British standard chains are also known as metric chains. They are similar to ANSI chains in that the pitch is based on fractions of an inch, but they are different in some key dimensions.
Metric (or European) Standard chains are commonly used in lumber industry, pulp and paper processing, and other bulk material conveying applications. They are built to International Standards Organization (ISO) 1977 and 8165 series and Workshop standards for dimensional consistency, interchangeability, and correct sprocket engagement. They feature additional heat treatment to the side plates, effectively doubling the ultimate strength and service life when compared to other chains on the market.
Many pieces of industrial equipment and conveyors found in the United States were originally manufactured in Europe or other parts of the world where the metric system is commonly used. Farmchains.com keep in stock 10ft boxes, 50ft reels, or 100ft reels. Please contact us for pricing 800-648-5429
British Standard Roller Chain Features
Heat-treated and shot peened side plates, rollers, bushings, and pins - This not only increases the fatigue strength of the chain, but it dramatically improves the overall working life and dependability of the chain.
Factory pre-loaded - This dramatically reduces initial chain stretching that is common with other chains in the same price-level, thus improving sprocket life and performance.
Pre-lubricated from the factory- All of our roller chains are supplied with a proven high-quality lubrication that is applied at the factory level. We also provide additional roller chain lubricants to keep your chain running at its optimal performance and longest possible life.
Solid Rollers - The implementation of a solid roller has proven to increase the working life and performance of a chain. This is due to the simple fact that the roller is the primary wear part that comes in direct contact with the sprocket tooth. A split roller will deform and cause a hyper-wear effect past a certain point.
Made In Accordance With Multiple Standards - Not only is our chain made to ISO R606 standards, but it also conforms to British Standard 228 (BS 228), and Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN) 8187 Standards.