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1. (WO2014206399) METHOD FOR PROVIDING A CHAIN HAVING A LONGER SERVICE LIFE AND CHAIN INLET DEVICE FOR CARRYING OUT THE METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/206399    International Application No.:    PCT/DE2014/100212
Publication Date: Thu Jan 01 00:59:59 CET 2015 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 27 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: B21L 15/00
B21L 1/00
Applicants: THIELE GMBH & CO. KG
Inventors: PHILIPP, Günther
Title: METHOD FOR PROVIDING A CHAIN HAVING A LONGER SERVICE LIFE AND CHAIN INLET DEVICE FOR CARRYING OUT THE METHOD
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method for providing a chain (4) having a higher service life (t3), in particular a plane chain, wherein the method is characterised by the following method steps: provision of a chain (4) made of a steel alloy, in particular a round steel link chain, running in of the chain (4) on a chain inlet device (1), wherein the chain (4) undergoes a pitch extension from 0.2% to 1.2%, in particular 0.3% to 0.7%, removal of the run-in chain (4) from the chain inlet device (1) and delivery of the chain (4) to the operating location thereof and use of the chain (4). The invention further relates to an inlet device for carrying out the method according to the invention.