Chain Drives

A brief summary

This chapter will give you a thorough basic knowledge on drive chains and conveyor chains. Chain drive is a way of transmitting mechanical power from one place to another by a chain. Chain is also used for conveying products from one place to another place. Benefits of using chain include durability, unlimited shelf-life, versatility and flexibility. Roller chains and conveyor chains perform many critical functions every day in industrial “behind the scenes” applications, from food processing, packaging, and beverage can manufacturing, to printing publications and oil field exploration

What you will learn

You will be able to learn several types of roller chains and conveyor chain, their applicability, lubrication, which information you need to perform product selection and much more.

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Chapter Objectives

Definition of Chain Drive

General overview

Characteristics

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Roller Chain Structure

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Standards

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Specific products

Standard Roller Chain

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Self-Lube Roller Chain

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Hollow Pin Chain

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Side Bow Chain

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Leaf Chain

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Silent Chain

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Plastic Chains

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Tabletop Chain

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Sprockets

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Product selection

Lubrication

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Caution

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Chain Guards

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Definitions

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