How to measure your machinery for a perfect plastic drag chain fit




How to Measure Your Machinery for a Perfect Plastic Drag Chain Fit

How to Measure Your Machinery for a Perfect Plastic Drag Chain Fit

Plastic drag chains are an essential component of any machinery that requires precision movement. Not only do they protect cables and hoses from wear and damage, but they also keep your machines running smoothly and efficiently. However, in order for a plastic drag chain to work effectively, it needs to be the right size and fit for your machinery. In this article, we¡¯ll show you how to properly measure your machinery to ensure a perfect fit for your plastic drag chain.

Step 1: Measure the Travel Length

The first step in measuring your machinery is to determine the travel length of your cables and hoses. This is the distance that the cables and hoses will need to travel from one end of the machinery to the other. To accurately measure the travel length, take a tape measure and start at the point where the cables and hoses enter the machinery. Measure all the way to the point where they exit the machinery on the other end. Add a few inches to this measurement to allow for any slack or curvature in the cables and hoses.

Step 2: Determine the Chain Pitch

The next step is to determine the chain pitch that you will need. Chain pitch refers to the distance between the center of each chain link. To determine the chain pitch, measure the distance between the center of one link and the center of the next link. This measurement will be in millimeters. Once you have this measurement, you can use it to select the appropriate plastic drag chain for your machinery.

Step 3: Calculate the Required Inner Height and Inner Width

Once you know the travel length and chain pitch, you can calculate the required inner height and inner width of the drag chain. The inner height is the distance between the bottom of the chain and the top of the chain link. The inner width is the distance between the inner sides of the chain link. To calculate the required inner height, multiply the diameter of the largest cable or hose by two and add the height clearance required. To calculate the required inner width, add the diameter of the largest cable or hose to the width clearance required.

Step 4: Select the Drag Chain

Now that you have all the necessary measurements, you can select the appropriate plastic drag chain for your machinery. Make sure to choose a drag chain that has a pitch equal to or greater than your chain pitch measurement. Also, ensure that the inner height and inner width of the drag chain are greater than or equal to the dimensions you calculated in step 3.

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