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Roller Chains

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.

Roller Chains DIN 8187 (B Series)

06B, 08B, 10B, 12B ... 72B roller chains DIN 8187 - B series (european) - simplex, duplex or triplex and many other special types.

Roller Chains DIN 8188 (A Series)

06A, 08A, 10A, 12A Roller Chains (A series) DIN 8188 - American series - simplex, duplex, triplex and other various types.

INOX - Stainless SteelINOX – Stainless Steel

High-alloy steel with increased resistance to chemical and electrochemical corrosion.

Suitable especially for the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, demanding operating conditions and the outdoor environment, but also for all applications where the use of corrosion-resistant materials is required by law.

Stainless Steel Chains

Stainless steel chains 06B, 08B, 10B, 12B, 16B conform to DIN 8187.

Self-Lubrication Chains

Special self-lubrication roller chains 06B, 08B, 10B, 12B, 16B conform to DIN 8187.

Chains Construction

Standard Duplex Roller Chain Structure

  1. Inner link
  2. Outer link
  3. Pin
  4. Bush
  5. Roller

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 Material


Chains Code Description

08B-1 DIN 8187 KÖBO (1/2 × 5/16) - 5m Pack

Code Part Description

Type of chain



DIN 8187

European standard (B Series)



1/2 × 5/16

Pitch in inches × internal width in inches

5m Pack

Standard package

Chains Basic Profile

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Manufacturer Profile


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.

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