate timing.

3. Environmental Conditions: Assess the environmental conditions in which the chain will operate. Consider factors such as temperature, humidity, dust, chemicals, and exposure to corrosive substances. Select a bush chain that is designed to withstand the specific conditions of your application.

4. Size and Configuration: Determine the required chain size based on the available space and the dimensions of the sprockets or pulleys. Consider the pitch, width, and overall dimensions of the chain. Additionally, assess whether a standard or custom configuration is needed to meet the application requirements.

5. Lubrication Requirements: Determine the lubrication method and frequency required for the chain. Some bush chains are self-lubricating, while others may require regular lubrication. Consider the availability of lubrication systems and the maintenance requirements of the chain.

6. Reliability and Durability: Assess the expected operational lifespan and the reliability requirements of your application. Look for bush chains from reputable manufacturers known for producing high-quality, durable products. Consider factors such as wear resistance, fatigue strength, and overall reliability.

7. Cost: Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the bush chain, considering both the initial investment and long-term maintenance costs. Balance the performance requirements with the available budget.

Consult with a knowledgeable supplier or engineer to ensure you select the right bush chain that meets your specific application requirements. They can provide guidance based on their expertise and help you choose a chain that offers optimal performance and durability.

China best RS180-3 Conveyor Roller Chains and Bush Chains  China best RS180-3 Conveyor Roller Chains and Bush Chains
editor by CX 2023-12-12

China Standard Short Pitch Precision 56b-3 B Series Triplex Roller Chains and Bush Chains

Product Description

B Series Short pitch Precision Triplex Roller Chains & Bush Chains

ISO/DIN
Chain No.
Pitch

P
mm

Roller diameter

d1max
mm

Width between inner plates
b1min
mm
Pin diameter

d2max
mm

Pin length Inner plate depth
h2max
mm
Plate thickness

t/Tmax
mm

Transverse pitch
 P
mm
Tensile strength

Qmin
kN/lbf

Average tensile strength
Q0
kN
Weight per meter
q
kg/m
Lmax
mm
Lcmax
mm
56B-3 88.900 53.98 53.34 34.32 327.8 336.2 77.80 13.50/12.0 106.6 2240.0/545450 2464.0 107.18

*Straight side plates

ROLLER CHAIN

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

CONSTRUCTION OF THE CHAIN

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

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

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.

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 CHINAMFG 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 CHINAMFG 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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Q:Why choose us ?
A. we are a manufacturer, we have manufactured valve for over 20 years .
B. Reliable Quality Assurance System;
C. Cutting-Edge Computer-Controlled CNC Machines;
D. Bespoke Solutions from Highly Experienced Specialists;
E. Customization and OEM Available for Specific Application;
F. Extensive Inventory of Spare Parts and Accessories;
G. Well-Developed CHINAMFG Marketing Network;
H. Efficient After-Sale Service System

Q. what is your payment term? 
 A: 30% TT deposit, 70% balance T/T before shipping.

Q:Can we print our logo on your products?
A: yes, we offer OEM/ODM service, we support the customized logo, size, package,etc.

Q: Can you make chains according to my CAD drawings?
A: Yes. Besides the regular standard chains, we produce non-standard and custom-design products to meet the specific technical requirements. In reality, a sizable portion of our production capacity is assigned to make non-standard products.

 
 Q: what is your main market?
A: North America, South America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, Oceania, Mid East, Eastern Asia,
 
Q: Can I get samples from your factory?
A: Yes, Samples can be provided.
 
Q: If products have some quality problem, how would you deal with?
A: We will responsible for all the quality problems.
 

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Structure: Roller Chain, Roller Chain
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What are the safety precautions when working with bush chains?

Working with bush chains requires adherence to certain safety precautions to ensure the well-being of operators and prevent accidents. Here are some important safety measures to consider:

1. Personal protective equipment (PPE): Operators should wear appropriate PPE, including safety glasses, gloves, and protective clothing, to protect themselves from potential hazards such as flying debris, pinching, or entanglement.

2. Training and knowledge: Operators should be properly trained in the operation and maintenance of bush chains. They should have a thorough understanding of the equipment, including its components, functions, and potential hazards. Training should cover safe operating procedures, including start-up, shutdown, and emergency procedures.

3. Lockout/tagout procedures: Before performing any maintenance or repair work on a bush chain, proper lockout/tagout procedures should be followed. This involves isolating the power source, de-energizing the equipment, and securing it with lockout devices or tags to prevent accidental startup.

4. Regular inspections: Regular inspections should be conducted to identify any signs of wear, damage, or misalignment in the bush chain. This includes checking for loose bolts, worn sprockets, damaged links, or any other issues that could compromise the chain’s integrity. Any identified problems should be promptly addressed to prevent further damage or accidents.

5. Proper lifting and handling: When handling bush chains, proper lifting techniques should be employed to prevent strain or injury. Chains should be lifted using appropriate lifting equipment, and operators should avoid placing themselves in a position where they could be caught between moving parts.

6. Clean and well-maintained work environment: The work area should be clean, well-lit, and free from clutter or obstructions. This ensures that operators have clear visibility and can safely access the bush chain without tripping or other hazards.

7. Follow manufacturer guidelines: It is important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and recommendations for the safe use, maintenance, and inspection of the specific bush chain being used. This includes following recommended lubrication practices, tensioning guidelines, and any other instructions provided by the manufacturer.

By adhering to these safety precautions, operators can mitigate potential risks associated with working with bush chains and ensure a safe working environment for themselves and others involved in the operation and maintenance of the equipment.

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What are the design considerations for a bush chain system?

When designing a bush chain system, several key considerations should be taken into account to ensure its reliable and efficient operation. These design considerations include:

1. Load capacity: Evaluate the expected loads that the bush chain system will need to handle. Consider the weight, size, and type of materials or products being conveyed or transmitted. Select a bush chain with a suitable load capacity to ensure it can withstand the required loads.

2. Speed and acceleration: Determine the desired operating speed and acceleration of the bush chain system. This will influence the selection of chain pitch, material, and lubrication requirements. Higher speeds may require additional considerations such as reduced friction or increased precision.

3. Environmental conditions: Evaluate the operating environment for the bush chain system. Consider factors such as temperature, humidity, dust, chemicals, and presence of corrosive or abrasive substances. Select a bush chain material and coating that can withstand the environmental conditions and resist corrosion or wear.

4. Space limitations: Assess the available space for the installation of the bush chain system. Consider the dimensions and layout of the equipment, conveyor, or transmission system. Ensure that there is sufficient clearance for the chain’s movement and that the system can be properly tensioned and aligned.

5. Alignment and tensioning: Proper tensioning and alignment are critical for the smooth operation of a bush chain system. Design the system to include tensioners, idler sprockets, or adjustable mounting options to facilitate easy tensioning and alignment adjustments.

