Plastic flat top chains for OEM applications

Plastic flat top chains for OEM applications


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 chains



Plastic flat top chains offer versatility in conveying different types of products and materials, making them suitable for various applications.


With their sturdy construction and high-quality materials, plastic flat top chains provide long-lasting durability, ensuring reliable performance even in demanding environments.


The smooth, solid surface of plastic flat top chains allows for easy cleaning, minimizing the risk of product contamination and ensuring hygienic conveying.


Plastic flat top chains offer flexibility in terms of design and configuration, allowing for easy integration into existing conveyor systems and adapting to specific application requirements.

Low Noise

Thanks to their plastic composition, plastic flat top chains generate minimal noise during operation, creating a quieter working environment.

Smooth Product Transfer

The flat top surface of these 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 offer excellent traction, ensuring secure and efficient conveying of products, even on inclines or declines.


Compared to other types of conveyor systems, plastic flat top chains are a cost-effective solution, providing reliable performance at a competitive price.

Low Maintenance

These chains require minimal maintenance, resulting in reduced downtime and lower overall maintenance costs.

Reduced Product Jams

The interlocking design of plastic flat top chains prevents product jams and blockages, ensuring smooth and uninterrupted operation.

Advantages of plastic flat top chains


Food and Beverage

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

Manufacturing and Assembly

In manufacturing and assembly processes, these chains facilitate the movement of components, parts, and finished products along the production line.

Logistics and Distribution

Plastic flat top chains are essential for efficient material handling in logistics and distribution centers, enabling the smooth flow of products for timely delivery.

Pharmaceutical and Medical

In the pharmaceutical and medical industry, these chains ensure the safe and hygienic transportation of medications, medical devices, and healthcare products.

Packaging and Printing

Plastic flat top chains play a crucial role in the packaging and printing industry, allowing for the smooth movement of cartons, boxes, and printing materials.

Warehousing and Distribution Centers

In warehousing and distribution centers, these chains efficiently handle the storage and distribution of goods, optimizing supply chain operations.

Mining and Aggregates

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

Airport Baggage Handling

At airports, these chains are utilized in baggage handling systems to transport luggage efficiently and reliably.

Recycling and Waste Management

Plastic flat top chains are ideal for recycling and waste management applications, facilitating the movement of recyclable materials and waste products.

E-commerce and Fulfillment Centers

In e-commerce and fulfillment centers, these chains enable the smooth sorting and distribution of packages, ensuring timely order fulfillment.

Applications of plastic flat top chains

Working Principle

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.

Working principle of plastic flat top chains

Choosing the Right Plastic Flat Top Chains

Consider the Application

When selecting plastic flat top chains, consider the specific requirements of your application, such as the type of products being conveyed and the environmental conditions.

Material Selection

Choose a chain material that is suitable for the application, taking into account factors such as chemical resistance, temperature tolerance, and load capacity.

Chain Design and Configuration

Select a chain design and configuration that aligns with your conveyor system layout and product handling needs.

Load Capacity

Determine the load capacity required for your application and choose a chain that can safely handle the weight of the products being conveyed.

Conveyor System Compatibility

Ensure that the plastic flat top chains are compatible with your existing conveyor system, considering factors such as pitch, width, and sprocket specifications.

Quality and Durability

Choose chains from reputable manufacturers that offer high-quality and durable products, ensuring long-term reliability and performance.

Application-Specific Features

Consider any additional features or accessories that may be required for your specific application, such as side guards, flights, or cleats.

Maintenance and Serviceability

Evaluate the ease of maintenance and serviceability of the chains, ensuring that they can be easily inspected, cleaned, and repaired if necessary.


Consider the overall cost-effectiveness of the chains, including their initial cost, maintenance requirements, and expected lifespan.

Consult with Experts

When in doubt, consult with experts or suppliers who specialize in plastic flat top chains to ensure that you make the right selection for your application.

Choosing the right plastic flat top chains

Installation and Maintenance


1. Prepare the Conveyor System: Ensure that the conveyor system is properly set up and ready for chain installation.

2. Chain Length and Alignment: Measure and cut the chain to the appropriate length, ensuring proper alignment with the conveyor system.

3. Attachment and Fastening: Attach the chain to the conveyor system, using suitable fasteners and ensuring secure attachment.

4. Tensioning and Tracking: Adjust the tension and tracking of the chain to ensure smooth and proper movement along the conveyor system.


1. Regular Inspection: Regularly inspect the chains for any signs of wear, damage, or misalignment, and address issues promptly.

2. Cleaning: Clean the chains regularly to remove any debris, dirt, or contaminants that may affect their performance.

3. Lubrication: Apply appropriate lubrication to the chains to reduce friction and ensure smooth movement.

4. Component Replacement: Replace any worn or damaged components, such as links, modules, or sprockets, as needed.

5. Track Chain Tension: Regularly monitor and adjust the chain tension to maintain optimal performance and prevent excessive wear.

6. Train Maintenance Personnel: Train maintenance personnel on proper chain maintenance procedures to ensure effective and safe operation.

7. Safety Measures: Implement appropriate safety measures, such as guarding and lockout/tagout procedures, to protect workers and prevent accidents.

Installation and maintenance of plastic flat top chains

Sprockets and Plastic Flat Top Chains

Sprockets play a crucial role in the operation of plastic flat top chains. They engage with the chain links, driving the movement of the chains and ensuring proper synchronization. The design and specifications of the sprockets must match the chain’s pitch, width, and tooth profile to ensure optimal performance and prevent premature wear. The high-quality sprockets offered by our company are specifically designed and manufactured to work seamlessly with our plastic flat top chains, ensuring reliable and efficient conveying.

Sprockets and plastic flat top chains

Other Chain Products

In addition to plastic flat top chains, we also offer a range of other chain products to meet various industry needs. Our product lineup includes plastic chains, stainless steel chains, agricultural chains, leaf chains, and more. These chains are designed and manufactured with the same commitment to quality and performance as our plastic flat top chains, providing reliable solutions for different applications.

About Shaoxing Chaoli

Shaoxing Chaoli, established in 2006, is a professional company specializing in transmission components. We pride ourselves on our advanced production and inspection equipment, which includes CNC Gear grinding machine, gear measuring machine, CNC gear shaper, machine center, CMMS, and torque test system. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has earned us international certifications and recognition.

At Shaoxing Chaoli, we provide customized services tailored to our customers’ specific requirements. Our team of experts is dedicated to delivering high-quality products that meet the highest standards of performance and reliability. We strive to exceed our customers’ expectations through our professionalism, attention to detail, and exceptional customer service.

With our state-of-the-art production facilities and comprehensive after-sales support, Shaoxing Chaoli is your trusted partner for all your transmission component needs. Contact us today for inquiries or to discuss your specific product requirements.

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