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SANKYO IC80 Precision Link Conveyor

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The SANKYO precision link conveyor is the ultimate design for accurate linear assembly. All chain link bearings are precision needle type to enhance speed, service life and minimize chain stretch. Our innovative chordal design keeps the chain tension consistent at all times to reducer chain stretch.

• Up to 120 cycles per minute with single or multiple chain link feeds.
• Affordable cam indexer drive or servo motor drive option for frequent cycling.
• 80, 120, 160 & 240mm (3.14, 4.72, 6.29 & 9.44 inches) chain link length sizes.
• Chain feed pitch accuracy:  ±0.1 mm (±0.004 inches).
• Standard nickel plated steel chain links or hard anodized aluminum option.
• Standard hollow chain links weigh less for faster speeds, solid, pocketed or custom are available.
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Open Frame Design

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• Hollow chain links and open frame concept enables access to the back of the part.
• Open frame/hollow link concept allows simple escapements and eliminates additional part setups.
• Rigid carousel conveyor frame can support 227 kg (500 lbs.) between 1440 mm (56 inches) leg centers.
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Standard Frame Lengths

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• Precision link conveyor frame length are in 480 mm (1.57 feet) increments.
• Standard precision link conveyor lengths are 480 to 12000 mm (1.57 to 39.3 feet).
• Additional conveyor frame sections and chain links are easy to install on or off-site.
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Conveyor Chain Link Preloaded in X, Y & Z Axes

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• All chain link bearings are needle bearing types to reduce "chain stretch" and extend service life.
• One grease fitting mounted on the chain link face lubricates all pin bearings (automated greasing systems are available).
• Extreme bending moment capacity; the chain link bearings are preloaded in all axes (X, Y & Z).
• Single chain link or multiple link feed pitches are available in forward or reverse directions.
• Standard steel chain links are nickel plated & optional aluminum links are hard anodized.
• Solid links add rigidity but hollow links reduce the load for faster cycling.
• Standard hollow chain links weigh less for faster cycle speeds, solid, pocketed or custom are available.
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Minimal Chain Stretch

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• Chordal chain tensioner design makes the chain follow its natural path to keep the tension consistent at all times.
• Minimal "chain stretch" occurs since the chain tension is consistent during feed progressions.
• No routine chain tensioning required; the chordal design requires tensioning at assembly only.
• Consistent chain tension reduces vibration to inherently extend the chain bearing service life at high speeds.
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Motor Drive & Clutch Options

SANKYO offers multiple conveyor drive options. Our standard direct drive features fixed motion type indexer or programmable servo driven types. Other drive options are available to meet your needs as shown below. Most can be mounted on top, bottom or any angle.

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Direct Drive Mounting - Fixed Motion - AD Series

Our AD/Alpha Series indexer includes geared motor, cycle timing sensor, VFD controller, output safety clutch and clutch overload detect sensor. It features forward/reverse motions, totally maintenance free & 4 years warranty.

Feed Accuracy: ±0.100mm (±0.0039"), with clutch option ±0.116mm (±0.0046")
Feed Time: 0.65 seconds for on demand or 120 cycles/minute continuous (load dependent)
Cycle Frequency: 0.6 seconds between cycles (frequent cycling servo drive is optional)
Torque Capacity: 8 drive options sized to your application (no oversizing)
More Information: (click here for more info)

Direct Drive Mounting - Programmable Motion - RU Series

Our RU Series indexer includes an inline or right angle servo reducer, output safety clutch and clutch overload detect sensor. It features mounting for any servo motor brand, forward/reverse motions, totally maintenance free & 1 year warranty.

Feed Accuracy: ±0.100mm (±0.0039"), with clutch option ±0.116mm (±0.0046")
Feed Time: > 0.1 seconds for on demand (load dependent)
Cycle Frequency: 0.1 seconds between cycles
Torque Capacity: 5 drive options sized to your application (no oversizing)
More Information: (click here for more info)

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Direct Drive Mounting - Programmable Motion - Servo & Inline/right Angle Reducer

For light loading or low accurate applications, we offer simple drive solutions. It features inline or right angle reducer options, mounting for any servo motor brand, forward/reverse motions, totally maintenance free & 1 year warranty.

Feed Accuracy: ±0.261mm (±0.0102")
Feed Time: > 0.1 seconds for on demand (load dependent)
Cycle Frequency: 0.1 seconds between cycles
Torque Capacity: 2 drive options sized to your application

Indirect Motor Drive Mounting - Optional

Multiple conveyors can be driven with a common motor drive, motor drives can be mounted remotely, adjust the height between the conveyor & drive or match special footprint requirements. Most drives can be mounted on top, bottom or any angle. Featuring fixed motion indexing or programmable servo driven motions, we have a solutions to meet your application.

