Chain: Chain Fundamentals – Industrial

The learning content in this industry library will help learners better understand the basic components, processes, types of chains, and a general terminology associated with industrial chains. These concepts are brought to life in these courses using realistic 2D and 3D models, helpful animations, and interactive quizzes. These courses are beneficial for those who are experienced in the industrial chain industry as well as those who are new to this industry.


Learning Objectives

  • Recall some of the primary components of industrial chains.
  • Recognize the different chain applications.
  • Understand the different types of industrial chains used in modern industries.
  • Recall the material and manufacturing methods of industrial chain components.
  • Determine how to minimize failures for an industrial chain.
  • Develop an understanding of how environmental factors affect industrial chains.
Course Length: 2.5 HRS

Table of Contents

Industrial Chain Basic Concepts

  • What are Industrial Chains?
  • Chain Terminology
  • Chain Materials
  • Manufacturing Methods
    • Casting
    • Stamping
    • Machining
    • Forging
    • Cold Forming
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Chain Applications
    • Power Transmission Drive Chains
    • Elevator Chains
    • Conveyor Chains
    • Tension Linkage Chains
  • Roller vs Rollerless Chains
    • Roller Chains
    • Rollerless Chains
  • Sidebar Types
    • Straight Sidebar Chain
    • Offset Sidebar Chain
  • Assembly Methods
    • Riveted Construction
    • Cottered Construction
  • Sprocket
    • Semi-Precision Sprockets
    • Precision Sprockets
  • Sprocket Terminology
  • Sprocket Materials
    • Cast Iron Sprockets
    • Steel Sprockets

Chain and Sprocket Types

  • Chain Specifications
    • Chain Selection
    • Chain Component: Pins
    • Chain Component: Bushings
    • Chain Component: Sidebars
    • Chain Component: Rollers
    • Chain Spec Example
  • Chain Types
    • Cast Chains
    • Engineered Steel Chains
    • Drop Forged Chains
    • Leaf Chains
    • Silent Chains
    • Flat-Top Chains
    • Combination Chains
    • Hardened Steel Bushed (HSB) Chains
    • Welded Steel Chains
  • Sprocket Types
    • Solid Center Sprockets
    • Split Sprockets
    • Segmented Removable Rim Sprockets
    • Armed Center Sprockets
    • Type A Sprockets
    • Type B Sprockets
    • Type C Sprockets
    • Type D Sprockets

Service Considerations and Failure Modes

  • Chain Related Concepts
    • Chain Take-Up Tension
    • Centrifugal Force
    • Chordal Action
    • Catenary Effect
  • Environmental Factors
    • Corrosive Environment
    • Abrasive Environment
    • Extreme Temperature
  • Handling and Installation
    • Proper Handling
    • Proper Installation
    • Right and Left-Hand Attachments
  • Chain Replacement
  • Lubrication
    • Manual Lubrication
    • Drip Lubrication
    • Oil Bath Lubrication
    • Slinger Disk Lubrication
    • Chain Case
  • Lubrication Factors
    • Sanitary Environment
    • Semi-Sanitary Environment
    • Harsh Environment
  • Failure Modes
    • Overloading
    • Wear
    • Corrosion
    • Abrasion
    • Fatigue
    • Galling

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