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Roller Chains Selecting Guide
10-09-2012, 07:13
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Roller Chains Selecting Guide
Selecting the right roller chain setup for an application is an involved process. The information given here is meant to serve as a starting point, an orientation to the main points of emphasis in the selection process.
There are two basic ways to select a roller chain, starting from two different pieces of information. One method begins with the total rated power of the application (in kW) while the other method starts with the maximum allowable load.
For either method, there are a few essential pieces of information that you need to know in order to size the application correctly.
First, determine the orientation of the application; is it a horizontal ordinary linear transmission, or is it a lifting, vertical application? This will affect some of the important load calculations.
Next, what is the power to be transmitted?

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