Product Design Development and Structural Stress Analysis of Chain Cutting and Riveting Tool for Automotive Vehicle Application

  • G. Ponsanjay
  • M. V. Tamilselvaa
  • R. Ramanathan
  • K. Ganesh BabuEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering book series (LNMUINEN)


In the past, the rivets of roller chains, used in two-wheelers, were removed manually with great effort, using a hammer and a chisel or by grinding the head of the pin, resulting in the damages of the outer pin, link plates, and the bushes of the roller chain, which in turn reduces the efficiency of the chain drive. In order to overcome this and make it easier for removing, riveting back, and gauging of master link, we intend to design and develop a tool for removing the riveted pin from the roller chain without damaging the chain drive components. The same tool can also be used for riveting the pins as well as gauging master link in a roller chain drive by slightly changing some components of the tool. The chain drive is held by the tool, and the total operation is done manually by a single person, without the help of any additional fixtures.


Chain drive Outer plate Fixtures Alignment bolt C holder 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNehru Institute of Engineering and TechnologyThirumalayampalayam, CoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Bharat Institute of Engineering and TechnologyHyderabadIndia

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