Product Description

 

 Chain No.

Pitch

P

mm

Roller diameter

d1 max
mm

Width between inner plates
b1 min
mm
Pin diameter

d2 max
mm

Pin length Inner plate depth
h2 max
mm
Plate thickness

t/T max
mm

Transverse pitch
Pt mm
Tensile strength

Q
min
kN/lbf

Average tensile strength
Q0

kN

Weight per meter
q kg/m
L
max
mm
Lc max
mm
C08B-1 12 .700 8.51 7.75 4.45 16.7 18.2 11.8 1.60 18.0/4091 19.5 0.80
C10B-1 15 .875 10.16 9.65 5.08 19.5 20.9 14.7 1.70 22.4/5091 27.9 1.06
C12B-1 19 .050 12.07 11.68 5.72 22.5 25.2 16.0 1.85 29.0/6591 32.2 1.32
C16B-1 25.400 15.88 17.02 8.28 36.1 39.1 21.0/24.0 4.15/3.1 60.0/13636 72.8 3.08/3.49
C20B-1 31.750 19.05 19.56 10.19 41.3 45.0 26.4 4.5/3.5 95.0/21591 106.7 4.16
C24B-1 38 .100 25.40 25.40 14.63 53.4 57.8 33.2 6.0/4.8 160.0/36364 178.0 7.47
C28B-1 44.450 27.94 30.99 15.90 65.1 69.5 36.7 7.5/6.0 200.0/45455 222.0 9.90
C32B-1 50 .800 29.21 30.99 17.81 66.0 71.0 42.0 7.0/6.0 250.0/56818 277.5 10.45
C08B-2 12 .700 8.51 7.75 4.45 31.2 32.2 11.8 1.60 13.92 32.0/7273 38.7 1.45
C10B-2 15.875 10.16 9.65 5.08 36.1 37.5 14.7 1.70 16.59 44.5/10114 57.8 2.00
C12B-2 19 .050 12.07 11.68 5.72 42.0 44.7 16.0 1.85 19.46 57.8/13136 66.1 2.62
C16B-2 25.400 15.88 17.02 8.28 68.0 71.0 21.0/24.0 4.15/3.1 31.88 106.0/24091 133.0 6.10/6.92
C20B-2 31.750 19.05 19.56 10.19 77.8 81.5 26.4 4.5/3.5 36.45 170.0/38636 211.2 8.23
C24B-2 38 .100 25.40 25.40 14.63 101.7 106.2 33.2 6.0/4.8 48.36 280.0/63636 319.2 14.77
C28B-2 44 .450 27.94 30.99 15.90 124.6 129.1 36.7 7.5/6.0 59.56 360.0/81818 406.8 19.82
C32B-2 50 .800 29.21 30.99 17.81 124.6 129.6 42.0 7.0/6.0 58.55 450.0/157173 508.5 20.94
C08B-3 12 .700 8.51 7.75 4.45 45.1 46.1 11.8 1.60 13.92 47.5/1571 57.8 2.10
C10B-3 15 .875 10.16 9.65 5.08 52.7 54.1 14.7 1.70 16.59 66.7/15159 84.5 2.87
C12B-3 19 .050 12.07 11.68 5.72 61.5 64.2 16.0 1.85 19.46 86.7/19705 101.8 3.89
C16B-3 25.400 15.88 17.02 8.28 99.8 102.9 21.0/24.0 4.15/3.1 31.88 160.0/36364 203.7 9.12/10.34
C20B-3 31.750 19.05 19.56 10.19 114.2 117.9 26.4 4.5/3.5 36.45 250.0/56818 290.0 11.34
C24B-3 38 .100 25.40 25.40 14.63 150.1 154.6 33.2 6.0/4.8 48.36 425.0/96591 493.0 22.10
C28B-3 44.450 27.94 30.99 15.90 184.2 188.7 36.7 7.5/6.0 59.56 530.0/12571 609.5 29.64
C32B-3 50.800 29.21 30.99 17.81 183.2 188.2 42.0 7.0/6.0 58.55 670.0/152273 770.5 31.27

High Qulity Roller Chains Manufacturers (Standard America,KANA,Europen,ANSI Standard)

1. Providing 10 series more than 8000 models of chains,Heavy duty engineering chains, oil field chains, heavy duty  port crane chains, metallurgy conveyor chains, ultra-high tension escalator chains, mining chains, etc, and  customized solutions. 

