Roller Chains are the most common type of drive chains. They are standardized according to DIN 8187 - European series (06B, 08B, 10B, etc.) and DIN 8188 - American series ASA, ANSI.
Standard chain designs are simplex, duplex or triplex. The chain consists of outer links with pins and inner links with bushes on which rotating rollers are fitted.
06B, 08B, 10B, 12B ... 72B roller chains DIN 8187 - B series (european) - simplex, duplex or triplex and many other special types.
06A, 08A, 10A, 12A Roller Chains (A series) DIN 8188 - American series - simplex, duplex, triplex and other various types.
- Inner link
- Outer link
Chains Fields of Use
Roller chains are designed for general use in light and heavy industry.
They are used in drives, but they can be fitted with attachments to transport material.
Chains Code Description
08B-1 DIN 8187 KÖBO (1/2 × 5/16) - 5m Pack
Type of chain
European standard (B Series)
|1/2 × 5/16||
Pitch in inches × internal width in inches
Chains Basic Profile
- Roller Chains DIN 8187 - 06B,08B,10B...72B (pdf, 383 kB)
- Maintenance Free ENDURANCE 08B-16B (pdf, 221 kB)
- Roller Chains DIN 8187 - STAINLESS-STEEL (pdf, 253 kB)
- Roller Chains DIN 8188 - ASA25,35,40... (pdf, 387 kB)
Documents for Download
TYMA CZ Catalogue
Czech (PDF 2.01 MB)
TYMA CZ Catalogue
Czech and English (PDF 2.81 MB)
KÖBO manufactures high-performance simplex, duplex and triplex roller chains, conveyor chains, sprockets, plate wheels and also special chains and accessories. Using their large production facilities they can manufacture sprockets and sprocket plates in nearly any exacting variation up to a diameter of 1700 mm.
KÖBO has been producing sprockets and chain wheels since 1894. In 1899, Emil Köhler and Hermann Bovenkamp developed a new standardization process for chain wheels that is still in use at KÖBO today. They were truly ahead of their time. KÖBO has used this type of innovative thinking for a lasting success across multiple industries. Innovation coupled with a deep customer understanding allows the company to see the bigger picture - and it still characterizes the company today.