Frequently Asked Questions

The Chain Doctor

9. Why does silent chain run more smoothly than other chains?
Silent chain’s smooth operation is the result of both chain and sprocket design. Driving links and sprockets are designed to engage with minimal sliding or impact. Chain joints, particularly two pin joints, operate with minimal friction and wear uniformly over the life of a chain. Together, these factors keep vibration to a minimum and contribute to the smoothness of the drive.