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China Good quality Shaft Coupling Roller Chain Coupling for Motor Connector Rigid Power Transmission with OEM Customization Support

Product Description

Product Description

 

Hot Selling GL Type Spline Rigid Shaft Couplings Roller Chain Coupling For Industry Machine

FEATURES
Manufactured according to relevant industrial standards 
Available in many sizes, ratings, and product types, including flexible shaft couplings and OK couplings 
Fabricated from a variety of high-grade steel 

BENEFITS
Several surface treatment processes protect against corrosion  
Customized products are available 
Large couplings withstand very high torque 
Flexible shaft couplings compensate for shaft misalignment

The chain coupling consists of two-strand roller chains, 2 sprockets and AL-Alloy cover, features simple and compact structure, and high flexibility, power transmission capability and durability.

What’s more ,the chain coupling allows simple connection/disconnection, and the use of the housing enhances safety and durability.    

The number of roller depends CHINAMFG the specific application

Chain No. Pitch

P

mm

Roller diameter
d1max

mm

Width between inner plates
b1min

mm

Pin diameter
d2max

mm

Pin length Inner plate depth
h2max

mm

Plate thickness

Tmax

mm

Tensile strength

Qmin

kN/lbf

Average tensile strength

Q0
kN

Weight per meter
q

kg/m

Lmax

mm

Lcmax

mm

08AF36 12.700 7.95 21.70 3.96 30.8 32.1 12.00 1.50 13.8/3135.36 16.20 1.070
10AF13 15.875 10.16 16.31 5.08 27.6 29.1 15.09 2.03 22.2/5045 27.50 1.350
10AF71 15.875 10.16 19.00 5.08 30.5 32.2 15.09 2.03 21.8/4901 24.40 1.480
*10AF75 15.875 10.16 45.60 5.08 57.0 58.5 15.09 2.03 21.8/4901 24.40 2.540
12AF2 19.050 11.91 19.10 5.94 32.6 34.4 18.00 2.42 31.8/7227 38.20 1.900
12AF6 19.050 11.91 18.80 5.94 31.9 33.5 18.00 2.42 31.8/7227 38.20 1.870
12AF26 19.050 11.91 19.36 5.94 31.9 33.5 18.00 2.42 31.8/7227 38.20 1.940
12AF34 19.050 11.91 19.00 5.94 31.9 31.9 18.00 2.42 31.1/7066 38.20 1.860
12AF54 19.050 11.91 19.50 5.84 31.9 31.9 18.00 2.29 31.1/7066 38.20 1.607
*12AF97 19.050 11.91 35.35 5.94 48.8 50.5 18.00 2.42 31.8/7149 38.20 2.630
*12AF101 19.050 11.91 37.64 5.94 51.2 52.9 18.00 2.42 31.8/7149 38.20 1.990
*12AF124 19.050 11.91 20.57 5.94 33.9 35.7 18.00 2.42 31.8/7149 38.20 1.910
16AF25 25.400 15.88 25.58 7.92 42.4 43.9 24.00 3.25 56.7/12886 63.50 3.260
*16AF40 25.400 15.88 70.00 7.92 87.6 91.1 24.00 3.25 56.7/12886 63.50 5.780
*16AF46 25.400 15.88 36.00 7.92 53.3 56.8 24.00 3.25 56.7/12886 63.50 3.880
*16AF75 25.400 15.88 56.00 7.92 73.5 76.9 24.00 3.25 56.7/12746 63.50 5.110
*16AF111 25.400 15.88 45.00 7.92 62.7 65.8 24.00 3.25 56.7/12746 63.50 4.480
*16AF121 25.400 15.88 73.50 7.92 91.3 94.7 24.00 3.25 56.7/12746 63.50 6.000

