Plastic Multiflex Chains for Accurate Sorting Systems

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.

Multiflex Chain

Advantages of Plastic Multiflex Chains

1. Lightweight: Plastic multiflex chains are significantly lighter than traditional metal chains, 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 multiple directions, accommodating various conveyor layouts and product handling requirements.

3. High Strength: Despite their lightweight construction, plastic multiflex chains offer high tensile strength and are capable of handling heavy loads.

4. Low Maintenance: Plastic multiflex chains require minimal maintenance, as they do not require lubrication and are resistant to wear and corrosion.

5. Noise Reduction: The inherent properties of plastic materials contribute to noise reduction, creating a quieter and more comfortable working environment.

6. Chemical Resistance: Plastic multiflex chains are resistant to a wide range of chemicals, making them suitable for applications in harsh or corrosive environments.

7. Cleanliness and Hygiene: Plastic multiflex chains are easy to clean and maintain, ensuring compliance with stringent hygiene standards in industries such as food and pharmaceuticals.

8. Energy Efficiency: The lightweight and low-friction properties of plastic multiflex chains contribute to energy savings, reducing power consumption and operating costs.

9. Versatility: Plastic multiflex chains can be customized and configured to suit specific application requirements, providing flexibility and adaptability in a variety of industries.

Multiflex Chain Application

Applications of Plastic Multiflex Chains

1. Conveyor Systems: Plastic multiflex chains are widely used in conveyor systems across industries, facilitating the movement of products or materials from one point to another.

2. Manufacturing and Assembly Lines: Plastic multiflex chains provide efficient material handling solutions in manufacturing and assembly processes, ensuring smooth production flow.

3. Distribution and Warehousing: Plastic multiflex chains enable the transportation and storage of goods in distribution centers and warehouses, maximizing operational efficiency.

4. Packaging and Bottling: Plastic multiflex chains are used in packaging and bottling applications to convey products and ensure precise and accurate filling or packaging.

5. Material Sorting and Grading: Plastic multiflex chains play a crucial role in accurate sorting systems, ensuring precise sorting and grading of products based on various parameters.

6. Cleanroom Environments: Plastic multiflex chains are suitable for use in cleanroom environments, where cleanliness and hygiene are of utmost importance.

Multiflex Chain Application

Working Principle of Plastic Multiflex Chains

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.

Multiflex Chain Maintenance

How to Select the Right Plastic Multiflex Chains

1. Load Capacity: Consider the maximum weight that the chains will need to support in your application to ensure proper functionality and safety.

2. Application Environment: Evaluate the operating conditions, including temperature, humidity, and exposure to chemicals or other environmental factors.

3. Chain Material: Choose the appropriate plastic material, such as polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP), based on the specific requirements of your application.

4. Chain Profile and Design: Select the chain profile and design that best suits your conveyor layout and product handling needs.

5. Environmental Factors: Take into account any potential impact of environmental factors, such as dust, debris, or moisture, on the performance and longevity of the chains.

6. Conveyor System Layout: Consider the layout and configuration of your conveyor system to ensure proper fit and compatibility with the plastic multiflex chains.

7. Maintenance and Cleanability: Evaluate the ease of cleaning and maintenance of the chains to minimize downtime and ensure optimal performance.

8. Cost Considerations: Balance the initial investment cost with the long-term benefits and durability of the plastic multiflex chains.

9. Supplier and Support: Choose a reputable supplier that offers technical support, customization options, and reliable after-sales service.

Multiflex Chain Advantages

Installation and Maintenance


1. Preparatory Steps: Ensure that the conveyor system is properly prepared for the installation of the plastic multiflex chains.

2. Chain Assembly: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to assemble the plastic multiflex chains, ensuring proper alignment and engagement of the modules.

3. Sprocket Installation: Install the sprockets or sprocket wheels at the appropriate locations, ensuring proper engagement with the chain modules.

4. Tracking Adjustment: Adjust the tracking of the plastic multiflex chains to ensure smooth and accurate movement along the conveyor path.


1. Regular Cleaning: Clean the plastic multiflex chains regularly to remove any accumulated debris or contaminants.

2. Inspection: Periodically inspect the chains for any signs of wear, damage, or misalignment, and take appropriate action if necessary.

3. Lubrication: Apply a suitable lubricant, if required, to ensure smooth articulation and reduce friction between the chain modules.

4. Repair and Replacement: Repair or replace any damaged or worn-out chain modules or components to maintain optimal performance.

5. Training and Documentation: Provide proper training to personnel responsible for the maintenance of the plastic multiflex chains, and maintain documentation of maintenance activities for reference.

Multiflex Chain Installation and Maintenance

Sprockets for Plastic Multiflex Chains

Our company offers a wide range of sprockets specifically designed to work seamlessly with plastic multiflex chains. Sprockets play a crucial role in ensuring smooth and efficient operation of the chains. They engage with the tabs on the chain modules and provide the driving force required for the movement of the chain along the conveyor path.

Sprockets for Plastic Multiflex Chains

Other Chain Products Offered

In addition to plastic multiflex chains, we also provide a variety of other chain products to cater to different industrial needs. Our range includes plastic chains, stainless steel chains, agricultural chains, leaf chains, and more.

About Shaoxing Chaoli

Established in 2006, Shaoxing Chaoli is a leading manufacturer and supplier of transmission components. We possess a wide range of advanced production and inspection equipment, including CNC gear grinding machines, gear measuring machines, CNC gear shapers, machining centers, CMMS, and torque test systems.

At Shaoxing Chaoli, we pride ourselves on our professionalism, international certifications, customizable services, state-of-the-art production equipment, and excellent after-sales service. We welcome inquiries and custom orders from customers worldwide.

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