The Complete Guide to Chain

4. How to Select Chains

In this chapter, we outline the selection process. To choose the right chain, follow the step-by-step procedure for the type of line you're running. The first thing you must determine is the type of application: power transmission or conveyor. The selection process differs for the two applications; see Basics Sections 4.1 and 4.2.

In addition to the procedures described in this book, chain manufacturers usually provide comprehensive selection charts in their catalogs; refer to the manufacturer's catalog for detailed information.