*The number of roller depends CHINAMFG the specific application

Chain No. Pitch
P

mm

Roller diameter
d1max

mm

Width between inner plates
b1min

mm

Pin diameter
d2max

mm

Pin length Inner plate depth
h2max

mm

Plate thickness

Tmax

mm

Tensile strength

Qmin

kN/lbf

Average tensile strength

Q0

kN

Weight per meter
q

kg/m

Lmax

mm

Lcmax

mm

*20AF44 31.750 19.05 32.00 9.53 53.5 57.8 30.00 4.00 86.7/19490 99.70 4.820
*24AF27 38.100 22.23 75.92 11.10 101.0 105.0 35.70 4.80 124.6/28571 143.20 9.810
*06BF27 9.525 6.35 18.80 3.28 26.5 28.2 8.20 1.30 9.0/2045 9.63 0.770
*06BF31 9.525 6.35 16.40 3.28 23.4 24.4 8.20 1.30 9.0/2045 9.63 0.660
*06BF71 9.525 6.35 16.50 3.28 24.5 25.6 8.20 1.30 9.0/2571 9.63 0.830
08BF97 12.700 8.51 15.50 4.45 24.8 26.2 11.80 1.60 18.0/4989.6 19.20 0.980
*08BF129 12.700 8.51 35.80 4.45 45.1 46.1 11.80 1.60 18.0/4989.6 19.02 1.500
10BF21 15.875 10.16 42.83 5.08 52.7 54.1 14.70 1.70 22.0/5000 25.30 2.260
10BF43 15.875 7.03 27.80 5.08 39.0 40.6 14.70 2.03 22.4/5090 25.76 1.140
*10BF43-S 15.875 10.00 27.80 5.08 39.0 40.6 14.70 2.03 22.4/5090 25.76 1.800
*16BF75 25.400 15.88 27.50 8.28 47.4 50.5 21.00 4.15/3.1 60.0/13488 66.00 3.420
*16BF87 25.400 15.88 35.00 8.28 54.1 55.6 21.00 4.15/3.1 60.0/13488 66.00 3.840
*16BF114 25.400 15.88 49.90 8.28 69.0 72.0 21.00 4.15/3.1 60.0/13488 66.00 4.740
*20BF45 31.750 19.05 55.01 10.19 76.8 80.5 26.40 4.5/3.5 95.0/21356 104.50 6.350
*24BF33 38.100 25.40 73.16 14.63 101.7 106.2 33.20 6.0/4.8 160.0/35968 176.00 11.840

Advantages:

1. Material:  C45 steel, Aluminum, Rubber and plastic etc.

2. High efficiency in transmission

3. Finishing: blacken, phosphate-coat, and oxidation.

4. Different models suitable for your different demands

5. Application in wide range of environment.

6. Quick and easy mounting and disassembly.

7. Resistant to oil and electrical insulation.

8. Identical clockwise and anticlockwise rotational characteristics.

9. Small dimension, low weight, high transmitted torque.

10. It has good performance.
 

Partnerships Reliable Supply-Chain:

Based on our experienced team and strict, effective supply chain management, Granville products deliver premium quality, and performance our customers have relied on for years. From a full range of bearings, mounted bearing units, power transmission products, and related markets around the world, we provide the industry’s most comprehensive range of qualified products available today.

Advantage Manufacturing Processesand Quality Control:

01 Heat Treatment

02 Centerless Grinding Machine 11200 (most advanced)

03 Automatic Production Lines for Raceway

04 Automatic Production Lines for Raceway

05 Ultrasonic Cleaning of Rings

06 Automatic Assembly

07 Ultrasonic Cleaning of Bearings

08 Automatic Greasing, Seals Pressing

09 Measurement of Bearing Vibration (Acceleration)

10 Measurement of Bearing Vibration (Speed)

11 Laser Marking

12 Automatic Packing

1 Prevent from damage.
2. As customers’ requirements, in perfect condition.
3. Delivery : As per contract delivery on time
4. Shipping : As per client request. We can accept CIF, Door to Door etc. or client authorized agent we supply all the necessary assistant.

FAQ

Q 1: Are you a trading company or a manufacturer?
A: We are a professional manufacturer specializing in manufacturing various series of couplings.

Q 2:Can you do OEM?
Yes, we can. We can do OEM & ODM for all the customers with customized artworks in PDF or AI format.

Q 3:How long is your delivery time?
Generally, it is 20-30 days if the goods are not in stock. It is according to quantity.

Q 4: How long is your warranty?
A: Our Warranty is 12 months under normal circumstances.

Q 5: Do you have inspection procedures for coupling?
A:100% self-inspection before packing.

Q 6: Can I have a visit to your factory before the order?
A: Sure, welcome to visit our factory.

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What are the safety considerations when using chain couplings?

