Metric roller chain, also known as ISO British chain, is used in many industrial applications such as power transmission and conveying applications.. Many people don’t realize that there are both “metric” and “standard” versions of roller chains. PEER’s metric roller chain conforms to ISO British Standards and is dimensionally different than ANSI/ASME standard roller chain. This chain is not interchangeable with ANSI/ASME standard roller chain. Using the incorrect chain for your application could result in damage to your equipment and production downtime.
Types of Metric Roller Chains
There are several different series of metric chains, such as single, double, and triple-strand metric roller chains. These items are all manufactured to exacting standards and heat-treated to an exceptional hardness and durability. You will find that these roller chains have an exceptional tensile strength and will provide optimal performance for your applications. When properly lubricated, metric roller chains provide economical operation with low energy consumption and variability. Metric roller chains are pre-loaded to provide maximum durability. It’s important to note that metric roller chains should not be used with ANSI/ASME standard roller chain sprockets. Instead, look for metric sprockets to prevent damage to your equipment.
Uses for Metric Roller Chains
Our world today is incredibly flat, and you very well might find yourself faced with a piece of equipment that is international in origin that will require a metric standard roller chain.. Roller chains are used in all types of systems — from simple to complex — and provide a strong and reliable way to transfer energy within a system. In general, roller chains are a great fit for conveyors, drive, food and beverage, and many other applications. . You are likely to find metric roller chains in British-built agricultural or industrial machinery, where they are often used as an efficient and powerful method of transferring energy.
You may know the exact chain size that you need — or you might need a little assistance with ensuring that you order the correct ANSI/ASME standard or metric roller chain. No matter what you need, our customer service professionals are second-to-none and will work with you to get your machinery up and running again in no time! Contact PEER Chain toll-free at 800-523-4567 or via email to info@PEERChain.com. You will appreciate the knowledge that our team has about all the different types of ways that you can use and customize chains and sprockets.
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