SIMPLEX CHAIN SPROCKET
We stock a wide variety of types and sizes of chain sprockets. For relatively low-speed and minimal wear applications, such as in transmitting motion from a hand-operated lever or foot-operated pedals like on a bicycle, simplex chain sprockets are generally sufficient. These simpler chain sprockets drive consist of just two plates with a roller bearing positioned on a pin in the middle, and they are most commonly found in use as bicycle chains or to grasp sliding oven doors open at a certain with.
Duplex Chain Sprocket
For submissions demanding additional strength and durability while still calling for the smoother drive of a smaller bearing pitch, we offer a range of duplex chain sprockets. Duplex chain sprocket consists of another row of plates providing the same number of sprocket teeth slots running in parallel to the first two in a simplex model, with roller bearings and pins in between.
Triplex Chain Sprocket
The triplex chain sprockets have yet another row of plates, making four in total with enough space for three sprockets. These are commonly seen as timing chains in automotive engines, among other things.
Chain and sprocket drives are used to perform three basic functions: transmitting power, conveying materials, and for timing purposes. Chain and sprocket drives are used to transmit power from one component to another. Specifically, they transfer speed and torque through the use of a linked chain and sprockets.