|Internal Width||2.8 mm|
|Roller Diameter||4.0 mm|
|Finish||Zinc plating, Chrome plating|
Industrial sprockets today are made in a variety of sizes. Sprockets are available in metric and also in English measurements. Sprockets do not allow gears to slip away and are specifically applied in cases where chains get engaged by gears or wheels and also in cases of motors producing rotational motions. Industrial sprockets are essentially part of the chain drives. It is important in a chain drive that the sprocket should match with the type of chain used. Interestingly, though Sprockets look like gears but it differs in few ways from Gears.
Industrial Sprockets usually have more engaging teeth than the gears that have one or two.
In sprockets, there is no slippage of teeth. Whereas in gears, the teeth often touch and slip against each other.
There is also a variation in terms of the shape of teeth.Sprockets are used in many power transmission drive systems as a continuous drive mechanism that can accommodate large centre distances. Sprockets can be made from many different materials including steel, stainless steel, plastic, nylon, bronze, aluminium and much more.
A sprocket's pitch is the distance between adjacent tooth centres as shown in the diagram. The outside diameter is measured from the tip of one tooth to the same point 180 degrees on the opposite tooth.
Special sprockets are also manufactured on request, in special materials or formats, normally to suit specific applications in harsh or difficult drive situations, such as;
- Sprockets incorporating shafts
- Welded or detachable hubs
- Shear pin devices fitted
- Necklace sprockets made up of chain plates and individual tooth sections for turning large drums or tables.
- Combination sprockets (two or more sprockets combined having different pitch sizes and numbers of teeth).
- Sprockets in two or more sections i.e. split sprockets or segmental sprockets.
- Sprocket and Chain Compatibility
|No of Teeth||14 - 21|
|Outside Diameter||114 - 170 mm|
|Bore Size||25 - 40 mm|