Like belts and pulleys, chains and sprockets are used in many applications to transmit force through a drive system.
Chains and sprockets can be self-cleaning and very quiet.
With the connector link, chains allow for breaking the length for maintenance, assembly or changing lengths.
Chains all have links held together with pins that go through outer plates. Variations come in the sizes of the link elements, configuration for different applications (e.g.- the toothed profile of side plates found in so-called “silent chain”), make-up of sealing in the pin and bushings, numbers of rows (usually single- or double-row) of chain working in parallel, and so forth.
As far as sprockets go, their tooth configurations match up with the chain type and will vary in thickness and hub configurations and method of manufacture.
Cutter-Sales is one of the very few outlets in Minnesota to stock British chain. British chain is found in many applications, including equipment from Japan, China and many Australian manufacturers as well as Italian pasta equipment manufacturers.
Cutter-Sales carries the important chain and sprocket brands of:
To pull or turn something, chains and sprockets from Cutter-Sales may be the right choice.
Chains have a stigma of being “old” technology, but advancements in modern chains and sprockets make them extremely viable solutions in drive systems, especially where harsh environments or large amounts of force need to be transmitted.
Some brief examples of the kinds of applications we see at Cutter-Sales include:
Chains can be more forgiving than belts, but also share a number of the same needs for extending life and improving reliability. Proper specification of chains and sprockets, along with layout of the drive system and environment are important considerations.
Let the expert technicians at Cutter-Sales help you find the part you need for your application. We go the extra mile to make sure you get what you need as quickly as possible.
Cutter Sales has been providing superior customer service selling industrial supplies since 1980 to Northern Minneapolis Minnesota Businesses.
We are results-oriented and make no excuses. Give us the part number and we will find it.