Plastic Multiflex Chains for Resistance to Harsh Cleaning Chemicals

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.

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Advantages of Plastic Multiflex Chains

1. Lightweight

Plastic multiflex chains offer a lightweight alternative to traditional metal chains, allowing for easier handling and reduced energy consumption.

2. Flexibility

With their modular design, plastic multiflex chains can flex and articulate in multiple directions, accommodating curved conveyor paths and complex layouts.

3. High Strength

Despite their lightweight construction, plastic multiflex chains are engineered to provide high tensile strength and load-bearing capacity, ensuring reliable performance in demanding applications.

4. Low Maintenance

Plastic multiflex chains require minimal maintenance, thanks to their self-lubricating properties and resistance to corrosion, eliminating the need for frequent lubrication and replacement.

5. Noise Reduction

The use of plastic materials in multiflex chains helps reduce noise levels during operation, creating a more comfortable and productive working environment.

6. Chemical Resistance

Plastic multiflex chains are specifically designed to withstand exposure to harsh cleaning chemicals, making them ideal for applications in industries where cleanliness and hygiene are paramount.

7. Cleanliness and Hygiene

Plastic multiflex chains can be easily cleaned and sanitized, ensuring compliance with strict hygiene standards and minimizing the risk of cross-contamination.

8. Energy Efficiency

Due to their lightweight nature and low friction properties, plastic multiflex chains contribute to energy savings by reducing power consumption and improving overall system efficiency.

9. Versatility

Plastic multiflex chains can be customized to suit various applications, offering flexibility in terms of chain width, pitch, and module configuration.

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Applications of Plastic Multiflex Chains

1. Conveyor Systems

Plastic multiflex chains are widely used in conveyor systems across industries such as food processing, automotive, and pharmaceutical, offering reliable and efficient material handling.

2. Manufacturing and Assembly Lines

In manufacturing and assembly processes, plastic multiflex chains enable smooth and precise movement of products, optimizing production efficiency and reducing downtime.

3. Distribution and Warehousing

Plastic multiflex chains facilitate the transportation and sorting of packages and goods in distribution centers and warehouses, ensuring smooth logistics operations.

4. Packaging and Bottling

With their ability to handle a wide range of packaging materials and shapes, plastic multiflex chains are ideal for packaging and bottling applications, ensuring product integrity and minimizing downtime.

5. Material Sorting and Grading

Plastic multiflex chains play a crucial role in material sorting and grading systems, providing precise and reliable movement for accurate product separation.

6. Cleanroom Environments

Due to their chemical resistance and easy cleanability, plastic multiflex chains are commonly used in cleanroom environments, where maintaining strict cleanliness standards is essential.

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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.

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How to Select the Right Plastic Multiflex Chains

1. Load Capacity

Consider the maximum load the chain needs to support to ensure it can withstand the weight of the conveyed products or materials.

2. Application Environment

Evaluate the operating conditions such as temperature, humidity, and exposure to chemicals to choose a chain material that offers the required resistance and durability.

3. Chain Material

Select the appropriate chain material, such as polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP), based on the specific application requirements and the compatibility with the conveyed products or materials.

4. Chain Profile and Design

Consider the chain profile and design features, including pitch, width, and module configuration, to ensure proper engagement with sprockets and effective material handling.

5. Environmental Factors

Take into account factors such as UV exposure, abrasive materials, and potential contamination risks to choose a chain material that offers the necessary resistance and longevity.

6. Conveyor System Layout

Analyze the conveyor system layout and consider any specific requirements, such as inclines, declines, and turns, to ensure the chain can smoothly navigate the desired path.

7. Maintenance and Cleanability

Evaluate the ease of maintenance and cleanability of the chain, including factors such as self-lubrication, corrosion resistance, and the ability to withstand frequent cleaning procedures.

8. Cost Considerations

Balance the initial cost of the chain with its expected lifespan and performance to determine the most cost-effective solution for the specific application.

9. Supplier and Support

Choose a reputable supplier that offers technical expertise, reliable support, and prompt delivery to ensure a smooth implementation and ongoing satisfaction with the product.

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Installation and Maintenance of Plastic Multiflex Chains


1. Preparatory Steps

Prior to installation, ensure that the conveyor system is properly prepared, including alignment, tension adjustments, and any necessary modifications.

2. Chain Assembly

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to assemble the plastic multiflex chain, ensuring proper engagement of modules and secure connection of the chain ends.

3. Sprocket Installation

Install the sprockets or sprocket wheels at appropriate intervals along the conveyor path, ensuring proper alignment and engagement with the chain modules.

4. Tracking Adjustment

Make necessary adjustments to ensure the chain tracks properly and stays within the desired path, minimizing the risk of misalignment or derailing.


1. Regular Cleaning

Implement a regular cleaning schedule to remove debris, dust, and any potential contaminants from the chain, ensuring optimal performance and hygiene.

2. Inspection

Periodically inspect the chain for signs of wear, damage, or misalignment, addressing any issues promptly to prevent further damage and ensure safe operation.

3. Lubrication

Apply appropriate lubrication to the chain components, as recommended by the manufacturer, to reduce friction and prolong the chain’s lifespan.

4. Repair and Replacement

If any modules or chain links become damaged or worn, replace them promptly to maintain the integrity and performance of the plastic multiflex chain.

5. Training and Documentation

Provide adequate training to personnel responsible for the maintenance of plastic multiflex chains, and maintain detailed documentation of maintenance procedures for reference.

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Sprockets for Plastic Multiflex Chains

Our company also provides sprockets that are specifically designed to work seamlessly with plastic multiflex chains. Sprockets play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth engagement and movement of the chain along the conveyor path. They have specially designed teeth that engage with the chain’s tabs or hinges, allowing for synchronized and efficient operation. Choosing the right sprockets is essential to ensure optimal performance and longevity of the plastic multiflex chain system.


Other Chain Products

In addition to plastic multiflex chains, we also offer a wide range of other chain products to cater to different industrial needs. Our product range includes plastic chains, stainless steel chains, agricultural chains, leaf chains, and more. These chains are designed and manufactured with the same dedication to quality, performance, and reliability as our plastic multiflex chains.

About Shaoxing Chaoli

Established in 2006, Shaoxing Chaoli is a professional transmission parts company. We boast a modern production facility equipped with advanced manufacturing and inspection equipment, including CNC gear grinding machines, gear measuring machines, CNC gear shapers, machine centers, CMMS, and torque test systems. Our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction drives us to deliver superior products and services.

Our company is proud to hold international certifications, ensuring the highest standards of quality and reliability. We offer customized solutions tailored to meet the specific requirements of our clients. With our state-of-the-art production equipment and dedicated team, we are capable of delivering products that meet or exceed our customers’ expectations.

At Shaoxing Chaoli, we place a strong emphasis on customer satisfaction and value-added services. Our team of experts is always ready to provide technical support and assistance in selecting the right products for your applications. We strive to establish long-term partnerships with our clients by delivering exceptional quality, reliability, and personalized service.

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