Joseph L. Foszcz, Senior Editor, Plant Engineering

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Lubrication July 1, 2005

Basics of power transmission chain

A chain is a reliable machine component that transmits power by tensile force. Chains may be classified in many ways. From one viewpoint, chain is a continuous, flexible rack engaging a pair of gears. Another viewpoint terms chain a mechanical belt, running over wheels, which can be used to transmit power.

By Joseph L. Foszcz, Senior Editor, Plant Engineering
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