6. Lubrication and maintenance: Determine the lubrication requirements of the bush chain system. Consider the frequency and method of lubrication, as well as any accessibility constraints for maintenance. Select a lubrication method that suits the application, such as manual lubrication, automatic lubrication systems, or self-lubricating bush chains.

7. Safety considerations: Ensure that the bush chain system is designed with appropriate safety measures. Incorporate guards, covers, or enclosures where necessary to prevent accidental contact with moving parts. Consider emergency stop systems and safety interlocks for the protection of personnel and equipment.

By carefully considering these design factors, a bush chain system can be optimized for performance, reliability, and longevity in a specific application or industry.

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

Using a bush chain in power transmission systems offers several advantages:

1. High Strength: Bush chains are designed to handle high loads and provide reliable power transmission. They are capable of transmitting substantial amounts of torque, making them suitable for heavy-duty applications.

2. Efficient Power Transfer: Bush chains have low frictional losses, resulting in efficient power transfer from the driving source to the driven components. This efficiency helps optimize system performance and reduce energy consumption.

3. Wide Speed Range: Bush chains can operate at various speeds, from low to high, allowing flexibility in power transmission systems. They can accommodate different rotational speeds and adapt to the specific requirements of the application.

4. Compact Design: Bush chains have a compact and space-saving design, making them suitable for applications where space is limited. Their efficient power transmission capabilities enable the use of smaller and more compact components.

5. Long Service Life: When properly maintained, bush chains have a long service life. They are designed to withstand demanding operating conditions and provide reliable performance over an extended period. This reduces the need for frequent replacements and minimizes downtime.

6. Versatility: Bush chains are available in various sizes, configurations, and materials, allowing them to be used in a wide range of power transmission applications. They can be customized to meet specific requirements, making them versatile for use in different industries and applications.

7. Cost-Effective: Bush chains offer a cost-effective solution for power transmission systems. They are durable, readily available, and relatively easy to install and maintain. Their long service life and efficient operation contribute to overall cost savings in terms of maintenance, replacement, and energy consumption.

When selecting a power transmission system, considering the advantages of using a bush chain can help ensure optimal performance, reliability, and efficiency in the application.

China Standard Short Pitch Precision 56b-3 B Series Triplex Roller Chains and Bush Chains  China Standard Short Pitch Precision 56b-3 B Series Triplex Roller Chains and Bush Chains
editor by CX 2023-12-08

China Standard Simplex Stainless Steel 04css-1 Short Pitch Roller Chains and Bush Chain

Product Description

Chain No. Pitch

P
mm

Roller diameter

d1max
mm

Width between inner plates
b1min
mm
Pin diameter

d2max
mm

Pin length Inner plate depth

h2 max
mm

Plate thickness

t/Tmax
mm

Breaking load

Q
kN/lbf

Weight per meter
q
kg/m
Lmax
mm
Lcmax
mm
*04CSS-1 6.350 3.30 3.18 2.31 7.90 8.40 6.00 0.80 2.5/568 0.15

*Bush chain:d1 in the table indicates the external diameter of the bush
*Straight side plates
Stainless steel chains are suitable for corrosive conditions involving food,chemicals pharmaceuticals,etc.and also suitable for high and low temperature conditions.

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Roller chain
Roller chain or bush roller chain is the type of chain drive most commonly used for transmission of mechanical power on many kinds of domestic, industrial and agricultural machinery, including conveyors, wire- and tube-drawing machines, printing presses, cars, motorcycles, and bicycles. It consists of a series of short cylindrical rollers held together by side links. It is driven by a toothed wheel called a sprocket. It is a simple, reliable, and efficient[1] means of power transmission.

 

Though CHINAMFG Renold is credited with inventing the roller chain in 1880, sketches by Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century show a chain with a roller bearing.

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 in 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.
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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:

{\displaystyle \%=((M-(S*P))/(S*P))*100}

 

 

 

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 standards

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.

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):

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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B. Reliable Quality Assurance System;
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A: yes, we offer OEM/ODM service, we support the customized logo, size, package,etc.

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A: Yes. Besides the regular standard chains, we produce non-standard and custom-design products to meet the specific technical requirements. In reality, a sizable portion of our production capacity is assigned to make non-standard products.

 
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Standard or Nonstandard: Standard, Standard
Application: Textile Machinery, Garment Machinery, Electric Cars, Motorcycle, Food Machinery, Agricultural Machinery, Textile Machinery, Garment Machinery, Conveyer Equipment, Packaging Machinery, Electric Cars, Motorcycle, Food Machinery, Marine, Mining Equipment, Agricultural Machinery, Car, Food and Beverage Industry, Motorcycle Parts
Surface Treatment: Polishing, Polishing
Structure: Roller Chain, Rotransmission Chain, Pulling Chain, Driving Chain
Material: Stainless Steel, Rubber
Type: Bush Chain, Transmission Chain, Pulling Chain, Driving Chain
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How does a bush chain handle reverse rotations and backdrives?

A bush chain is designed to handle reverse rotations and backdrives effectively. Here’s how it works:

1. Non-Slip Design: Bush chains are typically constructed with interlocking link plates and precision-fitted bushings. This design ensures that the chain maintains a positive engagement with the sprockets, preventing slippage or disengagement during reverse rotations or backdrives.

2. Tooth Profile: The sprockets used with bush chains are designed with a specific tooth profile that helps in maintaining proper chain engagement even during reverse rotations. The tooth shape ensures a smooth transition of the chain from one tooth to another, minimizing the risk of skipping or jumping off the sprocket.

3. Backstop Mechanisms: In some applications where backdrives or reverse rotations are more common, additional backstop mechanisms may be employed. These mechanisms prevent the chain from moving in the undesired direction by utilizing devices such as one-way clutches or backstop sprockets.

4. Proper Chain Tension: Maintaining proper chain tension is crucial for reliable operation in reverse rotations and backdrives. Adequate tension ensures that the chain remains engaged with the sprockets and minimizes the possibility of slippage.

Overall, bush chains are designed to handle reverse rotations and backdrives without compromising their performance and reliability. However, it is important to consider the specific application requirements and consult with chain manufacturers or experts to ensure the selection of the appropriate bush chain design and components for the desired operating conditions.

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What are the design considerations for a bush chain system?

When designing a bush chain system, several key considerations should be taken into account to ensure its reliable and efficient operation. These design considerations include:

1. Load capacity: Evaluate the expected loads that the bush chain system will need to handle. Consider the weight, size, and type of materials or products being conveyed or transmitted. Select a bush chain with a suitable load capacity to ensure it can withstand the required loads.

2. Speed and acceleration: Determine the desired operating speed and acceleration of the bush chain system. This will influence the selection of chain pitch, material, and lubrication requirements. Higher speeds may require additional considerations such as reduced friction or increased precision.

