Plastic flat top chains for reducing system downtime during maintenance

Plastic flat top chains for reducing system downtime during maintenance

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

  1. Versatility
  2. Plastic flat top chains are versatile and can be used in various applications, making them suitable for different industries.

  3. Durability
  4. These chains are highly durable and can withstand heavy loads and harsh environments, ensuring long-lasting performance.

  5. Cleanliness
  6. Plastic flat top chains are easy to clean and maintain, providing a hygienic solution for industries with strict cleanliness requirements.

  7. Flexibility
  8. These chains offer flexibility in design and can be customized to meet specific conveyor system requirements.

  9. Low Noise
  10. Plastic flat top chains operate quietly, minimizing noise pollution in the workplace.

  11. Smooth Product Transfer
  12. The flat top surface of these chains ensures smooth and gentle product transfer, reducing the risk of damage.

  13. High Traction
  14. Plastic flat top chains provide excellent traction, preventing product slippage during transportation.

  15. Cost-Effective
  16. These chains offer a cost-effective solution, delivering reliable performance at a competitive price.

  17. Low Maintenance
  18. Plastic flat top chains require minimal maintenance, reducing system downtime and maintenance costs.

  19. Reduced Product Jams
  20. With their interlocking modules, these chains minimize the risk of product jams, ensuring smooth and uninterrupted operation.


Applications of Plastic Flat Top Chains

  1. Food and Beverage
  2. Plastic flat top chains are commonly used in the food and beverage industry for conveying packaged products, bottles, and containers.

  3. Manufacturing and Assembly
  4. These chains are ideal for transporting components and finished products in manufacturing and assembly processes.

  5. Logistics and Distribution
  6. Plastic flat top chains are widely used in logistics and distribution centers for efficient material handling and order fulfillment.

  7. Pharmaceutical and Medical
  8. In the pharmaceutical and medical industry, these chains are used for the safe and reliable transportation of medications, medical devices, and surgical instruments.

  9. Packaging and Printing
  10. Plastic flat top chains play a crucial role in packaging and printing applications, ensuring smooth and precise product handling.

  11. Warehousing and Distribution Centers
  12. These chains are commonly used in warehousing and distribution centers for efficient inventory management and order processing.

  13. Mining and Aggregates
  14. Plastic flat top chains are suitable for heavy-duty applications in mining and aggregates, transporting bulk materials with ease.

  15. Airport Baggage Handling
  16. These chains are used in airport baggage handling systems to ensure accurate and efficient baggage transportation.

  17. Recycling and Waste Management
  18. Plastic flat top chains are utilized in recycling and waste management facilities for the effective handling and sorting of recyclable materials.

  19. E-commerce and Fulfillment Centers
  20. In e-commerce and fulfillment centers, these chains enable the smooth flow of goods through the order fulfillment process.

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.

How to Select the Right Plastic Flat Top Chains

Selection of Plastic Flat Top Chains

  1. Consider the Application
  2. Assess the specific requirements of your application, including load capacity, speed, and environmental conditions.

  3. Material Selection
  4. Choose the appropriate plastic material for the chain based on factors such as chemical resistance and temperature range.

  5. Chain Design and Configuration
  6. Select the chain design and configuration that best suits your conveyor system layout and product handling needs.

  7. Load Capacity
  8. Determine the required load capacity of the chains to ensure optimal performance and safety.

  9. Conveyor System Compatibility
  10. Ensure that the selected plastic flat top chains are compatible with your existing conveyor system.

  11. Quality and Durability
  12. Choose high-quality chains that are durable and capable of withstanding the demands of your application.

  13. Application-Specific Features
  14. Consider any additional features or accessories that may be required for your specific application, such as side guards or guiding systems.

  15. Maintenance and Serviceability
  16. Evaluate the ease of maintenance and serviceability of the chains to minimize downtime and maximize productivity.

  17. Cost-Effectiveness
  18. Balance the cost of the chains with their performance and durability to ensure a cost-effective solution.

  19. Consult with Experts
  20. Seek advice from industry experts or suppliers to ensure the selection of the most suitable plastic flat top chains for your application.

Installation and Maintenance


  1. Prepare the Conveyor System
  2. Clean and inspect the conveyor system before installing the plastic flat top chains.

  3. Chain Length and Alignment
  4. Ensure that the chain length is appropriate for your conveyor system and align the chains properly.

  5. Attachment and Fastening
  6. Securely attach and fasten the chains to the conveyor system, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

  7. Tensioning and Tracking
  8. Adjust the tension and tracking of the chains to ensure smooth operation and prevent misalignment.


  1. Regular Inspection
  2. Inspect the chains regularly for any signs of wear, damage, or misalignment.

  3. Cleaning
  4. Clean the chains regularly to remove any debris, dust, or contamination that may affect their performance.

  5. Lubrication
  6. Apply appropriate lubrication to the chains to reduce friction and ensure smooth operation.

  7. Component Replacement
  8. Replace any worn or damaged components of the chains to maintain their performance and reliability.

  9. Track Chain Tension
  10. Monitor and adjust the chain tension regularly to prevent excessive slack or tightness.

  11. Train Maintenance Personnel
  12. Train maintenance personnel on proper chain maintenance procedures to ensure effective and efficient maintenance.

  13. Safety Measures
  14. Follow all safety guidelines and precautions when performing maintenance tasks on the plastic flat top chains.

Installation and Maintenance

Sprockets and Plastic Flat Top Chains


Sprockets play a crucial role in the operation of plastic flat top chains. They are specially designed to engage with the chain links, providing the driving force to move the chains and transport products along the conveyor system. The proper selection and compatibility of sprockets with the plastic flat top chains ensure smooth and efficient operation, minimizing wear and maximizing system performance.

Other Chain Products

In addition to plastic flat top chains, we also offer a wide range of other chain products to cater to various industrial needs. These include Plastic Chain, Stainless Steel Chain, Agricultural Chains, Leaf Chains, and more. Each chain product is designed and manufactured to meet specific industry requirements, providing reliable and efficient solutions for different applications.

About Shaoxing Chaoli

Shaoxing Chaoli

Shaoxing Chaoli was established in 2006 and is a professional manufacturer of transmission components. We have multiple advanced production and inspection equipment, including CNC Gear Grinding Machine, Gear Measuring Machine, CNC Gear Shaper, Machine Center, CMMS, and Torque Test System. Our company is dedicated to providing high-quality products and services to our customers.

Why Choose Shaoxing Chaoli?

  • Professionalism: With years of experience and expertise, we specialize in manufacturing transmission components, ensuring superior quality and performance.
  • International Certifications: Our products comply with international quality standards and have obtained various certifications, demonstrating our commitment to excellence.
  • Customization Services: We offer customization services to meet specific customer requirements, providing tailored solutions for different applications.
  • Advanced Production Equipment: Our state-of-the-art production equipment ensures precision and efficiency in manufacturing, resulting in reliable and durable products.
  • After-Sales Service: We provide comprehensive after-sales service and technical support to our customers, ensuring their satisfaction and peace of mind.

Shaoxing Chaoli welcomes inquiries and requests for customized products. Contact us today to learn more about our plastic flat top chains and other chain products.