Roller chain is a series of connected journal bearings that are moved around a sprocket for the transmission of mechanical power. Where it can be simple, reliable and efficient it is important that you know your application. The need for lubrication to the outside and inner surfaces are crucial to sustain the life of the chain and ultimately the productive time of your application.  Special tip when purchasing roller chain would be number of teeth, hub diameter, outside diameter, bore diameter and weight.


Silent chain have teeth that are inverted to connect or engage with the sprocket teeth.  Silent chains are quieter than roller chains and can operate at higher speeds, which allows them to tranmit more load for the same width of a roller chain.  You will find silent chain in both power transmission and conveying applications.  Special tip to consider when purchasing silent chain is that it is not interchangeable between manufacturers due to their specific design.
Let APEX provide you with expert advise when it comes to choosing your chain needs.  Contact us today for assistance in choosing your special order! Call 1-866-924-2808 or email