Industrial chains and sprockets for reliable precision drives and conveyor application in mechanical and plant engineering

Mechanical and plant engineering is driven by innovation and is therefore determined by various trends such as sensor technology, automation, flexibility, and the network economy. In addition to digitalization, high availability for optimum machine utilization remains a major requirement for machine and plant manufacturers. This calls for reliable and low-maintenance drives and conveyor systems. We offer a wide range of technically and economically ideal components for chain drives and chain conveyor systems, from roller chains according to ISO 606 to maintenance-free high-performance chains and customized chain systems.


Our broad range of high-quality industrial chains and sprockets is the basis for efficient drive solutions tailored to your needs.

Innovative mechanical and plant engineering requires strong partners who know how to optimally support the smooth and thus economical operation of complex machines and systems with high-performance drive components. For us, this means a detailed understanding of the technical and economic requirements of our customers across all industries and consistently meeting these requirements at all levels. 

In the area of chain systems and sprockets, we offer an enormously wide range of high-quality drive components that not only meet the highest requirements for wear and corrosion protection, but are also reliably available thanks to production in Germany with local sourcing. In addition to roller chains in accordance with ISO 606 and ISO 1275, our product portfolio also includes accumulator chains, leaf chains, hollow pin and bush chains, as well as chains with attachments and special chains.


We offer high-performance chain systems for virtually all target sectors of mechanical and plant engineering – from the automotive industry to the food and packaging industry through to applications in storage and logistics as well as in medical technology and the pharmaceutical industry – on which our international customers have relied for decades in the planning and operation of their machinery and equipment.

Drive solutions “Made in Germany” – for highest wear resistance and corrosion protection even under the toughest conditions

Drive chains made by Wippermann are the first choice when it comes to meeting special functional and economic requirements in mechanical and plant engineering. Our heavy-duty chains and sprockets are used in particular where absolute reliability even under harsh conditions is crucial.

With our highly efficient Biathlon, Marathon and Triathlon chains, we offer reliable special chains designed for maximum performance and proven in their respective applications. Our Biathlon KS industrial chains feature the highest level of environmentally friendly corrosion protection. Thanks to their TRIGLEIT polymer bearings, our Marathon RF drive chains guarantee an exceptionally long service life without relubrication, making them particularly versatile in moist environments.

Furthermore, the heavy-duty Triathlon chains in the HT and KS versions can be used reliably even in extreme temperatures. This technology is available with absolute freedom from maintenance for chains according to ISO 606, for double pitch roller chains according to ISO 1275 as well as for standard industrial chains to meet the individual requirements of your project objectives.

Thanks to the modular system of our heavy-duty chains, many drive components can be adjusted individually to a maintenance-free or lubricant-free use in various machine and production plants. This also applies to the FDA- and RoHS-compliant operation under extreme conditions. Together with our customers, we assess all relevant operating parameters as required in order to determine the ideal chain design for their needs.

Based on the Marathon technology, we also offer our patented Marathon Lift rigid chain system, the first maintenance-free rigid chain system for versatile hoisting and conveyor applications. Marathon Lift is the reliable solution for a wide range of industrial manufacturing processes, for example car lift systems, scissor lifts, elevating work platforms or freight elevators. Our maintenance-free lifting system enables goods to be lifted gently and safely thanks to precise and smooth movement.

Excellent service – from application consulting to delivery

Our service is also convincing. Upon request, we offer our customers individual application consulting before the order is placed. This ensures that they get the best possible drive solution for their machines and systems.

With decades of experience using our chain systems and sprockets in a wide range of industries, we understand the individual requirements of specific applications and know which of our drive solutions are best suited for each application.

Engineers often use our knowledge already during the design phase of new machines and systems using the CAD data for the various drive components, which we provide free of charge in all common file formats.

Many companies in mechanical and plant engineering are faced with individual challenges. We offer customized industrial chains that we design and manufacture specifically to meet your needs.

Thanks to short distances, you also benefit from our excellent customer service during operation. With our local representatives and partners, we offer fast and uncomplicated service for customized chain systems and sprockets in your area. Short-term availability of chains and sprockets is a matter of course for us. This means that you get not only premium products "Made in Germany", but also a reliable and fast service on site.

High-quality lubricants support the low-wear operation of industrial chain applications.

For the economical operation of your drive system, we offer high-quality lubricants for both initial lubrication and relubrication that have proven their reliability in practice. In addition to the optimum design of the chain, the use of the right lubricant plays an essential role in ensuring that chain systems and sprockets in machine and plant engineering are operated with as little wear as possible and are therefore economical..


Advantages for mechanical and plant engineering at a glance

  • Various industry-specific drive solutions
  • Premium industrial chains and sprockets "Made in Germany"
  • Highest level of wear and corrosion protection
  • Low or no maintenance and lubrication versions for demanding applications
  • FDA- and RoHS-compliant versions for the food industry
  • Drive solutions tailored to customer-specific applications
  • Individual engineering, application consulting and chain design
  • Availability of standard products within 24 hours