Advantages of Ramsey Silent Chain

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Silent chains offer unique advantages and options in both power transmission and conveying applications.

For Power Transmission

Ramsey power transmission chains are capable of transmitting loads and speeds that exceed the capacity of all other chains and belts (Figure 1 and Figure 2). This increased load and speed capability is the result of specialized chain and sprocket designs which increase the load carrying capability of the chain and significantly reduce vibration and noise. Such silent chains can transmit up to 3000 HP, with speeds exceeding 7,000FPM, and a mechanical efficiency of up to 99%.

For Conveying

Silent conveying chains provide a smooth, durable, flat conveying surface that operates with less vibration and velocity variation than other conveying products. Chains are manufactured from hardened steel components, making them long lasting and tolerant of elevated temperatures. They are available in a variety of standard widths and constructions or can be easily built to suit a specific application.

  1. Higher speed and power capacity
  2. Detachable and therefore more easily installed
  3. Greater efficiency
  4. Larger drive ratios possible
  5. No slippage
  6. Higher drive ratios at short center distances
  7. Less affected by temperature or humidity
  8. Lower bearing loads
  9. Less affected by oil or grease
  1. Higher speed and power capacity
  2. Reduced noise and vibration
  3. Greater efficiency
  4. Less velocity variation
  5. Higher efficiency (as high as 99%)
  6. More uniform wear characteristics
  7. Longer sprocket life 8. Less affected by chordal action
  1. Reduced noise and vibration
  2. More economical with large center distances
  3. Less critical shaft location and alignment
  4. Lower bearing loads
  5. Greater elasticity and shock absorption capability
  6. No end thrust
  7. Detachable and therefore more easily replaced
  1. Longer lasting
  2. More consistent surface velocity
  3. Flatter, smoother, conveying surface
  4. More precise, repeatable registration
  5. Higher speed capability
  6. Less dimensional variation
  1. Reduced noise and vibration
  2. More consistent surface velocity
  3. More precise, repeatable registration
  4. Higher speed capability
  5. More width and construction options
  6. More open construction for cooling air or debris passage
  1. More precise, repeatable registration
  2. No slippage
  3. More open construction for cooling air or debris passage
  4. More stable and rugged
  5. More tolerant of high temperatures
  6. More tolerant of tramp oils or grease

Silent chain is a premium product that often out performs where other belt and chain products fail…

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