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Chain Conveyors Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of chain conveyor manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source chain conveyor manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate chain conveyor companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture chain conveyors for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading chain conveyor manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for chain conveyor designs, drag chain conveyors, or chain conveyor systems.

  • Belleville, NJ 800-822-8629

    VAC-U-MAX is a premier manufacturer of quality chain conveyors among other similar products and services. VAC-U-MAX produces its equipment to handle small parts and heavy metal powders. With the help of VAC-U-MAX’s solutions, your product can move from point A to B with nothing in the way to hinder its movement. Vac-U-Max machinery is sold worldwide. Please call today.

  • Monroe, NC 616-246-0900

    We have multiple drag chain conveyors available depending on your specific purpose. We offer Cableflow cable drag conveyors for handling fragile bulk materials, as well as Chainflow tubular drag chain conveyors for when you need a heavy-duty conveyor for fragile materials. Spiroflow also offers Dynaflow conveyors for when you need heavy-duty conveying within structural pipes.

  • Chester, IL 800-916-0031

    Flex-Line specializes in standard conveyor systems—flexible plastic chain, pallet conveyors, stainless steel conveyors, roller conveyors, belt conveyors and package handling in horizontal or vertical presentation. Systems for hygienic processing (food, personal products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals) are also available.

  • Spring Arbor, MI 800-782-2779

    Established in 1897, Wardcraft Conveyors offers high quality conveying systems at competitive prices. We are committed to continual improvement and fostering strong relationships with our clients, providing exemplary service and product performance. Contact us today for additional information. We would love to take on your next project!

  • Ashland, OH 419-496-2974

    Our ball transfer conveyors are available in widths from twelve inches to fifty inches and lengths from twelve inches to one hundred and twenty inches in one inch increments. Our products feature a standard frame finish in powder coat blue and they have 7/16” mounting holes for support on both ends. Allow our excellent customer service staff work with you today in order to come up with the product that you have been seeking. Call today!

  • Jonesboro, AR 870-935-3700

    Hytrol Conveyor is a manufacturer of conveyors and conveying systems: horizontal conveyors, gravity conveyors, incline conveyors, portable conveyors and more. We are committed to durability, reliability and quality, and we serve many industries with our quality material handling systems.

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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 powderedmetal parts through ovens for sintering or drying, or to moveunfinished 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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