When using chain couplings, it is important to consider several safety aspects to ensure the protection of personnel, equipment, and the overall system. Here are some key safety considerations when using chain couplings:

  • Proper Installation: Ensure that the chain coupling is correctly installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Improper installation can lead to misalignment, inadequate lubrication, or other issues that can compromise safety and performance.
  • Alignment and Maintenance: Regularly inspect and maintain the chain coupling to ensure proper alignment, lubrication, and tension. Misalignment or lack of maintenance can result in premature wear, excessive vibration, and potential coupling failure, posing safety risks.
  • Guarding: Consider implementing appropriate guarding measures to protect personnel from coming into contact with the rotating chain coupling components. This is particularly important in applications where there is a risk of entanglement or pinch points.
  • Lockout/Tagout: Follow proper lockout/tagout procedures when performing maintenance or repairs on machinery equipped with chain couplings. This ensures that the equipment is safely de-energized, preventing accidental startup or release of stored energy.
  • Load Capacity: Do not exceed the recommended load capacity of the chain coupling. Overloading the coupling can lead to excessive stress, premature failure, and potential hazards. Consider the dynamic loads, shock loads, and any transient conditions that the coupling may experience during operation.
  • Environmental Factors: Evaluate the operating environment and consider any specific safety considerations related to temperature, humidity, corrosive substances, or other environmental factors. Take appropriate measures such as using suitable materials or protective coatings to ensure the coupling’s integrity and safety.
  • Training and Awareness: Provide adequate training to personnel who operate or work near chain couplings. Ensure that they understand the potential hazards, safety procedures, and the importance of following manufacturer’s guidelines and industry best practices.
  • Emergency Stop: Implement an emergency stop system or device that can quickly halt the machinery in case of an emergency or imminent danger. This allows for immediate shutdown and can help prevent accidents or injuries.

It is essential to consult the manufacturer’s documentation, safety guidelines, and applicable industry standards to ensure compliance with the recommended safety practices for chain couplings. By prioritizing safety considerations, potential risks can be minimized, and the overall reliability and performance of the chain coupling system can be enhanced.

chain coupling

How does misalignment affect chain couplings?

Misalignment in chain couplings can have detrimental effects on their performance and lifespan. Here are some ways in which misalignment can affect chain couplings:

  • Increase in Load: Misalignment puts additional load on the coupling components. When the shafts connected by the coupling are not properly aligned, the coupling must compensate for the angular, parallel, or axial misalignment. This increased load can lead to excessive stress and premature wear on the coupling components, such as sprockets, roller chain, and connecting pins.
  • Uneven Load Distribution: Misalignment can cause an uneven distribution of load across the coupling. As a result, some sections of the coupling experience higher stresses than others. This uneven load distribution can lead to localized wear and fatigue, reducing the overall strength and reliability of the coupling.
  • Reduced Power Transmission: Misalignment affects the efficiency of power transmission through the coupling. When the shafts are not properly aligned, there is increased friction and slippage between the roller chain and the sprockets. This slippage reduces the amount of power transferred from one shaft to another, resulting in a loss of efficiency and a decrease in the overall performance of the machinery or equipment.
  • Increased Wear: Misalignment can accelerate wear on the coupling components. The misalignment causes the roller chain to operate at an angle or with excessive tension, causing additional stress and wear on the chain links, sprocket teeth, and connecting pins. The increased wear can lead to chain elongation, loss of engagement with the sprockets, and ultimately, coupling failure.
  • Noise and Vibration: Misalignment often results in increased noise and vibration during operation. The misaligned coupling generates additional vibrations and impacts, leading to excessive noise and potential damage to the coupling and surrounding equipment. These vibrations can also propagate through the connected machinery, affecting its overall performance and reliability.

To mitigate the negative effects of misalignment, it is crucial to ensure proper alignment of the shafts and the chain coupling during installation and periodically check and adjust the alignment as needed. Proper alignment minimizes stress on the coupling components, maximizes power transmission efficiency, and extends the service life of the chain coupling.

chain coupling

What is a chain coupling?

A chain coupling is a mechanical device used to connect two rotating shafts in a power transmission system. It consists of two sprockets or toothed wheels and a roller chain that meshes with the sprocket teeth. The sprockets are mounted on the respective shafts and linked together by the chain, allowing torque to be transmitted from one shaft to the other.

Chain couplings are designed to provide a flexible and reliable connection between shafts while accommodating misalignment between them. They are known for their ability to compensate for angular, parallel, and axial misalignments, making them suitable for a wide range of industrial applications.

