Conveyors

Chain conveyors

  • Posted by Ed Brundrett

Our high performance chain conveyors are usually floor mounted and can handle extremely heavy products

Our high performance chain conveyors are usually floor mounted and can handle extremely heavy products. Installations are predominantly in a horizontal straight line. There are two main variations:

  • a chain conveyor (with twin or triple chains)
  • a slat conveyor.
A blue chain conveyor

Types of Chain Conveyors

Twin or Triple Chain Conveyor

Twin or triple chain conveyors have no tracking problems, are extremely durable and can handle heavy loads. Conveyors can be installed in a variety of lengths and widths depending on load type and weight.

Chain on Edge Conveyor

A chain conveyor can be turned so that it runs on its side. This is known as a chain on edge conveyor. These can be extremely flexible systems and can be bespoke to any factory requirements.

Short sections of chain conveyors are often used as a chain transfer mechanism as part of a larger conveying system. These chain transfers are frequently installed to move totes or pallets at right angles from a roller conveyor or for moving pallets in a different orientation to a roller conveyor. Chain conveyors can also be used when the underside of a pallet is not suitable for rollers.