Types Of Industrial Chain Links

Types Of Industrial Chain Links

Acting as wheels to reduce friction, industrial chains refer to blocks of chains which constitute various cylindrical units and transverse blocks turning along the steel pins.

When it comes to the production of industrial chains, Makelsan Chain provides a broad range of numerous industrial chains across different types since the customers’ demands may differ in accordance with their needs. Certain industrial chain types function to provide smooth and gentle transportation such as accumulator chains whilst others function as implementation in a variety of machines and devices and customizable units.

Industrial Chains Types

Broadly, industrial chains are categorised into four types as follows:

1- Roller Chains
2- Accumulator Chains
3- Hollow Pin Chains
4- Customized Chains

Roller Chains

Firstly, having been utilized to transfer mechanical energy to a load to initiate movement, industrial roller chains constitute the type of chains which are used most frequently in machine and plant construction. The implementation of this type of chain is reflected in gear, driver, conveyor, and hoisting chains. Since they are specially designed to fit sprockets to render load movement easier, they can be applied to different chain link sizes, multiplex, and simplex chains.

Roller Chains

 

Accumulator Chains

Secondly, by aiding transportation to be continued easily and without delay afterwards the accumulation process, accumulator chains constitute of great importance in industrial chains. This type of chain is utilized in feeding and automation technologies, and they establish a smooth running and secure environment of the chain under the goods during accumulation without causing any type of damage.

Accumulator Chains

 

Hollow Pin Chains

Thirdly, hollow chain pins are considered to collaborate with specifically designed attachments with the aid of hollow holes located thereon. By removing the holes in this type of chains and combining it with different units, bush chains can be rendered easily.

Hollow Pin Chains

 

Customized Chains

Lastly, among the industrial chains, customized chains and chain links introduce a wide range of types and implementation areas. The first type of customized chains, double pitch roller chains are based on roller chains, however, they are in a stainless-steel design with bent and straight attachments and extended pin sizes. By combining the hollow pin chains with mountable top plates, top plate conveyor chains can be rendered. This type of industrial chain is considered to transport and direct pieces of goods. The surfaces of the top plates are designed to be extra smooth, therefore, they prevent any damage to the goods.

Customized Chains

 

In conclusion, by utilizing different attachments and configurations with roller chains, accumulator chains and hollow pin chains, which constitute the main types of industrial chains, a variety of chains such as bush chains, top plate conveyor chains and double pitch roller chains can be produced easily.