4.1.1 Chain Selection Factors
You must consider the following conditions:
- Type of application.
- Shock load.
- Source of power: motor type; rated power (kW); moment of inertia, I (kg • m2); rated torque at driving speed; starting torque; and stopping torque.
- Drive sprocket rpm and shaft diameter.
- Driven sprocket rpm and shaft diameter.
- Center distance between sprockets.
- Noise constraints.
- Lubrication (possible or not).