Chain drives

In these drives, peripheral force is transmitted from a drive shaft fitted with a chain wheel to a tow element (chain), and from this element to a driven shaft through another chain wheel.

Use: agricultural machinery, construction machinery, pulley blocks, transport devices, etc.

Advantages: high efficiency - up to 95 %, precise force transmission over larger distances - up to 5 metres, reduced shaft stress (reduced friction of pressing force), constant drive, no slipping

Disadvantages: more expensive than belt drives, labour-intensive manufacture of high-quality chains, noisy, no impact dampening, require precise assembly, mostly require lubrication

Types of chains used:

Roller chains
Similar to casing chains, only with hollow rollers mounted on casings.

Gall chains
Turning strips are mounted on fitted pivots. Used for low speeds and heavy loads. The load increases with the number of strips.

Casing (transmission) chains
Very similar to roller chains, made by coupled links in the form of casings and pivots. With one or more rows.

Welded link chains
Mostly manual lifting devices for low speeds.

Fleyer chains
Formed by a row of pivots on which plates of adjacent links are put in various combinations along the whole length. Used as tow or load-bearing chains, cannot be used as drive chains.

Conveyor, agricultural chains

Chain wheels
Part of every chain drive. Our offer includes single-, double- and triple-row wheels, disks, wheels with single- or double-sided hubs, with an opening or for TaperLock Casing.

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