3. Environmental conditions: Evaluate the operating environment for the bush chain system. Consider factors such as temperature, humidity, dust, chemicals, and presence of corrosive or abrasive substances. Select a bush chain material and coating that can withstand the environmental conditions and resist corrosion or wear.

4. Space limitations: Assess the available space for the installation of the bush chain system. Consider the dimensions and layout of the equipment, conveyor, or transmission system. Ensure that there is sufficient clearance for the chain’s movement and that the system can be properly tensioned and aligned.

5. Alignment and tensioning: Proper tensioning and alignment are critical for the smooth operation of a bush chain system. Design the system to include tensioners, idler sprockets, or adjustable mounting options to facilitate easy tensioning and alignment adjustments.

6. Lubrication and maintenance: Determine the lubrication requirements of the bush chain system. Consider the frequency and method of lubrication, as well as any accessibility constraints for maintenance. Select a lubrication method that suits the application, such as manual lubrication, automatic lubrication systems, or self-lubricating bush chains.

7. Safety considerations: Ensure that the bush chain system is designed with appropriate safety measures. Incorporate guards, covers, or enclosures where necessary to prevent accidental contact with moving parts. Consider emergency stop systems and safety interlocks for the protection of personnel and equipment.

By carefully considering these design factors, a bush chain system can be optimized for performance, reliability, and longevity in a specific application or industry.

bush chain

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

Using a bush chain in power transmission systems offers several advantages:

1. High Strength: Bush chains are designed to handle high loads and provide reliable power transmission. They are capable of transmitting substantial amounts of torque, making them suitable for heavy-duty applications.

2. Efficient Power Transfer: Bush chains have low frictional losses, resulting in efficient power transfer from the driving source to the driven components. This efficiency helps optimize system performance and reduce energy consumption.

3. Wide Speed Range: Bush chains can operate at various speeds, from low to high, allowing flexibility in power transmission systems. They can accommodate different rotational speeds and adapt to the specific requirements of the application.

4. Compact Design: Bush chains have a compact and space-saving design, making them suitable for applications where space is limited. Their efficient power transmission capabilities enable the use of smaller and more compact components.

5. Long Service Life: When properly maintained, bush chains have a long service life. They are designed to withstand demanding operating conditions and provide reliable performance over an extended period. This reduces the need for frequent replacements and minimizes downtime.

6. Versatility: Bush chains are available in various sizes, configurations, and materials, allowing them to be used in a wide range of power transmission applications. They can be customized to meet specific requirements, making them versatile for use in different industries and applications.

7. Cost-Effective: Bush chains offer a cost-effective solution for power transmission systems. They are durable, readily available, and relatively easy to install and maintain. Their long service life and efficient operation contribute to overall cost savings in terms of maintenance, replacement, and energy consumption.

When selecting a power transmission system, considering the advantages of using a bush chain can help ensure optimal performance, reliability, and efficiency in the application.

China Standard Simplex Stainless Steel 04css-1 Short Pitch Roller Chains and Bush Chain  China Standard Simplex Stainless Steel 04css-1 Short Pitch Roller Chains and Bush Chain
editor by CX 2023-12-04

China Professional 16BH/16BHF3/20AHF1/20BH/20BHF1 Simplex Roller Chains Bush Chains

Product Description

 

16BH/16BHF3/20AHF1/20BH/20BHF1 Simplex Roller Chains Bush Chains

 

We have many OEM chain factory customer from Europe and our stainless steel chains quality is similar to the A quality in the world

 

We are professional supplier of chains

 

1.Bicycle chains: 408,410,415

2.Motorcycle chains: 04C, 25H, 06C, T3, 270H,415H, 420, 420L, 425, 428, 428H, 520,
525, 530 
3.ASA roller chains: 35, 40, 41, 50, 60, 60H, 80, 80H, 100, 120, 140, 160, 200, 240
(Catalog) 
4.Chain (British standard): 05-B, 06-B, 08-B, 10-B, 12-B, 16-B, 20-B, 24-B, 28-B,
32-B, 40-B (Catalog) 
5.Large pitch chain: 100, 100H, 120, 120H, 140, 140H, 160, 160H, 180, 200, 240

6.Extend-pitch precision roller chain: 208A, 208B, 210A, 210B, 212A, 212B, 216A,
216B, 220A,220B,224A,224B,228B,232B 
7.Roller chains for beer buntline conveyor: CK-70S,CK-100S,CK-100SA,CK-100SC,CK-133XA,
CK-140X, CK-140XA,CK-150X,CK-150S,CK-154X,CK-155X,CK-155XA,CK-160X,CK-160XA,CK-160XB,CK-160XC,CK-165X,CK-165XA, CK-169, CK-180X,CK-180XA,CK-200S,CW-102,CW-127
8.Implement roller chain for conveyors: 81X, 81XH,81XHH,CA550,CA555,CA620

9.Multi strand sizes available; up to 5 strand, for select size standard attachment available 
10.Chains from 04b~16b are with spring clip, other are riveted; cottered design
is available for size 80 to 240

11.Stainless steel chain and nickel plated chains is available; special design also available
(i.e., oven conveyor) and we can produce as per material your requests, usually stainless steel chains material is SS304, if you need SS316 or SS316L etc. it is available too

 

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HangZhou CHINAMFG Industry Co., Ltd. is a specialized supplier of a full range of chains, sprockets, gears, gear racks, v belt pulley, timing pulley, V-belts, couplings, machined parts and so on.

Due to our CHINAMFG in offering best service to our clients, understanding of your needs and overriding sense of responsibility toward filling ordering requirements, we have obtained the trust of buyers worldwide. Having accumulated precious experience in cooperating with foreign customers, our products are selling well in the American, European, South American and Asian markets.Our products are manufactured by modern computerized machinery and equipment. Meanwhile, our products are manufactured according to high quality standards, and complying with the international advanced standard criteria.

With many years’ experience in this line, we will be trusted by our advantages in competitive price, one-time delivery, prompt response, on-hand engineering support and good after-sales services.

Additionally, all our production procedures are in compliance with ISO9001 standards. We also can design and make non-standard products to meet customers’ special requirements. Quality and credit are the bases that make a corporation alive. We will provide best services and high quality products with all sincerity. If you need any information or samples, please contact us and you will have our soon reply.

 

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Application: Conveyer Equipment, Motorcycle, Agricultural Machinery
Structure: Roller Chain
Material: Alloy
Type: Cranked Link Chain
Pitch: 6.35mm~76.2mm
Certificate: DIN

bush chain

How does a bush chain handle shock loads and impacts?

Bush chains are designed to handle shock loads and impacts encountered in various industrial applications. They possess certain features that enable them to withstand these dynamic forces. Here’s a detailed explanation:

1. Robust construction: Bush chains are typically constructed using high-strength materials such as alloy steel, which provide excellent durability and resistance to shock loads and impacts. The chain components, including the pins, bushings, and rollers, are designed to withstand the forces exerted during sudden acceleration, deceleration, or impacts.

