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WH132 Chain
WH132 Chain

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Exceed expectations on the production floor with WH132 welded steel chain from USA Roller Chain & Sprockets. As a top Engineer-Class chain in the marketplace today, this welded mill chain offers efficiency in various industries. It's perfect for processing pulp, sugar, paper, grain handling, forestry applications, and other heavy-duty conveyance sectors. Interestingly enough WH132 steel chain will run on the same sprockets as it's cast counterpart H132 chain, which makes making the switch to a welded steel chain seamless!

Each mill chain comes as an offset link design with a low 14.2-pounds-per-foot weight specification. With 122,000 pounds of ultra-high tensile strength, this WH132 chain serves your industry well. The secret behind its durability is high-precision strengthened welds added to high-grade steel. Every weld is supported by heat-treated parts that include the barrels, side plates, and pins. Solid metallurgy accompanies every shipment from USA Roller Chain. Order your 10-foot coils today. Put those 20-link strands to work as each heat-treated pin per coil supports the entire assembly. Your system is ready to fly with welded chains.

WH132 Chain Application Examples:

  • Heavy-duty conveyors
  • Forestry
  • Grain handling
  • Pulp, paper, and sugar processing

WH132 vs WR132 vs WH132HD vs WH132XHD Chain

WR132 and WH132 chain directly interchange with each other dimensionally and are both equally as popular. W
H132HD heavy duty chain and WH132XHD extra heavy duty chain dimensionally is the same but with different side-bar thicknesses, WH132HD = +0.120" and WH132XHD = +0.125". However, when taking a closer look there are differences. WR132 does not implement fully heat-treated components, thus it has a much quicker wear life and a lower tensile strength rating. Because of this we primarily recommend WH132 chain for general applications and WH132XHD chain for applications requiring the highest strength 132 chains available.
WR132 tensile strength - 85,500 LBS (-36,500 LBS)
tensile strength - 122,000 LBS
WH132HD tensile strength - 139,500 LBS (+17,500 LBS)
WH132XHD tensile strength - 140,000 LBS (+18,500 LBS)
Comparison Chart:

Chain Size
Tensile Strength
Overall Width
Weight (LBS/ FT)
WR132 85,500 LBS 6.250" 14.2
WH132 122,000 LBS 6.250" 14.2
WH132HD 139,500 LBS 6.750" 16.4
WH132XHD 140,000 LBS 6.750" 16.4

WH132 Welded Steel Chain Construction

Welded steel chains got their name from their construction. A welded steel chain is manufactured with a precision strengthened weld around the outside diameter of the barrel connecting the two sidebars together. Within the barrel, there is the pin which on a WH132 chain the pin is full 360° heat-treated for optimal wear life. Then housing it all are the heat-treated distinctive offset style sidebars. Please note that standardly we supply WH132 chain as a riveted construction but WH132 cottered chain is also available from stock.
Made in USA WH132 Chains

Something that really sets USA Roller Chain and Sprockets apart from other suppliers in the industry is our lineup of domestically manufactured chains. We supply a Made in USA WH132 chain for almost the same price as an import chain, the benefit of domestic welded steel chains boils down to the metallurgy and workmanship/ quality control. Domestic steel has better properties than import and US workers ensure the chain is up to quality standards and is ready for install. Though working loads and tensile strengths are the same with a domestic chain, the metallurgy that domestic materials support will provide an overall better working life in the long-run.

WH132 Chain Dimensions

  • Part Number: WH132
  • Tensile Strength: 122,000lbs
  • Pitch (A): 6.050"
  • SideBar Height (B): 2.000"
  • SideBar Thickness (C): 1/2"
  • Rivet Pin Diameter (D): 1.000"
  • Overall Width (E): 6-1/4"
  • Bearing Length (F): 4-27/64"
  • Barrel Diameter (H): 1.620"
  • Maximum Sprocket Width (G): 2-3/4"
  • Extreme Durability & High Strength
  • Easy Attachment Weld Ability
WH132 Chain DimensionsDownload WH132 Chain Drawing

WH132 Chain Sprockets

Additionally, we offer a full line of high-quality sprockets that range in tooth size, bore size, and hub configuration, and is manufactured specifically for WH132 chain. We can even supply Made To Order (MTO) and custom sprockets to meet your exact application needs.

WH132 Chain Attachments

WH132 attachments can be supplied onto the chain in any spacing/ configuration needed.
Standard Attachments:

WH132 K1

WH132 K2

WH132 R2

WH132 RR2

WH132 A Cradle

WH132 B Cradle

WH132 C Cradle

WH132 Special C Cradle

WH132 RF12

WH132 RF2

WH132 Log Chair


WH132 S1

WH132 Slasher


Non-Standard Attachments:

Pusher Attachment

Flat Bar

HSS Square Tube
Pusher Attachment - These are used in trimmer applications, steel mills, and applications for pushing heavy or large products.
Flat Bar - These attachments are offered as just a standard steel flat plates/ flights or with UHMW or press-fitted steel tube. The UHMW flights act as the wear strip in the bottom of a conveyor.
HSS Square Tube - These are easily replaceable UHMW or steel tube sleeves that reduce wear, maintenance cost, power consumption, and reduce noise.
Non-standard attachments are made per requested dimensions from the customer.

About Us
    • Heat Treated Pins
    • Head Treated Sidebars
    • Heat Treated Barrel
    • Extremely Durable
    • High Strength & Heavy Duty
    • Manufactured With High Quality Steel

WH132 Pin
WH132 Pin

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