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Drag Chain Conveyor Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of drag chain conveyor manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top drag chain conveyor manufacturers with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any drag chain conveyor company can design, engineer, and manufacture drag chain conveyors to meet your company’s specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach drag chain conveyor companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for a manufacturer of flexible conveyors, chain conveyors, or industrial conveyors of every kind.

  • Monroe, NC 704-246-0900

    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.

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  • Batavia, IL 630-264-6700

    Material Flow Technologies is a premier provider of integrated conveyor solutions. Our staff has over four decades of experience in designing and implementing conveyor solutions for clients in many different industries. We can provide reengineering of existing conveyor systems as well as design and implementation of new conveyor solutions.

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  • Louisville, KY 800-727-4381

    Rapid Industries provides total turnkey systems including inception, design, fabrication, installation, start-up, training and maintenance. We also provide long-term support by maintaining a large inventory of conveyor components, which provides customers with fast, affordable maintenance, upgrading or expansion of their conveyor systems. We’re with you every step of the way from beginning to end!

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  • Archdale, NC 336-895-1963

    Since Vecoplan was founded in Germany in 1969, they have been striving to provide quality products and superior service. Now, with footholds in many additional countries, including the US, they continue to influence the market with various types of equipment, including cardboard shredders. No matter what material you’re working with, Vecoplan has a solution for you.

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  • Westport, MA 800-581-2876

    Since opening its doors in 1994, SmartMove® Modular Conveyors has been an innovative leader in the production of conveyor systems, snap-together belt conveyors, material handling conveyors and much more. Our products are simple to operate, easy to install and very low maintenance!

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Drag Chain Conveyors

Drag chain conveyors are a type of industrial conveyor, specially designed to prevent dust generated by the transportation of material from entering the air. To achieve this end, drag chain conveyors are fully enclosed. This conveyor also features a chain or cable, a long pipe and discs, also known as “pucks.” The chain runs through the pipe and the pucks, sized so they fit snugly to the pipe, are connected to the chain. To work, the pucks pick up material as they drag along the walls of the pipe, pulled by the chain. To ensure that any material that what one puck drops, another will sweep up, conveyors feature several, if not hundreds of these pucks. Pucks may be made of metal or a synthetic material, such as plastic, and they are generally spaced out several inches to feet apart to allow for adequate storage space. The chain is flexible, making it possible to guide materials around the corner of the pipe, if necessary.

The material with which a drag chain conveyor is made depends largely on what materials it will be handling. Generally, for conveyors moving materials that are corrosive or contaminable, stainless steel or an abrasion-resistant alloy will be the likely choice. For less sensitive materials, an inexpensive option is carbon steel. Materials that drag chain conveyors may transport include: alumina, dry ash, finished cement, bituminous coal, fertilizers, grains, limestone, malt, food meal, petroleum coke, phosphate rock, salt cake, dense soda ash, silica/quartz sand, sized wood chips, urea and calcined zinc. It is important that these materials are small, because drag chain conveyors are not appropriate for transporting larger items. In fact, they will likely jam if larger objects are placed inside them. Both chains and cables may be used with this system, but cables require regular inspections to check for frays, because they could lead to system failure.

Well maintained drag chain conveyors offer many advantages to manufacturers. First, their total enclosure ensures dust and contaminant-free handling, which promotes worker health and wellbeing. Second, drag chain conveyors are the only industrial conveyors on the market that can operate in three planes. This eliminates transfer points, permits complex circuits and allows operators to use only a single drive. In addition, when compared to other conveyors, drag chain conveyors use minimum horsepower and have an overall lower level of energy consumption. They also have a minimum noise level and gentle conveying action that reduces product degradation.

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