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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Do you need a sprocket, but you aren't sure exactly what you need? This common problem is one that our PEER Chain professionals hear on a weekly basis. We excel at working with you to ensure that you get the exact roller chain sprocket or conveyor chain sprocket that will keep your project or machinery moving again. Sprockets are available for a variety of uses from forestry to machinery, and everything in between. It's every bit as important to select the correct sprocket as it is to use the right chain -- a mismatch can be catastrophic, causing damage to expensive machinery and even dangerous accidents. See how PEER Chain helps you find the ideal roller chain sprocket.
Sprocket and Roller Chain Experts
The professionals at PEER Chain have been working with chains and sprockets for decades. If you've worked with other organizations and discovered that you couldn't find exactly the right parts for your needs, but that won’t happen here! If we don't offer the roller chain sprockets or conveyor chain sprockets that your project requires, we roll up our sleeves and hit the machine shop. We have the expertise to make customized sprockets upon request. Plus, we keep thousands of unique sprockets in stock and are able to ship them out the same day. We know that any downtime can be expensive, and we work hard to ensure that you're up and running again quickly and cost-effectively.
Finding Your Ideal Sprocket
Struggling with how to describe your sprocket so you can find another one? Here are some of the questions that we often ask customers to help point them in the right direction:
- Do you know what type of sprocket you need?
- How is your sprocket being used -- as a drive sprocket or idler sprocket?
- What the diameter of the sprocket you need to replace?
- How many teeth in your sprocket?
- What size chain are you using?
As you can see, there is a high level of complexity that goes in to ensuring that we recommend the exact roller chain sprocket or conveyor chain sprocket for your project.
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Finding Matching Chains
If you're replacing an entire system that has fallen to corrosion or age, you may need a matching chain to go along with your sprocket. By replacing both of these items at the same time, you may extend the overall life of your machinery. Sagging chains are often to blame for inefficiencies that can cause disfiguration of other parts due to inconsistent pressure or slippage. Replacing the sprocket alone may not be enough to solve the root problem that you're experiencing. The good news is that the knowledgeable team at PEER Chain will work with you to diagnose problems and make recommendations for the best and most cost-effective path forward.
Ready to get your project back up and running quickly? Contact PEER Chain at 800-523-4567 or start a conversation. If you already know what you need, drop us a line at info@PEERchain.com, and we'll work with you to ensure that we provide you with the exact roller chain sprockets or conveyor chain sprockets that you need. You can even reach our Power Transmission Product Manager, Art Merwitz, directly at 847-775-4620 or via email to amerwitz@PEERchain.com to see our full capabilities for machining sprockets.