- Measure the pitch – the center of one pin to the center of the next pin
- Measure the sideplate thickness and height
- Measure the roller diameter and width (distance between inner roller link sideplates)
- Measure the overall pin length and diameter
ISO British (Metric) Standard Roller Chain
Metric Roller Chain
Metric roller chain, also known as ISO British Standard roller chain, is engineered to different specifications than ANSI/ASME Standard roller chain. PEER metric roller chains are manufactured based on ISO British Standard ISO606 which utilizes millimeters and kilograms as the units of measurement. While the materials and manufacturing processes are often very similar to the ANSI/ASME Standards, the designation, dimensions and load ratings are slightly different. ISO British roller chains are commonly referred to as short-pitch transmission roller chains. It's vital that you accurately and carefully measure critical chain dimensions to ensure that you are utilizing the right ISO or ANSI/ASME Standard roller chain and attachments to keep your project moving quickly and smoothly. At PEER Chain, not only are we able to provide a wide range of metric roller chains, but we also offer and stock attachments that are ideal for upcoming projects.
C-Type ISO British Standard Roller Chain (2)
ISO British Standard Roller Chain (6)
ISO British Standard Roller Chain With Attachments (8)
Do You Need Metric Roller Chain?
For equipment purchased or manufactured internationally, ISO metric roller chain is commonly used in place of ANSI/ASME roller chain. Due to dimensional differences, substituting ANSI/ASME roller chain for ISO British roller chain may lead to increased chain and sprocket wear. Having the right chain is vital to the success of the project. Determining the differences between ISO British roller chain and ANSI/ASME roller chain can be a bit tricky.
Here are a few of measurements you will need to help determine the type of chain:
Dimensions not matching up? Or need more detailed information on measurements? Please watch our online video for details or contact our friendly Customer Success team at 800-523-4567 during normal business hours for a consultation.
Understanding the differences between various types of roller chain is where the professionals at PEER Chain truly excel. Our team is dedicated to providing the best tools and expertise necessary to ensure that your next project is a success. From our educational and outreach efforts to our friendly and knowledgeable team, PEER Chain is always looking for ways to add value to our customers. Contact our team at 800-523-4567 or via email to [email protected] to learn more about which specific chains are right for your unique machinery. You can always find a wide range of helpful resources online, including our temperature information, chain wear gauge, tips on measuring chain size and an interchangeability guide — all guaranteed to help make your next purchase easier and more convenient.