The sprockets of a chain coupling typically have hardened teeth that engage with the rollers of the chain. The chain itself is made up of a series of interconnected links, each consisting of two plates joined by pins. The rollers are mounted on the pins, allowing them to rotate freely and mesh with the sprocket teeth.

One of the key advantages of chain couplings is their ability to transmit high torque loads. The engagement between the sprockets and the chain provides a positive drive, allowing for efficient power transfer even in demanding applications. Chain couplings are commonly used in heavy-duty machinery and equipment where large amounts of power need to be transferred, such as conveyors, mixers, crushers, and industrial drives.

Chain couplings also offer flexibility in shaft alignment. They can compensate for angular misalignment, which occurs when the shafts are not perfectly aligned at an angle. Additionally, they can accommodate parallel misalignment, where the shafts are offset from each other, as well as axial misalignment, which refers to the displacement along the axis of the shafts.

Proper lubrication is essential for the efficient operation and longevity of chain couplings. Lubricants such as oil or grease are applied to the chain and sprockets to reduce friction and wear. This helps to prevent heat buildup and ensures smooth rotation and power transmission.

Chain couplings are available in various sizes, configurations, and materials to suit different application requirements. The selection of a chain coupling depends on factors such as torque capacity, speed, shaft diameter, and misalignment tolerance.

In summary, chain couplings provide a flexible, reliable, and high-torque solution for connecting rotating shafts in power transmission systems. They offer the ability to compensate for misalignment, making them suitable for a wide range of industrial applications where efficient power transfer is crucial.

China Good quality Shaft Coupling Roller Chain Coupling for Motor Connector Rigid Power Transmission with OEM Customization Support  China Good quality Shaft Coupling Roller Chain Coupling for Motor Connector Rigid Power Transmission with OEM Customization Support
editor by CX 2024-05-15

China high quality Kc-8020 Power Drive Chain Shaft Coupling for Transmission Parts

Product Description

Product Description

Product name

Chain coupling

Material

Carbon steel material

Structure

Roller chain+sprocket+cover

Size

KC3012, KC4012, KC4014, KC4016, KC5014, KC5016, KC5018, KC6018, KC6571, KC6571, KC8018, KC8571, KC8571, KC1571,

KC12018, KC12571, KC16018, KC16571, KC20018, KC20571, KC24026

Other type

Flexible coupling

Application

Shaft transmission

Feature

High performance, light weight, convenient assembly

 

Packaging & Shipping

Company Profile

 

ZheJiang Haorongshengye Electrical Equipment Co., Ltd.

1. Was founded in 2008
2. Our Principle:

“Credibility Supremacy, and Customer First”
3. Our Promise:

“High quality products, and Excellent Service”
4. Our Value:

“Being Honesty, Doing the Best, and Long-lasting Development”
5. Our Aim:

“Develop to be a leader in the power transmission parts industry in the world”
 

6.Our services:

1).Competitive price

2).High quality products

3).OEM service or can customized according to your drawings

4).Reply your inquiry in 24 hours

5).Professional technical team 24 hours online service

6).Provide sample service

Main products

Machines

 

Exbihition

 

 

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chain coupling

Can chain couplings accommodate axial misalignment?

Chain couplings are primarily designed to accommodate angular misalignment between the connected shafts. However, they have limited ability to handle axial misalignment, which refers to the situation where the two shafts are not perfectly aligned along their common axis.

Unlike some other types of couplings, such as flexible beam or disc couplings, chain couplings are not specifically designed to handle significant axial misalignment. The primary function of a chain coupling is to transmit torque between the shafts while allowing for some degree of angular displacement.

While chain couplings can tolerate a small amount of axial misalignment, excessive axial displacement can lead to various issues. It can cause increased stress on the coupling components, such as the roller chain, sprockets, and connecting pins, leading to accelerated wear and potential failure. Additionally, excessive axial misalignment can result in decreased power transmission efficiency and increased vibration and noise during operation.

If significant axial misalignment is anticipated in an application, it is generally recommended to consider alternative coupling options that are specifically designed to handle axial misalignment, such as double-flex or flexible beam couplings. These couplings have greater flexibility and can better accommodate axial displacement without compromising performance and reliability.

