Chain guides, also called chain guide rails or chain roller guides, are types of specially designed protective guide rails for chains, used widely in mechanical and industrial applications to minimise the wear and tear of chains. Typically made from polyethene plastic, chain guides are known for their exceptional wear resistance, capability to reduce noise levels in metal and metal contact, and suitability for application in most conveying systems.
Types of chain guides
Chain guides come in a wide range of varieties, each particularly designed to suit specific applications and chain pitches. They can be categorised based on their size – chain guides are usually available between sizes ranging from 06B to 16B chain types. The different types of chain guides can also be characterised depending on their styles, such as:
Chain guides are important components that provide overall protection to chains. They not only reduce wear, tear, and corrosion but also help prolong the service life and durability of the chains. Additionally, chain guides also work as an effective instrument against excessive noise generated by chains and machinery. As such, chain guides are extremely important components for the overall efficiency of chains and machinery.