Chain Drive

Power transmission by means of an endless chain running around chain wheels or sprocket wheels.

Examples of uses:


Compared to a toothed belt drive there are a number of tradeoffs and in some cases the choice is just down to being more familiar with the design and application of one over the other. Some of these tradeoffs are listed below:

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Subjects: Mechanical Engineering


Weblinks:
The Complete Guide to Chain A comprehensive reference for chains used in power transmission and conveyance applications.