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11 Common Faults and Solutions in the Operation of Roller Chains

11 Common Faults and Solutions in the Operation of Roller Chains

Issue Time:2021-10-29
the 5 common failure modes of roller chain drive

As the most common form of transmission, roller chains have outstanding performance in various fields of transportation. If the following failures occur in the roller chain, it will affect the operation of the roller chain, and we will also provide you with the corresponding solutions.

1. Inside the chain, the sprocket and the side of the tooth are worn

When the sprocket is installed, the center is not aligned. Use a ruler to approach the side of the sprocket to recalibrate the center.

2. The chain shakes obviously

(1) Uneven running speed

Adjust chain speed; change chain tension; install anti-shake device (idler and tension device).

(2) Excessive load changes

Use hydraulic torque converter or fluid coupling.

3. Uneven wear

Replace the chain immediately and apply oil evenly.

4. Poor chain flexibility

(1) Severe overload

Reduce the load and use a chain with a high load capacity.

(2) The fuel supply method is incorrect

After cleaning the chain, oil it according to the conditions of use.

(3) Corrosion occurs

Install chain protection layer, clean and oil regularly.

(4) Installation error

Replace with a new chain, check the installation status of the sprocket and shaft, and correct it.

5. Produce abnormal noise

(1) The chain tension is too large or too small

Adjust the center distance of the sprocket so that the chain maintains the most suitable tightness during transmission.

(2) The chain and sprocket are obviously worn

Replace the chain and sprocket.

(3) The fuel supply method is incorrect

Oiling according to the conditions of use, the higher the viscosity of the lubricating oil, the lower the noise.

(4) Installation error

Check the installation status of the sprocket and shaft, and correct it.

(5) Incorrect installation of chain housing and bearing

Confirm that the chain housing is not in contact with the chain, and re-tighten the bearing bolts.

(6) Does not meet the conditions of use

Adjust the chain speed, change the chain tension, and install an anti-shake device.

6. Detooth phenomenon

(1) Severe overload

Reduce the load and use a chain with a high load capacity.

(2) The chain is severely worn

Replace the chain.

(3) There is a problem with the sprocket

Replace sprocket.

7. Roller, sleeve cracked

(1) The number of revolutions and load exceeds the normal selected value

Reselect the chain.

(2) Insufficient oil supply

Grease according to the conditions of use.

(3) The chain shakes too much

Change the tensioning device or install an anti-shake device to reduce jitter.

(4) There is a foreign body

Remove foreign objects and install protective gear.

8. Broken pin

(1) Withstand unexpected shock loads

Reselect the chain and use the buffer device to reduce the impact force.

(2) The environment is harsh and the chain is corroded

Install chain protection layer, or clean and oil the chain regularly.

9. The chain is caught in the sprocket

(1) The sprocket center distance is too long

Shorten the center distance or replace the idler.

(2) The chain is too loose

Reduce the amount of slack or replace the idler.

10. The rotation of the driven shaft is not uniform

Wrong choice of chain and sprocket. Choose a chain with a small pitch or a sprocket with a large number of teeth.

11. The chain plate is broken

(1) Unexpected shocks

Reselect the chain; use the buffer device to reduce the impact force; improve the starting method.

(2) Chain jitter

Install idler to prevent shaking.

(3) The inertia of the driven side is greater than the predicted value

Reselect the chain; increase the number of chain rows, or choose a larger chain.

To make the roller chain more efficient and longer service life, we must do a good job of daily maintenance. If you want to learn more about roller chains after reading the above. As an experienced roller chain expert, ZMIE CHAIN ​​is happy to provide you with some professional advice.

As a professional quality chain manufacturer, we have accumulated many years of manufacturing experience in this field. We have a strong R&D department and professional quality management team, which can provide you with safe and high-quality products. We can also provide corresponding customized services and effective solutions according to your needs. If you want to buy our roller chain, please contact us immediately!
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