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Adapted conveyor chain

AL Series

ANSI

Articulation

Attachment chain


Adapted conveyor chain (also known as attachment chain)

Attachment conveyor chain

 

Adapted conveyor chain is conveyor chain that has been fitted with attachment plates. Attachments can be fitted on one or both sides of the conveyor chain at any required pitch spacing. Bearing pins with an extension are an easy way of fastening attachments or tubular stay bars to the chain.

 

AL series

AL stands for American Light and is a type of leaf chain constructed from American Standard roller chain components. Manufactured to the ANSI B29.9 standard, it is a lightweight chain used for light load lifting applications and machine tools.

 

ANSI

ANSI stands for the American National Standards Institute which exists to set and promote international manufacturing standards.

 

Articulation

When a chain travels around a sprocket it articulates or rotates. The ‘angle of articulation’ or ‘angle of flex’ is the angle that a joint rotates as it enters or leaves a sprocket. This angle can be calculated by dividing 360 by the number of teeth on the sprocket.

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