Inverted tooth chain with single pin joints
In order to handle higher power transmission requirements such as for vehicle transmission systems for example, transmission chains in the form of inverted tooth chains (also known as silent chains) are used. In addition to providing kinematically optimized meshing of the toothed links with the sprocket teeth, the principle of randomizing is also applied, i.e. fitting tooth link plates which have a different contour from the standard plates. Staggering standard and non-standard link plates breaks the monotony of the contact pulses and consequently the chain noise is rendered unobtrusive.
Inverted tooth chains with single pin joints can be used for applications with very high power transmission requirements. The compact design and simplicity of this type of joint permit the manufacture of highly efficient, inexpensive and performance-optimized chains.