Applications of Engineering Chain
A solid workhorse for many industrial applications that include or require harsh operating conditions, engineering chains are perfect for high load capacity. The engineering chain also offers fatigue
strength for nearly continuous operation, so you don’t have to worry about halting your equipment due to poor performance or continual equipment breakdown due to overuse. The engineering
chain is versatile, performing in the food service industry and some of the most challenging jobs on earth like drilling for oil, forklift operation, lumber applications, road cranes and elevators. Even
though these applications are often harsh with high temperatures and lots of sand, dirt, grease and oil, the engineering chain gets the job done with high power transfer rates and unmatched durability.
When your organization is looking for something to move heavy equipment and handle high shock loads, the engineering chain is a natural choice.
In your industrial application, knowing that your chains are sturdy enough to survive the harshest tests in terms of load, shock and strain is critically important. Any time that your production line is
down, you are not making money — and to have the problem traced back to a lowly engineering chain is simply unacceptable. That’s why the engineering chains that PEER Chain provides are only
the highest quality, pre-tested for optimum strength and crafted with alloy steel parts for accurate pitch control and exceptional press fit. The uniform core strength that you’ll find in these
engineering chains allows them to continue to deliver consistent results for your project day after day, night after night of uninterrupted service.
Uses of Engineering Chains
Food service is only one of the many applications for this versatile class of engineering chains. They are used for some of the toughest applications such as drilling for oil, operations that include a lot
of sand, dirt and sticky crude oil. They also see usage on forklift trucks where they’ll be subjected to numerous repetitions of stress and jolts. Engineering chains are the go-to option for engineers
when the application requires a compact space with the maximum possible amount of power transfer and a high level of durability.
Roller Chains or Engineering Chains?
In general, engineering chains are slightly different from roller chains. Roller chains often are used for power transmission and engineering chains are used for material handling. There are some
differences in construction between the two types of chains, so it is important to ensure that you select the correct one for your needs. Rollers are not often needed on material handling chains, but are
a required part for power transmission chains. Running at high speeds is safer when you’re using a roller chain, while engineering chains are stronger for more durable and long-term operations as
they have a shorter distance between sprockets.
Engineered Class Chain
Engineering class chains are typically large in pitch and are designed with higher safety factors and more clearances. These chains may have specialized attachments, materials, seal, or plating for
specific applications and environments. They are rated by workload and strength.
Most engineering class chains will fit in the following categories:
Roller Conveyor Chain
Bar and Pin Chain
Detachable Link Chain
Plastic Engineering Chain