Plastic flat top chains for enhancing system cleanability

Plastic Flat Top Chains


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.


Advantages of Plastic Flat Top Chains


Plastic flat top chains offer versatility in conveying different types of products in diverse industries, ensuring efficient material handling.


These chains are highly durable and can withstand heavy loads and harsh operating conditions, reducing the risk of downtime and costly repairs.


Plastic flat top chains provide enhanced system cleanability, as their flat surface prevents product residue buildup and allows for easy cleaning and maintenance.


Plastic flat top chains offer flexibility in system design and layout, accommodating various conveyor configurations and adapting to changing production needs.

Low Noise

These chains operate quietly, minimizing noise pollution in the workplace and creating a more comfortable and productive environment.

Smooth Product Transfer

The flat top surface of these chains ensures a smooth and even transfer of products, reducing the risk of damage or disruption during transportation.

High Traction

Plastic flat top chains provide excellent traction, preventing product slippage and ensuring a stable and reliable conveying process.


These chains offer cost-effectiveness, as they require minimal maintenance and have a long service life, reducing overall operating expenses.

Low Maintenance

Plastic flat top chains are easy to maintain, requiring minimal lubrication and offering hassle-free operation, resulting in reduced maintenance time and costs.

Reduced Product Jams

With their interlocking design, these chains minimize the occurrence of product jams and blockages, ensuring a continuous and uninterrupted production process.


Applications of Plastic Flat Top Chains

Food and Beverage

Plastic flat top chains are widely used in the food and beverage industry for conveying products such as bottles, cans, and packaged goods.

Manufacturing and Assembly

These chains are employed in manufacturing and assembly processes, facilitating the movement of components and finished products along the production line.

Logistics and Distribution

Plastic flat top chains play a crucial role in logistics and distribution centers, ensuring efficient handling and transportation of goods.

Pharmaceutical and Medical

These chains meet the stringent cleanliness and hygiene requirements of the pharmaceutical and medical industries, providing a safe and reliable conveying solution for sensitive products.

Packaging and Printing

Plastic flat top chains are utilized in packaging and printing applications for the smooth transportation of boxes, cartons, and other packaging materials.

Warehousing and Distribution Centers

These chains are essential in warehousing and distribution centers, where they enable the efficient flow of goods and materials.

Mining and Aggregates

Plastic flat top chains are used in mining and aggregates industries for conveying materials such as gravel, sand, and ores.

Airport Baggage Handling

These chains are employed in airport baggage handling systems, ensuring reliable and efficient luggage transportation.

Recycling and Waste Management

Plastic flat top chains facilitate the movement of recyclable materials and waste products in recycling and waste management facilities.

E-commerce and Fulfillment Centers

These chains are vital in e-commerce and fulfillment centers, enabling the smooth and timely processing of orders and shipments.

Working Principle

Working Principle of Plastic Flat Top Chains

Plastic flat top chains operate on the principle of interlocking modules that form a continuous, flat surface. The chains are driven by sprockets that engage with the chain links, causing them to move and transport products along the conveyor system. The interlocking design ensures a stable and secure conveying surface, preventing product slippage or misalignment during transportation. The flat top surface provides a smooth and even platform for product transfer, reducing the risk of damage or disruption.

Choosing the Right Plastic Flat Top Chains

Choosing the Right Plastic Flat Top Chains

Consider the Application

When selecting plastic flat top chains, it is essential to consider the specific application requirements and the type of products being conveyed.

Material Selection

The choice of materials should be based on factors such as load capacity, temperature resistance, and chemical compatibility.

Chain Design and Configuration

Different chain designs and configurations are available to accommodate various conveying needs, ensuring optimal performance and efficiency.

Load Capacity

It is crucial to determine the load capacity of the chains to ensure they can withstand the weight of the products being transported.

Conveyor System Compatibility

The selected chains should be compatible with the existing conveyor system, ensuring smooth integration and operation.

Quality and Durability

Choosing high-quality chains that are durable and reliable is essential for long-term performance and reduced maintenance requirements.

Application-Specific Features

Consider any special features or requirements specific to the application, such as anti-static properties or flame resistance.

Maintenance and Serviceability

Evaluate the ease of maintenance and serviceability of the chains to minimize downtime and ensure efficient operation.


Consider the overall cost-effectiveness of the chains, taking into account their durability, maintenance requirements, and long-term performance.

Consult with Experts

When in doubt, consult with industry experts or manufacturers who can provide guidance and recommendations based on specific needs and requirements.

Installation and Maintenance

Installation and Maintenance of Plastic Flat Top Chains


Proper installation is crucial for the optimal performance and longevity of plastic flat top chains. The following steps should be followed:

Prepare the Conveyor System

Ensure that the conveyor system is clean and free from any debris or obstructions that could affect chain movement.

Chain Length and Alignment

Measure and cut the chain to the appropriate length, ensuring proper alignment with the sprockets for smooth operation.

Attachment and Fastening

Securely attach the chains to the conveyor system, ensuring proper fastening and alignment of the chain links.

Tensioning and Tracking

Adjust the tension of the chains to ensure optimal performance and proper tracking along the conveyor system.


Regular maintenance is essential to keep plastic flat top chains in optimal condition. The following maintenance tasks should be performed:

Regular Inspection

Inspect the chains regularly for any signs of wear, damage, or misalignment, and address any issues promptly.


Clean the chains regularly to remove any product residue or debris that could affect their performance or cleanliness.


Apply a suitable lubricant to the chains as per manufacturer recommendations to reduce friction and ensure smooth operation.

Component Replacement

Replace any worn or damaged components, such as chain links or sprockets, to maintain optimal performance and prevent unexpected failures.

Track Chain Tension

Regularly check and adjust the chain tension to ensure proper engagement with the sprockets and prevent excessive wear or noise.

Train Maintenance Personnel

Ensure that maintenance personnel are properly trained in the maintenance and servicing of plastic flat top chains to perform tasks effectively and safely.

Safety Measures

Follow all applicable safety protocols and guidelines when working with plastic flat top chains, including wearing protective equipment and observing proper lockout/tagout procedures.

Sprockets for Plastic Flat Top Chains

Sprockets for Plastic Flat Top Chains

Our company provides sprockets that are specifically designed to be compatible with plastic flat top chains. Sprockets play a crucial role in the smooth operation of the chains, as they engage with the chain links, ensuring proper movement and transfer of products. The correct selection and use of sprockets are vital to maintain the performance and longevity of the plastic flat top chain system.

Other Chain Products

In addition to plastic flat top chains, we also offer a range of other chain products, including Plastic Chain, Stainless Steel Chain, Agricultural Chains, Leaf Chains, and more. These chains are designed to meet various industry needs and provide reliable conveying solutions for different applications.

About Shaoxing Chaoli

Shaoxing Chaoli

Shaoxing Chaoli was established in 2006 and is a professional company specialized in manufacturing transmission components. We possess advanced production and inspection equipment, including CNC Gear grinding machines, gear measuring machines, CNC gear shapers, machine centers, CMMS, and torque test systems. Our commitment to professionalism, international certifications, customized services, state-of-the-art production equipment, and comprehensive after-sales service sets us apart. We welcome inquiries and product customization from customers worldwide.