Link Specifications

In the list below you will find extensive information regarding link sizes, wire diameters, gauges, and more. These specifications cover a wide variety of chain types including conveyor chains, jack chains, proof coil chain, and every other chain we offer.

Keep in mind these chain link specifications apply to all standard chains. However, we're well aware that sometimes only a custom solution will do. In addition to all standard chain sizes and specifications, chains can also be made with special metals and custom chain tooth and link specifications.

Over the years, we’ve provided a number of custom chain solutions for customers in industries including:

  • Food Service
  • Trucking and transportation
  • Construction
  • Exterior Applications
  • Architectural Applications
  • Oil applications
  • Medical Instruments and Equipment
  • Photography
  • X-Ray Processing
  • Marine Applications

Selection the Right Link Specifications for Your Needs

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Pay close attention to the yield point for each wire gauge to avoid permanently stretching your chain. If you have questions about which chain is best for your application or what other customers in your industry have chosen as a solution, please don't hesitate to contact us. For more information, give us a call at 800-639-2143 or contact us here!

Wire#
Gauge Links/F
Wire
Diameter
A B C D E
Micro .032 .1475-.1486 .075-.085 .215-.230 .052-.062 .060
21-78 1/2 .032 .1525-.1533 .050-.060 .195-.210 .045-.055 .035
21-72 .032 .1662-.1672 .075-.085 .215-.230 .052-.062 .060
20-65 .035 .1840-.1852 .090-.100 .260-.280 .062-.072 .070
19-65 .041 .1840-.1852 .115-.125 .295-.315 .062-.072 .100
4.8 MM .041 4.8 mm .115-.125 .295-.315 .062-.072 .100
1/4 .054 .248-.251 .125-.135 .325-.345 .081-.091 .100
18-42 .048 .2846-.2868 .125-.135 .325-.345 .081-.091 .100
17-34 .054 .3514-.3546 .180-.200 .460-.480 .105-.115 .155
14-34 .080 .3507-.3553 .195-.215 .545-.565 .140-.155 .170
3/8 .080 .372-.377 .195-.215 .545-.565 .140-.155 .170
             
Yield point in pounds approx.
Beyond yield point chain takes permanent stretch

Weight / 100 FT

Wire#
Gauge Links/F

Steel High Tensile Brass Steel Brass
Micro 18 35 11 1.6 1.7
21-78 1/2 18 35 11 1.5 1.6
20-65 22 40 13 2.1 2.3
19-65 30 55 18 2.8 3.0
4.8 MM 30 55 18 2.8 3.0
1/4 30 90 26 3.7 4.1
18-42 40 75 25 3.4 3.6
17-34 50 95 30 4.3 4.6
14-34 80 150 45 10.6 11.4
3/8 80 150 45 10.3 11.1
           
Horse-power ratings may be figured by formula
HP = FRn
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F = Yield point of chain; R = radius of sprocket (pitch radius) in feet; n = revolutions per minute