2. Precision manufacturing: Bush chains undergo precise manufacturing processes to ensure accurate dimensions and tight tolerances. This precision allows the chain components to fit together properly, reducing the risk of misalignment and wear caused by shock loads and impacts.

3. Proper lubrication: Adequate lubrication is crucial for reducing friction and cushioning the impact forces within the bush chain. Proper lubrication helps to absorb the shock loads and impacts, preventing excessive wear and extending the chain’s service life. Regular lubrication maintenance is essential to ensure optimal performance under such conditions.

4. Impact-resistant design: Some bush chains feature design elements that enhance their ability to handle shock loads and impacts. These may include hardened pins and bushings, impact-resistant rollers, and specialized coatings or surface treatments that increase their resistance to wear and deformation.

5. Proper installation and tensioning: Correct installation and tensioning of the bush chain are critical for its ability to handle shock loads and impacts. Ensuring proper alignment and tension helps distribute the forces evenly across the chain, minimizing stress concentrations and the potential for component failure.

While bush chains are designed to handle shock loads and impacts, it’s important to consider the specific application requirements and consult with chain manufacturers or experts for guidance on selecting the appropriate chain type and ensuring proper maintenance practices. Taking these precautions will help maximize the chain’s performance and longevity under challenging operating conditions.

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How do you troubleshoot common issues with bush chains?

Troubleshooting common issues with bush chains involves identifying the problem and taking appropriate corrective actions. Here are some common issues and their troubleshooting steps:

1. Chain Misalignment: If the bush chain is misaligned, it can cause excessive wear, noise, and premature failure. To troubleshoot this issue, check the alignment of the sprockets and adjust them as necessary. Ensure that the chain runs smoothly and evenly on the sprockets without any binding or skipping.

2. Chain Binding: If the chain becomes stuck or binds during operation, it may be due to improper lubrication, debris accumulation, or worn-out components. Start by cleaning the chain and sprockets to remove any debris or contaminants. Lubricate the chain with the recommended lubricant to reduce friction. If the issue persists, inspect the chain for signs of wear and replace any worn-out components.

3. Excessive Chain Wear: Excessive chain wear can lead to elongation, reduced performance, and increased risk of failure. To troubleshoot this issue, measure the chain’s length and compare it to the manufacturer’s specifications. If the chain has elongated beyond the acceptable limits, it needs to be replaced. Additionally, inspect the chain for signs of pin and bushing wear, plate wear, or sprocket wear. Replace any worn components as necessary.

4. Insufficient Lubrication: Inadequate lubrication can result in increased friction, wear, and premature failure of the bush chain. If the chain appears dry or there are signs of insufficient lubrication, apply the appropriate lubricant to the chain according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Ensure that the lubricant reaches all the critical components of the chain, including the pins, bushings, and rollers.

5. Chain Breakage: Chain breakage can occur due to excessive loads, sudden impacts, or worn-out components. To troubleshoot this issue, inspect the chain for any signs of damaged or broken links. Identify the cause of the breakage, such as overload or impact, and address it accordingly. Replace the broken chain links with a new chain segment and ensure proper installation.

6. Excessive Noise and Vibration: Unusual noise and vibration during chain operation can indicate underlying issues. Inspect the chain for signs of misalignment, worn-out components, or inadequate tension. Address the specific cause by adjusting the alignment, replacing worn parts, or adjusting the tension to reduce noise and vibration.

It’s important to consult the manufacturer’s guidelines and recommendations for troubleshooting specific issues with bush chains. Regular inspection, proper lubrication, and timely maintenance can help prevent common issues and ensure the reliable and efficient operation of the bush chain.

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How do you select the right bush chain for your application?

Choosing the right bush chain for your application is essential to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Here are some factors to consider when selecting a bush chain:

1. Load Capacity: Evaluate the maximum load that the chain will need to transmit. Consider factors such as weight, acceleration, and shock loads. Choose a bush chain with a load capacity that exceeds the anticipated load to ensure reliable operation.

2. Speed: Determine the operating speed of the chain. Higher speeds may require chains with specialized designs to minimize wear, reduce friction, and maintain accurate timing.

3. Environmental Conditions: Assess the environmental conditions in which the chain will operate. Consider factors such as temperature, humidity, dust, chemicals, and exposure to corrosive substances. Select a bush chain that is designed to withstand the specific conditions of your application.

4. Size and Configuration: Determine the required chain size based on the available space and the dimensions of the sprockets or pulleys. Consider the pitch, width, and overall dimensions of the chain. Additionally, assess whether a standard or custom configuration is needed to meet the application requirements.

5. Lubrication Requirements: Determine the lubrication method and frequency required for the chain. Some bush chains are self-lubricating, while others may require regular lubrication. Consider the availability of lubrication systems and the maintenance requirements of the chain.

6. Reliability and Durability: Assess the expected operational lifespan and the reliability requirements of your application. Look for bush chains from reputable manufacturers known for producing high-quality, durable products. Consider factors such as wear resistance, fatigue strength, and overall reliability.

7. Cost: Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the bush chain, considering both the initial investment and long-term maintenance costs. Balance the performance requirements with the available budget.

Consult with a knowledgeable supplier or engineer to ensure you select the right bush chain that meets your specific application requirements. They can provide guidance based on their expertise and help you choose a chain that offers optimal performance and durability.

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China Standard Triplex 05bss-3 Engineering and Construction Machinery Roller Chains and Bush Chain

Product Description

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
05BSS-3 8.-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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How do you calculate the required length of a bush chain?

The length of a bush chain is determined by the distance between the sprockets or pulleys it needs to span. To calculate the required length, you can follow these steps:

1. Measure the distance between the centers of the sprockets or pulleys where the bush chain will be installed. This is known as the “center distance.”

2. Determine the number of chain links required. The number of links depends on the pitch of the bush chain, which is the distance between adjacent pins. The pitch is typically specified by the chain manufacturer.

3. Divide the center distance by the pitch of the chain to calculate the number of chain links needed. Round up to the nearest whole number to ensure proper engagement of the chain with the sprockets.

4. Multiply the number of chain links by the pitch to obtain the actual length of the chain required.

Keep in mind that the calculated chain length is a starting point and may need to be adjusted during installation. It is recommended to provide some additional slack in the chain to accommodate any tensioning or adjustment requirements.

It’s important to refer to the manufacturer’s specifications and guidelines for the specific bush chain you are using, as different chain types and designs may have variations in calculating the required length.

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Can a bush chain be used in vertical lifting applications?

