Plastic Multiflex Chains for Smooth Inclined Conveyors

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.

Multiflex Chain

Advantages of Plastic Multiflex Chains

1. Lightweight

Plastic multiflex chains offer the advantage of being lightweight, making them easy to handle and install. This characteristic also reduces the overall weight of the conveyor system, resulting in energy savings.

2. Flexibility

The flexibility of plastic multiflex chains allows for smooth movement around bends and corners, making them ideal for inclined conveyors. This flexibility ensures efficient product transfer while minimizing the risk of jams or blockages.

3. High Strength

Despite their lightweight nature, plastic multiflex chains are designed to provide high strength and durability. They can withstand heavy loads and harsh operating conditions, making them suitable for demanding applications.

4. Low Maintenance

Plastic multiflex chains require minimal maintenance compared to traditional conveyor chains. They are self-lubricating, reducing the need for frequent lubrication and minimizing downtime for maintenance.

5. Noise Reduction

Plastic multiflex chains operate quietly, significantly reducing noise levels in the workplace. This feature is especially beneficial in environments where noise pollution is a concern.

6. Chemical Resistance

Plastic multiflex chains exhibit excellent resistance to chemicals and corrosive substances. This property makes them suitable for applications involving exposure to acids, alkalis, and other aggressive agents.

7. Cleanliness and Hygiene

The smooth surface of plastic multiflex chains allows for easy cleaning and prevents the accumulation of dirt or debris. They are also resistant to bacterial growth, making them ideal for industries with strict hygiene requirements.

8. Energy Efficiency

Due to their lightweight construction and low friction design, plastic multiflex chains require less energy to operate compared to traditional conveyor chains. This energy efficiency translates into cost savings and reduced environmental impact.

9. Versatility

Plastic multiflex chains can be easily customized and adapted to suit specific conveyor layouts and requirements. They are available in various chain profiles and designs, making them suitable for a wide range of applications.

Multiflex Chain Application

Applications of Plastic Multiflex Chains

1. Conveyor Systems

Plastic multiflex chains are extensively used in conveyor systems across various industries. They ensure smooth and reliable material handling, enhancing overall productivity.

2. Manufacturing and Assembly Lines

In manufacturing and assembly lines, plastic multiflex chains facilitate the movement of components and finished products, improving efficiency and reducing production downtime.

3. Distribution and Warehousing

Plastic multiflex chains play a crucial role in distribution and warehousing facilities, enabling efficient sorting, packaging, and transportation of goods.

4. Packaging and Bottling

Plastic multiflex chains are widely used in packaging and bottling industries for smooth and precise product handling, ensuring accurate filling and sealing processes.

5. Material Sorting and Grading

Plastic multiflex chains are employed in material sorting and grading systems, allowing for the separation and classification of different materials based on specific criteria.

6. Cleanroom Environments

Due to their cleanliness and hygiene advantages, plastic multiflex chains are commonly used in cleanroom environments to maintain the integrity of the production process and prevent contamination.

Multiflex Chain Applications

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.

Maintaining Multiflex Chains

How to Select the Right Plastic Multiflex Chains

1. Load Capacity

Consider the weight and load requirements of your application to ensure the plastic multiflex chain can handle the required loads without compromising performance or safety.

2. Application Environment

Evaluate the operating conditions, such as temperature, humidity, and exposure to chemicals, to select a plastic multiflex chain with the appropriate material properties and resistance.

3. Chain Material

Choose a plastic multiflex chain material, such as polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP), based on the specific needs of your application, considering factors like wear resistance and chemical compatibility.

4. Chain Profile and Design

Select a chain profile and design that aligns with the requirements of your conveyor system, taking into account the product or material being conveyed and any specific design constraints.

5. Environmental Factors

Consider external factors, such as dust, debris, and moisture, and choose a plastic multiflex chain that can withstand these environmental challenges without compromising performance.

6. Conveyor System Layout

Analyze the layout of your conveyor system, including the type and configuration of sprockets, to ensure the plastic multiflex chain can smoothly operate and navigate the desired paths.

7. Maintenance and Cleanability

Evaluate the maintenance requirements and cleanability of the plastic multiflex chain, considering factors like ease of cleaning, lubrication needs, and the availability of spare parts.

8. Cost Considerations

Assess the overall cost-effectiveness of the plastic multiflex chain, taking into account factors such as initial cost, maintenance costs, and the expected lifespan of the chain in your specific application.

9. Supplier and Support

Choose a reputable supplier that offers reliable support, including technical assistance, customization options, and prompt delivery of plastic multiflex chains.

Advantages of Multiflex Chains

Installation and Maintenance


1. Preparatory Steps: Ensure the conveyor system is prepared for chain installation, including proper alignment and adjustment of sprockets.

2. Chain Assembly: Connect the individual plastic modules to form a continuous chain loop, ensuring proper alignment and engagement of the tabs.

3. Sprocket Installation: Install the sprockets or sprocket wheels at the desired positions, aligning them with the engaged tabs on the chain modules.

4. Tracking Adjustment: Adjust the tracking of the plastic multiflex chain to ensure it stays on the intended path and does not derail or deviate during operation.


1. Regular Cleaning: Regularly clean the plastic multiflex chain to remove any dirt, debris, or residues that may affect its performance or contaminate the conveyed products.

2. Inspection: Periodically inspect the chain for signs of wear, damage, or misalignment. Address any issues promptly to prevent potential failures or disruptions.

3. Lubrication: Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for lubricating the chain, if required. Proper lubrication ensures smooth operation and prolongs the chain’s lifespan.

4. Repair and Replacement: Replace any damaged or worn-out chain modules or components to maintain the overall integrity and performance of the plastic multiflex chain.

5. Training and Documentation: Provide training to operators and maintenance personnel on the proper use, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the plastic multiflex chain. Keep detailed documentation of maintenance activities for reference.

Maintaining Multiflex Chains

Sprockets for Plastic Multiflex Chains

Our company also provides a wide range of sprockets that are specifically designed to work seamlessly with plastic multiflex chains. Sprockets play a vital role in ensuring smooth and efficient movement of the chain by engaging with the tabs on the chain modules.

The accurate design and alignment of sprockets are essential for maintaining proper chain tension, preventing chain slippage, and maximizing the lifespan of the plastic multiflex chain. The compatibility and proper fit between sprockets and plastic multiflex chains are crucial for achieving optimal performance and minimizing wear and tear.

Sprockets for Multiflex Chains

Other Chain Products Offered by Our Company

In addition to plastic multiflex chains, we offer a wide range of other chain products to meet diverse industrial needs. Our product range includes plastic chains, stainless steel chains, agricultural chains, leaf chains, and more.

About Shaoxing Chaoli Company

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

We pride ourselves on our professionalism, international certifications, customized services, state-of-the-art production equipment, and comprehensive after-sales support. At Shaoxing Chaoli, we are committed to providing high-quality products and meeting the unique requirements of our customers.

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