Plastic Multiflex Chains for fast textile printing processes

Plastic Multiflex Chains for fast textile printing processes

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.

Multiflex Chain

Advantages of Plastic Multiflex Chains

  1. Lightweight: The plastic construction makes these chains lightweight and easy to handle, reducing the overall weight of the conveyor system.
  2. Flexibility: The modular design of the chain allows for flexibility in various directions, making it ideal for conveying products around corners or in tight spaces.
  3. High Strength: Despite their lightweight construction, plastic multiflex chains are strong enough to handle heavy loads and resist wear and tear.
  4. Low Maintenance: These chains require minimal maintenance, reducing downtime and increasing productivity.
  5. Noise Reduction: The plastic construction of these chains reduces noise levels, making them ideal for applications where noise is a concern.
  6. Chemical Resistance: Plastic multiflex chains are resistant to a wide range of chemicals, making them suitable for use in harsh environments.
  7. Cleanliness and Hygiene: These chains are easy to clean and maintain, making them ideal for applications where cleanliness and hygiene are important.
  8. Energy Efficiency: The lightweight construction of these chains reduces power consumption, making them more energy-efficient than other types of chains.
  9. Versatility: Plastic multiflex chains are suitable for a wide range of applications, making them a versatile solution for any conveying system.

Multiflex Chain Application

Applications of Plastic Multiflex Chains

  1. Conveyor Systems: These chains are commonly used in conveyor systems for material handling, food processing, and packaging applications.
  2. Manufacturing and Assembly Lines: Plastic multiflex chains are used in manufacturing and assembly lines to transport products and materials between workstations.
  3. Distribution and Warehousing: These chains are used in distribution and warehousing applications to transport products between storage areas and loading docks.
  4. Packaging and Bottling: These chains are used in packaging and bottling applications to transport products through the filling and packaging process.
  5. Material Sorting and Grading: These chains are used in material sorting and grading applications to transport products to different areas based on size or weight.
  6. Cleanroom Environments: Plastic multiflex chains are used in cleanroom environments to transport products without contaminating the environment.

Multiflex Chain Application

Working Principle of Plastic Multiflex Chains

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.

Plastic Multiflex Chain Maintain

How to Select the Right Plastic Multiflex Chains

  1. Load Capacity: The load capacity of the chain must be matched to the weight of the products or materials being conveyed.
  2. Application Environment: The chain must be selected based on the application environment, such as temperature, humidity, and exposure to chemicals.
  3. Chain Material: The material of the chain must be selected based on the application requirements, such as strength, flexibility, and resistance to wear and tear.
  4. Chain Profile and Design: The chain profile and design must be selected based on the conveyor system layout and the requirements of the application.
  5. Environmental Factors: The chain must be selected based on the environmental factors, such as dust, dirt, and moisture, that can affect its performance.
  6. Conveyor System Layout: The chain must be selected based on the layout of the conveyor system, including the number of curves and corners.
  7. Maintenance and Cleanability: The chain must be selected based on the ease of maintenance and cleanability required for the application.
  8. Cost Considerations: The cost of the chain must be considered in relation to its performance and suitability for the application.
  9. Supplier and Support: The supplier and support for the chain must be selected based on their reputation, reliability, and ability to provide technical support and after-sales service.

Plastic Multiflex Chain Advantages

Installation and Maintenance of Plastic Multiflex Chains


  1. Preparatory Steps: Before installing the chain, the conveyor system must be prepared and any necessary components, such as sprockets, must be installed.
  2. Chain Assembly: The chain must be assembled according to the manufacturer’s instructions, ensuring that the modules are properly interlocked and aligned.
  3. Sprocket Installation: The sprockets must be installed and aligned properly to ensure smooth and synchronized movement of the chain.
  4. Tracking Adjustment: The chain must be adjusted for proper tracking to prevent it from coming off the sprockets during operation.

Multiflex Chain


  1. Regular Cleaning: The chain must be cleaned regularly to prevent the buildup of dirt and debris that can affect its performance.
  2. Inspection: The chain must be inspected regularly for wear and tear, damage, or misalignment.
  3. Lubrication: The chain must be lubricated regularly to ensure smooth and efficient movement.
  4. Repair and Replacement: Any damaged or worn components must be repaired or replaced as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the chain or the conveyor system.
  5. Training and Documentation: Operators and maintenance personnel must be trained on the proper installation, operation, and maintenance of the chain, and all maintenance activities must be documented for reference.

Plastic Multiflex Chains Sprockets

We also offer sprockets that are specially designed to work with plastic multiflex chains. Sprockets and chains are designed to work together to ensure smooth and efficient movement of products or materials along the conveyor path. It is important to select the right sprockets for the chain to ensure proper engagement and synchronization.


Other Chain Products

In addition to plastic multiflex chains, we also offer other types of chains, including plastic chains, stainless steel chains, agricultural chains, and leaf chains. Each type of chain is designed for specific applications and environments, and we can help you select the right chain for your needs.

About Shaoxing Chaoli

Shaoxing Chaoli was founded in 2006 and is a professional company specializing in 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, etc.

At Shaoxing Chaoli, we are committed to providing our customers with high-quality, reliable products and exceptional service. Our products are internationally certified and can be customized to meet the unique needs of each customer. We pride ourselves on our state-of-the-art production equipment, which allows us to produce high-quality products efficiently and cost-effectively. We also offer comprehensive after-sales service, including training and technical support.

Shaoxing Chaoli welcomes inquiries and orders from customers around the world. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your power transmission needs.

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