RPV is high performance inverted tooth chain, specifically designed to meet or exceed the capability of all other high performance chains. Capable of speeds in excess of 7000 fpm and loads exceeding 3000 hp, RPV's strength and load capacity comes from improved link and sprocket designs. Links are designed to minimize stress concentrations and to increase the amount of steel in the line of chain pull. Innovative stamping methods maximize the amount of load bearing surface in each link and greatly reduce the rate of chain elongation during operation. All links are shot peened to improve fatigue strength and produce a uniform, high quality finish.
RPV sprockets and links employ an involute tooth profile to decrease impact loading and vibration during chain engagement. RPV chain engages sprockets nearly tangent to the sprocket pitch circle, reducing the velocity variation produced by chordal action. Reduced velocity variation creates less vibration and translates directly to less wasted energy and higher load carrying capacity.
RPV is available in Type 115 or Type 139 link styles and will interchange with Morse HV chains and original Morse HY-VO chains. Ramsey RPV sprockets will also interchange with Morse HV sprockets and original Morse HY-VO sprockets.