How strong is a 5/16 chain?

How strong is a 5/16 chain?


Trade Size In Inches Working* Load Limit Lbs. Weight per 100 Feet Lbs.
1/4 3,500 71
5/16 5,100 106
3/8 7,100 144
1/2 12,000 236

How wide is 5/16 chain?

0.45 inches
Cut Chain

Name Value
Wire Size (A): 5/16 inches
Inside Length (B): 1.3 inches
Inside Width (C): 0.45 inches

Is grade 70 chain good?

Grade 70 chain is about 20 percent stronger than Grade 43. It is made from a heat-treated carbon steel that is incredibly sturdy and durable. Grade 70 industrial chains typically come in a gold chromate finish for easy identification – as well as protection from abrasion and scratches.

What is a 70 3/8 grade chain rated?

6,600 lbs.
Grade 70 Transport Chain, Short Link, Size 3/8 in., Working Load Limit 6,600 lbs., Part No. 608941.

How much weight can a 3/16 chain hold?

Cut Chain

Nominal Chain Size (A) WLL (lbs)* Weight (lbs/ft)
1/8″ 375 0.25
3/16″ 830 0.38
1/4″ 1450 0.62
5/16″ 2200 0.95

How do you measure chain size?

To measure the chain size, if you have just the sprocket, use calipers to measure between the teeth. Measure from center to center of where the chain roller would set between the teeth that will give you the pitch. Once you know the pitch you can determine what chain size you would need.

What does G70 mean on a chain?

The G70 designation signifies that a tow chain’s tensile strength is rated at 70. A tow chain may be marked with a 7, 70, or even 700 to signify the G70 grade.

What is Grade 100 chain used for?

Alloy Chain Grade 80 or Grade 100 should be used for overhead lifting.

What is the breaking strength of a grade 70 chain?

101,526 psi
The grade as advertised by chain manufacturers is 1/10 of the actual ultimate strength, which means Grade 70 chain has an ultimate breaking strength of 700 N/mm (or 101,526 psi).

How much force does it take to break a steel chain?

Steel has very high tensile strength. For chain tension to permanently deform a chain link plate (permanently stretch but not break), the tensile force would likely have to be at least 200 lbf per plate.

How much weight can a 5/16 chain hold?

4,700 lbs.
Chain Size: 5/16 in. Inside Length: 1.10 in. Inside Width: 0.50 in. Working Load Limit: 4,700 lbs.

How do chain sizes work?

The distance from the center of one pin to the center of the next pin, also known as the “pitch” of the roller chain. The diameter and width of the roller. Plate thickness, determined by measuring the plates from one flat side to another. Plate height is the dimension from the bottom to the top of the plate.

What chain size do I need?

After a measurement is obtained, its a good idea to opt for a necklace size that is at least the second size up from your neck size. For example, if you have an 18 inch neck, you should probably choose a chain length of 20 inches or more. An 18 inch chain would feel too tight.