It is important to consult the manufacturer’s specifications and guidelines for the specific chain coupling being used to understand its limitations regarding axial misalignment. If axial misalignment is unavoidable, it may be necessary to implement additional measures, such as shaft guides or spacers, to minimize the impact of misalignment on the chain coupling and the connected machinery or equipment.

In summary, while chain couplings can tolerate a certain degree of axial misalignment, their primary function is to accommodate angular misalignment. Excessive axial misalignment should be avoided, and alternative coupling options should be considered if significant axial displacement is expected in an application.

chain coupling

How to install a chain coupling?

Proper installation of a chain coupling is crucial for ensuring its optimal performance and longevity. Here are the steps to follow when installing a chain coupling:

  1. Prepare the Work Area: Before beginning the installation, ensure that the work area is clean and free from any debris or contaminants. This will help prevent any damage to the coupling components during installation.

  2. Inspect the Components: Carefully inspect the chain coupling components, including the sprockets, roller chain, connecting pins, and bushings or bearings. Check for any signs of damage or wear. Replace any components that are worn or damaged.

  3. Position the Coupling: Position the coupling on the shafts that need to be connected. Ensure that the shafts are aligned properly and the coupling is centered between them.

  4. Install the Sprockets: Slide the sprockets onto the shafts, with the teeth facing each other. Make sure the sprockets are securely seated on the shafts and aligned with each other.

  5. Connect the Roller Chain: Loop the roller chain around the sprockets, ensuring that it is properly engaged with the sprocket teeth. Connect the ends of the roller chain using the connecting pins. Insert the connecting pins through the pin holes in the chain links and secure them with retaining clips or other fasteners.

  6. Tension the Chain: Adjust the tension of the roller chain to the manufacturer’s specifications. The chain should have the appropriate amount of slack to allow for smooth operation and accommodate misalignment but should not be too loose or too tight. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for determining the correct chain tension.

  7. Secure the Bushings or Bearings: If the chain coupling uses bushings or bearings, ensure they are properly installed in the bores of the sprockets and provide a secure and smooth rotation of the shafts.

  8. Apply Lubrication: Apply the recommended lubricant to the roller chain and sprockets. Proper lubrication is essential for reducing friction, wear, and noise, and it helps ensure smooth operation of the chain coupling.

  9. Check Alignment and Rotation: Once the chain coupling is installed, check the alignment of the shafts and the rotation of the coupling. Verify that the coupling rotates smoothly without any binding or interference.

  10. Inspect and Test: After installation, thoroughly inspect the entire chain coupling assembly. Look for any signs of misalignment, unusual noise, or vibration. Test the coupling’s operation by running the machinery at a low speed and gradually increasing to the normal operating speed. Monitor the coupling for any issues or abnormalities.

Following these installation steps will help ensure a proper and secure installation of the chain coupling, promoting efficient power transmission and minimizing the risk of premature failure or damage.

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How does a chain coupling work?

A chain coupling works by connecting two rotating shafts using a roller chain and sprockets. The sprockets have teeth that engage with the rollers of the chain, creating a positive drive mechanism.

When the first shaft rotates, it drives the sprocket attached to it. The engaged chain then transfers the motion to the second sprocket and the second shaft, causing it to rotate as well.

The chain coupling design allows for flexibility and misalignment compensation. In the presence of angular misalignment between the shafts, the chain can accommodate the deviation by flexing and adjusting its position on the sprockets. Similarly, if there is parallel misalignment or axial displacement, the chain coupling can flex and adjust to maintain proper engagement and transmit torque between the shafts.

The engagement between the sprocket teeth and the chain rollers ensures a positive drive, meaning that the torque from the driving shaft is efficiently transferred to the driven shaft. This makes chain couplings suitable for applications where high torque loads need to be transmitted.

Proper lubrication is essential for the smooth operation and longevity of a chain coupling. Lubricants such as oil or grease are applied to the chain and sprockets to reduce friction and wear. The lubrication helps prevent heat buildup and ensures the chain and sprockets rotate smoothly, minimizing power losses and extending the lifespan of the coupling.

In summary, a chain coupling operates by using a roller chain and sprockets to connect two rotating shafts. The engaged chain transfers torque from the driving shaft to the driven shaft, while accommodating misalignment between the shafts. The positive drive mechanism and the flexibility of the chain make chain couplings effective in transmitting high torque loads while allowing for smooth and reliable power transmission.

