|Package||Poly bag, then box, finally poly-wooden case||Port||Any sea port or airport in China|
|Standard A/B Roller Chain||08B,10B,12B,16B,40,50,60,80||Motorcycle Chain||415,415H,420,428,428H,520,520H,525,530|
|Bicycle Chain||410,Z50,Z51,Z80,Z10,RX-11||Silent Chain||SC3,SC4,SC5,SC6,SC8,SC10|
|Oil Field Chain||100G,120G,140G,160G,180G||Side Bow Chain||40SB,43SB,50SB,60SB,63SB,80SB,08BSB|
|Heavy Duty Cranked Link Chain||2571,2512,2814,3315,3618,
|Double Pitch Conveyor Chain||C2040,C2042,C2050,C2052,C2060,
|Chain with Extended Pins||08A/10A/12A/16A-D1/D2||Hollow Pin Chain||08BHP,10BHP,12BHP,40HP,50HP,60HP,80HP|
|Rubber Top Roller Chain||08B-G1/G2,10B-G1/G2,12B-G1/G2,16B-G1/G2,20B-G1,24B-G1||Double Plus Chain||BS25-C206B,BS25-C208A,BS25-C210A,BS30-C212A,BS30-C216A|
|Plastic Chain||PC35,PC40,PC50,PC60||Palm Oil Chain||5571,5094,5234,3076,4075,5289,5257,5305|
|Sugar Mill Chain||2184,8184, 0571 3, 0571 5,5956||Paver Chain||P80,P78.1|
|Paper Mill Chain||63PF2||Bottle Washer Chain||P139.7-A2,P140,P150X,P155X,P160X,
|Steel Mill Chain||P100,P160,P500||Leaf Chain||BL523,BL534,BL588,BL634,BL866,BL1244|
|Agricultural Chain||S45,S55,S55V,A550,CA550,CA624||Forged Chain||10160,14218,14226,160,125,200,216,260|
|Forged Trolley||X348,X458,X678,X698,160||Cast Chain||CC600,C55,C188,C102B,C132,477,455,488|
|Overhead Conveyor Forged Chain||5075-S/HH/HA, 7 Tons, 5 Tons||Detachable Chain||25,32,42,51,52,55,62,70,72|
|Snow Chain||D6,8,10,12,14,18,22,24,26,28,30||Sprockets||Standard, Non-standard|
Can chain couplings transmit both torque and linear motion?
No, chain couplings are primarily designed to transmit torque between rotating shafts and are not intended for transmitting linear motion. The main function of a chain coupling is to connect two shafts in order to transfer rotational power from one shaft to another.
Chain couplings achieve torque transmission through the engagement of the roller chain with the sprockets on the connected shafts. As the driving sprocket rotates, it imparts rotational motion to the chain, which in turn rotates the driven sprocket connected to the other shaft. This mechanism allows the torque to be transmitted from one shaft to the other.
However, chain couplings do not provide a means for converting or transmitting linear motion. They are not designed to handle axial displacement or linear forces. Attempting to use a chain coupling for transmitting linear motion would result in inefficient and unreliable operation, as the coupling is not designed to handle the specific requirements and forces associated with linear motion.
For applications that require the transmission of linear motion, there are other types of couplings specifically designed for this purpose. Examples include rack and pinion systems, linear couplings, or specialized linear motion couplings that incorporate mechanisms such as ball screws or lead screws. These couplings are designed to convert rotary motion into linear motion or to transmit linear forces directly.
It is important to select the appropriate coupling type based on the specific requirements of the application, whether it involves torque transmission or the transmission of linear motion. Consulting the manufacturer’s specifications, guidelines, or seeking expert advice can help ensure the correct coupling selection for a particular application.
How does misalignment affect chain couplings?
Misalignment in chain couplings can have detrimental effects on their performance and lifespan. Here are some ways in which misalignment can affect chain couplings:
- Increase in Load: Misalignment puts additional load on the coupling components. When the shafts connected by the coupling are not properly aligned, the coupling must compensate for the angular, parallel, or axial misalignment. This increased load can lead to excessive stress and premature wear on the coupling components, such as sprockets, roller chain, and connecting pins.
- Uneven Load Distribution: Misalignment can cause an uneven distribution of load across the coupling. As a result, some sections of the coupling experience higher stresses than others. This uneven load distribution can lead to localized wear and fatigue, reducing the overall strength and reliability of the coupling.
- Reduced Power Transmission: Misalignment affects the efficiency of power transmission through the coupling. When the shafts are not properly aligned, there is increased friction and slippage between the roller chain and the sprockets. This slippage reduces the amount of power transferred from one shaft to another, resulting in a loss of efficiency and a decrease in the overall performance of the machinery or equipment.
- Increased Wear: Misalignment can accelerate wear on the coupling components. The misalignment causes the roller chain to operate at an angle or with excessive tension, causing additional stress and wear on the chain links, sprocket teeth, and connecting pins. The increased wear can lead to chain elongation, loss of engagement with the sprockets, and ultimately, coupling failure.
- Noise and Vibration: Misalignment often results in increased noise and vibration during operation. The misaligned coupling generates additional vibrations and impacts, leading to excessive noise and potential damage to the coupling and surrounding equipment. These vibrations can also propagate through the connected machinery, affecting its overall performance and reliability.
To mitigate the negative effects of misalignment, it is crucial to ensure proper alignment of the shafts and the chain coupling during installation and periodically check and adjust the alignment as needed. Proper alignment minimizes stress on the coupling components, maximizes power transmission efficiency, and extends the service life of the chain coupling.
How does a chain coupling work?
A chain coupling works by connecting two rotating shafts using a roller chain and sprockets. The sprockets have teeth that engage with the rollers of the chain, creating a positive drive mechanism.
When the first shaft rotates, it drives the sprocket attached to it. The engaged chain then transfers the motion to the second sprocket and the second shaft, causing it to rotate as well.
The chain coupling design allows for flexibility and misalignment compensation. In the presence of angular misalignment between the shafts, the chain can accommodate the deviation by flexing and adjusting its position on the sprockets. Similarly, if there is parallel misalignment or axial displacement, the chain coupling can flex and adjust to maintain proper engagement and transmit torque between the shafts.
The engagement between the sprocket teeth and the chain rollers ensures a positive drive, meaning that the torque from the driving shaft is efficiently transferred to the driven shaft. This makes chain couplings suitable for applications where high torque loads need to be transmitted.
Proper lubrication is essential for the smooth operation and longevity of a chain coupling. Lubricants such as oil or grease are applied to the chain and sprockets to reduce friction and wear. The lubrication helps prevent heat buildup and ensures the chain and sprockets rotate smoothly, minimizing power losses and extending the lifespan of the coupling.
In summary, a chain coupling operates by using a roller chain and sprockets to connect two rotating shafts. The engaged chain transfers torque from the driving shaft to the driven shaft, while accommodating misalignment between the shafts. The positive drive mechanism and the flexibility of the chain make chain couplings effective in transmitting high torque loads while allowing for smooth and reliable power transmission.
editor by CX 2023-10-10