Plastic Multiflex Chains for heavy-duty accumulation 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.

Multiflex Chain


1. Lightweight

Plastic multiflex chains are lightweight, allowing for easier installation and reducing stress on the conveyor system.

2. Flexibility

These chains offer exceptional flexibility, enabling smooth movement and adaptability to various conveyor layouts.

3. High Strength

Despite their lightweight construction, plastic multiflex chains are engineered to deliver high strength and load-bearing capacity.

4. Low Maintenance

With low friction and wear-resistant properties, these chains require minimal maintenance, reducing downtime and costs.

5. Noise Reduction

Plastic chains produce less noise during operation compared to traditional metal chains, creating a quieter work environment.

6. Chemical Resistance

They exhibit excellent resistance to chemicals, making them suitable for applications in industries with corrosive substances.

7. Cleanliness and Hygiene

Plastic multiflex chains are easy to clean and sanitize, meeting the stringent cleanliness requirements of industries such as food processing and pharmaceuticals.

8. Energy Efficiency

Due to their lightweight and low friction characteristics, plastic chains minimize energy consumption and contribute to energy savings.

9. Versatility

These chains can be customized to accommodate various product sizes, shapes, and weights, making them versatile for different applications.

Multiflex Chain Application


1. Conveyor Systems

Plastic multiflex chains are widely used in conveyor systems for transporting goods and materials within manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, and airports.

2. Manufacturing and Assembly Lines

These chains are ideal for assembly lines and manufacturing processes that require precise and efficient movement of products.

3. Distribution and Warehousing

Plastic chains are commonly employed in distribution centers and warehouses for sorting, storing, and transporting products.

4. Packaging and Bottling

They are suitable for packaging and bottling industries, facilitating the smooth flow of containers and packages along the production line.

5. Material Sorting and Grading

Plastic multiflex chains excel in material sorting systems, ensuring accurate sorting and grading of various materials based on size, weight, or quality.

6. Cleanroom Environments

Due to their cleanliness and hygiene properties, these chains are commonly used in cleanroom environments such as laboratories and healthcare facilities.

Multiflex Chain Application

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 Maintenance

Choosing the Right Plastic Multiflex Chains

1. Load Capacity

Determine the maximum weight the chain needs to support to ensure optimal performance and safety.

2. Application Environment

Consider factors like temperature, moisture, chemicals, and cleanliness requirements to select a chain suitable for the specific environment.

3. Chain Material

Choose the appropriate material based on its resistance to wear, chemicals, and impact.

4. Chain Profile and Design

Select the chain profile and design that best suits the conveyor system layout and the type of products being transported.

5. Environmental Factors

Consider factors like dust, debris, and humidity that may affect the chain’s performance and longevity.

6. Conveyor System Layout

Take into account the layout, curves, inclines, and declines of the conveyor system to ensure the chain can smoothly navigate these elements.

7. Maintenance and Cleanability

Consider the ease of cleaning, maintenance requirements, and the chain’s resistance to dirt and debris accumulation.

8. Cost Considerations

Evaluate the chain’s cost-effectiveness in terms of initial investment, maintenance, and replacement over its lifespan.

9. Supplier and Support

Choose a reputable supplier who can provide technical support, customization options, and reliable after-sales service.

Multiflex Chain Advantages

Installation and Maintenance


1. Preparatory Steps

Ensure the conveyor system is properly prepared, including cleaning and aligning components.

2. Chain Assembly

Assemble the individual chain modules, ensuring correct alignment and interlocking of the tabs or hinges.

3. Sprocket Installation

Install the sprockets or sprocket wheels at appropriate intervals along the conveyor system, engaging with the chain modules.

4. Tracking Adjustment

Adjust the sprocket positions and tension to ensure the chain tracks correctly and runs smoothly along the conveyor path.


1. Regular Cleaning

Clean the chains regularly to remove dirt, debris, and any buildup that may affect their performance.

2. Inspection

Regularly inspect the chains for wear, damage, or misalignment, and address any issues promptly to prevent further damage.

3. Lubrication

Apply appropriate lubrication to the chain components to reduce friction and extend their lifespan.

4. Repair and Replacement

Repair or replace any worn-out or damaged chain modules, sprockets, or other components to maintain optimal performance.

5. Training and Documentation

Provide training to personnel responsible for chain maintenance and keep detailed documentation of maintenance procedures and schedules.

Multiflex Chain

Sprockets for Plastic Multiflex Chains

Our company also offers a range of sprockets that are specifically designed to complement and work seamlessly with plastic multiflex chains. Sprockets play a crucial role in the smooth operation and longevity of the chain system. They engage with the tabs or hinges on the chain modules, facilitating the movement and articulation of the chain along the conveyor path.

The selection of the right sprockets is essential to ensure optimal chain performance, minimize wear, and prevent chain slippage. Our sprockets are engineered to precisely match the specifications of plastic multiflex chains, ensuring proper engagement and reliable operation.


Other Chain Products

In addition to plastic multiflex chains, we also offer a wide range of other chain products to cater to various industrial needs. Our product portfolio includes plastic chains, stainless steel chains, agricultural chains, leaf chains, and more. These chains are designed and manufactured to meet the high standards of durability, performance, and reliability that our customers expect.

About Shaoxing Chaoli

Established in 2006, Shaoxing Chaoli is a professional company specializing in the production of transmission components. We have a state-of-the-art facility equipped with advanced production and inspection equipment, such as CNC Gear grinding machine, gear measuring machine, CNC gear shaper, machine center, CMMS, and torque test system. Our commitment to excellence and quality control ensures that our products meet international certifications and comply with industry standards.

With our expertise in customizing transmission solutions, we provide tailored services to meet the unique requirements of our customers. Whether it’s designing chains for specific applications or offering technical support, our team is dedicated to delivering solutions that enhance productivity and efficiency.

At Shaoxing Chaoli, we pride ourselves on our professionalism, international certifications, customized services, advanced production equipment, and reliable after-sales support. We welcome inquiries and collaboration from customers worldwide. Contact us today to inquire or customize your desired products!

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