Are Plastic Multiflex Chains resistant to extreme temperatures in industrial ovens?

Are Plastic Multiflex Chains resistant to extreme temperatures in industrial ovens?

In the realm of material handling and power transmission, plastic multiflex chains have emerged as a versatile and effective solution for conveying a wide range of products and materials. These chains, constructed from durable thermoplastic materials such as polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP), offer a compelling combination of flexibility, strength, and low maintenance, making them well-suited for diverse applications.

Advantages of Plastic Multiflex Chains

  • Lightweight
  • Flexibility
  • High Strength
  • Low Maintenance
  • Noise Reduction
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Cleanliness and Hygiene
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Versatility

Plastic multiflex chains offer numerous advantages over traditional metal chains. These chains are lightweight, making them ideal for applications where weight is a concern. They are also highly flexible, allowing them to bend and conform to the shape of the conveyor path. Despite their flexibility, they are also extremely strong and durable, making them suitable for heavy-duty applications. Additionally, plastic multiflex chains require very little maintenance and produce less noise than metal chains. They are also highly resistant to chemicals and can be easily cleaned.

Applications of Plastic Multiflex Chains

Plastic multiflex chains are used in a wide range of applications, including:

  1. Conveyor Systems
  2. Manufacturing and Assembly Lines
  3. Distribution and Warehousing
  4. Packaging and Bottling
  5. Material Sorting and Grading
  6. Cleanroom Environments

In each of these applications, plastic multiflex chains offer unique advantages. For example, in conveyor systems, they provide a smooth and efficient means of moving products from one point to another. In manufacturing and assembly lines, they can be used to transport products through various stages of production. In cleanroom environments, they are ideal because they can be easily cleaned and sterilized.

How Plastic Multiflex Chains Work

Plastic multiflex chains operate on the principle of interlocking modular units. The chain consists of individual plastic links or modules that are interconnected to form a continuous chain loop. Each module has built-in tabs or hinges that allow it to flex and articulate, providing flexibility in various directions.

The chain is driven by sprockets or sprocket wheels, which engage with the tabs on the modules and propel the chain forward. The modular design allows for easy assembly, disassembly, and customization of the chain to suit specific conveyor layouts and requirements.

As the sprockets rotate, they engage with the modules, causing them to articulate and move along the conveyor path. The interlocking design ensures smooth and synchronized movement of the chain, allowing for the efficient transfer of products or materials from one point to another.

How to Choose the Right Plastic Multiflex Chains

When selecting plastic multiflex chains, it is important to consider a variety of factors, including:

  1. Load Capacity
  2. Application Environment
  3. Chain Material
  4. Chain Profile and Design
  5. Environmental Factors
  6. Conveyor System Layout
  7. Maintenance and Cleanability
  8. Cost Considerations
  9. Supplier and Support

Each of these factors can have a significant impact on the performance and suitability of the chain for a given application. For example, load capacity is an important consideration for heavy-duty applications, while environmental factors such as temperature and humidity can affect the performance of the chain. Conveyor system layout and design must also be taken into account when selecting the appropriate chain.

Installation and Maintenance of Plastic Multiflex Chains


The installation of plastic multiflex chains typically involves the following steps:

  1. Preparatory Steps
  2. Chain Assembly
  3. Sprocket Installation
  4. Tracking Adjustment

Each of these steps must be carried out carefully to ensure that the chain is properly installed and functioning correctly.


The maintenance of plastic multiflex chains typically involves the following tasks:

  1. Regular Cleaning
  2. Inspection
  3. Lubrication
  4. Repair and Replacement
  5. Training and Documentation

Proper maintenance is essential to ensure that the chain continues to function properly and efficiently over its lifespan.

Sprockets for Plastic Multiflex Chains

In addition to plastic multiflex chains, we also offer a range of sprockets that are specifically designed to work with these chains. Sprockets play a critical role in the performance and longevity of the chain, as they are responsible for driving and guiding the chain along the conveyor path.

Our sprockets are designed to work seamlessly with our plastic multiflex chains, ensuring optimal performance and longevity. We offer a range of sprockets in various sizes and configurations to meet the needs of different applications.

Other Chain Products

In addition to plastic multiflex chains and sprockets, we also offer a range of other chain products, including:

  • Plastic Chain
  • Stainless Steel Chain
  • Agricultural Chains
  • Leaf Chains

Each of these chain products has unique features and benefits that make it suitable for different applications.

About Shaoxing Chaoli

Shaoxing Chaoli was founded in 2006 and is a professional company specializing in power transmission components. We have multiple advanced production and inspection equipment, including CNC gear grinding machines, gear measuring machines, CNC gear shapers, machine centers, CMMS, torque test systems, and more.

At Shaoxing Chaoli, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality, customized solutions to meet our customers’ needs. Our products are internationally certified and meet the highest standards of quality and performance.

Contact us today to learn more about our products and services, or to request a quote.