What are the benefits of silent chain and where is it used?

Silent chain consists of many links positioned close to each other. This type of chain is capable of carrying more power per chain area than standard roller chain.

The plates of the chain fit into the sprocket very closely and the chain runs very smoothly with very little vibration, making it almost silent.

Benefits of silent chain include:

  • Runs smoothly and very quietly
  • High flexibility
  • Can carry more power per chain area compared to other chains

Silent chain is used in applications such as:

  • Gearboxes
  • Conveyors

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