Plastic Multiflex Chains for smooth operation in curved 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.

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.

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Advantages of Plastic Multiflex Chains

1. Lightweight

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

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2. Flexibility

The inherent flexibility of plastic multiflex chains allows them to smoothly navigate curved conveyors, eliminating the need for complex transfer mechanisms.

3. High Strength

Despite their lightweight construction, plastic multiflex chains offer high tensile and impact strength, ensuring reliable performance even in demanding applications.

4. Low Maintenance

Plastic multiflex chains require minimal maintenance compared to traditional metal chains, resulting in reduced downtime and improved operational efficiency.

5. Noise Reduction

The use of plastic multiflex chains can help reduce noise levels in the workplace, providing a quieter and more comfortable environment for operators and employees.

6. Chemical Resistance

Plastic multiflex chains exhibit excellent chemical resistance, allowing them to withstand exposure to a wide range of chemicals and cleaning agents.

7. Cleanliness and Hygiene

The smooth surfaces of plastic multiflex chains make them easy to clean, promoting good hygiene practices in industries such as food processing and pharmaceuticals.

8. Energy Efficiency

Due to their low friction characteristics, plastic multiflex chains require less energy to operate, resulting in potential energy savings and reduced operating costs.

9. Versatility

Plastic multiflex chains can be customized to meet specific application requirements, with various chain profiles and accessories available to enhance functionality.

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Applications of Plastic Multiflex Chains

1. Conveyor Systems

Plastic multiflex chains are widely used in conveyor systems, enabling the efficient movement of products in industries such as manufacturing, distribution, and warehousing.

2. Manufacturing and Assembly Lines

These chains facilitate the smooth flow of materials and components in manufacturing and assembly processes, enhancing productivity and reducing bottlenecks.

3. Distribution and Warehousing

In distribution and warehousing facilities, plastic multiflex chains enable the seamless handling and transfer of goods, optimizing logistics operations.

4. Packaging and Bottling

Plastic multiflex chains are well-suited for packaging and bottling applications, providing reliable and efficient conveying solutions for products of varying sizes and shapes.

5. Material Sorting and Grading

These chains play a crucial role in material sorting and grading systems, ensuring accurate and precise movement of materials for quality control purposes.

6. Cleanroom Environments

Plastic multiflex chains are ideal for use in cleanroom environments, where cleanliness, low particle generation, and contamination control are critical.

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 will have to bear to ensure it can handle the weight without compromising performance or safety.

2. Application Environment

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

3. Chain Material

Choose the appropriate chain material, such as polyethylene or polypropylene, based on factors such as chemical resistance, impact strength, and temperature resistance.

4. Chain Profile and Design

Select the chain profile and design that best suits the conveyor system layout, taking into account factors such as curved sections and transfer points.

5. Environmental Factors

Consider any environmental factors that may affect the chain’s performance, such as dust, debris, or exposure to UV radiation.

6. Conveyor System Layout

Analyze the conveyor system layout to determine the length, number of curves, and any special requirements for the chain, such as attachment points or accessories.

7. Maintenance and Cleanability

Assess the ease of maintenance and cleanability of the chain, considering factors such as access for cleaning, lubrication, and inspection.

8. Cost Considerations

Weigh the upfront cost of the chain against its expected lifespan and maintenance requirements to determine the cost-effectiveness of the solution.

9. Supplier and Support

Choose a reputable supplier who can provide technical support, customization options, and aftermarket services to ensure the optimal performance of the chain.

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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 of guide rails and sprocket positioning.

2. Chain Assembly

Assemble the plastic multiflex chain by interlocking the modules and securing them with the appropriate connecting pins or clips.

3. Sprocket Installation

Install the sprockets onto the shafts, ensuring proper alignment and engagement with the chain modules.

4. Tracking Adjustment

Adjust the tracking of the chain by aligning the sprockets and making necessary adjustments to the guide rails or tensioning devices.


1. Regular Cleaning

Regularly clean the chain and conveyor system to remove dirt, debris, and accumulated material that can affect chain performance.

2. Inspection

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

3. Lubrication

Apply the appropriate lubricant to the chain and sprockets to reduce friction and wear, following the manufacturer’s recommendations.

4. Repair and Replacement

If any components of the chain are damaged or worn beyond acceptable limits, replace them promptly to maintain optimal performance and prevent system failures.

5. Training and Documentation

Train operators and maintenance personnel on proper chain handling, maintenance procedures, and safety protocols. Maintain detailed documentation on maintenance activities for reference and analysis.

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Sprockets for Plastic Multiflex Chains

Our company offers a wide range of sprockets specifically designed to work with plastic multiflex chains. Sprockets play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the chain.

These specially engineered sprockets feature precise tooth profiles and dimensions to engage with the chain modules effectively, minimizing wear and maximizing performance.


Other Chain Products

In addition to plastic multiflex chains, we offer a variety of other chain products to cater to different industries and applications.

Our product range includes plastic chains, stainless steel chains, agricultural chains, leaf chains, and more.

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