Can Plastic Multiflex Chains be used in pharmaceutical manufacturing for precise movement?


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

  1. Lightweight: Plastic multiflex chains are lighter than their metal counterparts, making them easier to handle and reducing the overall weight of the conveyor system.
  2. Flexibility: The modular design of plastic multiflex chains allows them to flex and articulate in various directions, providing effective conveying solutions for complex conveyor layouts.
  3. High Strength: Despite their lightweight construction, plastic multiflex chains offer high tensile strength and load-bearing capacity, making them suitable for heavy-duty applications.
  4. Low Maintenance: Plastic multiflex chains require little to no lubrication, reducing maintenance and downtime costs.
  5. Noise Reduction: Compared to metal chains, plastic multiflex chains produce less noise and vibration, creating a quieter and more comfortable working environment.
  6. Chemical Resistance: Plastic multiflex chains are resistant to a wide range of chemicals, making them ideal for applications in harsh chemical environments.
  7. Cleanliness and Hygiene: Plastic multiflex chains are easy to clean and sanitize, making them ideal for use in cleanroom environments and food processing industries.
  8. Energy Efficiency: The low friction properties of plastic multiflex chains reduce energy consumption and increase overall efficiency.
  9. Versatility: Plastic multiflex chains can be customized to suit specific conveyor layouts and requirements, making them a versatile solution for diverse applications.

Applications of Plastic Multiflex Chains

  • Conveyor Systems: Plastic multiflex chains are widely used in conveyor systems for material handling and power transmission.
  • Manufacturing and Assembly Lines: Plastic multiflex chains are ideal for use in manufacturing and assembly lines for precise movement and positioning of products and materials.
  • Distribution and Warehousing: Plastic multiflex chains are used in distribution and warehousing for sorting and grading of materials and products.
  • Packaging and Bottling: Plastic multiflex chains are used in packaging and bottling applications for smooth and efficient transfer of products and materials.
  • Material Sorting and Grading: Plastic multiflex chains are used for material sorting and grading in various industries such as mining, agriculture, and recycling.
  • Cleanroom Environments: Plastic multiflex chains are ideal for use in cleanroom environments such as pharmaceutical and food processing industries due to their cleanliness and hygiene properties.

Working Principle of Plastic Multiflex Chains

Plastic Multiflex Chains operates 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 select the suitable Plastic Multiflex Chains

  1. Load Capacity: Consider the weight and volume of the products or materials to be conveyed to determine the load capacity required.
  2. Application Environment: Consider the temperature, humidity, and other environmental factors that may affect the performance of the chain.
  3. Chain Material: Choose the appropriate chain material based on the chemical resistance and load-bearing capacity required.
  4. Chain Profile and Design: Choose the chain profile and design based on the specific conveyor layout and requirements.
  5. Environmental Factors: Consider any environmental regulations or requirements that may affect the selection of the chain.
  6. Conveyor System Layout: Choose the appropriate chain based on the specific conveyor layout and requirements.
  7. Maintenance and Cleanability: Choose a chain that is easy to clean and maintain to reduce downtime and maintenance costs.
  8. Cost Considerations: Consider the upfront cost and long-term cost of ownership when selecting the chain.
  9. Supplier and Support: Choose a reputable supplier that can provide technical support and after-sales service.

Installation and Maintenance


  • Preparatory Steps: Prepare the conveyor system and the necessary tools and equipment for the installation.
  • Chain Assembly: Assemble the chain according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Sprocket Installation: Install the sprockets and adjust their position and alignment.
  • Tracking Adjustment: Adjust the tracking of the chain to ensure smooth and synchronized movement.


  • Regular Cleaning: Clean the chain regularly to remove any dirt, debris, or contaminants.
  • Inspection: Inspect the chain regularly for wear, damage, or misalignment.
  • Lubrication: Lubricate the chain as required to ensure smooth and efficient movement.
  • Repair and Replacement: Repair or replace any damaged or worn parts as required.
  • Training and Documentation: Provide training and documentation to ensure proper maintenance and operation of the chain.

Plastic Multiflex Chains and Sprockets

Our company provides sprockets that are specifically designed to work with plastic multiflex chains. Sprockets play a crucial role in the movement and synchronization of the chain. The correct selection and installation of sprockets are essential to ensure smooth and efficient movement of the chain. Our sprockets are manufactured to the highest standards and are designed to work seamlessly with our plastic multiflex chains to ensure precise movement and positioning of products or materials.

Other Chain Products

Aside from plastic multiflex chains, our company also provides other chain products such as Plastic Chain, Stainless Steel Chain, Agricultural Chains, Leaf Chains, and more. These products offer a variety of material handling and power transmission solutions for different industries and applications.

About Shaoxing Chaoli

Shaoxing Chaoli was established in 2006 as a professional transmission parts company. Our company has multiple advanced production and inspection equipment, including CNC Gear grinding machine, gear measuring machine, CNC gear shaper, machine center, CMMS, Torque test system, and more. We are committed to providing high-quality transmission parts and excellent customer service to our clients worldwide.

Our company is ISO 9001:2015 certified, ensuring that we meet the highest standards of quality management. We offer customized services to meet the specific needs of our clients, from product design and development to production and after-sales support. We are dedicated to providing the best transmission solutions for our clients, from small businesses to large corporations.

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