Steel Pintle Chain
The steel pintle chain gets its characteristic name from its design. A pintle is a pin or bolt, typically inserted into a socket-like cylindrical fitting known as a gudgeon. Applying this way of attachment to chain links allows pivoting or hinging connection to a second, similar component which builds up a solid yet flexible chain for conveying heavy material.
Pintle Chain consists of a barrel and link as a single casting. Each casting is then connected with a steel pin to the next forming a chain. The castings and linkage provide increased strength, compared to other chains, allowing a wider range of applications.
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- All chain components are heat treated to achieve maximum strength and greater wear resistance.
- Quad staked pins for greater durability.
Benefits of the Pintle Chain
Pintle chains have several benefits that allow them to be applicable to various cases involving considerable workload and corrosive-resistant material environments.
Pintle Chains Can Handle Abrasive Temperatures
Many agricultural and industrial applications require materials to handle harsh conditions while remaining efficient and with reduced wear. The simple design of pintle chains ensures minimal contact between the pin and changing gear surfaces. This feature reduces the seizure in the chain links due to constant grinding and scraping.
High Strength To Withstand Heavy Shock Loads
Pintle chains are constructed in a manner that can handle sudden and drastic increases of load without breaking, even in cases when these shifts are high. This strength is helpful in highly abrasive applications like mining, where chain breakages can result in fatal accidents. These chains’ load threshold and flexibility enable them to apply in particular use cases.
Provides Support for Conveying Material Over Long Lengths
In cases like palm oil and sugar milling — where you need to convey large amounts of materials over lengthy distances — sluggish movement or repairs along the conveyor line can halt and delay your work. Pintle chains give ample reinforcement to move these items efficiently and conveniently, enabling you to move materials quickly.
Minimal Material Buildup Within Chain Links
When you constantly use some chains over time, dirt and matter can amass in the sprocket tooth pockets. To an extent, such buildup prevents the proper seating of the chain, resulting in an overload condition between the link and tooth. The open barrel construction of pintle chains keeps foreign materials from building up.
Applications of Pintle Chain
You can apply pintle chains to different systems. Most of these systems involve gathering, hauling and transporting material. Pintle chains can handle such work because of their design and high strength.
Practicing agriculture over large landscapes requires equipment for spreading, including fertilizers, seeds and manure. Pintle chains are used in such spreader applications mainly because they are less likely to have material buildup and do not need as much maintenance as other chains. Typically, the chains are used in conjunction with crossbars or slats for moving the material efficiently.
A conveyor system refers to a piece of mechanical handling equipment that transports raw goods, products and other materials from one spot to another. For conveyor systems that involve moving heavy bulk material such as sand, grains and salt, pintle chains have high durability to handle these heavy loads for an extended period.
Pintle chains are used in water treatment facilities on several conveying and drive applications that facilitate the process. These chains are used in wastewater facilities with their high resistance to corrosive environments.