Chain guides are designed to eliminate dropped chains
on bikes as well in industrial moving parts. In the latter case, a roller chain
guide can prevent and reduce dragging or conveying. When roller chain side plates start wearing out, you lose chain strength and could also result in production downtime. When procuring chain guides, you can have it cut to the desired length.
Numerous types of chain guide types exist. Examples include Type-T, Type-CT Mounted Guide, Type-TS, and Type-ETA, among others. Regarding the chain guide material, the oil-filled UHMW comes highly recommended in high-speed applications. Besides, it enhances the life of your chain.
Center-channel chain guides align your chains resulting in minimized friction, reduced noise while also prolonging the life of the product. Deep-channeled chain guides will have a guide panel with a deep-channeled design, or you can get one with a flanged frame. Either way, this type is ideal for preventing chains from slipping off their tracks.