Standard Handbook of Chains: Chains for Power Transmission and Material Handling, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Standard Handbook of Chains

Chains for Power Transmission and Material Handling, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By American Chain Association

CRC Press

432 pages | 362 B/W Illus.

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Description

Since its founding, the American Chain Association (ACA) has set the standard of excellence in developing the chain industry and enhancing the benefit to customers. The first edition of Chains for Power Transmission and Material Handling served as the keystone reference to the field for more than twenty years. Fully updated with the latest developments, the Standard Handbook of Chains: Chains for Power Transmission and Material Handling, Second Edition continues to build upon the more than 100 years of research and practical experience developed by the ACA.

This hands-on reference provides up-to-date guidance on the selection, design, utilization, and maintenance of various types of chains. It authoritatively covers the use of chains in various application environments, terminology, safety procedures, and the history of chains. The book features consistent selection guidelines to ensure a proper choice of chain every time. Updates include new information on chain design considerations, power ratings for roller and silent chains, and selecting drives with a life other than 15,000 hours. This edition includes an entirely new chapter on flat-top chain conveyors.

Including many helpful illustrations and a comprehensive troubleshooting table, the Standard Handbook of Chains: Chains for Power Transmission and Material Handling, Second Edition is the definitive handbook for anyone involved in the design, selection, use, and maintenance of all types of chains.

Table of Contents

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHAIN

Early Developments

Cog Chain

Cast Detachable Chain

Cast Pintle Chain

Precision Roller Chain

Engineering Steel Chain

Silent Chain

Flat-Top Chain

Terminology

A CHAIN OVERVIEW: USES AND ADVANTAGES

General

Types of Chain

Scope of Chains Covered

Styles and Forms of Chains

Straight and Offset Link Chains

Chains With and Without Rollers

Uses of Chain

Standard Chains and Their Uses

The Advantages of Chains in Applications

Advantages of Roller Chains in Drives

Advantages of Silent Chain Drives

Advantages of Engineering Steel Chain for Drives

Advantages of Chains on Conveyors and Bucket Elevators

Advantages of Using Chain in Elevator Materials Handling

CHAIN DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS, CONSTRUCTION, AND COMPONENTS

Basic Chain Functions

General Chain Design Considerations

Roller Chain Design Considerations

Leaf Chain Design Considerations

Silent Chain Design Considerations

Engineering Steel Chain Design Considerations

Flat-Top Chain Design Considerations

Conclusion

SPROCKETS

Types of Sprockets

Sprocket Tooth Forms

Sprocket Wheel Design

Silent Chain Sprocket Teeth

Engineering Steel Chain Sprocket Teeth

Flat-Top Chain Sprocket Teeth

Sprocket Hubs, Keys and Keyways, Setscrews, and Shafting Selection

ROLLER CHAIN DRIVES

Typical Applications

Scope

General Roller Chain Drive Selection Guidelines

Roller Chain Drive Selection Procedure

Sample Roller Chain Drive Selection

Equations for Horsepower Ratings

Vibration

Acknowledgment

ENGINEERING STEEL CHAIN DRIVES

Typical Applications

Scope

General Engineering Steel Chain Drive Selection Guidelines

Sample Engineering Steel Chain Drive Selection

Basis of Horsepower Ratings

Alternate Selection Method

SILENT CHAIN DRIVES

General Guidelines for Silent Chain Drive Selection

Silent Chain Drive Selection Procedure

Sample Silent Chain Drive Selection

Derivation of Silent Chain Power Ratings

TENSION LINKAGE CHAINS

Roller Chains as Tension Linkages

Tension Linkages Using Leaf Chain

Dimensions and Arrangements of Leaf Chain

Tension Linkages Using Engineering Steel Chains

Characteristics of Engineering Steel Chain Tension Linkages

Draw Bench Applications

Tension Linkage Chains for Dam and Lock Gates

Other Applications

Catenary Tension and Chain Sag

ENGINEERING STEEL CHAIN CONVEYORS

Types of Engineering Steel Chain Conveyors

Engineering Steel Chain Conveyor Selection Guidelines

Engineering Steel Conveyor Chain Selection Procedure

ROLLER CHAIN CONVEYORS

Types of Roller Chain Conveyors

Roller Chain Conveyor Selection Guidelines

Roller Conveyor Chain Selection Procedure

Sample Roller Chain Conveyor Selection

CHAINS FOR BUCKET ELEVATORS

Elevators Using Engineering Steel Chains

Take-Ups

Design and Selection of Chain and Bucket Elevators

Selection Steps

Elevator Chain Selection Example

Roller Chain Equipped Bucket Elevators

Pivoted Bucket or Pan Conveyors

Operation Practices

FLAT-TOP CHAIN CONVEYORS

Flat-Top Chain Conveyor Selection Guidelines

Flat-Top Conveyor Chain Selection Procedure

Sample Roller Chain Conveyor Selection

Selection Software

CHAIN LUBRICATION

Purpose of Lubrication

Lubricant Characteristics

Lubrication of Drive Chains

Lubrication Types for Chain Drives

Chain Casings

Temperature Increase in a Chain Casing

Lubrication of Exposed Drive Chains

Lubrication of Conveyor, Bucket Elevator, and Tension Linkage Chains

High-Temperature Lubrication

Conclusion

CHAIN INSTALLATION

Safety Precautions

Chain Guarding

Installation Steps

Conclusion

CHAIN INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE

Safety Precautions

Inspection Program

Inspection and Maintenance of Chain Drives

Inspection and Maintenance of Chain Conveyors and Bucket Elevators

Inspection and Maintenance of Tension Linkage Chains

Replacing and Repairing Chains

Protecting Idle Chains and Sprockets

Conclusion

INDEX

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical
TEC016000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General