Yes, bush chains can be used in vertical lifting applications. The design and construction of bush chains make them suitable for transmitting power and lifting heavy loads in a vertical direction. Bush chains are commonly used in various vertical lifting systems such as elevators, cranes, hoists, and material handling equipment.

When utilizing a bush chain for vertical lifting, several factors should be considered:

1. Load capacity: Determine the maximum load that the bush chain needs to support during the lifting operation. Select a bush chain with an appropriate load capacity to ensure it can handle the weight of the load.

2. Safety factors: Consider the safety requirements and regulations for vertical lifting applications. Ensure that the selected bush chain meets the necessary safety standards and has a sufficient factor of safety to handle the intended load.

3. Speed and acceleration: Evaluate the desired lifting speed and acceleration. Take into account the weight of the load, the distance to be lifted, and the required lifting time. Ensure that the bush chain is capable of safely lifting the load at the desired speed and acceleration.

4. Tensioning and alignment: Proper tensioning and alignment are crucial for the smooth and reliable operation of a bush chain in vertical lifting applications. Ensure that the bush chain is properly tensioned and aligned to prevent issues such as chain slack, skipping, or jamming.

5. Lubrication: Provide adequate lubrication to reduce friction and wear between the bush chain components. Lubrication helps to prolong the life of the chain and ensures smooth movement during the lifting operation. Select the appropriate lubrication method based on the application requirements and operating conditions.

It is important to consult the manufacturer’s guidelines and specifications when selecting and installing a bush chain for vertical lifting applications. Proper maintenance and regular inspections should also be conducted to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the bush chain in the vertical lifting system.

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What industries commonly use bush chains?

Bush chains are widely used in various industries that require reliable and efficient power transmission systems. Here are some industries that commonly utilize bush chains:

1. Manufacturing and Machinery: Bush chains find extensive use in manufacturing and machinery applications. They are employed in conveyors, assembly lines, packaging equipment, machine tools, and other machinery where reliable and smooth power transmission is essential.

2. Automotive: The automotive industry relies on bush chains for various applications, including engine timing systems, camshaft drives, timing belts, and other critical automotive components. Bush chains offer the durability and strength required for high-speed and high-torque applications.

3. Agriculture: Bush chains play a crucial role in agricultural machinery such as tractors, combines, harvesters, and irrigation systems. They are used for transmitting power in these rugged and demanding environments, providing reliable operation even under heavy loads.

4. Material Handling: The material handling industry heavily utilizes bush chains in conveyor systems, elevators, escalators, and other equipment involved in the movement of goods. Bush chains offer the strength and durability required for handling heavy loads and continuous operation.

5. Mining and Quarrying: In mining and quarrying operations, bush chains are employed in various equipment, including crushers, screens, conveyors, and bucket elevators. They withstand the harsh conditions and heavy loads encountered in these industries.

6. Energy and Power Generation: Bush chains are used in power plants, renewable energy systems, and other energy-related applications. They are utilized in equipment such as turbines, generators, pumps, and conveyors to transmit power efficiently and reliably.

7. Construction and Heavy Equipment: The construction industry relies on bush chains in equipment like cranes, excavators, loaders, and bulldozers. These chains provide the necessary power transmission for the movement of heavy loads and the operation of various construction machinery.

These are just a few examples of the industries that commonly use bush chains. However, bush chains have a broad range of applications and can be found in many other industries where reliable power transmission is required.

China Standard Triplex 05bss-3 Engineering and Construction Machinery Roller Chains and Bush Chain  China Standard Triplex 05bss-3 Engineering and Construction Machinery Roller Chains and Bush Chain
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China high quality Chain Supply 04 B Series Short Pitch Precision Engineering and Construction Machinery Carbon Steel Simplex Timing Roller Chains and Bush Chains with Link

Product Description

B Series Short pitch Precision Simplex Roller Chains & Bush Chains

 

ISO/DIN
Chain No.
Pitch

P
mm

Roller diameter

d1max
mm

Width between inner plates
b1min
mm
Pin diameter

d2max
mm

Pin length Inner plate depth
h2max
mm
Plate thickness

t/Tmax
mm

Tensile strength

Qmin
kN/lbf

Average tensile strength
Q0
kN
Weight per meter
q
kg/m
Lmax
mm
Lcmax
mm
04 6.000 4.00 2.80 1.85 6.80 7.8 5.00 0.60 3.0/682 3.2 0.11

*Straight side plates
 

ROLLER CHAIN

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

CONSTRUCTION OF THE CHAIN

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

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

LUBRICATION

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

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

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

VARIANTS DESIGN

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

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

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

USE

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

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

WEAR

 

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

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

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

M = the length of a number of links measured

S = the number of links measured

P = Pitch

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

CHAIN STRENGTH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Can a bush chain be used in continuous operation applications?

Yes, a bush chain can be used in continuous operation applications. Continuous operation refers to a scenario where the chain is constantly in motion without significant periods of rest.

Bush chains are designed to handle continuous operation and are commonly used in various industrial applications that require continuous power transmission or material handling. They are known for their durability, reliability, and ability to withstand prolonged use.

When selecting a bush chain for continuous operation, it is important to consider factors such as the chain’s load capacity, speed rating, lubrication requirements, and overall durability. It’s crucial to choose a chain that is specifically designed for continuous operation to ensure optimal performance and longevity.

Regular maintenance, including proper lubrication and periodic inspections, is essential to ensure the smooth operation and longevity of the bush chain in continuous applications. Following the manufacturer’s guidelines for maintenance and lubrication intervals is crucial to prevent premature wear and ensure reliable operation.

Overall, bush chains are well-suited for continuous operation applications and provide a reliable means of power transmission or material handling in various industries.

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What are the benefits of using a self-lubricating bush chain?

Using a self-lubricating bush chain offers several advantages in industrial applications:

1. Reduced maintenance: Self-lubricating bush chains are designed to minimize the need for manual lubrication. They incorporate special materials or coatings that provide built-in lubrication, reducing the frequency of lubrication maintenance tasks.

2. Increased operational efficiency: The self-lubricating feature ensures consistent and proper lubrication of the bush chain, which helps to reduce friction and wear. This results in improved efficiency and smoother operation of the chain, reducing energy consumption and increasing overall system performance.

3. Extended chain life: Proper lubrication is essential for preserving the integrity and longevity of a bush chain. Self-lubricating bush chains offer superior lubrication capabilities, reducing friction and wear on the chain components. This leads to longer chain life, reducing the frequency of chain replacement and associated downtime.

4. Contamination resistance: Self-lubricating bush chains often have enhanced resistance to contaminants such as dust, dirt, and moisture. The lubrication materials or coatings used in these chains help repel or resist the entry of contaminants, reducing the risk of chain malfunction or premature failure.

5. Cost savings: By eliminating or reducing the need for manual lubrication, self-lubricating bush chains can result in cost savings associated with labor, lubrication materials, and maintenance downtime. The extended chain life also contributes to cost savings by reducing the frequency of chain replacements.

