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Load chains

Load chains are designed to move/lift the largest loads whilst featuring the smallest possible dimensions. In contrast to drive and conveyor chains, a load chain does not run around sprockets as a closed strand but is often open, with two ends. One end is attached to the load and the other to a fixed point. Leaf chains of a fork lift truck are an example for such a design.

  • Link plate chains for chain conveyors acc. to DIN 8176 and DIN BERG 2251
  • Draw bench chains acc. to DIN 8156, DIN 8157 and special constructions
  • Block- and turning chains
  • Gall chain acc. to DIN 8150
  • Lock chains
  • Leaf chains

Leaf chains according to DIN 8152

A leaf chain solely consists of pins and plates. Its measurements corresponds to those of a roller chain according to DIN 8187. They are used for lifting loads, allow for small bend radii and absorb great forces. The ends of the chains often feature special links for the connection to other components.

Gall chains according to DIN 8150 and DIN 8151

A gall chain usually moves heavy machine parts such as doors of annealing furnaces slowly. They are able to transfer great forces whilst requiring little space. Standardized end plates and end pins enable connection of the gall chain to the machine part.

Tip: Generally gall chains are not available from stock as these chains are usually quite short in length and long lasting. If such chain is needed, please contact us in sufficient time prior to requirement date.

Lock chains

A lock chain is designed according to the provisions of DIN 19704 (hydraulic steel structures) for each individual application and is therefore always a special construction.

Draw bench chains according to DIN 8156 and DIN 8157

The main area of application of highly load bearing draw bench chains is the steel industry (pipe production). Besides standardized types many special constructions can be found.

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