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Indirect Drive Mounting - Fixed Motion - AD Series

Our AD/Alpha Series indexer includes geared motor, cycle timing sensor, VFD controller, output safety clutch and clutch overload detect sensor. It features forward/reverse motions, totally maintenance free & 4 years warranty (shown left with inline servo drive).

Feed Accuracy: ±0.100mm (±0.0039"), with clutch option ±0.116mm (±0.0046")
Feed Time: 0.65 seconds for on demand or 120 cycles/minute continuous (load dependent)
Cycle Frequency: 0.6 seconds between cycles (frequent cycling servo drive is optional)
Torque Capacity: 8 drive options sized to your application (no oversizing)
More Information: (click here for more info)

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Indirect Drive Mounting - Fixed Motion - CD Series

Our CD Series indexer includes geared motor, cycle timing sensor, VFD controller, output safety clutch and clutch overload detect sensor. It features forward/reverse motions, totally maintenance free & 1 year warranty.

Feed Accuracy: ±0.100mm (±0.0039"), with clutch option ±0.116mm (±0.0046")
Feed Time: 0.65 seconds for on demand or 120 cycles/minute continuous (load dependent)
Cycle Frequency: 0.6 seconds between cycles (servo drives are available)
Torque Capacity: 2 drive options sized to your application
More Information: (click here for more info)

Line Shaft Design for Pick & Place Option

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• Optional line shafts can drive supporting equipment or SANKYO linear or rotary part handlers.
• Line shafts are synchronized to the precision link conveyor chain feed cycle.
• Servo motor drives can power the line shaft and sync with the servo motor driving the conveyor.
Click here for a video of a line shaft example (2,904 kb)
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• SANKYO offers four housing sizes of the GY series linear part handlers to load/unload the conveyor.
• Line shaft driven, multiple GY series pick & place units are synchronized to the conveyor chain feed cycle.
• Stand-alone GY series handlers can be driven with a servo motor drive for asynchronous applications.
Click here for a video of a line shaft example (2,904 kb)
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Catalog, Capacity & Video Download

Item
Units
All Sizes
More Detailed Information
PDF
Catalog with Dimensions
PDF
Download CAD Drawings & User Manual
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160mm Link with 11AD Drive Carrying Capacity
PDF
Video - Carousel Conveyor & GY Series Pick & Place
WMV
Video - Over/under Conveyor
WMV

 

80mm (3.14") Length - Link Specifications

80mm Model Code
Rail Length Between Centers (x2)
Mid Section Qty.
Rail Link Qty. (x2)
Links per End (x2)
Total Link Qty.
Fixed Drive Link Qty. Feed Compatibility
mm
Inches
Feet
2
3
4
IC80-80-16T-480
480
18.89
1.57
0
6
8
28
x
x
IC80-80-16T-960
960
37.78
3.14
0
12

8

40
x
x
IC80-80-16T-1440
1440
56.69
4.72
1
18
8
52
x
x
IC80-80-16T-1920
1920
75.59
6.30
2
24
8
64
x
x
IC80-80-16T-2400
2400
94.49
7.87
3
30
8
76
x
x
IC80-80-16T-2880
2880
113.39
9.45
4
36
8
88
x
x
IC80-80-16T-3360
3360
132.28
11.02
5
42
8
100
x
x
IC80-80-16T-3840
3840
151.18
12.60
6
48
8
112
x
x
IC80-80-16T-4320
4320
170.08
14.17
7
54
8
124
x
x
IC80-80-16T-4800
4800
188.98
15.75
8
60
8
136
x
x
IC80-80-16T-5280
5280
207.87
17.32
9
66
8
148
x
x
IC80-80-16T-5760
5760
226.77
18.90
10
72
8
160
x
x
IC80-80-16T-6240
6240
245.67
20.47
11
78
8
172
x
x
IC80-80-16T-6720
6720
264.57
22.05
12
84
8
184
x
x
IC80-80-16T-7200
7200
283.46
23.62
13
90
8
196
x
x
IC80-80-16T-7680
7680
302.36
25.20
14
96
8
208
x
x
IC80-80-16T-8160
8160
321.26
26.77
15
102
8
220
x
x
IC80-80-16T-8640
8640
340.16
28.35
16
108
8
232
x
x
IC80-80-16T-9120
9120
359.06
29.92
17
114
8
244
x
x
IC80-80-16T-9600
9600
377.95
31.50
18
120
8
256
x
x
IC80-80-16T-10080
10080
396.85
33.07
19
126
8
268
x
x
IC80-80-16T-10560
10560
415.74
34.64
20
132
8
280
x
x
IC80-80-16T-11040
11040
434.64
36.22
21
138
8
292
x
x
IC80-80-16T-11520
11520
453.54
37.79
22
144
8
304
x
x
IC80-80-16T-12000
12000
472.44
39.37
23
150
8
316
x
x
Model Code Denotes: IC80=80mm tall link, 80=80mm length, 16T=16 tooth drive sprocket, 12000=12000mm length rails on each side

