Everyone knows one type of drive chain: the bicycle chain. The bicycle chain shows the essential advantages of a chain drive. It is simple, cheap, robust, light weight, resistant and easily cared for.
And indeed, most drive chains for industrial applications look very much like large bicycle chains. Also other types, such as toothed chains, always work according to the principle of positive power transmission. That means that the rotation of the drive sprocket by one cog/chain pitch moves the return chain wheel exactly by one cog as well. Preferred material for drive chains is steel. Round parts are hardened for increased wear resistance and chain plates are quenched and tempered for the highest possible breaking strength.
- High performance roller chains acc. to DIN 8187 (single – six-fold)
ASA-roller chains acc. to DIN 8188 (single – six-fold)
- Rotary chains acc. to DIN 8182
- Bush chains acc. to DIN 8164
- Steel pintle chains acc. to DIN 654