Roller Chains

Roller chains, also known as bush roller chains, are a form of drive chain that feature a varied number of chain links joined together to form the roller chain, which is often used in conjunction with a sprocket. Roller chains are used in a wide range of applications including the transmission of mechanical power with machinery in areas such as industrial conveyors, printing presses as well as vehicles such as bicycles, cars and motorbikes. Roller chains and chain links are available in a wide range of sizes and standards including British or European standard and American standard.

How Do Roller Chains Work?

Roller chains commonly utilise a wheel component with teeth known as a sprocket to drive the chain when rotated, providing a simple yet highly effective and efficient method of power transmission suitable for a wide range of applications.

Types of Roller Chains

Roller chains and chain links are available in a range of types and materials including steel, stainless steel, carbon steel and more. The three most common roller chain types are:

  • Simplex roller chains and links are considered to be a standard roller chain consisting of a single row of roller chain links
  • Duplex roller chains and links feature double row chain links
  • Triplex roller chains and links consist of three rows

Where Would You Use a Roller Chain?

Roller chains are a simple way of allowing the transmission of mechanical power to be achieved and are used everyday from household items to industrial machines. You are likely to find roller chains and chain drives in areas such as:

  • Food Industry
  • Mining
  • Automotive industry
  • Warehouse and Distribution
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry

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Description Price Number of Strands Chain Series Chain Type Length Pitch Plate Height Roller Diameter Chain Width Overall Width Standard Material Weight
RS Stock No. 612-4821
Mfr. Part No.CW08B-2
BrandWitra
MYR1,009.80
Each
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Duplex - 08B-2 5m 12.7mm 11.8mm 8.51mm 7.75mm 31mm British/European Steel -
RS Stock No. 474-943
Mfr. Part No.455RF
BrandWippermann
MYR2,686.43
Each
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Simplex - 06B-1 5m 9.525mm 8.2mm 6.35mm 5.72mm 8.66mm British/European Stainless Steel 0.4kg/m
RS Stock No. 661-3586
Mfr. Part No.40SS-1R
BrandTYC
MYR1,073.11
Each
units
Simplex - 40-1 3.05m 1/2in - 7.92mm - - American Stainless Steel -
RS Stock No. 720-4161
Mfr. Part No.16B1
BrandRenold
MYR981.74
Each
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Simplex Renold (Blue Box) 16B-1 3m 25.4mm 21.08mm 15.88mm 17.02mm 34.9mm British/European Steel 2.8kg/m
RS Stock No. 720-4167
Mfr. Part No.12B1X25FT
BrandRenold
MYR1,474.25
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Simplex Renold (Blue Box) 12B-1 7.6m 19.05mm 16mm 12.07mm 11.68mm 21.9mm British/European Steel 1.2kg/m
RS Stock No. 474-981
Mfr. Part No.455GL
BrandWippermann
MYR652.74
Each
units
Simplex - 06B-1 5m 9.525mm 8.2mm 6.35mm 5.72mm 13.5mm British/European Steel 0.4kg/m
RS Stock No. 474-987
Mfr. Part No.450
BrandWippermann
MYR645.19
Each
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Simplex - 05B-1 5m 8mm 7.1mm 5mm 3mm 8.6mm British/European Steel 0.2kg/m
RS Stock No. 615-2775
Mfr. Part No.Q25-1
BrandWitra
MYR538.16
Each
units
Simplex - 25-1 3.05m 6.35mm 6mm 3.3mm - - American Steel -
RS Stock No. 612-5105
Mfr. Part No.CW081-1
BrandWitra
MYR201.67
Each
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Simplex - 81B-1 5m 12.7mm 9.9mm 7.75mm 3.3mm 10.2mm British/European Steel -
RS Stock No. 612-5133
Mfr. Part No.CW12B-1
BrandWitra
MYR693.47
Each
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Simplex - 12B-1 5m 19.05mm 16.1mm 12.07mm 11.68mm 22.7mm British/European Steel 1.1kg/m
RS Stock No. 612-5076
Mfr. Part No.CW06B-1
BrandWitra
MYR522.49
Each
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Simplex - 06B-1 5m 9.525mm 8.2mm 6.35mm 5.72mm 13.5mm British/European Steel 0.4kg/m
RS Stock No. 661-3582
Mfr. Part No.35SS-1R
BrandTYC
MYR1,111.56
Each
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Simplex - 35-1 3.05m 3/8in - 5.1mm - - American Stainless Steel -
RS Stock No. 720-4224
Mfr. Part No.06B2X25FT
BrandRenold
MYR2,101.14
Each
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Duplex Renold (Blue Box) 06B-2 10m 9.525mm 8.2mm 6.35mm 5.72mm 23mm British/European Steel 0.8kg/m
RS Stock No. 661-3589
Mfr. Part No.25SS-1R
BrandTYC
MYR1,003.75
Each
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Simplex - 25-1 3.05m 1/4in - 3.3mm - - American Stainless Steel -
RS Stock No. 615-2747
Mfr. Part No.Q35-1
BrandWitra
MYR255.37
Each
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Simplex - 35-1 3.05m 9.525mm 9.1mm 5.08mm - - American Steel -
RS Stock No. 615-2797
Mfr. Part No.CW50-1
BrandWitra
MYR141.71
Each
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Simplex - 50-1 3.05m 15.875mm 15mm 10.16mm - - American Steel -
RS Stock No. 720-4151
Mfr. Part No.06B1
BrandRenold
MYR1,050.53
Each
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Simplex Renold (Blue Box) 06B-1 7.6m 9.525mm 8.2mm 6.35mm 5.72mm 12.5mm British/European Steel 0.4kg/m
RS Stock No. 474-993
Mfr. Part No.25-1
BrandWippermann
MYR658.93
Each
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Simplex - 04C-1 3m 6.35mm 6mm 3.3mm 3.18mm 9.1mm American Steel 0.1kg/m
RS Stock No. 161-7307
Mfr. Part No.215T7B01A00
BrandSedis
MYR3,469.66
Each
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Duplex ALPHA 16B-2 5m 25.4mm 20.8mm 15.88mm 17.02mm 68mm - Carbon Steel 5.3kg/m
RS Stock No. 474-937
Mfr. Part No.462RF
BrandWippermann
MYR2,042.46
Each
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Simplex - 08B-1 5m 12.7mm 11.8mm 8.51mm 7.75mm 17mm British/European Stainless Steel 0.7kg/m