Roller Chains

Roller chains, also known as bush roller chains, are a form of drive chain that feature a varied number of chain links joined together to form the roller chain, which is often used in conjunction with a sprocket. Roller chains are used in a wide range of applications including the transmission of mechanical power with machinery in areas such as industrial conveyors, printing presses as well as vehicles such as bicycles, cars and motorbikes. Roller chains and chain links are available in a wide range of sizes and standards including British or European standard and American standard.

How Do Roller Chains Work?

Roller chains commonly utilise a wheel component with teeth known as a sprocket to drive the chain when rotated, providing a simple yet highly effective and efficient method of power transmission suitable for a wide range of applications.

Types of Roller Chains

Roller chains and chain links are available in a range of types and materials including steel, stainless steel, carbon steel and more. The three most common roller chain types are:

  • Simplex roller chains and links are considered to be a standard roller chain consisting of a single row of roller chain links
  • Duplex roller chains and links feature double row chain links
  • Triplex roller chains and links consist of three rows

Where Would You Use a Roller Chain?

Roller chains are a simple way of allowing the transmission of mechanical power to be achieved and are used everyday from household items to industrial machines. You are likely to find roller chains and chain drives in areas such as:

  • Food Industry
  • Mining
  • Automotive industry
  • Warehouse and Distribution
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry

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Description Price Number of Strands Chain Series Chain Type Length Pitch Plate Height Roller Diameter Chain Width Overall Width Standard Material Weight
RS Stock No. 661-3560
Mfr. Part No.06BSS-1R
BrandTYC
TWD8,539.00
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units
Simplex - 06B-1 5m 3/8in - 6.35mm - - British/European Stainless Steel -
RS Stock No. 661-3564
Mfr. Part No.08BSS-1R
BrandTYC
TWD8,539.00
Each
units
Simplex - 08B-1 5m 1/2in - 8.51mm - - British/European Stainless Steel -
RS Stock No. 661-3582
Mfr. Part No.35SS-1R
BrandTYC
TWD7,032.00
Each
units
Simplex - 35-1 3.05m 3/8in - 5.1mm - - American Stainless Steel -
RS Stock No. 474-971
Mfr. Part No.462
BrandWippermann
TWD4,608.00
Each
units
Simplex - 08B-1 5m 12.7mm 11.8mm 8.51mm 7.75mm 17mm British/European Steel 0.7kg/m
RS Stock No. 146-3750
Mfr. Part No.SD06B2X5M
BrandRenold
TWD2,051.00
Each
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Duplex Renold SD (Red Box) 06B-2 5m 9.525mm 8.2mm 6.35mm - - British/European Steel 0.8kg/m
RS Stock No. 146-3746
Mfr. Part No.SD06B1X5M
BrandRenold
TWD1,030.00
Each
units
Simplex Renold SD (Red Box) 06B-1 5m 9.525mm 8.2mm 6.35mm - - British/European Steel 0.4kg/m
RS Stock No. 474-975
Mfr. Part No.332
BrandWippermann
TWD2,707.00
Each
units
Simplex - 83L-1 5m 12.7mm 9.9mm 7.75mm 4.88mm 11.2mm British/European Steel 0.3kg/m
RS Stock No. 720-4293
Mfr. Part No.60A1X10FT
BrandRenold
TWD3,793.00
Each
units
Simplex Renold (Blue Box) 60-1 3m 19.05mm 17.5mm 11.91mm 12.57mm 25.3mm American Steel 1.5kg/m
RS Stock No. 146-3777
Mfr. Part No.SD20B1X2500
BrandRenold
TWD3,070.00
Each
units
Simplex Renold SD (Red Box) 20B-1 2.5m 31.75mm 26.3mm 19.05mm - - British/European Steel 3.9kg/m
RS Stock No. 612-5133
Mfr. Part No.CW12B-1
BrandWitra
TWD4,387.00
Each
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Simplex - 12B-1 5m 19.05mm 16.1mm 12.07mm 11.68mm 22.7mm British/European Steel 1.1kg/m
RS Stock No. 720-4164
Mfr. Part No.10B1X25FT
BrandRenold
TWD7,837.00
Each
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Simplex Renold (Blue Box) 10B-1 7.6m 15.875mm 14.6mm 10.16mm 9.65mm 18.8mm British/European Steel 1kg/m
RS Stock No. 146-3765
Mfr. Part No.SD12B1X5M
BrandRenold
TWD1,949.00
Each
units
Simplex Renold SD (Red Box) 12B-1 5m 19.05mm 16.1mm 12.07mm - - British/European Steel 1.2kg/m
RS Stock No. 474-919
Mfr. Part No.D455
BrandWippermann
TWD8,218.00
Each
units
Duplex - 06B-2 5m 9.525mm 8.2mm 6.35mm 5.72mm 23.8mm British/European Steel 0.8kg/m
RS Stock No. 612-4809
Mfr. Part No.CW06B-2
BrandWitra
TWD2,839.00
Each
units
Duplex - 06B-2 5m 9.525mm 8.2mm 6.35mm 5.72mm 23.8mm British/European Steel -
RS Stock No. 161-7295
Mfr. Part No.207NIN7B01A00
BrandSedis
TWD19,804.00
Each
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Duplex ALPHA 08B-2 5m 12.7mm 11.8mm 8.51mm 7.75mm 30.6mm - Stainless Steel 1.3kg/m
RS Stock No. 661-3589
Mfr. Part No.25SS-1R
BrandTYC
TWD6,350.00
Each
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Simplex - 25-1 3.05m 1/4in - 3.3mm - - American Stainless Steel -
RS Stock No. 161-7290
Mfr. Part No.3NIN6B01A00
BrandSedis
TWD8,427.00
Each
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Simplex ALPHA 06B-1 5m 9.525mm 8.23mm 6.35mm 5.77mm 13.5mm - Stainless Steel 0.4kg/m
RS Stock No. 474-937
Mfr. Part No.462RF
BrandWippermann
TWD12,920.00
Each
units
Simplex - 08B-1 5m 12.7mm 11.8mm 8.51mm 7.75mm 17mm British/European Stainless Steel 0.7kg/m
RS Stock No. 474-925
Mfr. Part No.513
BrandWippermann
TWD5,371.00
Each
units
Simplex - 12B-1 5m 19.05mm 16.1mm 12.07mm 11.68mm 22.7mm British/European Steel 1.2kg/m
RS Stock No. 161-7310
Mfr. Part No.3N7B01A00
BrandSedis
TWD3,612.00
Each
units
Simplex ALPHA 06B-1 5m 9.525mm 8.23mm 6.35mm 5.77mm 13.5mm - Carbon Steel 0.4kg/m