Not everything that has to do with chains and sprockets is oversized — check out these smaller pitch roller chains! These chains can really do big work, so don’t judge them based on size alone. These precision, high quality chains are often utilized in many drive applications, including high speed applications. You always want to use the appropriate chain for your application. These smaller pitch chains are ideal for applications when you have a limited amount of space.
Uses of Small Roller Chains
Small roller chains are often used to transmit power for printing presses, conveyors and many other kinds of industrial and domestic machinery. The toothed wheel, or sprocket, efficiently transmits power with reliability that you can trust. The limited number of moving parts means that there are fewer items that can break within the system, making it exceptionally easy to maintain as long as you keep up a reasonable level of lubrication on the chains. These light-duty chains are ideal for vending machines, copiers and printers and other small office machinery.
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 info@PEERchain.com. 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.