Multiple Brands, One Universal Attachment Chain

No matter what brand of chain you use, Donghua’s Universal Attachment Chain will replace 99% of other manufacturer’s chain.

Chain manufacturers typically design and build attachments that are unique to their own brand of chain which makes it difficult to replace with a different make. However, Donghua, one of the world’s largest chain manufacturers, has designed a range of Attachment Chain that does just that.

Their Universal Attachment Chain has been designed specifically for the UK distribution market who supply end-users with chain from a range of manufacturers.

Bob Wellsbury, managing director of Donghua Limited, explains “Because our Universal Attachment Chain has the same critical dimensions as other manufacturers’ chain, it means distributors and end-users are no longer tied into using the same brand for their replacement Chain. It provides the UK market with a unique ‘one chain fits all’ solution’.”

Donghua’s Universal Attachment Chain is built in the UK in a purpose-built, technical workshop at Donghua’s UK headquarters and distribution centre in the West Midlands. The facilities have been specifically developed to allow for quick turnaround of standard Attachment Chain and the design and build of bespoke Attachment Chain.

The workshop boasts some impressive machinery including a Chain Length Measuring Machine which measures chain to within 10 microns per metre (that’s thinner than a human hair which is approximately 70 microns) and is capable of measuring up to five metres of chain at a time.

UK-built Universal Attachment Chain

Chain with little or no pre-load will have increased initial elongation before it levels off. To reduce the initial elongation which can often be found in ‘in-house’ built chain, Donghua’s Pre-loading machine pre-stretches their Attachment Chain to provide the best possible service and fatigue life.

When two or more chains are used in parallel, such as in the food processing industry, precise positioning of chain is required. Donghua’s Matching Machine matches chain to within a close tolerance for correct tensioning which helps ensure the attachment links engage with the sprockets together to eliminate undue stress which can cause fatigue failure of the attachments.

By ensuring Attachment Chain is measured, pre-loaded and matched, Donghua’s Attachment Chain is ready to fit from the box, saving engineer’s valuable time. Add a 72 hour turnaround to quote and deliver ready-to-fit, you can see why Donghua’s Attachment Chain has become a popular choice in the UK.

With a 25,000 sq ft warehouse which stocks common builds of Attachment Chain and loose attachments, plus a network of UK Product Partners and Stockists who carry their own stock of chain, there’s plenty of Attachment Chain available ex-stock to supply the UK market.

For more information about Donghua’s Attachment Chain visit their website at: or call the team on 01902 866200.