Plastic Multiflex Chains for pallet handling

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

Plastic multiflex chains are lightweight, allowing for easy installation and reducing the overall weight of the conveyor system.

2. Flexibility

These chains offer exceptional flexibility, allowing them to adapt to various conveyor layouts and navigate around corners and curves.

3. High Strength

Despite their lightweight design, plastic multiflex chains have high tensile strength, ensuring reliable performance and durability.

4. Low Maintenance

Due to their low friction and self-lubricating properties, these chains require minimal maintenance, resulting in cost savings and increased productivity.

5. Noise Reduction

Plastic multiflex chains have excellent noise-dampening properties, reducing the noise levels in the production environment and creating a more comfortable working environment.

6. Chemical Resistance

These chains are resistant to various chemicals, making them suitable for applications in industries where exposure to corrosive substances is common.

7. Cleanliness and Hygiene

Plastic multiflex chains are easy to clean and maintain, ensuring compliance with hygiene standards in industries such as food processing and pharmaceuticals.

8. Energy Efficiency

With their low friction characteristics, these chains minimize energy consumption, resulting in cost savings and reduced environmental impact.

9. Versatility

Plastic multiflex chains can be customized to meet specific application requirements, making them suitable for a wide range of industries and conveyor systems.

Applications of Plastic Multiflex Chains

1. Conveyor Systems

Plastic multiflex chains are commonly used in conveyor systems for the transportation of various products in industries such as manufacturing, logistics, and distribution.

2. Manufacturing and Assembly Lines

These chains facilitate the smooth movement of components and products on assembly lines, ensuring efficient production processes.

3. Distribution and Warehousing

Plastic multiflex chains enable the reliable and efficient sorting, distribution, and storage of products in warehouses and distribution centers.

4. Packaging and Bottling

In packaging and bottling industries, these chains are used to transport products through filling, labeling, and packaging processes.

5. Material Sorting and Grading

Plastic multiflex chains are ideal for applications that involve the sorting and grading of materials based on their size, shape, or other characteristics.

6. Cleanroom Environments

These chains are suitable for cleanroom environments where maintaining a sterile and controlled atmosphere is essential, such as in pharmaceutical or electronics manufacturing.

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.

How to Select the Right Plastic Multiflex Chains

1. Load Capacity

Consider the weight and size of the products or materials to be transported to ensure the chain can handle the required load capacity.

2. Application Environment

Assess the environmental conditions, such as temperature, moisture, and exposure to chemicals, to select a chain that can withstand the specific application environment.

3. Chain Material

Choose the appropriate chain material based on factors such as chemical resistance, wear resistance, and suitability for the application.

4. Chain Profile and Design

Select a chain profile and design that aligns with the conveyor system layout and the required product handling characteristics.

5. Environmental Factors

Consider factors such as noise levels, energy consumption, and sustainability to choose a chain that meets the desired environmental objectives.

6. Conveyor System Layout

Analyze the conveyor system layout and configuration to ensure the chain can navigate the required paths and convey products efficiently.

7. Maintenance and Cleanability

Evaluate the ease of maintenance and cleanability of the chain, considering factors such as access for cleaning, lubrication requirements, and overall maintenance costs.

8. Cost Considerations

Weigh the upfront and ongoing costs of the chain, including purchase, installation, maintenance, and potential downtime costs.

9. Supplier and Support

Choose a reputable supplier that offers reliable support, including technical assistance, customization options, and a reliable supply chain.

Installation and Maintenance of Plastic Multiflex Chains


1. Preparatory Steps

Prior to installation, ensure the conveyor system is properly prepared, including alignment, tensioning, and cleaning of the conveyor components.

2. Chain Assembly

Assemble the plastic multiflex chain by interconnecting the modules and securing them with appropriate connectors or fasteners.

3. Sprocket Installation

Install the sprockets or sprocket wheels in the designated positions, ensuring proper alignment and engagement with the chain modules.

4. Tracking Adjustment

Adjust the tracking of the chain by aligning the sprockets and making any necessary tension adjustments to ensure smooth and precise movement.


1. Regular Cleaning

Regularly clean the chain to remove debris, dust, and any other contaminants that may affect its performance or cause excessive wear.

2. Inspection

Periodically inspect the chain for signs of wear, damage, or misalignment, and address any issues promptly to prevent further damage or conveyor downtime.

3. Lubrication

Apply appropriate lubrication to the chain, following the manufacturer’s recommendations, to reduce friction and ensure smooth operation.

4. Repair and Replacement

If any modules or connectors are damaged or worn out, replace them promptly to maintain the integrity and performance of the chain.

5. Training and Documentation

Provide training to operators and maintenance personnel on proper chain maintenance procedures and keep detailed documentation of maintenance activities for reference.

Sprockets for Plastic Multiflex Chains

Our company offers a wide range of sprockets that are designed to work seamlessly with plastic multiflex chains.

Sprockets play a crucial role in the operation of these chains as they engage with the tabs on the modules, driving the chain forward.

Properly matched sprockets ensure smooth and reliable movement of the chain, reducing wear and increasing overall efficiency.

Other Chain Products Offered

In addition to plastic multiflex chains, our company also provides a range of other chain products, including plastic chains, stainless steel chains, agricultural chains, and leaf chains.

About Shaoxing Chaoli

Established in 2006, Shaoxing Chaoli is a professional manufacturer of transmission components.

We have a state-of-the-art production facility equipped with advanced production and inspection equipment, including CNC gear grinding machines, gear measuring machines, CNC gear shapers, machine centers, CMMS, and torque test systems.

Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has earned us international certifications and recognition.

With our expertise in customization, we offer tailored solutions to meet specific customer requirements.

Whether it’s the production equipment, the quality of our products, or our exceptional customer service, Shaoxing Chaoli stands out as a reliable partner in the industry.

We welcome you to contact us for inquiries or customized chain products.