The HKK stainless steel single strand spring clip connecting link for use with single strand roller chains is suitable for a broad range of operational environments, including farm equipment, paper mills, and mining. The link is manufactured of 300 series stainless steel with solid rollers and bushings for strength and durability. Its cold-forged solid construction minimizes elongation and wear caused by friction, thereby extending the life of the link.
HKK’s solid roller and bushing manufacturing process minimizes distortion under heavy loads and helps prevent foreign material from accumulating under the rollers, minimizing downtime and replacement costs. The chain’s bushings, rollers, and link plates are shot peened to reduce fatigue and resist adverse environmental conditions caused by temperature, dust, and moisture.
This HKK single strand stainless steel roller chain and connecting links are recommended for temperatures ranging from -40 degrees F to 800 degrees F and meet American National Standard Institute (ANSI) B29.1 standard, making them dimensionally interchangeable with other ANSI chains.
Roller chains are commonly used as a power transmission component and are composed of four parts: plate, roller, bushing, and pin. A series of cylindrical rollers are held together by side links, which fit together into a toothed wheel called a sprocket. Connecting links are used to join the two ends of the chain together to form a loop. Roller chains range from simple, mechanical drives such as bicycle chains, to complex power transmission products that drive conveyors and other industrial machinery, such as printing presses and farm equipment.
HKK Chain manufactures roller chain for use in a variety of industries, including agriculture, mining, and construction. The company, founded in 1916 and headquartered in Pine Brook, NJ, makes its products in a company-owned facility in Tokyo.