5/8" Simplex Chain
Please note, chain is supplied in boxes of 5 meters, therefore only in available in multiples of 5 meters. Chain is priced per meter. Each box of chain contains one FREE standard connecting link. Additional links are available to purchase separately. If you cannot see the chain or related component you require, please contact us by e-mail, or call 0845 124 7344.
‘BS’ British Standard Chain & Sprockets
Chains manufactured to the above standards are covered by ISO606 and DIN 8187. These standards cover 3 versions: Simplex, Duplex and Triplex.
The range of pitch sizes can vary between 4mm (0.158 inch) and 114.3mm, (4.500 inch). They are characterised by large pin diameters, especially for the larger pitch sizes. This design results in better wear resistance due to the greater bearing area.
The ISO standard has a simple form of part numbering, for example:
• 1/2” Pitch Duplex Chain would be 08B-2.
• The first two digits are the pitch size in 1/16s of an inch, therefore 08 = 8/16 or 1/2 inch.
• The letter "B" indicates British / European Standard.
• The suffix 2 indicates the number of strands in the chain, in this case a duplex chain.
‘ANSI’ American Standard Chain
American standard chains are covered by ISO 606, ANSI B29.1 and DIN 8188 and eight versions are covered. Whilst we do not list ANSI chains within our website, we can offer all types and sizes on a quick delivery. Contact us for details.