Chain design and chain calculation with iwis

Our team of experienced engineers and designers constantly puts its store of technical know-how to practical use: finding solutions for the challenges of customer projects. When designing a chain, numerous specific correlations and influences must be taken into consideration and systematically incorporated in the calculation.

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Our chain drive design procedure

Our work is based on your data. The starting point is your information about the projected drive, such as loads, speed, environment or lubrication. The second step is to find out more about your project. What ideas do you have? Do you already have a specific product in mind?

When we have all the information we need, we can start working on the design, generally based on your preferred chain. For comparison purposes, we also perform a calculation based on other chains to ensure that we achieve the optimum result for you.

In this way, we obtain several potential solutions which can be discussed before you make your final decision.

iwis Chain Drive Calculation Program InduKet

Did you know?

Designing and configuring a chain drive is fast and easy using the iwis chain drive calculation program INDUKET. First select a chain you think will be suitable, the software will then search under the term “Industrial chain drives” and identify the appropriate drive chains.

Our R&D team is particularly interested in special requirements involving the design of customised components. The earlier you invite us to participate in your project, the earlier you can benefit from our experience.


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iwis handbook for chain engineering

iwis Chain Handbook

Are you familiar with the iwis Chain Handbook? This useful work of reference sets out and illustrates the fundamentals of chain engineering: the various components and their characteristics, calculation formulae, charts and tables, complemented by calculation examples and descriptions of typical applications. Do you have a specific question? Send your calculation enquiry to the experienced iwis Design and Development team.

Criteria for optimum chain design

One of the most important factors in the success of your project is definitely close cooperation between you and us. The more information you give us, the better we can advise you. The data you give us help us to select the right product. In the course of the chain design process, we work with you to find all the parameters that are necessary for a chain calculation. We will step in to help you, no matter how far you have advanced in the development of your project.

iwis chain design form

A number of roller chain-specific rules and conditions have to be observed when designing drive and conveyor chain applications. We will be happy to help you design your chain drive.

Simply fill in the necessary details on our form.

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