China high quality Kc-8020 Power Drive Chain Shaft Coupling for Transmission Parts  China high quality Kc-8020 Power Drive Chain Shaft Coupling for Transmission Parts
editor by CX 2024-04-16

China factory Chain Coupling of 12b-2 Double Chain with Sprocket for Power Transmission

Product Description

chain coupling,  roller chain with sprocket assembly for transmission system.

 Chain couplings are suitable for the elastic transmission of rotating components over a wider speed range.
the couplings consist of 2 pre-drilled sprockets with the same number of teeth and a double roller chain DIN8171 with a straight spring lock
the simple opening of these couplings allows quick assembly and disassembly by simply loosening the connecting chain
all in one, the product offers an optimal price / ratio for numerous applications.
on request and depending on the application, the chain couplings can be supplied with hardened teeth as well as with a bore with an adjusting screw cap per wheel
 
Technical data list,

 

Coupling No Chain type Teeth Number Dm A E L H d
YC0614 06B-2 14/14 31 25 51 55 16.6 8
YC0618 06B-2 18/18 43 28 63 61 16.6 10
YC571 08B-2 14/14 41 28 68.9 62.7 22 10
YC 0571 08B-2 18/18 56 28 85 62.7 22 12
YC1018 10B-2 18/18 70 30 106.2 67.5 26 14
YC1218 12B-2 18/18 80 35 125.8 78.4 28 16
YC1224 12B-2 24/24 90 40 162.1 88.4 28 20
YC1618 16B-2 18/18 100 45 167.3 105.7 47 20
YC1624 16B-2 24/24 110 50 215.6 115.7 47 20

Products picture,

Packing picture,

FAQ

Q1. What is your terms of packing?
A: Generally, we pack our goods in single color box. If you have special request about packing, pls negotiate with us in advance, we can pack the goods as your request.

Q2. What is your terms of payment?
A: T/T 30% as deposit, and 70% before delivery. We’ll show you the photos of the products and packages 
before you pay the balance. Other payments terms, pls negotiate with us in advance, we can discuss.

Q3. What is your terms of delivery?
A: EXW, FOB, CFR, CIF.

Q4. How about your delivery time?
A: Generally, it will take 25 to 30 days after receiving your advance payment. The specific delivery time depends 
on the items and the quantity of your order.

Q5. Can you produce according to the samples?
A: Yes, we can produce by your samples or technical drawings. We can build the molds and fixtures.

Q6. What is your sample policy?
A: We can supply the sample if we have ready parts in stock, but the customers have to pay the sample cost and 
the courier cost.We welcome sample order.

Q7. Do you test all your goods before delivery?
A: Yes, we have 100% test before delivery

Q8: How do you make our business long-term and good relationship?
1. We keep good quality and competitive price to ensure our customers benefit ;
2. We respect every customer as our friend and we sincerely do business and make friends with them, 
no matter where they come from.

 

chain coupling

Can chain couplings accommodate axial misalignment?

Chain couplings are primarily designed to accommodate angular misalignment between the connected shafts. However, they have limited ability to handle axial misalignment, which refers to the situation where the two shafts are not perfectly aligned along their common axis.

Unlike some other types of couplings, such as flexible beam or disc couplings, chain couplings are not specifically designed to handle significant axial misalignment. The primary function of a chain coupling is to transmit torque between the shafts while allowing for some degree of angular displacement.

While chain couplings can tolerate a small amount of axial misalignment, excessive axial displacement can lead to various issues. It can cause increased stress on the coupling components, such as the roller chain, sprockets, and connecting pins, leading to accelerated wear and potential failure. Additionally, excessive axial misalignment can result in decreased power transmission efficiency and increased vibration and noise during operation.

If significant axial misalignment is anticipated in an application, it is generally recommended to consider alternative coupling options that are specifically designed to handle axial misalignment, such as double-flex or flexible beam couplings. These couplings have greater flexibility and can better accommodate axial displacement without compromising performance and reliability.

It is important to consult the manufacturer’s specifications and guidelines for the specific chain coupling being used to understand its limitations regarding axial misalignment. If axial misalignment is unavoidable, it may be necessary to implement additional measures, such as shaft guides or spacers, to minimize the impact of misalignment on the chain coupling and the connected machinery or equipment.

In summary, while chain couplings can tolerate a certain degree of axial misalignment, their primary function is to accommodate angular misalignment. Excessive axial misalignment should be avoided, and alternative coupling options should be considered if significant axial displacement is expected in an application.

chain coupling

What are the key components of a chain coupling?

