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 Nov 13, 2023|View:607

Metric chains usually are roller chains or bushing chains, these chains are used in many industrial applications such as power transmission chains and conveyor chains, refer to chains that are designed and manufactured using the metric system of measurement. Metric chains include M-solid pin conveyor chain series, MC-hollow pin conveyor chain series, MT-conveyor chain with high attachment plate.

Metric roller chains have several differences from standard roller chains,

1. Measurement

The dimensions of metric chain components are specified in metric units, including pitch, width, and roller diameter. Metric chains are common in countries that use the metric systems.

Standard roller chains are designed and measured in inches.

2. Chain standards

Metric roller chains also called ISO British chains, are designed and manufactured according to ISO standards, which define various dimensions and characteristics. Standard roller chains are manufactured according to ANSI in North America.

3. Availability

Metric roller chains are commonly used in the metric systems, such as in European and Asian countries. Standard chains are the norm in the USA and other countries use the imperial system.

Metric chains are used in a wide range of applications across various industries:

1. Industrial machinery

Metric chains are commonly used in manufacturing equipment, production machinery, these chains transmit power and motion in processes.

2. Automotive industry

Metric chains can be found in automotive production and assembly lines, used for conveying components.

3. Agricultural equipment

In agricultural machinery, metric chains are applied in the combined harvesters, tractors, and crop processing machinery.

4. Construction equipment

Metric chains are widely used in excavators, cranes, for power transmission in mechanical systems.

How to choose metric chains?

Choosing correct chains is crucial to ensure optimal performance and longevity.

1. Confirm your application requirements:

List the specifications for your applications, such as the working load, operating speed, material requirements, and any other factors you can consider.

2. Customize chain type and size:

Choosing the right chain type depends on applications, common chain types include roller chains, conveyor chains, heavy duty chains and customized chains. Determining chain size is mainly based on the chain pitch.

3. Choose materials:

Considering environment conditions, such as humidity, temperature, and corrosive substance, manufacturers should select the material that better suits the workshop. Common materials include carbon steel, stainless steel, and other alloy steel. Manufacturers mainly focus on strength and corrosion resistance as important criteria.

Metric chains transmit power and motion in mechanical machinery to achieve specific functions and movement requirements. SHINING is committed to developing and manufacturing high quality products, providing excellent services. In SHINING we have over 25+ years of industry experience and knowledge, besides metric chains, we offer welded chains, forged chains, link chains, steel stainless chains, heavy duty chains, and more. SHINING aims to apply better customer service with competitive prices. For more details or get a quote, please contact SHINING.

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