A conveyor chain in an amphibious track chain that consists of a series of journal bearings that are bound to one another by linking plates. Each of the bearings has a bush so that the chain roller can revolve, and each also has a pin for holding it in place.
Types of Conveyor Chains
- Drop-Forged Conveyor Chains - these chains are also known as scraper chains and en-masse chains; they’re fitted with components that have been directly welded onto the chain’s links.
- Deep-Link Conveyor Chains - these chains possess deeper side plates that provide a continuous rolling edge above the roller periphery. The bearing pin of a deep-link conveyor chain can either be a hollow bearing pin or a solid bearing pin.
- Hollow-Bearing Pin Chain - this type of chain lets attachments bolt through the hollow roller bearing pin. Attachments can be “free” or fastened tightly as required.
- Solid-Bearing Pin Chain - this type of chain is suited for the most demanding conveyor chain applications because it’s more robust than a solid bearing pin while still possessing the same dimensions.