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Roller Chain Link
Selecting the right chain for a given application is essential to obtain a long service life. From the pyramids to the railway revolution, muscle-power of men and animals has moved goods and materials, but throughout history, machines, however primitive, have played some part, becoming more and more versatile. Within the immediate past, mechanical handling has emerged as a manufacturing industry in its own right, of considerable size and with countless applications. For the great majority of applications KALPATARU conveyor chain in its many variations, when fitted with suitable attachments, provides a highly efficient propulsion and/or carrying medium, having many advantages over other types. Roller chain has been employed as an efficient means of transmitting power and the principle was applied to conveyor chain giving the same advantages of precision, heat-treated components to resist wear, high strength to weight ratio and high mechanical efficiency. KALPATARU conveyor chain is made up of a series of inner and outer links. Each link comprises components manufactured from materials best suited to their function in the chain. An inner link consists of a pair of inner plates which are pressed onto cylindrical bushes, whilst on each bush a free fitting roller is normally assembled. Each outer link has a pair of outer plates which are pressed onto bearing pins and the ends of the pins are then rivetted over the plate.