As Makelsan Chain, we can provide the conveyor chain and sprocket system that our customers need as a complete set.
With this we provide our customers;
- Full guarantee regarding the operability of the chain sprocket system
- Cost and time advantage by buying from a single supplier
- The advantage of easy and quick intervention in the event of a possible error
As Makelsan Chain, we produce high precision made to order chains for the needs of different sectors for all special applications. We launch our products with our brand “MKS Chain”. In addition to our products range based on a sample or technical drawing , we also make new designs and produce as a result of our consultation with our customers.
Thanks to our highly graded refined steel we are responding our customers’ different needs with high quality products. We also support with rapid production and service.
In addition to our special chain and gear production, we also have 16 BS / ASA and in bigger sizes standard chain production.
What is an Industrial Chain?
Industrial chains consist of linked segments of durable metal, such as carbon steel , stainless steel, galvanized steel. They are available in a wide range of sizes and strengths to lift and transport materials across a diverse set of applications.
Industrial chain is the type of chain drive transmitting mechanical power from one place to another most commonly used for transmission of mechanical power on many kinds of domestic, industrial and agricultural machinery, including conveyors, wire- and tube-drawing machines.
What are Industrial Chains Used for?
Industrial Chains are used for a variety of applications from power transmission in heavy machinery to safety in lifting materials. In industry, chain is a flexible series of interconnected rigid links.
With roller chains, one end of the chain is connected to a sprocket driven by the engine where energy is being converted. The other end connects with the load to be shifted. As the chains roll smoothly around a rotating sprocket, the chain can experience wear over time, which manifests as some measure of stretching or loss of integrity. As chains age, they naturally need to be replaced. Industrial chains are one of the most commonly used drive components. But what are the advantages of using chain as your power transmission drive?
Industrial chain is very robust. It is very unlikely to snap during operation, and with the correct maintenance can last for years.
HIGH LEVEL OF EFFICIENCY
Industrial chain has a very high level of efficiency due to the toothed sprockets that grip the chain. This means that there cannot be any slippage, keeping efficiency levels high.
MAINTENANCE FREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Maintenance free industrial chains are available for use in areas which are difficult to access. This can prolong the life of the chain, as well as improving worker safety.
Attachments such as buckets are available for conveying material.
Where is industrial chain used?
Chain applications tend to be relatively low speeds and higher torques in comparison to belt drives. These include applications such as:
- Speed reducers for gearboxes
- Conveyor drives
- Fork lifts
An industrial chain is chain that has been designed specifically for a particular transmission system. It consists of a series of journal bearings that are held together by constraining link plates. Each bearing consists of a pin and a bush on which the chain roller revolves.
A chain is made by a number of links and those are connected by the help of a pin. Chains are run over a wheel named sprocket which has several amounts of teeth around the circumference of that to grip the chain, however, not all the chains need that sprocket to run over.
- The distance from the center of one pin to the center of the next pin, also known as the “pitch” of the chain.
- The diameter and width of the roller.
- Plate thickness, determined by measuring the plates from one flat side to another.
- Plate height is the dimension from the bottom to the top of the plate.
- Pin length and the outside diameter of the pin.
You can also determine the width and the pitch of an industrial chain by measuring the width of the sprocket by using a caliper and measuring from center to center where the chain roller would set between the teeth of the sprocket to find the pitch of the chain.
Measuring the pitch begins by identifying the pin of your chain. Pitch is the measurement from the center of one pin to the center of the next pin in line. The pitch helps determine the overall rated weight and strength of the roller chain.