 

120mm (4.72") Length - Link Specifications

120mm Model Code
Rail Length Between Centers (x2)
Mid Section Qty.
Rail Link Qty. (x2)
Links per End (x2)
Total Link Qty.
Fixed Drive Link Qty. Feed Compatibility
mm
Inches
Feet
2
3
4
IC80-120-12T-480
480
18.89
1.57
0
4
6
20
x
x
IC80-120-12T-960
960
37.78
3.14
0
8
6
28
x
x
IC80-120-12T-1440
1440
56.69
4.72
1
12
6
36
x
x
x
IC80-120-12T-1920
1920
75.59
6.30
2
16
6
44
x
x
IC80-120-12T-2400
2400
94.49
7.87
3
20
6
52
x
x
IC80-120-12T-2880
2880
113.39
9.45
4
24
6
60
x
x
x
IC80-120-12T-3360
3360
132.28
11.02
5
28
6
68
x
x
IC80-120-12T-3840
3840
151.18
12.60
6
32
6
76
x
x
IC80-120-12T-4320
4320
170.08
14.17
7
36
6
84
x
x
x
IC80-120-12T-4800
4800
188.98
15.75
8
40
6
92
x
x
IC80-120-12T-5280
5280
207.87
17.32
9
44
6
100
x
x
IC80-120-12T-5760
5760
226.77
18.90
10
48
6
108
x
x
x
IC80-120-12T-6240
6240
245.67
20.47
11
52
6
116
x
x
IC80-120-12T-6720
6720
264.57
22.05
12
56
6
124
x
x
IC80-120-12T-7200
7200
283.46
23.62
13
60
6
132
x
x
x
IC80-120-12T-7680
7680
302.36
25.20
14
64
6
140
x
x
IC80-120-12T-8160
8160
321.26
26.77
15
68
6
148
x
x
IC80-120-12T-8640
8640
340.16
28.35
16
72
6
156
x
x
x
IC80-120-12T-9120
9120
359.06
29.92
17
76
6
164
x
x
IC80-120-12T-9600
9600
377.95
31.50
18
80
6
172
x
x
IC80-120-12T-10080
10080
396.85
33.07
19
84
6
180
x
x
x
IC80-120-12T-10560
10560
415.74
34.64
20
88
6
188
x
x
IC80-120-12T-11040
11040
434.64
36.22
21
92
6
196
x
x
IC80-120-12T-11520
11520
453.54
37.79
22
80
6
204
x
x
x
IC80-120-12T-12000
12000
472.44
39.37
23
100
6
212
x
x
Model Code Denotes: IC80=80mm tall link, 120=120mm length, 12T=12 tooth drive sprocket, 12000=12000mm length rails on each side

 

