Beaded Chains

Beaded Chains metals include brass, Richlow brass, carbon steel and stainless steel. Other metals for beaded chains are available on special order.

Beaded Chains Finishes include cleaned, polished, passivated or plated with nickel or brass. Other types of finishes are available upon request.

All ARMSTRONG beaded chains meets the following specifications:

  • National Aerospace Standard NAS1201.
  • Ordinance Standard SDCX1, SDCX2, SDCX3.
  • Federal Specification RRC271A Type 2, Class 5.

Beaded Chains

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Beaded Chains

Beaded Chains are available in bulk, on spools or in hanks, or assembled to the required end fittings. Armstrong/Alar can supply or special order any size or shape beaded chains adaptable to the beaded style if ordered in quantity. For bulk or custom orders, please call us at 800-927-8549.

BEADED CHAINS STANDARD SIZES
PART NO. BEAD DIA. SHANK DIA. BEADS PER FT. APPROX. FT. IN STD. REEL LINEAR PITCH FOR SPROCKET CHAIN ONLY MIN. TENSILE STRENGTH GREATER AVAILABLE
3 3/32 (.093) .020 102 1000 .117 P/M .001 Brass 20 lbs. Steel 25 Stainless 30
6 1/8 (.125) .028 72 1000 .166 P/M .001 Brass 30 Steel 35 Stainless 45
10 3/16 (.187) .040 50 500 .240 P/M .002 Brass 45 Steel 60 Stainless 90
13 1/4 (.250) .060 37 250 .324 P/M .002 Brass 90 Steel 125 St’nless 175

BEADED CHAINS STANDARD KEY CHAINS
ARMSTRONG offers Beaded Chain Key Chains
No. 3 and No. 6 beaded chains key chains from stock with round beads to meet your esthetic requirements. Material selection in ascending order of cost includes brass or nickel plated steel, dipped and polished yellow brass, dipped and polished Richlow brass, and nickel plated brass. Beaded chains key chains are avialabe in 4" or 4½" lengths and come complete with Type B splicing link in matching material and finish. Key chains can also be made to order in whatever lengths you desire.

BEADED CHAINS COUPLINGS
Type "A" Beaded Chains Beaded Chain Couplings
Couplings are second only to splicing links in their wide usage, especially on retainer beaded chains for caps, knobs, keys, and other objects where dropping or misplacement must be prevented. Available with and without eyelets, straight or offset, in standard metals and finishes.

PART No. HOLE DIAMETER
WITHOUT EYELET
LENGTH BEADED CHAINS SIZE
6A156 .156" 13/32" 3 - 6
6A167 .167 3/8 3 - 6
10A156 .156 9/16 8 - 10
10A167 .167 1/2 8 - 10
10AN230 .230 5/8 8 - 10
13AN218 .218 5/8 13
13AN230 .230 11/16 13
13AN260 .260 5/8 13
13AN260 .302 5/8 13
20A302 .302 1 - 1/32 15 - 20

Type "B" Bead Chain Couplings
Beaded Chains Couplings
Couplings and Splicing Links are used to make chain endless, to connect two pieces of chain for keychains and neckchains or to repair broken chain. In addition, the "B" Coupling has a hole in the back for looping chain or for assembly of rings on other attachments. Available in standard metals and finishes.

PART NO. APPROX. HOLE SIZE LENGTH DIAMETER FOR BEADED CHAINS SIZE
3-B .105 3/8" 9/64" 1 - 2 - 3
6-B .128 1/2 3/16 6
6-B .120 29/64 11/64 6
8-B .096 31/64 13/64 6 - 8
10-B .190 39/64 1/4 8 - 10
13-B .256 47/64 23/64 10 - 13

Type "D" Bead Chain Couplings
Beaded Chains Couplings
Couplings are Armstrong Alar's way of reducing the cost of retainer chain assemblies. The "D" Coupling performs all the functions of the "A" Coupling in addition to allowing the chain to be brought out in a 140° arc. Furnished only attached to chain.

PART NO. LENGTH WIDTH HOLE DIAMETER HEIGHT FOR BEADED CHAINS SIZE
6D 19/64" 17/64" .130" & .170" 11/64" 3 - 6
10D 31/64 23/64 .190 & .250 1/4 6 - 8 - 10

"A" Hook - Beaded Hooks
Beaded Chains A Hooks

The most practical chain and hook system for sign display, item  retention, and similar applications. The 'A' Hook combines the classic 'A'
Coupling with the C9 Hook to form a single attachment that can be used for hanging sings, retaining small objects, or use for a variety of similar
applications.

MANY SIZES & FINISHES AVAILABLE
#8, #10 (Non-Rusting Yellow Brass with Decorative Nickel Plating)

1-1/4" (31.75 mm) 11/16" (17.46 mm)