Plastic Multiflex Chains for pharmaceutical packaging efficiency

Plastic Multiflex Chains for pharmaceutical packaging efficiency

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.

Plastic Multiflex Chains


  • Lightweight
  • Flexibility
  • High Strength
  • Low Maintenance
  • Noise Reduction
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Cleanliness and Hygiene
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Versatility

Plastic multiflex chains offer numerous advantages over traditional metal chains. Let's explore each of these advantages in more detail:

1. Lightweight

Plastic multiflex chains are significantly lighter than metal chains, making them easier to handle and transport. This feature also reduces the load on motors and other mechanical components, resulting in energy savings and increased efficiency.

2. Flexibility

The modular design of plastic multiflex chains allows for greater flexibility compared to metal chains. This flexibility enables the chains to conform to various conveyor layouts and product shapes, reducing the risk of product damage and improving overall efficiency.

3. High Strength

Despite their lightweight construction, plastic multiflex chains offer high strength and load-bearing capacity, making them suitable for heavy-duty applications.

4. Low Maintenance

Plastic multiflex chains require minimal maintenance compared to metal chains, as they do not corrode or rust and are resistant to wear and tear. This feature reduces downtime and maintenance costs, improving overall productivity.

5. Noise Reduction

Plastic multiflex chains generate less noise compared to metal chains during operation, making them ideal for cleanroom environments and reducing noise pollution.

6. Chemical Resistance

Plastic multiflex chains are highly resistant to chemicals, making them suitable for applications in harsh environments where exposure to chemicals is common.

7. Cleanliness and Hygiene

Plastic multiflex chains are easy to clean and disinfect, making them ideal for applications in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries where hygiene is critical.

8. Energy Efficiency

Due to their lightweight construction, plastic multiflex chains require less energy to operate compared to metal chains, resulting in energy savings and reduced carbon footprint.

9. Versatility

Plastic multiflex chains are versatile and can be used in a wide range of 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

Plastic Multiflex Chains Applications

Now, let's take a closer look at how plastic multiflex chains work:

Working Principle

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.

Working Principle of Plastic Multiflex Chains

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 appropriate Plastic Multiflex Chains

When selecting the appropriate plastic multiflex chains, the following factors should be considered:

  • 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

How to select the appropriate Plastic Multiflex Chains

Installation and Maintenance


Proper installation is critical to the performance and longevity of plastic multiflex chains. The following steps should be taken during installation:

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

Installation and Maintenance of Plastic Multiflex Chains


To ensure optimal performance and longevity of plastic multiflex chains, the following maintenance steps should be taken:

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

Plastic Multiflex Chains and Sprockets

We offer a range of sprockets that are specifically designed to work with plastic multiflex chains. Sprockets are an integral component of the chain drive system, as they transmit power from the to the chain. Our sprockets are precision-manufactured to ensure smooth and efficient operation of the chain, reducing wear and tear and increasing the lifespan of the chain.

Plastic Multiflex Chains and Sprockets

Plastic multiflex chains and sprockets work together to provide a reliable and efficient conveyor system. Sprockets engage with the tabs on the modules, providing the driving force that propels the chain forward. Proper selection and installation of sprockets is critical to the performance and longevity of the chain.

Other Chain Products

In addition to plastic multiflex chains, we also offer a range of other chain products, including plastic chains, stainless steel chains, agricultural chains, leaf chains, and more. Our products are designed and manufactured to the highest standards, ensuring optimal performance and longevity in a wide range of applications.

About Shaoxing Chaoli Company

Shaoxing Chaoli Company 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 machines, gear measuring machines, CNC gear shapers, machine centers, CMMS, and torque test systems.

Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction is reflected in our ISO 9001:2015 certification. We also offer customized solutions to meet the specific needs of our customers and provide comprehensive after-sales support to ensure optimal performance and longevity of our products.

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