The Complete Guide to Chain

6.1.2 Nomenclature

Some chain manufacturers use their own nomenclature. In the case of Tsubaki, for example, chain size 16 with 200 mm pitch, is listed as RF12200-R. Here's what that name means.

There are larger sizes than those shown in Table 6.1; in fact, tensile strength can exceed 4,460 kN! If you need extra-high performance chain, discuss the options with the manufacturer.