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What types of chains are industrial chains?

2024-06-26 15:58:12

What types of chains are industrial chains?

Industrial chains are essential components in a wide range of machinery and equipment, used for transmitting power, conveying materials, and lifting heavy loads. There are several types of industrial chains, each designed for specific applications and environments. Here are some of the most common types:

  1. Roller Chains

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Description: Roller chains consist of a series of interconnected links, each with a roller and a pin, allowing smooth operation over sprockets.

Applications: Used in conveyor systems, automotive engines, and agricultural machinery.

Advantages: Durable, efficient power transmission, low friction.

2. Leaf Chains

Description: Composed of stacked steel plates connected by riveted pins, resembling a leaf.

Applications: Frequently used in forklifts, hoists, and lift trucks.

Advantages: High tensile strength, suitable for heavy lifting and tension applications.

3. Conveyor Chains

Description: Designed to move materials along a production line, these chains have attachments or special links for carrying loads.

Applications: Used in manufacturing, food processing, and packaging industries.

Advantages: Versatile, customizable for specific conveying needs, can handle a wide range of loads.

4. Silent Chains

Description: Feature interlocking toothed links that provide a smooth and quiet operation.

Applications: Used in automotive engines, industrial machinery, and high-speed drives.

Advantages: Quiet operation, high efficiency, less vibration.

5. Engineering Steel Chains

Description: Made from high-strength steel, these chains are designed for heavy-duty applications.

Applications: Used in mining, construction, and heavy equipment.

Advantages: Extremely strong, resistant to wear and impact, can handle large loads.

6. Double Pitch Chains

Description: Similar to roller chains but with double the pitch, making them lighter and more cost-effective.

Applications: Used in conveyors, agricultural machinery, and light-duty drives.

Advantages: Lower weight, cost-effective, suitable for longer spans.

7. Detachable Chains

Description: Consist of individual links that can be easily detached and reassembled.

Applications: Used in agricultural equipment and light conveyors.

Advantages: Easy to install and repair, flexible design.

8. Pintle Chains

Description: Feature a simple open-barrel design, often used in conveyors.

Applications: Used in agricultural machinery, wastewater treatment, and material handling.

Advantages: Easy to clean, resistant to clogging, suitable for harsh environments.

9. Hollow Pin Chains


Description: Have hollow pins that allow for easy attachment of crossrods and other components.

Applications: Used in conveyors, food processing, and packaging.

Advantages: Flexible for attachments, easy to customize for various applications.

10. Plastic Chains

Description: Made from plastic materials, these chains are corrosion-resistant and lightweight.

Applications: Used in food processing, packaging, and applications where metal chains would corrode.

Advantages: Corrosion-resistant, lightweight, quiet operation.

11. Offset Sidebar Chains

Description: Feature offset links for better engagement with sprockets, providing smoother operation.

Applications: Used in heavy-duty conveyors and applications requiring precise operation.

Advantages: Reduced wear, smoother operation, suitable for heavy loads.

12. Stainless Steel Chains

Description: Made from stainless steel, offering high resistance to corrosion and heat.

Applications: Used in food processing, chemical industries, and environments with high moisture.

Advantages: Corrosion-resistant, high-temperature tolerance, durable.

Each type of industrial chain is designed to meet specific operational requirements, offering distinct advantages for various industrial applications. Choosing the right type of chain depends on factors such as load capacity, environmental conditions, required durability, and specific application needs.

GIDI CHAIN LIMITED supply lots of roller chainconveyor chainLeaf Chain, welded chainforged chainPalm Oil Mill ChainHoisting Chain,Mine and Metallurgy Chain, etc. totaling over 3000 varieties. and 90% of chains are exported to worldwide, Which mainly export to Southeast Asia, European, North America, South America. Chains are welcomed by customers with the excellent quality. Our company owns more than 100 sets of advanced and professional manufacturing equipment, Perfect and rigorous QC system is implemented in every process from material purchasing to finished products packaging. Also, we have passed the ISO9001: 2015 Quality Management System Certification.

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