2. More than 80% of our roller chain are exported to all over the world, We are serving customers of top 5 of world famous manufacturers , and more than 90% of our turnover are from the cooperation with the manufacturers in the world.   

3. Having advanced online inspection for automatic assembly lines.  

4. Having nation level Enterprise Technology Center,  we cost no less than 13% of our annual turnover investment in R&D  each year.

5. Having our own Standardization Management Committee in our company, and participated in the formulation and modification of the roller chain standards of the People’s Republic of China.

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

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

LUBRICATION

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

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

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

VARIANTS DESIGN

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

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

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

USE

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

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

WEAR

 

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

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

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

M = the length of a number of links measured

S = the number of links measured

P = Pitch

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

CHAIN STRENGTH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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What to look for in a roller chain

There are many different factors to consider when purchasing a roller chain. One of the most important factors is tensile strength, which represents the force required to break the chain. Roller chains are available in 3 different tensile strengths: minimum, average and ultimate. Each strength reflects a different limit to the load the chain can handle. However, these limits are not always equal and you should be aware of the differences between roller chains.

Canonical chain

Most roller chains have standard sizes printed on the side panels. This is usually “40” or “C2080H”, but can also be the letter “B”. If the chain is old, it will need to be cleaned to see its size. You can find the size on the standard roller chain size chart, but not everyone is marked. To determine the size, measure the diameter and pitch of the chain, then compare the results to the chart to see what size you need.
Heavy-duty roller chains are available with heat-treated pins, side plates, and rollers. In addition to being heat treated, they are also factory pre-stretched, which reduces wear on these parts. If properly maintained, they can last for years, reducing the risk of failure or corrosion. Depending on the application, standard roller chains are available in different sizes. It can be purchased separately. There are several options to choose from, depending on the size and strength of the application.
PEER roller chains contain solid rollers to reduce shock loads on the sprocket teeth. Heat treating and preloading all components of the PEER chain helps minimize initial elongation. Hot-dip lubrication ensures complete lubrication of all chain components, extending their life and reducing maintenance costs. For heavy-duty applications, ASME/ANSI-B29.1 chain is a good choice.
Standard roller chains are made of steel or alloy steel. However, it can be made of other materials such as stainless steel. In addition to steel, stainless steel is often used in food processing machinery where chain lubrication is an issue. Brass and nylon are also sometimes used. However, they are not that popular. Therefore, you should always check with your supplier before purchasing. By comparing the tensile strength of 2 different chains and making an informed decision, you can get the best price and service.
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Chain without bushing

Bushless roller chains have advantages over conventional roller chains. Unlike conventional chains, bushless chains have extensive lateral flexibility, which increases the chain’s lubrication flow. The inner plates of bushless chains have protruding shoulders so the oil can flow through them more easily and efficiently. This is an important characteristic of a smooth-running chain. Additionally, bushless chains may have improved shifting performance.
The strength of a bushingless roller chain is measured in terms of tensile strength and fatigue strength. The former measures the load a chain can withstand before breaking. Fatigue strength is equally important, and factors that affect fatigue strength include the steel used to make the chain components, the pitch hole fabrication, the type of shot peening on the chain, and the design and thickness of the chain. For example, if the chain is too thin, it may not be enough for heavy-duty applications.
Like traditional roller chains, bushingless roller chains have 2 different types of links. The inner link has 2 inner plates connected by pins, while the outer chain has 2 outer plates held together by bushings. A bushingless roller chain is similar to a traditional chain, except it eliminates a step in the assembly process by stamping the tube into the inner plate. So if you want a smoother ride, a bushingless roller chain is a better choice.
There are 2 different sizes of bushingless roller chains. One size is designed for use with standard single-strand chains, while the other size is designed for use with double-strand or triple-strand chains. Bushless chains are generally shorter than conventional chains, so they can fit in tighter spaces. Bushless chains are made of the highest quality materials. These chain attachments are case hardened for optimum strength and durability.

