One of the
enduringly tried and trusted linear actuation methods is the chain drive which
is still used in many different industrial machinery applications today.
consist of a chain and a sprocket with a pin and bushing, as well as a roller
with a pin link plate and a roller link plate. The chain works by wrapping
around a driver sprocket and a driven sprocket, with the driver sprocket
connected to the motor’s output which moves the chain. The driven sprocket is
connected to the part of the application that needs to be moved.
Chain drives are
a pretty simple method for the transmission of mechanical energy and are relied
upon by many industrial applications because they are versatile, durable and
can operate in many different environmental conditions.
Modern Chain Drives Developments
In recent years
we have seen numerous innovations to improve industrial chains such as
improvements to tensile strength, fatigue
resistance and wear and tear resistance. Industrial chain suppliers,
Yorkshire-based YB Components, supply chain drive products with superior
performance to many belt drives thanks to less friction losses which produces
higher operational efficiency.
applications are still the most common application where industrial chains are
used, with their versatility allowing them to operate horizontally or vertically,
or even through conveyor sections that are curved.
applications also expose chain drives to various weather conditions, with the
links and sprockets able to resist water and even harsh or corrosive chemicals. In mild
and clean environments, chain drives can operate without lubrication.
chains will have a special coating such as nickel or various polymers, or be
made from the likes of stainless steel or titanium.
manufacture easily-assembled chain drives and plate chains. Their products
offer high resistance to wear and fatigue and usually come with a low friction
coefficient. Many of the AVE industrial chains can operate without anchors or
other materials securing them to surfaces.
The range of AVE
chains include variations in tensile strength and pitch, as well as different
types of pins, roller and plates. AVE chains usually favour a solid
pin, though there are several designs with hollow pins which allow for the fastening
of accessory products such as spacers.
operations can make good use of the basic AVE chains manufactured with bushes.
Additional options include the inclusion of special small rollers that protect
the bushes and massively reduce wear and tear by minimising the effects of
regular shocks and impacts.
chains supplier in Yorkshire, YB Components, supply AVE Chains products among
many other of the best chains and belt drive manufacturers from around the
If you require any industrial
chains then contact YB Components who are the UK’s leading industrial
chain suppliers. Yorkshire-based and with local stocks ready to ship fast and
free all over the UK and the rest of the world.