Kone Parts: Transmission chain type:
Chains can be divided into transmission chains, lifting chains and drag chains. Lifting chains and drag chains are used for lifting and transporting machinery. Transmission chains are widely used in general mechanical transmission. This chapter only introduces transmission chains. Transmission chains can be divided into roller chains and toothed chains.
Chain transmission consists of a chain and a sprocket mounted on a parallel shaft, which transmits motion and power through the continuous meshing of the chain and sprocket teeth.
Characteristics of transmission chain:
1) Compared with the belt drive, there is no elastic sliding, which can maintain an accurate average transmission ratio and higher transmission efficiency; the chain does not require large tension, so the load on the shaft and bearings is small; it does not slip, and the transmission is reliable , Strong overload capacity, can work well under low speed and heavy load;
2) Compared with gear transmission, it can have a larger center distance, can work in high temperature environment and dusty environment, and the cost is lower;