6. Environmental friendliness: Self-lubricating bush chains often use lubrication materials that are environmentally friendly, such as dry film lubricants or solid lubricants. This reduces the potential for lubricant leakage or contamination of the surrounding environment.

Overall, the use of self-lubricating bush chains provides significant benefits in terms of reduced maintenance, improved efficiency, extended chain life, contamination resistance, cost savings, and environmental considerations. These advantages make self-lubricating bush chains a preferred choice in many industrial applications where reliable and low-maintenance chain operation is essential.

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What industries commonly use bush chains?

Bush chains are widely used in various industries that require reliable and efficient power transmission systems. Here are some industries that commonly utilize bush chains:

1. Manufacturing and Machinery: Bush chains find extensive use in manufacturing and machinery applications. They are employed in conveyors, assembly lines, packaging equipment, machine tools, and other machinery where reliable and smooth power transmission is essential.

2. Automotive: The automotive industry relies on bush chains for various applications, including engine timing systems, camshaft drives, timing belts, and other critical automotive components. Bush chains offer the durability and strength required for high-speed and high-torque applications.

3. Agriculture: Bush chains play a crucial role in agricultural machinery such as tractors, combines, harvesters, and irrigation systems. They are used for transmitting power in these rugged and demanding environments, providing reliable operation even under heavy loads.

4. Material Handling: The material handling industry heavily utilizes bush chains in conveyor systems, elevators, escalators, and other equipment involved in the movement of goods. Bush chains offer the strength and durability required for handling heavy loads and continuous operation.

5. Mining and Quarrying: In mining and quarrying operations, bush chains are employed in various equipment, including crushers, screens, conveyors, and bucket elevators. They withstand the harsh conditions and heavy loads encountered in these industries.

6. Energy and Power Generation: Bush chains are used in power plants, renewable energy systems, and other energy-related applications. They are utilized in equipment such as turbines, generators, pumps, and conveyors to transmit power efficiently and reliably.

7. Construction and Heavy Equipment: The construction industry relies on bush chains in equipment like cranes, excavators, loaders, and bulldozers. These chains provide the necessary power transmission for the movement of heavy loads and the operation of various construction machinery.

These are just a few examples of the industries that commonly use bush chains. However, bush chains have a broad range of applications and can be found in many other industries where reliable power transmission is required.

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China OEM Gearbox Transmission Belt Parts Attachment Products 15 a Series Short Pitch Precision Simplex Roller Chains and Bush Chains for Agriculture

Product Description

A Series Short pitch Precision Simplex Roller Chains & Bush Chains

ISO/ANSI/ DIN
Chain No.
China
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

Tensile strength

Qmin
kN/lbf

Average tensile strength
Q0
kN
Weight per meter
q  
 kg/m
Lmax
mm
Lcmax
mm
15 *03C 4.7625 2.48 2.38 1.62 6.10 6.90 4.30 0.60 1.80/409 2.0 0.08

*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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How does a bush chain handle reverse rotations and backdrives?

A bush chain is designed to handle reverse rotations and backdrives effectively. Here’s how it works:

1. Non-Slip Design: Bush chains are typically constructed with interlocking link plates and precision-fitted bushings. This design ensures that the chain maintains a positive engagement with the sprockets, preventing slippage or disengagement during reverse rotations or backdrives.

2. Tooth Profile: The sprockets used with bush chains are designed with a specific tooth profile that helps in maintaining proper chain engagement even during reverse rotations. The tooth shape ensures a smooth transition of the chain from one tooth to another, minimizing the risk of skipping or jumping off the sprocket.

3. Backstop Mechanisms: In some applications where backdrives or reverse rotations are more common, additional backstop mechanisms may be employed. These mechanisms prevent the chain from moving in the undesired direction by utilizing devices such as one-way clutches or backstop sprockets.

4. Proper Chain Tension: Maintaining proper chain tension is crucial for reliable operation in reverse rotations and backdrives. Adequate tension ensures that the chain remains engaged with the sprockets and minimizes the possibility of slippage.

Overall, bush chains are designed to handle reverse rotations and backdrives without compromising their performance and reliability. However, it is important to consider the specific application requirements and consult with chain manufacturers or experts to ensure the selection of the appropriate bush chain design and components for the desired operating conditions.

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How does a bush chain contribute to overall system efficiency?

A bush chain contributes to overall system efficiency in several ways:

1. Power transmission: Bush chains are designed to efficiently transmit power from the driving source to the driven machinery or equipment. They have high tensile strength and can effectively transfer rotational motion, allowing for the efficient transfer of power from the motor or engine to the intended application.

2. Load-bearing capacity: Bush chains are capable of handling heavy loads and are designed to withstand the stresses associated with transmitting power in industrial applications. By efficiently transferring the load, they minimize power losses and reduce the need for additional components or systems.

3. Smooth and reliable operation: Bush chains are constructed with precision-engineered components that work together to provide smooth and reliable operation. They have low friction between the bushings and pins, reducing energy losses and minimizing wear and tear. This results in improved overall system efficiency.

4. Minimal maintenance requirements: Bush chains are designed to operate with minimal maintenance. They have self-lubricating capabilities, reducing the need for frequent lubrication. This not only saves time and resources but also ensures consistent performance and extends the chain’s lifespan.

5. Flexibility and adaptability: Bush chains can be customized and adapted to suit specific application requirements. They are available in various sizes, pitches, and configurations, allowing for easy integration into different systems. This flexibility enhances system efficiency by providing the optimal chain solution for the specific application.

Overall, a properly selected and maintained bush chain contributes to the overall efficiency of a system by minimizing power losses, reducing wear and tear, and providing reliable and smooth operation. It ensures effective power transmission and load-bearing capacity, resulting in improved productivity and reduced downtime.

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Can a bush chain be used in high-load applications?

Yes, bush chains are commonly used in high-load applications due to their robust design and ability to handle heavy loads. The construction of a bush chain allows it to transmit significant amounts of force and torque, making it suitable for demanding industrial applications.

Bush chains are designed with solid bushings and precision rollers that provide excellent load-carrying capacity. The bushings act as a bearing surface between the pins and the rollers, reducing friction and allowing for smooth rotation under high loads.

Furthermore, bush chains are available in various sizes and configurations to accommodate different load requirements. They are made from durable materials such as alloy steel or stainless steel, which further enhances their strength and load-bearing capabilities.

When selecting a bush chain for a high-load application, it is important to consider factors such as the anticipated load magnitude, operating conditions, and the desired safety margin. Proper lubrication and regular maintenance are also essential to ensure optimal performance and extend the service life of the bush chain in high-load applications.

Overall, bush chains are a reliable choice for transmitting high loads and are widely used in industries such as mining, construction, heavy machinery, and material handling.

