Long link roller chains correspond, except for pitch, to short link chains according to ISO 606 and comply with the same standard specifications in terms of dimensions. Unlike short link chains according to ISO 606, these chains are designed to be used at lower loads in terms of speed and power transfer.

The main difference between long link roller chains and standard roller chains is the installation of double pitch plates. In the field of American standard chains, there are versions with normal plate thicknesses and reinforced plates, as well as variants with different roller sizes.