Chain Match and Tag
In mechanical equipment, it is common to require two or more chains to
operate synchronously, necessitating identical lengths for proper
In order to meet customer requirements, Maxtop is able to provide length matching and tagging services to ensure alignment with customer usage needs.
When would chain matching be necessary?
When multiple chains need to operate synchronously, such as in elevating
platforms or conveyor systems, it's typically necessary for the chain
lengths to be similar to prevent distortion or misalignment during
Although there are standard specifications for chain length tolerances in ISO, equipment usage often requires even smaller deviations.
Even though industry standards for chains specify tolerance levels for component accuracy, the accumulation of
tolerances during the assembly of parts can lead to variations in chain
Longer chains tend to accumulate larger length differences. Therefore, in order to address this, chain manufacturers measure and tag chains according to the desired lengths specified by customers during the matching process.
How is the matching process carried out?
When Maxtop receives a customer order requesting chain matching, the
chains are first cut to the lengths (pitch counts) specified by the
These lengths are within the measurement capacity of the length measurement instrument.
Subsequently, the chains are measured using the measurement instrument for accurate length assessment.
Subsequently, the actual lengths of all chains are organized and matched
Following the sorting outcome, the chains are linked together to achieve the desired length as per customer specifications, and then assigned a matching identification number.
Finally, prior to packaging, Maxtop will remove the paper tags and replace
them with metal labels to prevent any oil contamination or potential paper
debris from affecting the chains.
The current matching standards provided by Maxtop:
Class I: Matching tolerance 0.05%
Class II: Matching tolerance 0.05%~0.02%
Due to limitations of the measurement instrument, for more precise matching
information or matching quotations, please contact Maxtop.