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China manufacturer Stainless Steel 08bss-2 Duplex Short Pitch Roller Chains and Bush Chain

Product Description

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
08BSS-2 12.7-0-0. 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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What are the safety precautions when working with bush chains?

Working with bush chains requires adherence to certain safety precautions to ensure the well-being of operators and prevent accidents. Here are some important safety measures to consider:

1. Personal protective equipment (PPE): Operators should wear appropriate PPE, including safety glasses, gloves, and protective clothing, to protect themselves from potential hazards such as flying debris, pinching, or entanglement.

2. Training and knowledge: Operators should be properly trained in the operation and maintenance of bush chains. They should have a thorough understanding of the equipment, including its components, functions, and potential hazards. Training should cover safe operating procedures, including start-up, shutdown, and emergency procedures.

3. Lockout/tagout procedures: Before performing any maintenance or repair work on a bush chain, proper lockout/tagout procedures should be followed. This involves isolating the power source, de-energizing the equipment, and securing it with lockout devices or tags to prevent accidental startup.

4. Regular inspections: Regular inspections should be conducted to identify any signs of wear, damage, or misalignment in the bush chain. This includes checking for loose bolts, worn sprockets, damaged links, or any other issues that could compromise the chain’s integrity. Any identified problems should be promptly addressed to prevent further damage or accidents.

5. Proper lifting and handling: When handling bush chains, proper lifting techniques should be employed to prevent strain or injury. Chains should be lifted using appropriate lifting equipment, and operators should avoid placing themselves in a position where they could be caught between moving parts.

6. Clean and well-maintained work environment: The work area should be clean, well-lit, and free from clutter or obstructions. This ensures that operators have clear visibility and can safely access the bush chain without tripping or other hazards.

7. Follow manufacturer guidelines: It is important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and recommendations for the safe use, maintenance, and inspection of the specific bush chain being used. This includes following recommended lubrication practices, tensioning guidelines, and any other instructions provided by the manufacturer.

By adhering to these safety precautions, operators can mitigate potential risks associated with working with bush chains and ensure a safe working environment for themselves and others involved in the operation and maintenance of the equipment.

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Can a bush chain be used in vertical lifting applications?

Yes, bush chains can be used in vertical lifting applications. The design and construction of bush chains make them suitable for transmitting power and lifting heavy loads in a vertical direction. Bush chains are commonly used in various vertical lifting systems such as elevators, cranes, hoists, and material handling equipment.

When utilizing a bush chain for vertical lifting, several factors should be considered:

1. Load capacity: Determine the maximum load that the bush chain needs to support during the lifting operation. Select a bush chain with an appropriate load capacity to ensure it can handle the weight of the load.

2. Safety factors: Consider the safety requirements and regulations for vertical lifting applications. Ensure that the selected bush chain meets the necessary safety standards and has a sufficient factor of safety to handle the intended load.

3. Speed and acceleration: Evaluate the desired lifting speed and acceleration. Take into account the weight of the load, the distance to be lifted, and the required lifting time. Ensure that the bush chain is capable of safely lifting the load at the desired speed and acceleration.

4. Tensioning and alignment: Proper tensioning and alignment are crucial for the smooth and reliable operation of a bush chain in vertical lifting applications. Ensure that the bush chain is properly tensioned and aligned to prevent issues such as chain slack, skipping, or jamming.

5. Lubrication: Provide adequate lubrication to reduce friction and wear between the bush chain components. Lubrication helps to prolong the life of the chain and ensures smooth movement during the lifting operation. Select the appropriate lubrication method based on the application requirements and operating conditions.

It is important to consult the manufacturer’s guidelines and specifications when selecting and installing a bush chain for vertical lifting applications. Proper maintenance and regular inspections should also be conducted to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the bush chain in the vertical lifting system.

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Can a bush chain be used in high-load applications?

Yes, bush chains are commonly used in high-load applications due to their robust design and ability to handle heavy loads. The construction of a bush chain allows it to transmit significant amounts of force and torque, making it suitable for demanding industrial applications.

Bush chains are designed with solid bushings and precision rollers that provide excellent load-carrying capacity. The bushings act as a bearing surface between the pins and the rollers, reducing friction and allowing for smooth rotation under high loads.

Furthermore, bush chains are available in various sizes and configurations to accommodate different load requirements. They are made from durable materials such as alloy steel or stainless steel, which further enhances their strength and load-bearing capabilities.

When selecting a bush chain for a high-load application, it is important to consider factors such as the anticipated load magnitude, operating conditions, and the desired safety margin. Proper lubrication and regular maintenance are also essential to ensure optimal performance and extend the service life of the bush chain in high-load applications.

Overall, bush chains are a reliable choice for transmitting high loads and are widely used in industries such as mining, construction, heavy machinery, and material handling.

China manufacturer Stainless Steel 08bss-2 Duplex Short Pitch Roller Chains and Bush Chain  China manufacturer Stainless Steel 08bss-2 Duplex Short Pitch Roller Chains and Bush Chain
editor by CX 2023-10-27

China Professional High Quality Duplex Stainless Steel Industrial Short Pitch Roller Chains and Bush Chain

Product Description

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
*04CSS-2 6.350 3.30 3.18 2.31 14.50 15.00 6.00 0.80 6.40 5.0/1124 0.28
*06CSS-2 9.525 5.08 4.77 3.58 22.50 23.30 9.00 1.30 10.13 11.0/2473 0.70
08ASS-2 12.700 7.95 7.85 3.96 31.00 32.20 12.00 1.50 14.38 19.2/4316 1.30
41SS-2 12.700 7.77 6.25 3.53 25.70 26.90 9.91 1.30 11.95 12.0/2698 0.91
10ASS-2 15.875 10.16 9.40 5.08 38.90 40.40 15.09 2.03 18.11 30.4/6834 2.18
12ASS-2 19.050 11.91 12.57 5.94 48.80 50.50 18.00 2.42 22.78 43.4/9757 2.92
16ASS-2 25.400 15.88 15.75 7.92 62.70 64.30 24.00 3.25 29.29 77.8/17490 5.15
20ASS-2 31.750 19.05 18.90 9.53 76.40 80.50 30.00 4.00 35.76 120.0/26977 7.80
24ASS-2 38.100 22.23 25.22 11.10 95.80 99.70 35.70 4.80 45.44 150.0/33720 11.70
28ASS-2 44.450 25.40 25.22 12.70 103.30 107.90 41.00 5.60 48.87 204.0/45859 15.14
32ASS-2 50.800 28.58 31.55 14.27 123.30 128.10 47.80 6.40 58.55 267.6/60156 20.14
04BSS-2 6.000 4.00 2.80 1.85 12.30 13.30 5.00 0.60 5.50 4.0/899 0.22
05BSS-2 8.000 5.00 3.00 2.31 13.90 14.50 7.10 0.80 5.64 6.2/1394 0.37
#06BSS-2 9.525 6.35 5.72 3.28 23.40 24.40 8.20 1.30 10.24 11.8/2653 0.87
08BSS-2 12.700 8.51 7.75 4.45 31.00 32.20 11.80 1.60 13.92 21.0/4721 1.40
10BSS-2 15.875 10.16 9.65 5.08 36.10 37.50 14.70 1.70 16.59 29.1/6542 1.96
12BSS-2 19.050 12.07 11.68 5.72 42.00 43.60 16.00 1.85 19.46 37.0/8318 2.46
16BSS-2 25.400 15.88 17.02 8.28 68.00 71.00 21.00 4.15/3.10 31.88 70.7/15894 5.42
20BSS-2 31.750 19.05 19.56 10.19 77.80 81.50 26.40 4.50/3.50 36.45 105.6/23740 7.87
24BSS-2 38.100 25.40 25.40 14.63 101.70 106.20 33.20 6.00/4.80 48.36 182.0/4571 12.43
28BSS-2 44.450 27.94 30.99 15.90 124.60 129.10 36.70 7.50/6.00 59.56 216.0/48557 16.60
32BSS-2 50.800 29.21 30.99 17.81 124.60 129.60 42.00 7.00/6.00 58.55 270.0/60698 20.34

