Conveyor chains consist of many journal bearings, held together by link plates. A journal bearing is made up of a bearing pin and bush, on which the chain roller revolves. These are case-hardened to handle high pressures, heavy loads, and stress from chain roller gears.
Most sprockets are one-piece and are usually parallel or taper keyed to a through shaft, requiring that the shaft be removed when removing the sprockets. Split-type sprockets are also available, allowing sprockets to be replaced without having to remove the shaft, saving time and labor costs.
Hoffmeyer provides specialized conveyor chains to a wide variety of industries, including meatpacking, automotive, construction, baking, packaging, aluminum, pipe-curing, lumber, water treatment, and steel.
The primary purpose of a conveyor chain sprocket is to transfer power to a chain; however, they also guide and support it. Conveyor chain sprockets may be made from cast iron or fabricated steel. For the heaviest loads, carbon steel sprockets may be required, and/or flame-hardened tooth flanks. Special applications require a variety of other sprocket materials, such as stainless steel.
Hoffmeyer carries a wide selection of Link-Belt chains including flat-top or crescent style. Ask us about our full line of sprockets, including cut and cast-tooth styles.At Hoffmeyer, we are dedicated to friendly and knowledgeable customer service. Talk with one of our industry experts today to choose the right conveyor chains and sprockets for your business. Remember, if you need a special solution or a custom part, we're ready to help you solve this issue. Our staff is extremely knowledgeable, with more than 90 years of experience in conveyor chain applications. Contact a Hoffmeyer rep today; we will discuss your needs and help you find the exact chains and sprockets you need to keep your line moving and help your business grow and succeed.
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