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?
2. How can I determine the pitch of my silent chain?
Throughout the world, chain pitch is normally expressed in inches. The most common pitches are .375”, .500”, .750”, 1.000”, 1.500”, and 2.000”. The most reliable method for determining chain pitch is to examine three consecutive pin heads and to measure the distance (in inches) between the center of the first and the center of the third head. Divide this measurement by two and you will have the pitch. If the number obtained is different from the common pitches listed above, you may have a special silent chain. Consult Ramsey for more information on determining your chain pitch.