Plastic Multiflex Chains for curved conveyor 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.

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
  2. Flexibility
  3. High Strength
  4. Low Maintenance
  5. Noise Reduction
  6. Chemical Resistance
  7. Cleanliness and Hygiene
  8. Energy Efficiency
  9. Versatility

Plastic multiflex chains offer several key advantages that make them a popular choice for material handling and power transmission applications:


Plastic multiflex chains are much lighter than traditional metal chains, making them easier to handle and transport. This also translates to energy savings during operation, as less power is required to drive the chain.


The modular design of plastic multiflex chains allows them to flex and articulate in multiple directions, making them ideal for curved conveyor systems and other applications that require flexibility.

High Strength

Despite their lightweight construction, plastic multiflex chains are incredibly strong and can handle heavy loads with ease.

Low Maintenance

Plastic multiflex chains require minimal maintenance compared to traditional metal chains. They do not rust or corrode, and they are resistant to moisture, chemicals, and other environmental factors that can degrade metal chains over time.

Noise Reduction

Plastic multiflex chains produce less noise than metal chains, making them a great choice for applications in noise-sensitive environments.

Chemical Resistance

Plastic multiflex chains are resistant to a wide range of chemicals, making them well-suited for applications in harsh chemical environments.

Cleanliness and Hygiene

Plastic multiflex chains are easy to clean and sanitize, making them ideal for food and beverage processing applications and other environments that require strict hygiene standards.

Energy Efficiency

Due to their lightweight construction and low friction, plastic multiflex chains require less energy to operate than traditional metal chains.


Plastic multiflex chains can be easily customized to suit specific conveyor layouts and requirements, making them a versatile solution for a wide range of applications.

Applications of Plastic Multiflex Chains

  1. Conveyor Systems
  2. Manufacturing and Assembly Lines
  3. Distribution and Warehousing
  4. Packaging and Bottling
  5. Material Sorting and Grading
  6. Cleanroom Environments

Plastic multiflex chains can be used in a wide range of applications, including:

Conveyor Systems

Plastic multiflex chains are ideal for conveyor systems that require flexibility and easy maintenance.

Manufacturing and Assembly Lines

Plastic multiflex chains are ideal for manufacturing and assembly lines, where they can be used to transport products and materials between workstations.

Distribution and Warehousing

Plastic multiflex chains are ideal for distribution and warehousing applications, where they can be used to transport products and materials between different areas of the facility.

Packaging and Bottling

Plastic multiflex chains are ideal for packaging and bottling applications, where they can be used to transport products and materials between different stages of the packaging or bottling process.

Material Sorting and Grading

Plastic multiflex chains are ideal for material sorting and grading applications, where they can be used to transport products and materials between different sorting or grading stations.

Cleanroom Environments

Plastic multiflex chains are ideal for cleanroom environments, where they can be used to transport products and materials without introducing contaminants into the environment.

How Plastic Multiflex Chains Work

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 Right Plastic Multiflex Chains

  1. Load Capacity
  2. Application Environment
  3. Chain Material
  4. Chain Profile and Design
  5. Environmental Factors
  6. Conveyor System Layout
  7. Maintenance and Cleanability
  8. Cost Considerations
  9. Supplier and Support

When selecting the right plastic multiflex chains for your application, there are several key factors to consider:

Load Capacity

Make sure that the plastic multiflex chains you select have the load capacity required for your application.

Application Environment

Consider the environment in which the chain will be used, including temperature, humidity, and exposure to chemicals or other corrosive materials.

Chain Material

Choose the right chain material based on your specific application requirements, such as the need for chemical resistance, high temperature resistance, or low coefficient of friction.

Chain Profile and Design

Select the right chain profile and design based on the specific requirements of your conveyor system layout and the nature of the products or materials being transported.

Environmental Factors

Consider any environmental factors that may affect the performance of the chain, such as exposure to moisture, dust, or other contaminants.

Conveyor System Layout

Take into account the layout of your conveyor system and ensure that the plastic multiflex chains you select are compatible with your specific layout requirements.

Maintenance and Cleanability

Consider the ease of maintenance and cleanability of the chain when making your selection.

Cost Considerations

Consider the overall cost of the chain, including purchase price, maintenance costs, and energy costs.

Supplier and Support

Choose a reputable supplier that can provide ongoing support and assistance with installation, maintenance, and repair of the chain.

Installation and Maintenance of Plastic Multiflex Chains


  1. Preparatory Steps
  2. Chain Assembly
  3. Sprocket Installation
  4. Tracking Adjustment

Proper installation is critical to the performance and longevity of plastic multiflex chains. Follow these steps to ensure a successful installation:


  1. Regular Cleaning
  2. Inspection
  3. Lubrication
  4. Repair and Replacement
  5. Training and Documentation

Proper maintenance is essential to ensuring the long-term performance and reliability of plastic multiflex chains. Follow these guidelines to keep your chains in top condition:

Sprockets for Plastic Multiflex Chains

Our company also offers sprockets that are specifically designed to work with plastic multiflex chains. Sprockets play a critical role in the performance of the chain, ensuring smooth and synchronized movement along the conveyor path.

The design and profile of the sprocket must be carefully matched to the plastic multiflex chain to ensure optimal performance and efficiency.

Other Chain Products We Offer

In addition to plastic multiflex chains, we also offer a wide range of other chain products, including Plastic Chain, Stainless Steel Chain, Agricultural Chains, Leaf Chains, and more.

About Shaoxing Chaoli

Shaoxing Chaoli was founded in 2006 and is a professional manufacturer of power transmission products. We have 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.

At Shaoxing Chaoli, we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing high-quality products and exceptional customer service. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers, offering customized solutions, and ensuring that our products are the right fit for their specific application requirements.

With our expertise in power transmission products and our commitment to quality and customer service, Shaoxing Chaoli is the ideal partner for all your chain and sprocket needs.

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