Plastic Multiflex Chains for Food Packaging Productivity

Plastic Multiflex Chains for Food Packaging Productivity

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


  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 numerous advantages over traditional metal chains, including:

  • Lightweight: Plastic multiflex chains are significantly lighter than metal chains, making them easier to handle and transport.
  • Flexibility: The modular design of plastic multiflex chains allows for greater flexibility in conveyor layouts and layouts that would be impossible with traditional metal chains.
  • High Strength: Despite their lightweight design, plastic multiflex chains are incredibly strong and durable.
  • Low Maintenance: Plastic multiflex chains require minimal maintenance due to their self-lubricating properties and resistance to corrosion and rust.
  • Noise Reduction: Plastic multiflex chains produce significantly less noise than traditional metal chains, making them ideal for use in environments where noise is a concern.
  • Chemical Resistance: Plastic multiflex chains are resistant to a wide range of chemicals, making them ideal for use in applications where exposure to chemicals is a concern.
  • Cleanliness and Hygiene: Plastic multiflex chains can be easily cleaned and sanitized, making them ideal for use in food processing and packaging applications.
  • Energy Efficiency: Due to their lightweight design, plastic multiflex chains require less energy to operate than traditional metal chains.
  • Versatility: Plastic multiflex chains can be customized to meet a wide range of application requirements, making them suitable for use in a variety of industries and applications.

Multiflex Chain Application


Plastic multiflex chains are widely used in a variety of industries and applications, including:

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

Each of these applications requires a different type of conveyor system and different chain characteristics.

Multiflex Chains Applications

Working Principle

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 Maintain

How to Select the Right Plastic Multiflex Chains

When selecting plastic multiflex chains for a specific application, it is important to consider a number of factors, including:

  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

To ensure the right chains are selected, it is important to work with a knowledgeable supplier who can provide guidance on the best options.

Multiflex Chain Advantages

Installation and Maintenance


Proper installation of plastic multiflex chains is critical to ensuring reliable, long-lasting conveyor performance. The following steps should be followed for successful installation:

  1. Preparatory Steps: This includes cleaning the conveyor area, verifying the layout, and gathering the necessary tools and equipment.
  2. Chain Assembly: This involves using the manufacturer’s instructions to assemble the chain and ensure that it is properly aligned.
  3. Sprocket Installation: Sprockets must be properly aligned and installed to ensure proper chain engagement and movement.
  4. Tracking Adjustment: Proper tracking of the chain is essential to ensure that it moves smoothly and efficiently along the conveyor path.


Regular maintenance of plastic multiflex chains is important to ensure optimal performance and longevity. The following maintenance tasks should be performed on a regular basis:

  1. Regular Cleaning: Chains should be cleaned regularly to remove debris and prevent buildup.
  2. Inspection: Chains should be inspected regularly for signs of wear or damage.
  3. Lubrication: Chains should be lubricated regularly to ensure smooth operation.
  4. Repair and Replacement: When damage or wear is identified, chains should be repaired or replaced as necessary.
  5. Training and Documentation: Proper training and documentation should be provided to personnel responsible for maintenance to ensure that tasks are performed correctly and consistently.

Multiflex Chain

Sprockets for Plastic Multiflex Chains

We offer a variety of sprockets designed to work with plastic multiflex chains. Sprockets and chains are specifically designed to work together, with the teeth of the sprocket engaging with the tabs on the chain modules to propel the chain along the conveyor path. The right combination of sprockets and chains is critical to ensuring optimal performance and longevity of the conveyor system.


Other Chain Products We Offer

In addition to plastic multiflex chains, we offer a variety of other chain products, including:

  • Plastic Chain
  • Stainless Steel Chain
  • Agricultural Chains
  • Leaf Chains

Each of these chain products is designed to meet specific application requirements and industry standards.

About Shaoxing Chaoli

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