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  • FlexLink: Conveyor Components and Turnkey Solutions

    Chain Conveyors FlexLink has been a leading global provider of conveyor components and automated product flow solutions since 1980. We have years of experience providing high-end conveyor system solutions such as chain conveyors and wide-belt conveyors to industries such as food, beverages, personal care, healthcare, automotive and electronics. Our solutions are known globally for reducing non-value adding operations, reduce waste and energy consumption. Read more......

  • The Many Uses of Chain Conveyors

    A chain conveyor is a simple transportation unit that conveys a product from one place to another. Chain conveyors are different from other forms of conveyers because they have an open, chain-like weave to the conveyor, rather than a solid conveyor. Because of the open design of the conveyor, the unit is ideal for a variety of transportation methods in industrial settings, such as: Heavy transport: Chain conveyors are sturdy and can withstand a heavy load on the conveyor without causing the conveyor to slow down or stop. Chain conveyors...

  • Slat Conveyor: A Chain Reaction

    All good things can be improved upon, which is something crafty girls like me know well. When I first started learning how to knit, I did a basic stitch and was very pleased with the outcome. However, the next time around I wanted more of a challenge and also wanted to create something more delicate then my first project. So I tried a new pattern that better suit my needs. This same sort of logic applied to many machines and techniques within the industrial setting. One example is conveyors, which...

  • Chain Conveyors: For the Heavy Duty Industries

    The simplicity of conveyor systems is one of the major reasons they are used so often in manufacturing and shipping industries. The chain conveyor is one of the most popular models of industrial conveyors around, partly because of its simple design and easy maintenance demands. The other major reason is it is made of durable substances, which allows it to be utilized in heavy duty industrial processes that rubber based conveyors such as belt conveyors can not venture into. A chain conveyor consists of parallel chains that are connected to...

  • Cleaning Chain Conveyors with Steam Power

    Chain conveyor belts have uses in a variety of industries. Commonly, chain conveyors are used for transporting heavy loads from one place to another, transferring rocks and other materials in a mine, food processing, wood harvesting, agriculture harvesting and sorting, and in car manufacturing plants. No matter the use, eventually, all chain conveyors require cleaning. While there are several different cleaning methods out there, one of the best and fastest cleaning methods uses dry steam to clean the conveyor chains as they pass through the cleaner. Consider some of the...

  • Recommended Maintenance for Chain Conveyors

    Chain conveyors play a crucial role in assembly lines as well as other aspects of manufacturing processes in countless industries including the automotive and food processing industries. In order to keep productions running smoothly in these facilities, regular maintenance should be done for such conveyors. Some of these recommendations should be done every week, while others only need to be completed or checked once a year. One of the most important maintenance related issues is lubrication as poor lubrication can lead to a number of other serious problems. The following...

Industry Information

Chain Conveyors

Chain conveyors, or drag chain conveyors, are one of the most widely used types of conveyors. Chain conveyors are material handling equipment that utilize parallel horizontal chains to move materials through a conveyor system as well as from one place inside a facility to another, and/or through various stages of automated manufacturing or finishing. There are several types of chain conveyors that are widely used in industrial manufacturing processes including monorail conveyors and slat conveyors.

Of the styles of Chain Conveyors, Monorail conveyors are commonly used to move parts such as powdered metal parts through ovens for sintering or drying, or to move unfinished metal parts through parts washing processes while a slat conveyors are designed to move on an incline angle. As power and labor saving systems, chain conveyor systems are cost-efficient, durable and versatile with a wide range of capacities, configurations and sizes available. Applications for chain conveyors include automobile assembly, bulk handling, warehousing, parts washing processes, distribution, sintering, drying, long-distance material transportation, shipping and material handling. Able to transport very wide materials, chain conveyors are used in industries such as lumber, automotive, industrial manufacturing, aerospace, construction, engineering and food processing. Overall, chain conveyors can move wet, dry and large materials with ease and offer reliability and a long service life.

Chain conveyors consist of one or multiple parallel chains wrapped around two or more wheels which turn in the same direction and rotates the chains, giving smooth linear movement to the chains and objects on the chains, or attached to the chains for heavy-duty applications. The chains of typically metal, but plastic chain conveyors are also available. The chain conveyor frame consists of structural tube steel rails that are welded onto structural angle spreaders and thus connected together. A UHMW chain track or a steel wear bar supports the chain, which is typically powered by an underhung center-mounted drive. All or one of the wheels can be powered by the drive which is connected to the wheel through a sprocket and a chain; powered wheels are called drive wheels, which also have sprockets, and non-powered wheels are called idlers. The chain is put around the sprockets to connect to both the motor and the drive wheel, in order for the motor to power the rotation of the drive wheel and allow the chains to rotate around the frame and move material. A speed reducer is then needed to moderate the speed allowed by the motor and is connected to the motor by a v-belt or “c” face coupling. The drive and speed reducer are both placed under the chain conveyor on the wheels if it is open or on a base which can be either a metal frame bed or metal trough. 

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