How does a transmission chain work and what are its components?

How does transmission chain work?

Transmission chain is a device that transmits power from the drive unit (power source) to the follower unit (receive power) in order to transmit or transmit power to drive parts or machines. The transmission chain must work in conjunction with the sprockets which are attached to the drive shaft and along the drive shaft.

How is the transmission system of chain-sprockets different from belt-pulley?

Use of chain-sprocket sets Suitable for working at low speed or at a point that has already been reduced, such as through a reduction gear due to high torque But that doesn't mean that at high rpm, the chain-sprocket set won't be able to work. But because the price is high and the sound is very loud if compared to the belt with the same size. The set of pulleys + belts cannot support or transmit as much power as a chain+sprocket set The structure and form of the conveyor chain is very strong.

The main components of the chain

  • The inner plate (Outer Plate) serves to receive tensile strength (Tensile Strength) and support the surge that occurs while working.
  • Outer Plate serves to receive tensile strength and support surges that occur while working. It is also a link between each chain.
  • The pin acts for shearing strength and bending strength that is transferred from the inner and outer plates. It also supports the force together with the bush. While moving in the groove of the gear teeth Therefore, the bolts used at this point must be of very high strength to withstand shear, torsion, pull and surge forces.
  • Roller (Roller) is the part that supports pressure and impact. When the chain runs into the sprocket
  • Bush (Bush) is a part that receives force from many places. piece of chain

Chain brands distributed by North Power

SKF chain
Chain KANA
SUMO Chain