Engineered Steel Chains

Engineered Steel Chains

Engineered Steel Chains also known as Engineered Class Chains are considered the longest-wearing chains designed to be used in the most demanding operating conditions while providing long service life and reliable and effective operation. They are made from high-grade alloys or carbon steel. These materials offer excellent strength, hardness, and resistance to wear, corrosion, and fatigue. They are manufactured with precise tolerance and strict quality control to ensure consistent performance and reliability. 

The manufacturing process involves heat treatment, surface hardening, and precision machining to raise the strength and wear resistance of the chain. Engineered Steel Chains are used in various industries such as cement & quarry, mining & steel, water treatment, power generation, etc.

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What are Engineered Steel Chains

Engineered steel chains are chains that are specifically designed and manufactured for use in industrial applications. Engineered steel chains are built to withstand extreme conditions, such as high temperatures, harsh chemicals, and heavy loads. They are also designed to be highly durable and long-lasting, even when exposed to heavy wear and tear. This makes them an ideal choice for use in demanding industrial applications where reliability and durability are critical.

Types of Engineered Steel Chains

There are many different types of engineered steel chains, each with its unique design and features. Some common types include American Standard Engineered Steel chains without Rollers, Top Plate Conveyor chains, Bush chains, ATC chains, Inverted Tooth chains, Side Bow chains, and Pusher Dog chains.

American Standard Engineered Steel chains without Rollers

American Standard Engineered Steel chains without Rollers refer to a type of mechanical chain made of steel links that are specifically designed and manufactured to be used in various industrial applications. These chains do not have any rollers attached to them, which means that they rely solely on the interlocking of the links to transmit power and motion.

These chains are engineered to withstand heavy loads, high speeds, and harsh environments. They are often used in conveyor systems, agricultural machinery, construction equipment, and other industrial settings where reliable and durable power transmission is crucial.

American Standard Engineered Steel chains without Rollers come in a variety of sizes and configurations, each designed to meet specific application requirements. They are typically made from high-quality carbon or alloy steel and may feature heat treatment or surface coatings to enhance their strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion and wear.

Top Plate Conveyor Chains

Top Plate Conveyor Chains are a type of conveyor chain used in material handling applications such as conveying products or materials on a conveyor system. These chains have plates on the top surface, which serve as a platform for the products or materials to rest on as they move along the conveyor. The plates may be flat or contoured to fit specific products.

Top Plate Conveyor Chains are typically made of steel or stainless steel and are designed to withstand heavy loads and high speeds. They may be used in various industries, including food and beverage, automotive, and packaging.

These chains can be customized to fit the specific needs of a conveyor system, with options such as different plate sizes, spacing between plates, and chain widths. They may also be coated with materials such as zinc or nickel to enhance corrosion resistance.

Bush Chains

Bush chains are standardized according to DIN 8164, which specifies their dimensions and design parameters. They are also comparable to roller chains according to ISO 606, which is a widely recognized standard for roller chains.

The main difference between bush chains and roller chains is that bush chains use solid bushings instead of rollers. These bushings are cylindrical sleeves that are press-fitted into the chain links and provide a bearing surface for the chain pins. As a result, bush chains have a higher resistance to wear and fatigue than roller chains, making them suitable for applications that require high durability and strength.

Bush chains are used in a wide range of applications, including conveyors, agricultural machinery, construction equipment, and automotive systems. They are also used in power transmission systems, where they can transfer high torque loads over long distances.

ATC Chains

ATC chains serve as a useful tool storage and organization solution for CNC machining centers and storage chains used to build reamers or milling tools. These chains are tailor-made to meet the specific requirements of individual customers.

For small tool attachment systems and other applications, ATC chains can be custom-built using standard roller chains or a combination of roller chains and double-pitch chains. These chains are designed to hold tools and are especially useful when structures involving discs are insufficient.

ATC chains are capable of holding more than 100 tools in one system, depending on the design, such as a meander-shaped construction. Thus, they offer a higher storage capacity within the same limited spatial conditions.

If you're looking for a customized tool storage and organization solution for your CNC machining center or storage chains, ATC chains are an excellent option. With their tailor-made designs, they offer increased storage capacity, which can be particularly useful in smaller workspaces.

Inverted Tooth Chains

Inverted tooth chains, also known as silent chains or inverted-tooth silent chains, are a type of power transmission chain that are commonly used in industrial machinery and automotive applications.

The unique feature of inverted tooth chains is their tooth shape, which is different from the teeth on traditional roller chains. The teeth on an inverted tooth chain are shaped like small, curved triangles, with the tips of the teeth facing inward toward the center of the chain. This design helps to reduce noise and vibration during operation, making inverted tooth chains ideal for applications where quiet operation is important.

Inverted tooth chains are typically made of high-strength steel, and they can be used to transmit power over long distances and at high speeds. They are commonly used in automotive engines to drive camshafts and balance shafts, as well as in industrial machinery such as printing presses and machine tools.

Side Bow Chains

Side bow chains are a type of roller chain used in industrial machinery and equipment. They are similar to standard roller chains in design but feature a unique "side bow" configuration that allows for greater flexibility and improved performance in applications where high speeds, shock loads, and misalignments are common.

The side bow chain design incorporates special offset plates that create a curved or bowed shape on the outer surface of the chain. This curvature allows the chain to better absorb shock and vibration, while also reducing wear on the chain and sprockets. It also allows for greater flexibility and maneuverability, making it ideal for use in conveyor systems, packaging machinery, printing presses, and other high-speed industrial applications.

Pusher Dog Chains

Pusher dog chains are a type of chain used in the transport industry to secure general cargo and prevent it from shifting or falling off during transport. These chains feature a series of "pusher dogs" or plates that are designed to interlock with each other and create a continuous chain.

During transport, pusher dog chains are attached to the cargo and anchored to the truck or trailer using hooks, clamps, or other types of fasteners. The chain is then tensioned to keep the cargo securely in place and prevent it from shifting or moving around.

Pusher dog chains are typically made from high-strength steel and are designed to withstand heavy loads and extreme conditions. They come in a variety of sizes and configurations to accommodate different types of cargo and transport vehicles.