*Bush chain:d1 in the table indicates the external diameter of the bush
*Straight side plates
Stainless steel chains are suitable for corrosive conditions involving food,chemicals pharmaceuticals,etc.and also suitable for high and low temperature conditions.

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[1] means of power transmission.

Though CHINAMFG Renold is credited with inventing the roller chain in 1880, sketches by Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century show a chain with a roller bearing.

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 in 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

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 standards

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.

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):

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 safety precautions when working with bush chains?

Working with bush chains requires adherence to certain safety precautions to ensure the well-being of operators and prevent accidents. Here are some important safety measures to consider:

1. Personal protective equipment (PPE): Operators should wear appropriate PPE, including safety glasses, gloves, and protective clothing, to protect themselves from potential hazards such as flying debris, pinching, or entanglement.

2. Training and knowledge: Operators should be properly trained in the operation and maintenance of bush chains. They should have a thorough understanding of the equipment, including its components, functions, and potential hazards. Training should cover safe operating procedures, including start-up, shutdown, and emergency procedures.

3. Lockout/tagout procedures: Before performing any maintenance or repair work on a bush chain, proper lockout/tagout procedures should be followed. This involves isolating the power source, de-energizing the equipment, and securing it with lockout devices or tags to prevent accidental startup.

4. Regular inspections: Regular inspections should be conducted to identify any signs of wear, damage, or misalignment in the bush chain. This includes checking for loose bolts, worn sprockets, damaged links, or any other issues that could compromise the chain’s integrity. Any identified problems should be promptly addressed to prevent further damage or accidents.

5. Proper lifting and handling: When handling bush chains, proper lifting techniques should be employed to prevent strain or injury. Chains should be lifted using appropriate lifting equipment, and operators should avoid placing themselves in a position where they could be caught between moving parts.

6. Clean and well-maintained work environment: The work area should be clean, well-lit, and free from clutter or obstructions. This ensures that operators have clear visibility and can safely access the bush chain without tripping or other hazards.

7. Follow manufacturer guidelines: It is important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and recommendations for the safe use, maintenance, and inspection of the specific bush chain being used. This includes following recommended lubrication practices, tensioning guidelines, and any other instructions provided by the manufacturer.

By adhering to these safety precautions, operators can mitigate potential risks associated with working with bush chains and ensure a safe working environment for themselves and others involved in the operation and maintenance of the equipment.

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What are the noise levels associated with a bush chain?

The noise levels associated with a bush chain can vary depending on several factors. Here are some considerations:

1. Lubrication: Proper lubrication plays a significant role in reducing noise levels. Insufficient lubrication or using the wrong type of lubricant can increase friction and generate more noise. Regular lubrication maintenance is necessary to ensure smooth operation and minimize noise.

2. Chain Tension: Maintaining proper chain tension is essential for reducing noise. Excessive slack or excessive tension can lead to increased vibration and noise. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for the correct tensioning of the bush chain.

3. Chain Quality: The quality and design of the bush chain can also affect noise levels. High-quality bush chains are engineered to minimize vibration and noise generation during operation.

4. External Factors: Other external factors such as the design of the sprockets, the surrounding environment, and the presence of any additional components or accessories can influence noise levels. Proper alignment of the chain and sprockets, as well as the use of noise-dampening materials or guards, can help reduce noise.

It is important to note that while bush chains may generate some noise during operation, advancements in chain design and materials have significantly reduced noise levels in modern chains. Additionally, regular maintenance and proper installation can further minimize noise levels associated with a bush chain.

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How do you select the right bush chain for your application?

Choosing the right bush chain for your application is essential to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Here are some factors to consider when selecting a bush chain:

1. Load Capacity: Evaluate the maximum load that the chain will need to transmit. Consider factors such as weight, acceleration, and shock loads. Choose a bush chain with a load capacity that exceeds the anticipated load to ensure reliable operation.

2. Speed: Determine the operating speed of the chain. Higher speeds may require chains with specialized designs to minimize wear, reduce friction, and maintain accurate timing.

3. Environmental Conditions: Assess the environmental conditions in which the chain will operate. Consider factors such as temperature, humidity, dust, chemicals, and exposure to corrosive substances. Select a bush chain that is designed to withstand the specific conditions of your application.

4. Size and Configuration: Determine the required chain size based on the available space and the dimensions of the sprockets or pulleys. Consider the pitch, width, and overall dimensions of the chain. Additionally, assess whether a standard or custom configuration is needed to meet the application requirements.

5. Lubrication Requirements: Determine the lubrication method and frequency required for the chain. Some bush chains are self-lubricating, while others may require regular lubrication. Consider the availability of lubrication systems and the maintenance requirements of the chain.

6. Reliability and Durability: Assess the expected operational lifespan and the reliability requirements of your application. Look for bush chains from reputable manufacturers known for producing high-quality, durable products. Consider factors such as wear resistance, fatigue strength, and overall reliability.

7. Cost: Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the bush chain, considering both the initial investment and long-term maintenance costs. Balance the performance requirements with the available budget.

Consult with a knowledgeable supplier or engineer to ensure you select the right bush chain that meets your specific application requirements. They can provide guidance based on their expertise and help you choose a chain that offers optimal performance and durability.

China Professional High Quality Duplex Stainless Steel Industrial Short Pitch Roller Chains and Bush Chain  China Professional High Quality Duplex Stainless Steel Industrial Short Pitch Roller Chains and Bush Chain
editor by CX 2023-10-26