Chains are a series of connected links which are typically made of metals such as steel. A chain may consist of two or more links. There are two general categories of steel chains:
Those designed for lifting, such as a hoist chain; for pulling; or for securing, such as with a bicycle lock. These link chains have links that are torus shaped, which make the chain flexible in two dimensions (The fixed third dimension being a chain's length.)
Those designed for transferring power in machines have links designed to mesh with the teeth of the sprockets of the machine, and are flexible in only one dimension. These chains are known as roller chains, though there are also non-roller chains such as block chains.
LINK CHAINS: These have torus shaped links. They are popular as bicycle locks, locking chains, pulling & hoisting chains and similar applications.
Here is our downloadable product brochure for link chains:
POWER TRANSMISSION CHAINS: If you would like to get information on our steel chains used as machine elements for power transmission purposes, please visit our other website Belts & Chains & Cable Drive Assembly
PRICE: Depends on model and quantity of order
Since we carry a wide variety of steel chains with different dimensions, applications and steel material grade; it is impossible to list them all here. We encourage you to email or call us so we can determine which product is the best fit for you. When contacting us, please make sure to inform us about:
- Application for the steel chains
- Steel material grade needed
- Packaging requirements
- Labeling requirements