China Standard 10A-2 A Series Short Pitch Roller Chains Short Pitch Transmission Roller Chain

Product Description

CHINAMFG rollers enhance rotation on the bushing while reducing impact loads on the sprocket tooth during operation.

All components are heat treated to achieve maximum strength. All components are heat treated to achieve maximum strength.

Pre-loaded during the manufacturing process to minimize initial elongation.

Hot dipped lubrication ensures 100% lubrication of all chain components to extend wear life and reduce maintenance costs.

d L1 L2 H t/T
mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm kgf kgf kg/m
*04C-2 *25-2 6.350 3.18 3.30 2.31 7.10 7.90 5.90 0.75 6.40 7.00 8.60 0.28
*06C-2 *36-2 9.525 4.77 5.08 3.58 11.10 12.30 9.00 1.27 10.13 15.80 20.00 0.69
08A-2 40-2 12.700 7.85 7.77 3.96 15.50 16.70 12.00 1.52 14.38 27.60 34.50 1.30
571A-2 50-2 15.875 9.40 10.16 5.08 19.30 20.70 15.00 2.00 18.11 43.60 59.50 2.08
012A-2 60-2 19.050 12.57 11.91 5.94 24.05 25.95 18.00 2.40 22.78 62.30 80.60 3.09
016A-2 80-2 25.400 15.75 15.88 7.92 30.75 33.15 23.50 3.20 29.29 111.20 134.80 5.29
571A-2 100-2 31.750 18.90 19.05 9.52 37.70 41.10 30.00 4.00 35.76 173.50 224.30 8.01
571A-2 120-2 38.100 25.22 22.23 11.10 47.75 51.05 35.80 4.90 45.44 249.10 326.40 11.84
571A-2 140-2 44.450 25.22 25.40 12.70 51.35 55.35 41.50 5.60 48.87 338.10 409.00 14.89
032A-2 160-2 50.800 31.55 28.58 14.27 61.35 65.05 48.00 6.40 58.55 444.80 556.80 20.26
036A-2 180-2 57.150 35.48 35.71 17.46 69.25 73.65 54.00 7.20 65.84 560.50 652.80 27.62
040A-2 200-2 63.500 37.85 39.68 19.84 75.35 79.65 59.60 8.00 71.55 693.90 921.60 33.64


Usage: Transmission Chain, Conveyor Chain, Roller Chain
Material: Alloy/Carbon Steel
Surface Treatment: Polishing
Feature: Heat Resistant
Chain Size: 1/4"~3"
Structure: Roller Chain
US$ 10/Meter
1 Meter(Min.Order)

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Are there any special considerations for installing roller chains?

Proper installation of roller chains is crucial to ensure their optimal performance and longevity. Here are some key considerations for installing roller chains:

1. Alignment: Ensure proper alignment of the sprockets to prevent side loading and premature wear. The sprockets should be aligned parallel to each other and positioned at the correct distance according to the chain’s pitch.

2. Tension: Proper chain tension is essential for smooth operation and to prevent excessive wear. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for the appropriate tension based on the specific chain type and application. It’s important to achieve the correct tension without over-tightening, as excessive tension can lead to increased stress and accelerated wear.

3. Lubrication: Apply the appropriate lubricant to the roller chain during installation. Lubrication helps reduce friction, wear, and heat generation. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for the type and frequency of lubrication based on the operating conditions and chain design. Ensure even distribution of lubricant along the chain’s length.

4. Sprocket Teeth Engagement: Check that the chain properly engages with the teeth of the sprockets. The chain should fit snugly into the sprocket teeth without excessive clearance or interference. Incorrect engagement can cause slippage, uneven wear, and premature failure.

5. Chain Length: Ensure that the chain length is appropriate for the application. Avoid excessive slack or excessive tension by adjusting the chain length accordingly. An incorrectly sized chain can lead to poor performance, increased wear, and potential damage to the chain and sprockets.

6. Protection: Consider using chain guards or covers to protect the roller chain from external contaminants such as dust, dirt, or debris. This helps minimize wear and extends the chain’s lifespan, particularly in harsh or dirty environments.

7. Regular Inspection: Regularly inspect the roller chain and sprockets for signs of wear, damage, or misalignment. Monitor the chain’s performance and address any issues promptly to avoid further damage and prevent unexpected downtime.

8. Proper Tools and Techniques: Use appropriate tools and techniques during installation to ensure accuracy and prevent damage to the chain or components. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines or consult with experts for specific installation instructions.

By following these considerations and best practices, you can ensure proper installation of roller chains and maximize their performance and durability in your application.

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How do roller chains handle angular misalignment between sprockets?

Roller chains are designed to accommodate a certain degree of angular misalignment between sprockets. Here’s a detailed answer to the question:

1. Flexibility: Roller chains have inherent flexibility, allowing them to adapt to slight misalignments between sprockets. The chain links can articulate and adjust their position to compensate for the angular misalignment. This flexibility helps to reduce stress on the chain and the sprockets.

2. Chain Articulation: The individual chain links in a roller chain are connected by pins, allowing them to rotate and articulate as the chain engages with the sprockets. This articulation enables the chain to follow the angular movement of the sprockets and maintain proper engagement. It helps to distribute the load evenly across the chain and minimize concentrated stresses on individual chain links.

3. Tolerance for Misalignment: Roller chains have a certain tolerance for angular misalignment between the sprockets. The exact amount of misalignment that a chain can handle depends on factors such as chain size, pitch, and design. However, it’s important to note that excessive misalignment can lead to accelerated wear, increased noise, and reduced chain life.

4. Proper Alignment: While roller chains can tolerate some degree of angular misalignment, it’s still essential to aim for proper sprocket alignment whenever possible. Proper alignment helps to optimize chain performance, minimize wear, and extend the lifespan of the chain and sprockets. Aligning the sprockets correctly ensures that the chain engages smoothly and uniformly with the sprocket teeth, reducing the risk of premature wear or failure.

5. Regular Inspection and Maintenance: To ensure optimal performance and longevity, it’s important to regularly inspect the roller chain system for any signs of misalignment or excessive wear. Routine maintenance, such as lubrication and tension adjustment, helps to mitigate the effects of misalignment and promotes smooth operation.

While roller chains can handle a certain degree of angular misalignment, it’s always recommended to minimize misalignment and strive for proper sprocket alignment to ensure optimal performance, efficiency, and longevity of the chain and sprocket system.

China Standard 10A-2 A Series Short Pitch Roller Chains Short Pitch Transmission Roller Chain  China Standard 10A-2 A Series Short Pitch Roller Chains Short Pitch Transmission Roller Chain
editor by CX 2023-10-31