Standard Attachments

Standard attachments are parts fitted to a base chain to adapt it for a particular purpose as a conveying medium. Attachments may form an integral part of the link plate or may be built into the chain as a replacement of the normal link. Other attachments (according to type) are fixed to the chain plates by projection or fillet welding, to either one or both sides of the chain.

Standard attachments are described below:

F Attachments
Outer or Inner Links

F Attachments provide a flat surface at right angles to the chain plate. They are used for securing pushers, scraper bars, etc.

Attachment F Type

K Attachments
Outer or Inner Links

K Attachments provide a platform parallel to the chain line and bearing pin axis. They are used for securing slats, scrapers, buckets etc. to the chain.

Attachment K Type

L Attachments

L Attachments are integral with the chain outer plates. Normally they have one or two holes (L2 preferred), but for use on scraper applications they can be supplied without holes and with various box widths (LO Type).

Attachment L Type

Outboard Rollers For use on Hollow Bearing Pin Chain

Outboard rollers have two principal advantages; as direct load carriers they enable the chain rollers to be used solely for gearing purposes and in the event of outboard roller wear, they can be replaced easily without recourse to chain replacement. They are particularly useful when attachments prevent the gearing rollers running on support tracks on the return run or where the roller loading is high.

Outboard Rollers

Spigot Pins & Holed Link Plates

Spigot pins may be assembled either through hollow bearing pins or link plates and are secured by a nut and spring washer.

Single holing is primarily for use with spigot pins and is required on both sides of the chain. Double holing is provided for the assembly of special attachments on one or both sides of the chain. The holes in the inner plates are countersunk on the inside face to prevent the bolt heads fouling the sprocket teeth.

Spigot Pins Holed Link