Mute chain

The silent roller chain has a smooth, low-noise drive. They are made of stacked rows of flat chainplates with a gear-like profile that meshes with the sprocket teeth. Each chainplate is attached to a corresponding sprocket, which also allows the chain to bend. While these basic components are the same for every silent roller chain, there are many variations that allow them to be used in a variety of applications.
The most popular high-speed transmission, silent chains feature gear-like sprockets. They can be made from single or multiple strands of material. Single-strand chains are less expensive than multi-strand chains, but they tend to wear out faster if not lubricated. Single-strand roller chains can be used for years without lubrication, but for your application, wide silent chains are still worth considering.
The design and construction of silent chains make them ideal for conveying a wide variety of products. They have flat, heat-resistant surfaces. They are also durable and non-slip. They are available in a variety of pitch sizes, widths, and mounting styles. Whether you need chains for general purpose conveyors or glass bottle transport applications, we have you covered. Ask about the benefits of silent roller chain conveyors.
Inverted tooth chains are another option for quieter chains. These chains are designed to reduce noise from engine-related friction. Silent chains are more common, and manufacturers have fallen in love with them. A silent chain consists of several links connected to the sprocket teeth. Teeth rotate to reduce noise, vibration, and chord action. These are the main reasons why silent chains are so popular.
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ANSI chain pitch

To measure your bike’s chain pitch, you can use a caliper. This measurement is taken from the center of the rolling pin to the center of the next rolling pin. Chains come in many sizes, but ANSI is the most common chain standard in the United States. A caliper is handy if you’re not sure which size to buy, as it allows you to check for worn sprockets.
Chains that meet ANSI standards will be characterized by a certain pitch. This measurement is based on the width and spacing of the roll. The spacing is usually greater than the width. The standard number will be the right number for the width of the chain or the left number for the rollers. The number on the left indicates whether the chain is lightweight or heavyweight. Heavyweight chains are designated by the suffix “H”.
Common chain sizes are based on ANSI chain pitch. Pitch is the minimum distance between bushing and sprocket. The smaller the chain pitch, the greater the total distance between the 2 points. This means the chain will last longer. However, if you are buying a chain for a specific application, you should check the pitch carefully as it can affect the performance of the chain.

Roller chain wear measurement

The purpose of roller chain wear measurement is to prevent breakage by monitoring the strain on the chain. There are several ways to measure roller chain wear. The first is to remove the chain from its working position and measure the distance from the sprocket to its measuring end. Another way is to measure the pitch of the chain or the distance between 2 pins. This method is superior to other methods because it is convenient and accurate.
When measuring the wear of a roller chain, it is important to note that the elements of the chain will gradually deform. About 3.75% of the total wear will be on the pins and the rest will be on the internal links. These wear measurements will vary based on the nominal pitch of the chain and the amount of friction the chain is experiencing. Proper lubrication between pins and bushings, load and frequency of articulation all affect wear rates.
It is important to measure the amount of wear on the roller chain to avoid excessive machine failures. The longer the chain runs, the more wear it will wear. Although the length of the chain should be less than the center distance, the excessive load will cause premature wear. Therefore, lubrication is essential. Additionally, the sag of the chain should not exceed 2% to 4% of its center-to-center distance. Finally, check for unusual noise or visible defects. A common cause of excessive roller chain wear is the size of the load. Every chain manufacturer sets a maximum workload for its product.
There are several ways to measure roller chain wear. If using a high-speed drive, it should have at least 11 teeth, and a medium-speed drive should have at least 25 teeth. Also, be sure to check the length of the chain, even if you should. The same goes for the pin diameter, which should be the same or different pitch as the roller chain.

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