The Precision Collaboration of Chains and Chain Sprockets

The Precision Collaboration of Chains and Chain Sprockets

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.

When should a roller chain be replaced?

When should a roller chain be replaced?

A roller chain, commonly used in various mechanical systems such as motorcycles, bicycles, industrial machinery, and more, should be replaced when it shows signs of wear or damage.

How to Determine the Chain Type You're Using

How to Determine the Chain Type You're Using

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.

Chain Match and Tag

Chain Match and Tag

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.

Your Ultimate Source for Custom Roller Chains

Your Ultimate Source for Custom Roller Chains

As a comprehensive destination for industry solutions, we take pride in offering top-quality products to meet your specific needs. From standard roller chains to attachment roller chains, hot dog chains (sausage chains), spiral conveyor chains, accumulation chains and even fitness machine chains (stair climb chains or rowing machine chains). We are your trusted partner in enhancing performance across various applications.

Roller chain length validation

Roller chain length validation

The measurement of the chain pitch is performed by measuring a specific length of the chain to ensure that the chain pitch conforms to the standard.

Poly Steel Roller Chain

Poly Steel Roller Chain

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.

Push Out Force

Push Out Force

The push out force of a roller chain is the force required to push the pin from the outer plate or the bush from the inner plate. Therefore, it is also called "pushing force" or "pressing force".

NSL Series

NSL Series

Tired of lubricating roller chain or have an application where is difficult to re-lubricate roller chain? MCC New Self Lube roller chain could be an option for your choice.

Why Choose Stainless steel chain?

Why Choose Stainless steel chain?

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.

Fatigue Test Method for Roller Chains

Fatigue Test Method for Roller Chains

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.

MEGA-II-Patented high strength stainless steel chain

MEGA-II-Patented high strength stainless steel chain

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.

What are important tests for chains?

What are important tests for chains?

In order to ensure chains high quality, MAXTOP chains will go through several inspections and tests to assure that the produced chain meets the specifications. We are going to introduce you some representatively important tests according to their purpose by the test.

What is Roller Chain?

What is Roller Chain?

Roller chain is a type of chain that is used in a variety of industries and applications, including the transmission of mechanical power with machinery such as industrial conveyors and automotive industry. MAXTOP roller chain offers full range options for the ANSI and British standard roller chains, which are widely used for material handling, food industry, sawmill industry, automotive/motorcycle, fitness equipment, spiral conveyor and so on.

Introduction to Roller Chain Attachments

Introduction to Roller Chain Attachments

Roller chain attachments are used in many applications to achieve various functions; this article helps customer to find the suitable parts.

What is Leaf Chain?

What is Leaf Chain?

What is Leaf Chain? Leaf chain only consists of link plates and pins which is the simplest steel chains. It’s commonly used on forklift trucks, telehandlers and in other material handling applications. As the link plate found on the standard roller chain, the link plate of leaf chain also has the same figure of 8 shape. Leaf chain is also called balance chain and cable chain.

Introduction to Chain Lubrication

Introduction to Chain Lubrication

Proper lubrication is the key to optimized operating performance and long working life. Without proper lubrication, even the highest quality chains cannot reach expected working life.

How to inspect your roller chain

How to inspect your roller chain

Check our roller chain inspection list to find out the probable causes of roller chain wear and action suggested to take.

Wearing Test Method for Roller Chains

Wearing Test Method for Roller Chains

Wear resistance is one of the elements for high-quality chains. Through test, we can find out the quality of chains and where to improve.

Tensile Test Method for Roller Chains

Tensile Test Method for Roller Chains

Through Ultimate Tensile Strength (UTS) test, we can review chain quality and inspect possible defects in the chain.

Anti-Corrosion Chain Testing Standard - Salt Spray Test

Anti-Corrosion Chain Testing Standard - Salt Spray Test

Salt spray test is to examine corrosion resistance of coated chain. The article is to introduce the standard and method how the test is done.

Comparing Anti-rust Chains - Find Out the Most Suitable Application

Comparing Anti-rust Chains - Find Out the Most Suitable Application

Here you can find the features and selection guide of anti-corrosion coating to suit your application. Not sure what kind of corrosion resistant chain works best for you? Check our introduction and selection guide to find the one suite your application.

What is solid bush and roller chain?

What is solid bush and roller chain?

Do you know the differences between solid (seamless) bush roller chain, and conventional split (curled) bush roller chain? Check it out!