Engineering industrial applications
Our Research and Development is not only constantly striving to improve our existing product range, but also works on new solutions for and with our customers. Moreover, iwis looks beyond the familiar chain applications to actively seek out new fields for the use of innovative chain drive systems.
iwis stands for creativity and innovation – and also for cooperation and partnership. We work closely with our suppliers and customers to develop, test and produce all-round solutions. Please contact us if you have a specific problem to solve – we love the challenge of new applications!
InduKet — The iwis calculation programme for chain drives
IT intelligence used in the daily industrial routine: iwis has developed special PC software to help you design or pre-select a suitable chain for application.
This program identifies suitable industrial drive chains for:
- power transmission between parallel shafts
- handling static or pulsating loads
- use as transport or conveyor chains
The key element of the program is the calculation of the drive power required to drive a chain. The calculation is based on a detailed analysis of the application type:
- Output torque
- Chain loads for conveying tasks
- Friction on the tensioning and guide rails
- Bearing friction
In order to optimise chain service life, you can therefore vary the operating conditions (e.g. lubrication and dynamics) or choose a different type of chain.
Designing chain drives
A number of roller chain-specific rules and conditions have to be observed when designing drive and conveyor chain applications. 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:
We will be happy to help you design your chain drive.