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Roller chain nomenclature can slightly vary per chain company, but overall most of letters & number have the same meanings. Below are various examples of the Nitro chain nomenclature.

Standard Roller Chain
Sample Item #: RC60-1R-10FT
  • RC = Roller Chain
  • 60 = ANSI Chain Size
  • 1R = Single Row & Riveted Construction
  • 10FT = Length - 10 Feet
Stainless Roller Chain
Sample Item #: RC60SS-1R-10FT
  • RC = Roller Chain
  • 60 = ANSI Chain Size
  • SS = Stainless Steel
  • 1R = Single Row & Riveted Construction
  • 10FT = Length - 10 Feet
Nickel Plated Roller Chain
Sample Item #: RC60NP-1R-10FT
  • RC = Roller Chain
  • 60 = ANSI Chain Size
  • NP = Nickel Plated
  • 1R = Single Row & Riveted Construction
  • 10FT = Length - 10 Feet
Heavy Series Roller Chain
Sample Item #: RC60H-1R-10FT
  • RC = Roller Chain
  • 60 = ANSI Chain Size
  • H = Heavy Series (Heavy Duty)
  • 1R = Single Row & Riveted Construction
  • 10FT = Length - 10 Feet
Super Premium Roller Chain
Sample Item #: RC60SP-1R-10FT
  • RC = Roller Chain
  • 60 = ANSI Chain Size
  • SP = Super Premium
  • 1R = Single Row & Riveted Construction
  • 10FT = Length - 10 Feet
Cottered Roller Chain
Sample Item #: RC60-1C-10FT
  • RC = Roller Chain
  • 60 = ANSI Chain Size
  • 1C = Single Row & Cottered Construction
  • 10FT = Length - 10 Feet
Welded Steel Chain
Sample Item #: WH78-1R-10FT
  • WH = Welded Chain & Style Of Welded Chain
  • 78 = Chain Size
  • 1R = Single Row & Riveted Construction
  • 10FT = Length - 10 Feet
Attachment Roller Chain
Sample Item #: RC60-1R-K1/2P-10FT
  • RC = Roller Chain
  • 60 = ANSI Chain Size
  • 1R = Single Row & Riveted Construction
  • K1 = Type Of Attachment Link
  • 2P = Spacing Of Attachment Link - Ecery 2nd Pitch
  • 10FT = Length - 10 Feet