Connecting to higher profitability within your business is always a good thing, and coupling chains from PEER Chain will help you get there quickly. These powerful and flexible chains are sure to keep your operation running at peak performance, whether you’re using them for mining, farming or even metal manufacturing processes. Roller chains are the most popular types of chain for a wide range of applications, and our coupling chain will help extend their usability beyond the basics — letting you handle larger loads and more stress without damaging your equipment or running the risk of breakage.
Coupling chains have driven the efficiency of machinery to the extremes. Their ability to even out torque distribution within couplers makes them the most suitable chains in low-speed and high torque environments. Coupling chains reduce the possibility of misalignments occurring within engines and shafts because they can cover up for alignment lack for up to two degrees.
See how coupling chains are used and what makes them unique.
Coupling Chain Construction
Roller chain couplings have a simple construction that makes them straightforward to replace, install and remove. Any time you have to stop operations to make a shift is time lost that simply cannot be regained. Spreading the torque across the entire roller chain results in a more consistent pull that doesn’t unnecessarily weaken the total structure.
Application of Coupling Chains
Couplings are used to hold different shafts in place and compensate for the inconsistencies in machinery like misalignments. The most popular application is line-shaft coupling on roller conveyors because it is safer, and there’s no need to lubricate the chain. Other applications of coupling chains include:
- Protection against stressors, excessive shocks and vibrations
- To protect against parts deformation through heat transfer prevention
- To preserve power transmission consistency even with misalignments
- To connect two different parts, the driven and the driveshafts
Coupling chains ensure that machine parts function optimally and easily adapt to the conditions. For even better and optimal performance, we advise that you eliminate as many inconsistencies as possible.
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Standards of Excellence
Maintaining high standards of excellence is something PEER Chain has been doing for many decades, and we truly understand the intense requirements of business today. With pressure from leadership to ensure that uptime is as high as possible or the need to continually cut costs, we always work to ensure that your unique needs are being met fully. Our products are ANSI-certified (American National Standards Institute), assuring that you’re receiving items that are tested and adhere to manufacturing tolerances and will fit for your specific application.
Selecting Your Coupling Chain
There are several factors for consideration when you’re ordering a new coupling chain or replacing one that’s currently in service.
What you’ll need to know:
- General operating conditions
- The required RPM for the part
- The design horsepower
- Required shaft and bore diameter
- Lubrication system required
- Whether or not you need a coupling cover
All of these details together will help our team recommend the right coupling chain to get you moving quickly.
Coupling chains work well with roller chains and are built to last. Get the flexibility that you need, the quality you can trust and the service that you deserve from PEER Chain. Our friendly and knowledgeable associates are always willing to answer questions and help you make a decision about your coupling chain, roller chains and other attachments. Contact us today at 800-523-4567 or via email to [email protected].
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a coupling chain?
Chain couplings are mechanical parts of metal roller chains with identical sprockets on both ends for equal power transmission to both shafts and cover up for any alignment errors. Chain couplings come in different diameters and types. They are one continuous and seamless loop of links and pins with many uses depending on the needed environmental conditions, intended use and the material of the driven and drive shafts. For example, acetal plastic couplings are ideal for environments where dirt, grease and corrosion have profound implications.
What is a coupling used for?
Couplings are used for several reasons; the most common ones are:
- To connect the motor and power shafts to form a single unit that runs efficiently
- To cater to the “what if” moments of shaft misalignments during machine operations
- To serve as a buffer against sudden shocks that may cause shafts to be out of sync
- To preserve the integrity of the shafts due to heat transfers from the drive to the driven
How do chain couplers work?
Coupling chains are one continuous loop of pins and master links. The chain is worn over and around the driven and drive chain wheels, ensuring it is always in contact with the chain teeth of both wheels. There will be misalignment between couple shafts if there is side clearance between the chain and the sprocket teeth. However, there must be some spacings between the sprockets’ faces for the chain couplers to function optimally.
What are the advantages of chain coupling?
The advantages of using chain couplers are:
- They are straightforward to install
- They work well in abrasive and wet conditions
- Couplers do not slip even in misaligned shafts
- They are pretty efficient, up to 96%
- They are pound for pound the most functional couplers
- You can drive several shafts with one chain
- They are relatively safer with no possible fire hazards
- Coupling chains can work over long and short distances