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Offset Links

Offset links, also known as ½ links or crank links, are used to make a chain an odd number of pitches in length, often used to shorten a chain by one pitch. Offset links are available in two different configurations.

Single-pitch offset links, slip-fit type, are furnished with a slip-fit pin unassembled in the linkplates. A flat is milled on one end of the pin preventing it from turning in the linkplate once installed.

Two-pitch offset links, press-fit type, are an offset link and a roller link assembled together. The press-fit construction of this assembly greatly increases its structural rigidity, reliability, and durability. For these reasons, the two-pitch offset assembly is recommended in preference to the single-pitch offset. However, due to the reduction in the chain’s working capacity, offset links, of either type, are not recommended in performance oriented drives.

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    Conveyor Offset Links

    Conveyor offset links are built to connect to loose ends of conveyor chain together to make one continuous strand. Offset links are considered half links as they create half the attachment length that a regular connecting link does. Offset links are not...

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    Heavy Series Offset Link

    Heavy offset links are also commonly referred to as half links. Offset links are commonly used for adding additional links into a roller chain. Offset links are good to have on-hand because they can keep you out of a down situation, and they are good for...

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  • Mertic Offset Links

    Roller chain offset links are used for making repairs and for adjusting the length of a roller chain. They are also commonly known as half links because when assembled they only add half of a pitch. A standard offset link consists of on roller, one...

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    Stainless Steel Offset Links

    Offset links are also known as half links. Offset links are commonly used for adding additional links into a roller chain. The offset links are manufactured to ANSI standards. The can perform in highly corrosive harsh conditions.  

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    Standard Offset Links

    Offset links are suggested to be used only when an odd number of links cannot be avoided.  We do carry several sizes and pitches to help you get the job done when necessary. Standard offset links are considered a half link and are manufacutured of...

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