Grip Chains

Grip chains with wear-resistant, corrosion-proof clamping elements are used for gripping, pulling and transporting thin-walled materials with large surface areas. Sensitive materials such as plastic film packaging, thin sheet metal, plastics and other hard sheet materials require careful handling to prevent damage during transport, positioning, feeding, pulling in or out, stamping, welding, filling, laminating, cutting, stretching, forming or sealing.

iwis grip chains with clamping elements provide an optimal feed of materials.  The special pivoting gripper mechanism ensures high-precision handling and precise positioning of the conveyed material by secure clamping. Variable spring forces allow gentle clamping of a wide variety of materials. Chain and clamping elements are corrosion-protected, wear-resistant and treated with food-grade initial lubricant as standard.

Wide product range
For transporting sensitive materials
Optimum feeding of the transported goods
JWIS Grip Chain Version A with 1 tip
“1-tip” Grip Chains

Technical features Version A

  • Single and duplex chain 1/2 x 5/16“ acc. to ISO 606
  • Gripper with 1 tip, special designs on request
  • Retention force is dependent on material conveyed and spring design – different number of coils and wire spring diameters available
  • The gripper opens when it runs against a control disc (e.g. sprocket hub), causing it to swivel away outwards
  • Food-grade initial lubrication
  • Sprocket designs on request
JWIS Grip Chain Version B with 2 tips
“2-tip” Grip Chains

Technical features Version B

  • Single and duplex chain 1/2 x 5/16“ acc. to ISO 606
  • Gripper with 2 tips, special designs on request
  • Retention force is dependent on material conveyed and spring design – different number of coils and wire spring diameters available
  • The gripper opens when it runs against a control disc (e.g. sprocket hub), causing it to swivel away outwards
  • Higher retention force in comparison with 1-tip grip chain
  • Food-grade initial lubrication
  • Sprocket designs on request
JWIS Grip Chain Version C with flat clamping surface
“Flat clamp” Grip Chains

Technical features Version C

  • Single and duplex chain 1/2 x 5/16“ acc. to ISO 606
  • Gripper with flat clamping surface
  • Retention force is dependent on material conveyed and spring design – different number of coils and wire spring diameters available
  • The gripper opens when it runs against a control disc (e.g. sprocket hub), causing it to swivel away outwards
  • Gentle handling of materials
  • Low transmission forces
  • Sprocket designs on request
JWIS Grip Chain Version D with flat button clamp
“Button clamp” Grip Chains

Technical features Version D

  • Single chain 1/2 x 5/16“ or 5/8 x 3/8“ acc. to ISO 606
  • Rotationally symmetrical gripper element
  • Extremely flat button clamp
  • Retention force is dependent on material conveyed and spring design – different number of coils and wire spring diameters available
  • iwis patent (spring without additional fixing elements)
  • Does not swivel away outwards when opened
  • Sprocket designs on request
JWIS Grip Chain Version E with clamp
Grip chain with clamp E

Technical features Version E

  • Optimization of grip chain M106 with attachment 202.6 on one side and delivery as a complete solution with gripper system consisting of clamp, burled plate and spring
  • Clamp and spring made of corrosion-resistant steel
  • Chain is chemically nickel-plated
  • Available with long-lasting lubrication or food-grade lubricant
  • Alternative: M106 standard chain also available without attachments (clients may fit their own grippers)
  • Springs with optimised surface structure
JWIS Grip Chain Version F with clamp
Grip chain with clamp F

Technical features Version F

  • Single and duplex chain 1/2 x 5/16“ acc. to ISO 606
  • Complete gripper element
  • Gripper element with a continuous sharp-aged gripping flange
  • Retention force is dependent on material conveyed
  • Clamp and spring made of stainless steel spring steel
  • Due to a special geometry of sprockets used, the gripper opens with a slight sideways movement
  • Food-grade initial lubrication
  • Sprocket designs on request

Product highlights

  • iwis high-performance chains with excellent wear resistance
  • Minimal initial elongation due to optimum pre-stretching
  • High rigidity also enables applications in long machines
  • Basic chain versions are chemically nickel-plated / MEGAlife maintenance-free versions are available on request
  • Identical chain lengths (within the selected tolerance range) ensure excellent running characteristics in both synchronous and parallel operation
  • Differing levels of spring force allow an extremely wide range of materials to be gripped gently and held securely
  • Chains with restricted length tolerances can be produced
  • Recommended maximum running speed:
    • → 2 m/s for the 1/2“ grip chain
    • → 0.6 m/s for the 5/8“ grip chain
  • Different control geometry is required for higher running speeds.
  • iwis provides complete, ready-to-install solutions!

Further technical information can be found in our Grip chain product flyer.

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Grip chains: reliable top performers!

Grip chain versions need to be as diverse as the applications for which they are used, so iwis has developed a wide range of grip chain products. Grip chains with one tip, or two tips for added gripping power, are mounted on an ISO 606-compliant simplex or duplex 1/2 x 5/16" chain. Grip chains feature a flat clamping surface to ensure gentle material handling. On grip chains with button clamps – patented by iwis – the extremely flat clamp does not swing outwards when opened.

As well as various clamp designs, iwis also provides complete solutions with a clamping system consisting of clamp, burling plate and spring. The grip chain with clamp design F ensures that material is gripped safely but firmly. Actuated by the special sprocket geometry, the clamp opens with a slight lateral movement. iwis supplies matching sprockets for all grip chains with various control disc diameters.

System solutions for the Packaging Industry

Packaging industry

Packaging industry

Chains and chain systems for the highest demands on precision, speed and durability. Precision chains from iwis guarantee uniform parallel running with exact positioning and an outstanding service life. Depending on the application, maintenance-free or corrosion-resistant chains with high-quality initial lubrication are also used. Learn more
Drive solutions for the Food Industry

Food Industry

Food Industry

Hygiene regulations, various temperature ranges or corrosion resistance are requirements for drive systems in food production. Food approved lubricants or maintenance-free chains for the food industry can be found here. Learn more
Drive Solutions for Mechanical Engineering and Plant Construction

Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineering

iwis - roller chains with above-average service life, excellent wear resistance and limited length tolerances for specialized applications and various areas of mechanical and plant engineering. Learn more
Calculation and chain configuration for medical technology

Medical technology

Medical technology

Chains with special properties are used in adjustable operating chairs, operating tables, hospital beds, and a number of other medical technology applications. In this particular field chains must satisfy a large number of requirements. For hygiene reasons, and because lubricants are usually prohibited or problematic, stainless steel chains are often used, including the CF b.dry version. learn more

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