China supplier Mechanical Chain Senqcia Chain 80 A Series Short Pitch Precision Simplex Roller Chains and Bush Chains with Attachments

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A Series Short pitch Precision Simplex Roller Chains & Bush Chains

ISO/ANSI/ DIN
Chain No.
China
Chain No.
Pitch
P
mm
Roller diameter

d1max
mm

Width between inner plates
b1min
mm
Pin diameter

d2max
mm

Pin length Inner plate depth
h2max
mm
 Plate  thickness

Tmax
 mm

Tensile strength

Qmin
kN/lbf

Average tensile strength
Q0
kN
Weight per meter
q  
 kg/m
Lmax
mm
Lcmax
mm
80 16A-1 25.4000 15.88 15.75 7.92 32.70 35.00 24.00 3.25 56.70/12886 74.3 2.60

*Bush chain:d1 in the table indicates the external diameter of the bush

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 CHINAMFG 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 CHINAMFG 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.

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 CHINAMFG 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 CHINAMFG 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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How to troubleshoot chain skipping or slipping issues?

Chain skipping or slipping can occur in mechanical chain systems and can lead to performance issues and potential safety hazards. Here are some steps to troubleshoot and address these problems:

  1. Check chain tension: Improper chain tension can cause skipping or slipping. Ensure the chain is properly tensioned according to the manufacturer’s specifications. If the chain is too loose, adjust the tension to the recommended level.
  2. Inspect sprockets: Worn or damaged sprockets can cause chain skipping. Inspect the sprockets for signs of wear, such as worn teeth or grooves. Replace any damaged or worn-out sprockets to ensure proper engagement with the chain.
  3. Examine chain wear: Excessive chain wear can lead to poor engagement with the sprockets, resulting in skipping. Measure the chain for elongation using a chain wear gauge. If the chain is significantly elongated beyond the manufacturer’s specifications, it may need to be replaced.
  4. Inspect chain lubrication: Insufficient lubrication can increase friction and cause the chain to skip or slip. Ensure the chain is adequately lubricated according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Apply the appropriate lubricant to all chain links and ensure even distribution.
  5. Check for debris or foreign objects: Foreign objects or debris lodged between the chain and sprockets can disrupt the chain’s engagement and cause skipping. Inspect the chain and sprockets for any debris, such as dirt, dust, or trapped objects. Clean the chain and sprockets thoroughly to remove any obstructions.
  6. Inspect chain condition: Damaged or worn-out chain components, such as bent or twisted links, can contribute to skipping. Carefully examine the chain for any visible damage or deformities. If any components are damaged, replace them with new ones.
  7. Ensure proper alignment: Misalignment between the chain and sprockets can lead to skipping. Check the alignment of the sprockets and make adjustments if necessary. Proper alignment will ensure the chain engages smoothly and securely.
  8. Consider upgrading the chain: If skipping or slipping issues persist despite troubleshooting steps, it may be necessary to upgrade to a higher-quality or more suitable chain for the specific application. Consult with experts or the chain manufacturer for recommendations.

By following these troubleshooting steps, it is possible to identify and address the underlying causes of chain skipping or slipping issues. Regular inspection, proper maintenance, and adherence to manufacturer guidelines are crucial in ensuring the smooth and reliable operation of mechanical chains.

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How to properly tension a mechanical chain?

Proper tensioning of a mechanical chain is crucial for optimal performance and longevity. Here is a detailed guide on how to properly tension a mechanical chain:

  1. Refer to the manufacturer’s guidelines: The first step is to consult the manufacturer’s guidelines or technical documentation for the specific chain you are using. These guidelines will provide recommendations for the appropriate tensioning method and tension levels.
  2. Inspect the chain: Before tensioning, visually inspect the chain for any signs of wear, damage, or misalignment. Ensure that the chain is properly lubricated.
  3. Measure the slack: Using a tension measuring tool, measure the amount of slack or sag in the chain. The chain should have a specified amount of tension, which varies based on the chain type and application requirements.
  4. Adjust the tension: To adjust the tension, you can typically do one of the following:
    • Tensioning via an adjustable tensioning device: Many mechanical chains have tensioning devices built into the system. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to adjust the tension using these devices.
    • Tensioning via manual adjustment: In some cases, tension can be adjusted manually by adding or removing links from the chain or by adjusting the position of the chain tensioner or idler sprocket.
  5. Ensure proper alignment: During tensioning, ensure that the chain is properly aligned with the sprockets. Misalignment can lead to premature wear and reduced performance.
  6. Recheck tension: After tensioning, recheck the tension using the measuring tool to ensure it falls within the recommended range specified by the manufacturer.
  7. Monitor and readjust: Chains can experience tension loss over time due to wear or other factors. Regularly monitor the tension and readjust as needed to maintain optimal performance.

It is important to note that over-tensioning or under-tensioning can both be detrimental to chain performance. Over-tensioning can cause excessive stress on the chain and other components, leading to premature wear or failure. Under-tensioning can result in chain slippage, reduced power transmission efficiency, and increased wear.

For complex or critical applications, it is recommended to consult with a qualified engineer or chain manufacturer to ensure proper tensioning based on the specific requirements of your system.

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How to prevent mechanical chain failures and prolong its lifespan?

Preventing mechanical chain failures and prolonging its lifespan require proactive maintenance practices and adherence to proper operating guidelines. Here are some key steps to consider:

  • Proper Installation:
  • Ensure the chain is correctly installed with proper tension, alignment, and engagement with the sprockets.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and recommended procedures for chain installation.
  • Regular Inspection:
  • Perform routine visual inspections to identify signs of wear, damage, or misalignment.
  • Measure chain elongation periodically to detect excessive stretching.
  • Check for loose pins, cracked plates, worn rollers, or damaged links.
  • Inspect other components such as sprockets, guides, and tensioners for wear or damage.
  • Proper Lubrication:
  • Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for lubrication frequency and type.
  • Ensure even distribution of lubricant along the chain’s length.
  • Monitor lubrication levels and reapply as necessary.
  • Proper Tension:
  • Maintain the proper tension in the chain to prevent excessive wear or binding.
  • Adjust the tension when necessary according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Avoid Overloading:
  • Ensure the chain is not subjected to loads beyond its capacity.
  • Consider the dynamic loads and impacts during the design and operation of the system.
  • Keep the Environment Clean:
  • Minimize the ingress of dirt, dust, and debris into the chain system.
  • Regularly clean the chain and surrounding area to remove contaminants.
  • Train Operators and Maintenance Personnel:
  • Provide proper training on the correct operation and maintenance of the chain system.
  • Ensure operators understand the limitations and recommended practices for safe chain operation.
  • Timely Replacement:
  • Replace the chain when signs of wear, elongation, or damage are identified.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for recommended chain replacement intervals.

By following these preventive measures, you can minimize chain failures, extend its lifespan, and maintain reliable performance in mechanical chain systems.

China supplier Mechanical Chain Senqcia Chain 80 A Series Short Pitch Precision Simplex Roller Chains and Bush Chains with Attachments  China supplier Mechanical Chain Senqcia Chain 80 A Series Short Pitch Precision Simplex Roller Chains and Bush Chains with Attachments
editor by CX 2023-10-08