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    Elegant Design & Engineering: The UKS Universal Chain Connector

    As industrial designers, we’ve designed things that have rolled off of assembly lines. But something few of us think about are the actual conveyor belts. Medium- and heavy-duty conveyor belts are driven by what the industry calls round chains, as opposed to bicycle-like roller chains. These round chains are beefy and strong. Because the chain cannot be made with the links in a closed loop—it would be impossible to install or remove for maintenance–one of the links in the chain is a special removable one called, simply enough, a chain connector. These chain connectors have to  

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