Frequently Asked Questions
- Is silent chain really silent?
- How can I determine the pitch of my silent chain?
- Is there a Ramsey distributor near to me?
- What is the best lubrication for silent chain?
- Can Ramsey replace chain from any chain manufacturer?
- Are conveyor chains different from chains used for power transmission?
- Why should I use silent chain?
- Which is better, single pin or two pin chain joints?
- Why does silent chain run more smoothly than other chains?
- How does Ramsey Silent Chain compare with belts?
- How does Ramsey Silent Chain compare with Roller Chains?
- How does Ramsey Silent Chain compare with Gears?
- How do I design a Silent chain drive?
- Can I buy sprockets and chain from different sources?
- Does Ramsey have a replacement chain for the Morse HV or Hy-Vo chain?
- How do you measure chain width?
- Which type of chain guiding should I use?
- Are chains from different manufacturers interchangeable?
16. How do you measure chain width?
There are a number of common terms that are used to describe silent chain width:
Width over heads - This is the maximum chain width and is measured across the “headed” or “riveted” pins.
Width over links - This is the measurement across link plates only, excluding pin heads or any washers that are on the ends of pins.
Width between guides - This is the measurement between guide plates and is used only with side guide chain.
Nominal width - This is not a measurement. It is a general approximation of chain size used in part numbering and catalogues.