Are Plastic Flat Top Chains Suitable for High-Moisture Environments?

Plastic flat top chains are conveyor belt systems made from plastic materials that feature a flat, solid surface with evenly spaced, interlocking modules. These chains are designed to transport various products and materials in a wide range of industries, providing a reliable and efficient conveying solution.

Plastic Flat Top Chain

Advantages of Plastic Flat Top Chains

  • Versatility
  • Durability
  • Cleanliness
  • Flexibility
  • Low Noise
  • Smooth Product Transfer
  • High Traction
  • Cost-Effective
  • Low Maintenance
  • Reduced Product Jams

Advantages of Plastic Flat Top Chains


Plastic flat top chains can be used in a wide range of industries and applications, including food and beverage, manufacturing and assembly, logistics and distribution, pharmaceutical and medical, packaging and printing, warehousing and distribution centers, mining and aggregates, airport baggage handling, recycling and waste management, and e-commerce and fulfillment centers.

Applications of Plastic Flat Top Chains


Plastic flat top chains are highly durable and resistant to wear, impact, and corrosion. They are designed to withstand harsh operating environments, including high-moisture environments.


Plastic flat top chains are easy to clean and sanitize, making them ideal for use in applications where hygiene is critical, such as food and beverage processing.


Plastic flat top chains are highly flexible and can be configured to meet a wide range of conveying requirements. They can be designed to accommodate curves, inclines, declines, and other conveying challenges.

Low Noise

Plastic flat top chains operate quietly and smoothly, reducing noise levels in the workplace and improving overall working conditions.

Smooth Product Transfer

The flat top surface of plastic flat top chains provides a smooth and even platform for product transfer, reducing the risk of damage or disruption during transportation.

High Traction

Plastic flat top chains provide high levels of traction, ensuring stable and secure conveying of products and materials.


Plastic flat top chains offer a cost-effective conveying solution, with low installation, maintenance, and operating costs.

Low Maintenance

Plastic flat top chains require minimal maintenance, reducing downtime and improving overall productivity.

Reduced Product Jams

Plastic flat top chains help reduce product jams and downtime, improving overall efficiency and throughput.

How to Select the Right Plastic Flat Top Chains

  1. Consider the Application
  2. Material Selection
  3. Chain Design and Configuration
  4. Load Capacity
  5. Conveyor System Compatibility
  6. Quality and Durability
  7. Application-Specific Features
  8. Maintenance and Serviceability
  9. Cost-Effectiveness
  10. Consult with Experts

How to Select the Right Plastic Flat Top Chains

Consider the Application

When selecting plastic flat top chains, it is important to consider the specific application requirements, including product type, conveyor speed, and environmental conditions.

Material Selection

The choice of plastic material for the chain is critical, as it must be able to withstand the operating environment and any special requirements of the application.

Chain Design and Configuration

The design and configuration of the chain must be carefully evaluated to ensure that it is suitable for the specific application and can provide reliable and efficient conveying.

Load Capacity

The load capacity of the chain must be sufficient to handle the weight and size of the products and materials being transported.

Conveyor System Compatibility

Plastic flat top chains must be compatible with the conveyor system and any other components, such as sprockets and guides, to ensure smooth and efficient operation.

Quality and Durability

The quality and durability of the chain are critical factors in ensuring reliable and efficient conveying over the long term.

Application-Specific Features

Some applications may require special features, such as high temperature resistance or chemical resistance, which must be taken into consideration when selecting plastic flat top chains.

Maintenance and Serviceability

The maintenance and serviceability of the chain must be evaluated to ensure that it can be properly maintained and repaired as needed.


The overall cost-effectiveness of the chain must be evaluated, including installation, maintenance, and operating costs.

Consult with Experts

It is always advisable to consult with experts in plastic flat top chain design and selection to ensure that the right chain is selected for the specific application.

Installation and Maintenance


  1. Prepare the Conveyor System
  2. Chain Length and Alignment
  3. Attachment and Fastening
  4. Tensioning and Tracking

Installation and Maintenance of Plastic Flat Top Chains


  1. Regular Inspection
  2. Cleaning
  3. Lubrication
  4. Component Replacement
  5. Track Chain Tension
  6. Train Maintenance Personnel
  7. Safety Measures

Sprockets for Plastic Flat Top Chains

Our company provides sprockets that are specifically designed and manufactured to work with plastic flat top chains. Sprockets and chains work together to form a complete conveying solution, with the sprockets engaging with the chain links to drive the chain and transport products along the conveyor system. The design and configuration of the sprockets are critical to ensuring smooth and efficient operation of the conveyor system.


Other Chain Products

In addition to plastic flat top chains, our company also provides a range of other chain products, including plastic chain, stainless steel chain, agricultural chains, leaf chains, and more. These chains are designed to meet the specific needs of different applications and industries, providing reliable and efficient conveying solutions.

About Shaoxing Chaoli Company

Shaoxing Chaoli Company was founded in 2006 and is a professional manufacturer of transmission parts. We have multiple advanced production and inspection equipment, including CNC gear grinding machine, gear measuring machine, CNC gear shaper, machine center, CMMS, torque test system, etc. We are committed to providing high-quality, customized products and services to our customers, and we have obtained international certifications such as ISO9001 and CE. Our production equipment and processes are constantly updated and improved to ensure that we can provide the best products and services to our customers.

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