Chains may be made to be durable and functional, but no chain is immune from elongation or wear over a period of time. A chain wear gauge is used as a tool to determine when to replace an elongated chain. OEMs and distributors looking for a quality supplier of chain wear gauges should look to PEER Chain to make it happen.
Roller Chain Wear Gauges
Over time, there is wear between the chain pins and bushings. The outside diameter (OD) of the pin decreases as the inside diameter (ID) of the bushing increases, resulting in the growing slightly longer every time (this is what we call “chain elongation”). An elongated chain can result in an increased noise, chain slack, and loss of chain performance and efficiency. A chain wear gauge is a simple, user-friendly tool that enables you to determine when to replace an elongated chain.
A Smart Investment
It’s not always easy to visually spot the wear on the chain, dependent on the application parameters (load, speed, etc.). The more lubrication and maintenance performed on the chain, the greater the longevity of the chain. However, it’s not always possible to perform the optimal upkeep that chain requires. Proper chain maintenance will ensure optimal performance and durability, and a chain wear gauge can be used as a basic tool to check chain elongation during that periodical maintenance. With a simple look, the chain wear gauge tells you if your chain has elongated to the point of needing replacement.
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Downtime is never good for any business. Thankfully, a chain wear gauge can help you determine when to replace your chain before it fails and creates costly downtime. A quick check during your periodic chain maintenance is all it takes sometimes to spot a potential problem before it becomes a disaster.
PEER Chain’s Promise
Please contact PEER Chain for your chain wear gauge today at 800-523-4567 between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM CST/CDT or via email to info@PEERchain.com. We are one of the largest manufacturers of chains and sprockets, featuring hundreds of products from which to choose. Whatever it is you’re looking for, PEER Chain is happy to help. One of the reasons we’ve managed to thrive in this space is because we treat our customers with the respect and efficiency to keep them running — because that is what family does!