160mm (6.29") Length - Link Specifications

120mm Model Code
Rail Length Between Centers (x2)
Mid Section Qty.
Rail Link Qty. (x2)
Links per End (x2)
Total Link Qty.
Fixed Drive Link Qty. Feed Compatibility
mm
Inches
Feet
2
3
4
IC80-160-8T-480
480
18.89
1.57
0
3
4
14
x
IC80-160-8T-960
960
37.78
3.14
0
6
4
20
x
x
IC80-160-8T-1440
1440
56.69
4.72
1
9
4
26
x
IC80-160-8T-1920
1920
75.59
6.30
2
12
4
32
x
x
IC80-160-8T-2400
2400
94.49
7.87
3
15
4
38
x
IC80-160-8T-2880
2880
113.39
9.45
4
18
4
44
x
x
IC80-160-8T-3360
3360
132.28
11.02
5
21
4
50
x
IC80-160-8T-3840
3840
151.18
12.60
6
24
4
56
x
x
IC80-160-8T-4320
4320
170.08
14.17
7
27
4
62
x
IC80-160-8T-4800
4800
188.98
15.75
8
30
4
68
x
x
IC80-160-8T-5280
5280
207.87
17.32
9
33
4
74
x
IC80-160-8T-5760
5760
226.77
18.90
10
36
4
80
x
x
IC80-160-8T-6240
6240
245.67
20.47
11
39
4
86
x
IC80-160-8T-6720
6720
264.57
22.05
12
42
4
92
x
x
IC80-160-8T-7200
7200
283.46
23.62
13
45
4
98
x
IC80-160-8T-7680
7680
302.36
25.20
14
48
4
104
x
x
IC80-160-8T-8160
8160
321.26
26.77
15
51
4
110
x
IC80-160-8T-8640
8640
340.16
28.35
16
54
4
116
x
x
IC80-160-8T-9120
9120
359.06
29.92
17
57
4
122
x
IC80-160-8T-9600
9600
377.95
31.50
18
60
4
128
x
x
IC80-160-8T-10080
10080
396.85
33.07
19
63
4
134
x
IC80-160-8T-10560
10560
415.74
34.64
20
66
4
140
x
x
IC80-160-8T-11040
11040
434.64
36.22
21
69
4
146
x
IC80-160-8T-11520
11520
453.54
37.79
22
72
4
152
x
x
IC80-160-8T-12000
12000
472.44
39.37
23
75
4
158
x
Model Code Denotes: IC80=80mm tall link, 160=160mm length, 8T=8 tooth drive sprocket, 12000=12000mm length rails on each side

 

240mm (9.44") Length - Link Specifications

80mm Model Code
Rail Length Between Centers (x2)
Mid Section Qty.
Rail Link Qty. (x2)
Links per End (x2)
Total Link Qty.
Fixed Drive Link Qty. Feed Compatibility
mm
Inches
Feet
2
3
4
IC80-240-6T-480
480
18.89
1.57
0
2
3
10
x
IC80-240-6T-960
960
37.78
3.14
0
4

3

14
x
IC80-240-6T-1440
1440
56.69
4.72
1
6
3
18
x
x
IC80-240-6T-1920
1920
75.59
6.30
2
8
3
22
x
IC80-240-6T-2400
2400
94.49
7.87
3
10
3
26
x
IC80-240-6T-2880
2880
113.39
9.45
4
12

3

30
x
x
IC80-240-6T-3360
3360
132.28
11.02
5
14
3
34
x
IC80-240-6T-3840
3840
151.18
12.60
6
16
3
38
x
IC80-240-6T-4320
4320
170.08
14.17
7
18
3
42
x
x
IC80-240-6T-4800
4800
188.98
15.75
8
20

3

46
x
IC80-240-6T-5280
5280
207.87
17.32
9
22
3
50
x
IC80-240-6T-5760
5760
226.77
18.90
10
24
3
54
x
x
IC80-240-6T-6240
6240
245.67
20.47
11
26
3
58
x
IC80-240-6T-6720
6720
264.57
22.05
12
28

3

62
x
IC80-240-6T-7200
7200
283.46
23.62
13
30
3
66
x
x
IC80-240-6T-7680
7680
302.36
25.20
14
32
3
70
x
IC80-240-6T-8160
8160
321.26
26.77
15
34
3
74
x
IC80-240-6T-8640
8640
340.16
28.35
16
36

3

78
x
x
IC80-240-6T-9120
9120
359.06
29.92
17
38
3
82
x
IC80-240-6T-9600
9600
377.95
31.50
18
40
3
86
x
IC80-240-6T-10080
10080
396.85
33.07
19
42
3
90
x
x
IC80-240-6T-10560
10560
415.74
34.64
20
44

3

94
x
IC80-240-6T-11040
11040
434.64
36.22
21
46
3
98
x
IC80-240-6T-11520
11520
453.54
37.79
22
48
3
102
x
x
IC80-240-6T-12000
12000
472.44
39.37
23
50
3
106
x
Model Code Denotes: IC80=80mm tall link, 240=240mm length, 6T=6 tooth drive sprocket, 12000=12000mm length rails on each side

Why Sankyo
We make our own internal components, the rotary indexer globoidal cam & needle bearing cam followers are optimized to the largest size for each configuration. Sankyo components are ~30% larger than the competition.

Our success is simple; larger diameters transfer more torque & rotate fewer revolutions. More surface contact & fewer revolutions have less wear to inherently extend the service life. Smaller units perform the same task with less cost.

 
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