A chain coupling consists of several key components that work together to transmit power and accommodate misalignments. Here are the main components of a chain coupling:

  • Sprockets: Sprockets are the toothed wheels that engage with the chain. They are typically made of steel or other durable materials and have specially designed teeth that mesh with the chain rollers. The sprockets provide the driving and driven connections, transmitting torque from one shaft to another.
  • Roller Chain: The roller chain is a series of interconnected links with rollers between them. It is looped around the sprockets, with the rollers engaging with the sprocket teeth. The roller chain transfers the rotational motion from the driving sprocket to the driven sprocket, allowing power transmission between the shafts.
  • Connecting Pins: Connecting pins are used to join the links of the roller chain together, forming a continuous loop. These pins are inserted through the pin holes in the chain links and secured with retaining clips or other fasteners. They ensure the integrity and strength of the chain.
  • Bushings or Bearings: Bushings or bearings are used to support the shafts and allow them to rotate smoothly within the chain coupling. They are typically inserted into the bores of the sprockets and provide a low-friction interface between the shaft and the coupling components.
  • Guard or Cover: In some chain couplings, a guard or cover is added to enclose the sprockets and chain. This serves as a protective barrier, preventing contact with moving parts and reducing the risk of accidents or injuries. The guard or cover also helps to contain lubrication and protect the chain from contaminants.
  • Lubrication: Lubrication is essential for the smooth operation and longevity of a chain coupling. Proper lubrication reduces friction, wear, and noise. Lubricants, such as chain oil or grease, are applied to the chain and sprockets to minimize frictional losses and prevent premature wear.

These components work together to provide a reliable and efficient power transmission in chain couplings. The sprockets engage with the roller chain, and as one sprocket rotates, it drives the chain, causing the other sprocket and the connected shaft to rotate. The roller chain and its components, along with lubrication, allow for flexibility and compensation of misalignment between the shafts.

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What are the applications of chain couplings?

Chain couplings are widely used in various industrial applications where the reliable transmission of power between rotating shafts is required. They offer flexibility, torque capacity, and misalignment compensation, making them suitable for a range of machinery and equipment. Here are some common applications of chain couplings:

  • Conveyors: Chain couplings are commonly used in conveyor systems to transfer power from drive motors to conveyor belts, allowing for the movement of materials in industries such as manufacturing, mining, and logistics.
  • Mixers and Agitators: Chain couplings find application in mixers and agitators, which are used in industries such as food and beverage, chemical processing, and wastewater treatment. They enable the rotation of mixing blades or paddles, facilitating the blending or agitation of substances.
  • Pumps: Chain couplings are utilized in pump systems to connect the pump shaft to the motor shaft. They enable the transfer of rotational energy, allowing pumps to move fluids in applications like water supply, irrigation, and industrial processes.
  • Crushers and Crushers: In industries such as mining, construction, and material handling, chain couplings are employed in crushers and crushers to transmit power from electric motors or engines to the crushing or grinding mechanisms, enabling the size reduction of materials.
  • Industrial Drives: Chain couplings are used in various industrial drives, including machinery for manufacturing, packaging, and material handling. They provide a reliable connection between motor-driven components such as gearboxes, rollers, and pulleys.
  • Fans and Blowers: Chain couplings find application in fan and blower systems, which are used for ventilation, cooling, and air circulation in HVAC systems, industrial processes, and power plants. They facilitate the rotation of fan blades, enabling the movement of air or gases.
  • Machine Tools: Chain couplings are utilized in machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and drills, where the coupling connects the motor or drive spindle to the tool head or workpiece. They enable the transmission of rotational power for machining operations.
  • Textile Machinery: Chain couplings are used in textile machinery for processes like spinning, weaving, and knitting. They connect various components such as motors, spindles, and rollers, enabling the movement and processing of textile fibers.

These are just a few examples of the applications of chain couplings. Their versatility and ability to transmit high torque loads while accommodating misalignment make them suitable for a wide range of industries and machinery where the reliable and efficient transmission of power between rotating shafts is essential.

China factory Chain Coupling of 12b-2 Double Chain with Sprocket for Power Transmission  China factory Chain Coupling of 12b-2 Double Chain with Sprocket for Power Transmission
editor by CX 2023-11-20