Standard Handbook of Chains: Chains for Power Transmission and Materials Handling Second Edition - CD Version / Edition 2 available in Multimedia
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- Taylor & Francis
Since its founding, the American Chain Association (ACA) has set the standard of excellence in developing the chain industry and enhancing the benefit to customers. The first edition of Chains for Power Transmission and Material Handling served as the keystone reference to the field for more than twenty years. Fully updated with the latest developments and available on a fully-searchable CD-ROM, the Standard Handbook of Chains: Chains for Power Transmission and Material Handling, Second Edition-CD Version continues to build upon the more than 100 years of research and practical experience developed by the ACA.
This hands-on resource provides up-to-date guidance on the selection, design, utilization, and maintenance of various types of chains. It authoritatively covers the use of chains in various application environments, terminology, safety procedures, and the history of chains. The CD features consistent selection guidelines to ensure a proper choice of chain every time. Updates include new information on chain design considerations, power ratings for roller and silent chains, and selecting drives with a life other than 15,000 hours. This edition includes an entirely new chapter on flat-top chain conveyors.
Including many helpful illustrations and a comprehensive troubleshooting table, the Standard Handbook of Chains: Chains for Power Transmission and Material Handling, Second Edition-CD Version is the definitive tool for anyone involved in the design, selection, use, and maintenance of all types of chains.
Table of Contents
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHAIN Early Developments Cog Chain Cast Detachable Chain Cast Pintle Chain Precision Roller Chain Engineering Steel Chain Silent Chain Flat-Top Chain Terminology A CHAIN OVERVIEW: USES AND ADVANTAGES General Types of Chain Scope of Chains Covered Styles and Forms of Chains Straight and Offset Link Chains Chains With and Without Rollers Uses of Chain Standard Chains and Their Uses The Advantages of Chains in Applications Advantages of Roller Chains in Drives Advantages of Silent Chain Drives Advantages of Engineering Steel Chain for Drives Advantages of Chains on Conveyors and Bucket Elevators Advantages of Using Chain in Elevator Materials Handling CHAIN DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS, CONSTRUCTION, AND COMPONENTS Basic Chain Functions General Chain Design Considerations Roller Chain Design Considerations Leaf Chain Design Considerations Silent Chain Design Considerations Engineering Steel Chain Design Considerations Flat-Top Chain Design Considerations Conclusion SPROCKETS Types of Sprockets Sprocket Tooth Forms Sprocket Wheel Design Silent Chain Sprocket Teeth Engineering Steel Chain Sprocket Teeth Flat-Top Chain Sprocket Teeth Sprocket Hubs, Keys and Keyways, Setscrews, and Shafting Selection ROLLER CHAIN DRIVES Typical Applications Scope General Roller Chain Drive Selection Guidelines Roller Chain Drive Selection Procedure Sample Roller Chain Drive Selection Equations for Horsepower Ratings Vibration Acknowledgment ENGINEERING STEEL CHAIN DRIVES Typical Applications Scope General Engineering Steel Chain Drive Selection Guidelines Sample Engineering Steel Chain Drive Selection Basis of Horsepower Ratings Alternate Selection Method SILENT CHAIN DRIVES General Guidelines for Silent Chain Drive Selection Silent Chain Drive Selection Procedure Sample Silent Chain Drive Selection Derivation of Silent Chain Power Ratings TENSION LINKAGE CHAINS Roller Chains as Tension Linkages Tension Linkages Using Leaf Chain Dimensions and Arrangements of Leaf Chain Tension Linkages Using Engineering Steel Chains Characteristics of Engineering Steel Chain Tension Linkages Draw Bench Applications Tension Linkage Chains for Dam and Lock Gates Other Applications Catenary Tension and Chain Sag ENGINEERING STEEL CHAIN CONVEYORS Types of Engineering Steel Chain Conveyors Engineering Steel Chain Conveyor Selection Guidelines Engineering Steel Conveyor Chain Selection Procedure ROLLER CHAIN CONVEYORS Types of Roller Chain Conveyors Roller Chain Conveyor Selection Guidelines Roller Conveyor Chain Selection Procedure Sample Roller Chain Conveyor Selection CHAINS FOR BUCKET ELEVATORS Elevators Using Engineering Steel Chains Take-Ups Design and Selection of Chain and Bucket Elevators Selection Steps Elevator Chain Selection Example Roller Chain Equipped Bucket Elevators Pivoted Bucket or Pan Conveyors Operation Practices FLAT-TOP CHAIN CONVEYORS Flat-Top Chain Conveyor Selection Guidelines Flat-Top Conveyor Chain Selection Procedure Sample Roller Chain Conveyor Selection Selection Software CHAIN LUBRICATION Purpose of Lubrication Lubricant Characteristics Lubrication of Drive Chains Lubrication Types for Chain Drives Chain Casings Temperature Increase in a Chain Casing Lubrication of Exposed Drive Chains Lubrication of Conveyor, Bucket Elevator, and Tension Linkage Chains High-Temperature Lubrication Conclusion CHAIN INSTALLATION Safety Precautions Chain Guarding Installation Steps Conclusion CHAIN INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE Safety Precautions Inspection Program Inspection and Maintenance of Chain Drives Inspection and Maintenance of Chain Conveyors and Bucket Elevators Inspection and Maintenance of Tension Linkage Chains Replacing and Repairing Chains Protecting Idle Chains and Sprockets Conclusion INDEX