Chain Links

Whether you're hoisting, holding or hauling our ever-growing range of connecting chain links are crafted with superior durability and intense corrosion protection to guarantee longevity even with constant high-intensity application. Choose from our variety of off-set and roller-chain connecting links and find whatever size you or your industry needs. Here at Cromwell, we have an extensive range of connecting link sizes from leading brands such as Dunlop BTL©, Renold® and Rexnord© and more.

Chain links are a series of connecting links that are usually manufactured from metal, most commonly stainless steel, and are joined together to form a roller chain design application that can be as long or as short as desired.

If a user needs to hold, pull or carry a load, drive a mechanical control or transmit power, connecting chain links are a necessary component to the assembly of general chain applications. The connecting links are most commonly manufactured as slip-fit devices for easy assembly and great holding power for various purposes. These connecting links are produced in a wide variety of sizes to meet the needs of many industries, whether that be food, chemical, pharmaceutical, automotive or many more.

Material - Most connecting chain links are manufactured from stainless steel because the metal is most appropriate for industries handling and surrounded by corrosive conditions and is suitable for high and low temperature environments.

Standards - Connecting chain links create a roller chain design and are made in accordance with the ISO 606 B, BS 228, and DIN 8187 European standards which resemble American National Standards Institute (ANSI) however, generally are compatible with British standard sprockets.


*What does off-set chain mean?*

Off-set chain links also known as connecting crank links are often used to make a general chain design an odd number of pitches in length, thereby making the roller chain link set shorter by one pitch length.

*What is a slip-fit connecting chain?*

Slip-fit connecting chain links are perfect for easy assembly. The connecting links are required to have a loose fit between the construction of the pins and sidebars to make it easier and more accessible for the user when connecting many links together.

*Is a master link the same as a connecting link?*

Yes. Chain connecting links are also sometimes referred to as master links.