Rotary chains were developed primarily for chain drive applications involving extremely weighty loads or particularly adverse operating conditions. Chains of this type are especially resistant to violent shocks, wear and severe operating conditions, and have as a result enjoyed increasing achievement in an array of applications recently.
For the most part, rotary chain dimensions are standardized under ISO 3512, ANSI B 29.10 and DIN 8182. One significant benefit of rotary chains is definitely that their links are all constructed to the same design, making it easier to lengthen or shorten the chains when required. They have another advantage over standard roller chains – all links are at the mercy of the same degree of wear.
ELITE rotary chains with cranked links are fitted with cotter pins. The chain plates can be found in naturally hardened metal or special tempered metal, according to the expected mechanical load. Chains put through heavy duty cranked link chains incredibly high loads are fitted with induction-hardened pins, producing them not only quite challenging, but also providing them with the highest possible degree of surface hardness.