Leaf Chains are made for large load, slow velocity stress linkage applications. Typically they are really specifi ed for reciprocating movement lifting products such as fork lifts or cranes. These chains are commonly supplied to a specifi c length and therefore are connected to a clevis block at every single end. The clevis may perhaps accommodate male ends (within or from time to time termed “articulating” back links) or female ends (outside or the backlinks to the pin website link) as required (see illustration beneath)
Leaf chains are available in 3 series; AL (light duty), BL (hefty duty), or LL (European common). For new choices we recommend the BL series in preference towards the AL series as the latter is discontinued like a acknowledged ASME/ANSI common series chain. BL series chains are developed in accordance using the ASME/ANSI B29.8 American Leaf Chain Common. LL series chains are generated in accordance using the ISO 606 worldwide leaf chain typical.
A chain with an even variety of pitches constantly features a one particular male and 1 female end. It is additional frequent to get the chain possess an odd variety of pitches during which situation the the two ends is going to be both male (most common) or female (much less com-mon). When ordering lengths with an odd amount of pitches male ends are supplied unless otherwise mentioned. Clevis pins, generally with cotters at just about every end, are utilised to connect male chain ends to female clevis blocks. Chains with female ends are sometimes (but not constantly) linked for the clevis block that has a cottered form connecting link. The connecting website link is the female end component in this case.
Leaf Chain Variety
Utilize the following formula to verify the selection of leaf chain:
Minimum Greatest Strength > T x DF x SF
T: Calculated Greatest Chain Tension
DF: Duty Component
SF: Service Element
Note the optimum allowable chain velocity for leaf chains is 100ft per minute.