In the realm of mechanical engineering, the fusion of chains and sprockets transcends mere technicality, representing a meticulously orchestrated synergy. This intricate interplay is pivotal across diverse mechanical systems.
Chains are common components in industrial and mechanical applications, but identifying the type of chain you're using can sometimes be challenging. This article will explain how to determine the chain type (chain no.) you're using, making it easier for you to maintain, replace, or purchase a chain of the same specification.
In mechanical equipment, it is common to require two or more chains to operate synchronously, necessitating identical lengths for proper functioning. In order to meet customer requirements, Maxtop is able to provide length matching and tagging services to ensure alignment with customer usage needs.
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Most chains use metal links for higher strength, but they can be heavy and require frequent lubrication and maintenance. However, for lighter loads and applications that are not lubricated or easily corrode, chains with a combination of engineering plastics and stainless steel can be considered.
The stainless steel roller chain and double-pitch conveyor roller chain are made from SUS304 material for superior corrosion resistance. Stainless steel chain used in the food industry and processing industries. MCC provides ANSI, ISO standard stainless steel chain, includes double-pitch, straight link plate chain.
The fatigue strength test is considered to be the closest test method to the actual use of the chain. Since the chain is constantly moving during use, it is also necessary to understand the fatigue life and endurance limit of the chain. The purpose of this test is to find out under what tensile load on the chain will (theoretically) never break. For general chains (excluding stainless steel chains), the fatigue strength is equivalent to the maximum allowable load.
The MEGA-II stainless steel chain is MCC patented stainless steel roller chains with the larger bearing area, increased tensile strength and increase 50% chain life.