Roller chains


Roller chains run on a rotating sprocket connected to a motor that moves the chain. In most roller chains, two types of links alternate in order for it to work.

  • Inner links (also known as Roller Links): two inner plates held together by two sleeves or bushings that sit under two rollers.
  • Outer links (also known as Pin Links): two outer plates held together by pins, pass through bushings of inner links.

The environment in which your roller chain is used, along with the work it performs, will influence what type of roller chain to use and how often you’ll need to change the roller chain.
Rest assured, roller chains are one of the most effective and efficient options for power transmission and conveyance applications.

You will find roller chains most commonly used for the transmission of mechanical power of industrial machinery and for product conveyance throughout manufacturing facilities. Common industries:

Roller chains
  • Food & Beverage
  • Material Handling & Packaging
  • Automotive
  • Primary Metals
  • Construction
  • Mining



Tsubaki, the global market share leader for roller chain, manufactures a large variety of roller chains for any application. Some of the chains include:

  • ANSI roller chains
  • Titan Chain
  • Super Stainless Chain
  • Standard and made-to-order attachment chains
  • Lambda® Lube-Free Chains
  • Plastic chains
  • Titan® harsh environment chains
  • British standard chains
  • Anti-corrosive/heat-resistant chains
  • Specialty, made-to-order chains
  • Super Stainless™ chain (a unique stainless steel chain with the strength of carbon steel)
  • Gripper™ chains (Packaging)

Tsubaki prides itself on manufacturing and properly applying each of the roller chains we make to ensure your specific application is optimized for efficient operation.

To assist in building the proper attachment chains for your application, and to receive a quote, we have created an on-line attachment chain configurator for designing standard attachment chains with the specific spacing you require. The attachment chain configurator is an easy-to-use, on-line program with the following features:

Roller chains

Choose Tsubaki for High-Quality Roller Chains

Tsubaki has been creating high-quality roller chains and conveyance parts for over 100 years. Contact us to find the right chains for your operations today.