Not every chain has to be oversized to be useful! There are plenty of small roller chains which are used in a variety of industrial applications, and are particularly valuable when you have a limited space in which to work. Linking together multiple small roller chains can allow you to duplicate the amount of work managed by larger chains, but without some of the additional space that's required for heavier chains. If you need a small chain or drive to work within a discrete area, then these smaller roller chains may be the perfect option for your next project.
Small Roller Chain Benefits
Of course, any type of tight applications will need a smaller roller chain, but there are plenty of other reasons to get excited about these small chains. When you need a precision application, you don't need the heavy-duty traditional roller chains. Instead, a more petite option will provide you with a higher degree of accuracy and ensure that your systems are working within the correct tolerances.Small roller chains are ideal for printing presses, conveyors and other industrial applications.
|Roller Width (W)||0.125||0.188||0.312||0.306||0.400||0.500||0.625||0.750||1.000||1.000||1.250||1.406||1.500||1.875|
|Roller Diameter (R)||0.130||0.200||0.312||0.250||0.375||0.469||0.625||0.750||0.875||1.000||1.125||1.406||1.562||1.875|
|Plate Height (H)||0.228||0.356||0.475||0.390||0.594||0.712||0.950||1.187||1.425||1.662||1.900||2.137||2.375||2.850|
|Plate Thickness (T)||0.030||0.050||0.060||0.050||0.080||0.094||0.125||0.156||0.187||0.219||0.250||0.281||0.312||0.375|
|Pin Diameter (D)||0.091||0.142||0.157||0.142||0.2000||0.235||0.313||0.376||0.4370||0.5000||0.563||0.687||0.781||0.937|
|Overall Width (F)||0.154||0.232||0.324||0.263||0.400||0.501||0.650||0.781||1.005||1.074||1.290||1.443||1.589||1.943|
|Overall Width (G)||0.185||0.277||0.406||0.334||0.488||0.601||0.803||0.950||1.174||1.267||1.459||1.659||1.825||2.179|
|Unit of Measure (Inches or Millimeters)||in||in||in||in||in||in||in||in||in||in||in||in||in||in|
|Average Tensile Strength (Lbs.)||1,036||2,469||4,188||2,866||6,834||9,259||17,636||25,353||34,392||46,297||57,761||84,216||109,128||154,323|
|Average Weight Per Foot (Lbs./Ft.)||0.087||0.215||0.417||0.276||0.679||0.974||1.714||2.654||3.790||4.959||6.317||8.514||10.684||16.396|
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About Small Roller Chains
Small roller chains are often used when you need to drive one or multiple shafts at the same time. You can quickly and easily adjust the shaft center distance by adding or removing links. While you could use a belt pulley for some of the same applications, chains are a better choice when you need to drive a significant amount of torque in the same space that you would use for a belt. Using the proper sprocket in concert with the chain helps reduce the overall wear.
Small roller chains are a highly economical choice for applications where you need a lightweight or compact roller chain. PEER Chain offers chains of all sizes, all of which have been manufactured to the highest possible standards. Do you need assistance determining exactly the time of chain that you need for your project? Contact our friendly and knowledgeable professionals at 800-523-4567 or via email to [email protected]. We keep hundreds of sizes of chains and sprockets — from agricultural to specialty chain and more! — in stock and can ship them quickly for your last-minute project needs.
Exceptional Quality and Precision
Larger roller chain applications may allow for a few more variations in terms of size and manufacturing, but some types of smaller roller chain applications potentially require stricter standards. The team at PEER Chains ensures that each chain we sell -- from smaller roller chains to our largest options -- are always manufactured to the highest standards of quality. We ensure that you or your clients receive the high-quality chains that they expect and deserve. You can be confident that you will always receive the most durable and reliable parts when you work with the experts at PEER Chain.
Matching Attachments for Small Roller Chains
With a small roller chain, it may become more difficult to find the attachments that you need for your specific applications. When that happens, be sure to reach out to the team at PEER Chain so we can help find the perfect fit for your next project. We are able to provide insight into available options as well as offering unique sprockets to fit a wide range of chain sizes. Still not seeing exactly what you need? You might be surprised at how much we are able to customize based on your size and other project specifications right in our Waukegan, Illinois Fulfillment Center.
Getting exactly the right chains for your project is not always as easy as simply glancing at your current chain and reordering something new. When you need additional details about which chain you need, contact the professionals at PEER Chain at 800-523-4567 for more information. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is available during normal business hours to help ensure that you receive the exact smaller roller chain that you need to keep your jobs moving forward quickly and efficiently. We provide “Quality Links That Last” in both products and relationships! Learn more about chain sizing and the various attachments that we have available in our resources area online.