British Standard Straight Side Plate Roller Chains

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Straight Side Plate Carbon Steel to Din 8187.

This Series of Chains derive from the standard series of short Pitch Roller Chains and conform to chains produced to the ISO 606R and DIN 8187 standard except the inner and outer plates have Straight Sides as shown in the picture above, rather than the normal waisted or figure of eight profiles. They are used in the Materials Handing industry to conveyor components utilizing the Straight side plates and are extensively used in the Brick Industry.

Application for the Timber Industry.

Further alternatives have been specifically developed for application within the Timber Industry which have a serration on one side of the plates. As the size of these serrations (Pitch ,Height and number) can vary from brand to brand, therefore if you are interested in any of these chains please contact our Sales Department with your requirement.

Precision Roller Chains: As the company offer a combined range, that is produced by a number manufacturers from Europe and Japan, they have adopted the following Quality Standards :-

  1. All chains have been produced in plant that is Certified to ISO 9001.
  2. Chains covered by the ISO 606R Standard, will conform to this Standard of Specification and Quality.
  3. For chains not covered by ISO606R, then we have adopted the appropriate Din 8187 or Din 8188 or Ansi B 29.1 of Specification and Quality Standard.
  4. Work standard chains not covered by the above standards will conform to the appropriate Manufacturer’s Standard.

Other Applications :-

  • Materials handling
  • Pallet lifts & converyors
  • Timber & Brick Industries

Range of Sizes

Simplex or Single Strand

Note: We are continuously adding to or Extending our Ranges, hence if you cannot find it listed here, then please contact us via the ENQUIRY link on each page.

Duplex or Two Strand

Note: We are continuously adding to or Extending our Ranges, hence if you cannot find it listed here, then please contact us via the ENQUIRY link on each page.

Supply Size

Std Box length: 5 meters

Cut lengths: to order

Parts & Tools

Connecting Links:-Sizes up to & inclusive of 1”Pitch(16B) are available in SPRING CLIP TYPE and for Size 1”Pitch(16B) & above would COTTERED or SPLIT PIN TYPE

Offset/Crank Link: Single pitch type only

Chain Breakers: 3/8″ to 3/4″ & 3/4″ to 1-1/4″


Extended Pins:

Serrated Side Plates:

Range of Sizesials Subject to Min Qty:

Alternative Materials

Note: 16B-1GL is available with various Side Plate Heights the Standard being 21mm but also with 23mm & 24mm Heights!

Sourcing Service

If you cannot find the Chain you are looking for or you have a reference not listed here then in the first instance, please review our CROSS REFERENCE LISTING page or if you still cannot find what you are looking for then ask our Sales office by utilising the ENQUIRY button.


You can use the Normal Single offset/crank for these chains as all of our single Crank links have straight Side plates!

As the only difference in these series of chains is that the side plate have straight side then you would use the Standard BS Series of sprockets and plate wheels to drive them!


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