Plastic Multiflex Chains for Seamless Product Transfer

Plastic Multiflex Chains for Seamless Product Transfer

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

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

Plastic multiflex chains offer many advantages over traditional metal chains. They are lightweight, making them easier to handle and install. They offer flexibility in multiple directions, allowing for more complex conveyor layouts. They have high strength and can handle heavy loads. They require minimal maintenance and can operate quietly. They are also resistant to chemicals and can be easily cleaned, making them ideal for use in cleanroom environments. Additionally, they are energy efficient, reducing operating costs. They are versatile and can be customized to suit specific applications.

Applications of Plastic Multiflex Chains

  • Conveyor Systems
  • Manufacturing and Assembly Lines
  • Distribution and Warehousing
  • Packaging and Bottling
  • Material Sorting and Grading
  • Cleanroom Environments

Plastic multiflex chains are suitable for a wide range of applications. They are commonly used in conveyor systems for transporting products and materials. They are also used in manufacturing and assembly lines for moving components from one stage to another. In distribution and warehousing, they are used for handling and storing goods. They are also ideal for packaging and bottling applications, as well as material sorting and grading. In cleanroom environments, they are an excellent choice due to their cleanliness and hygiene.

Working Principles 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
  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

When selecting plastic multiflex chains, several factors need to be considered. Load capacity is an essential consideration, as chains must be able to handle the weight of the products or materials being conveyed. The application environment should also be considered, as it can impact the choice of chain material and design. The chain profile and design should be selected based on the specific application requirements. Environmental factors, such as temperature and humidity, should also be considered. Conveyor system layout, maintenance and cleanability, and cost considerations should also be taken into account. Finally, the supplier and support should be selected based on the quality of their products and services.

Installation and Maintenance of Plastic Multiflex Chains


Proper installation is essential for the performance and longevity of plastic multiflex chains. The following steps should be followed:

  1. Preparatory Steps: Before installing the chain, the conveyor system should be inspected and prepared for chain installation.
  2. Chain Assembly: The modules should be assembled into a continuous chain loop using the appropriate connecting pins.
  3. Sprocket Installation: The sprockets should be installed on the conveyor shafts and aligned with the chain.
  4. Tracking Adjustment: The chain should be adjusted to ensure proper tracking and alignment with the sprockets.


Maintenance is essential for the continued performance and longevity of plastic multiflex chains. The following steps should be taken:

  1. Regular Cleaning: The chain should be regularly cleaned to remove any debris or contaminants.
  2. Inspection: The chain should be inspected regularly for signs of wear or damage.
  3. Lubrication: The chain should be lubricated regularly to reduce friction and wear.
  4. Repair and Replacement: Any worn or damaged components should be repaired or replaced promptly.
  5. Training and Documentation: Proper training should be provided to maintenance personnel, and all maintenance activities should be documented.

Sprockets for Plastic Multiflex Chains

We also provide sprockets that are compatible with plastic multiflex chains. Sprockets are essential components of the chain system, as they are responsible for engaging with the tabs on the chain modules and propelling the chain forward. The design of the sprockets is crucial, as it must match the chain profile and design. Our sprockets are designed with precision to ensure smooth and efficient chain movement.

Other Chain Products

In addition to plastic multiflex chains, we offer a range of other chain products, including plastic chain, stainless steel chain, agricultural chains, and leaf chains. Our chains are designed and manufactured to the same high standards as our plastic multiflex chains, ensuring reliable performance and longevity.

About Shaoxing Chaoli Company

Shaoxing Chaoli Company was established in 2006 as a professional manufacturer of transmission components. 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 excellence in quality and service has earned us international certifications, including ISO9001 and CE. We offer customized services to meet the specific needs of our clients, and our experienced team provides professional technical support and after-sales service.

At Shaoxing Chaoli, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality products and services. We take pride in our state-of-the-art production facilities and our team of experienced professionals who are dedicated to delivering excellence in everything we do. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services.