Plastic Multiflex Chains for streamlined electronics assembly

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

1. Lightweight

Plastic multiflex chains are lightweight, reducing the overall weight of the conveyor system and minimizing energy consumption.

2. Flexibility

These chains offer exceptional flexibility, allowing them to adapt to various conveyor layouts and navigate complex paths.

3. High Strength

Despite their lightweight design, plastic multiflex chains possess high strength, enabling them to handle heavy loads without compromising performance.

4. Low Maintenance

With minimal moving parts and resistance to wear and tear, these chains require less maintenance, reducing downtime and associated costs.

5. Noise Reduction

Plastic multiflex chains produce less noise during operation, creating a quieter and more comfortable work environment.

6. Chemical Resistance

These chains exhibit excellent resistance to chemicals, ensuring their longevity and reliability in corrosive environments.

7. Cleanliness and Hygiene

Plastic multiflex chains are easy to clean, making them suitable for applications that require strict cleanliness and hygiene standards.

8. Energy Efficiency

The lightweight and flexible nature of these chains contribute to energy savings in conveyor systems.

9. Versatility

Plastic multiflex chains can be customized to meet specific application requirements, making them suitable for various industries and processes.

Applications of Plastic Multiflex Chains

1. Conveyor Systems

Plastic multiflex chains are widely used in conveyor systems for the transportation of goods and materials in industries such as automotive, food processing, and logistics.

2. Manufacturing and Assembly Lines

These chains facilitate the smooth movement of products along assembly lines, ensuring efficient production processes.

3. Distribution and Warehousing

Plastic multiflex chains are utilized in distribution centers and warehouses for sorting, storing, and transporting goods.

4. Packaging and Bottling

These chains play a crucial role in packaging and bottling applications, ensuring the seamless flow of products throughout the process.

5. Material Sorting and Grading

Plastic multiflex chains enable the automated sorting and grading of materials based on predefined criteria.

6. Cleanroom Environments

These chains are suitable for cleanroom environments that require strict cleanliness and contamination control.

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.

Selecting the Right Plastic Multiflex Chains

1. Load Capacity

Consider the maximum load the chain needs to support, ensuring it can withstand the weight without compromising performance.

2. Application Environment

Evaluate the operating conditions, including temperature, humidity, and exposure to chemicals or abrasive materials.

3. Chain Material

Choose the appropriate plastic material (e.g., PE or PP) based on the application requirements and compatibility with the conveyed products.

4. Chain Profile and Design

Select the chain profile and design that aligns with the conveyor layout, ensuring smooth and efficient operation.

5. Environmental Factors

Consider factors such as noise, energy consumption, and sustainability to optimize the chain selection for the specific environment.

6. Conveyor System Layout

Take into account the conveyor system layout and determine the chain length, number of modules, and sprocket positioning accordingly.

7. Maintenance and Cleanability

Assess the ease of maintenance and cleanability of the chain, ensuring it can be properly maintained without causing disruptions to operations.

8. Cost Considerations

Evaluate the overall cost-effectiveness of the chain, considering factors such as initial investment, maintenance, and lifespan.

9. Supplier and Support

Choose a reliable supplier who provides quality products and offers technical support for the selection, installation, and maintenance of the chains.

Installation and Maintenance


1. Preparatory Steps

Prepare the conveyor system and ensure all necessary components and tools are available.

2. Chain Assembly

Assemble the plastic multiflex chain by interlocking the modules and securing them using appropriate connectors.

3. Sprocket Installation

Install the sprockets at the designated positions, ensuring proper alignment and engagement with the chain.

4. Tracking Adjustment

Adjust the tracking of the chain to ensure it follows the desired path and stays aligned with the sprockets.


1. Regular Cleaning

Clean the chain regularly to remove any debris or contaminants that may affect its performance.

2. Inspection

Periodically inspect the chain for wear, damage, or any signs of potential issues that may require repair or replacement.

3. Lubrication

Apply lubrication to the chain as recommended by the manufacturer to reduce friction and prolong its lifespan.

4. Repair and Replacement

If any damage or wear is detected, promptly repair or replace the affected modules or components to maintain optimal performance.

5. Training and Documentation

Provide proper training to maintenance personnel and maintain documentation on maintenance procedures and schedules.

Sprockets for Plastic Multiflex Chains

Our company also provides a wide range of sprockets designed to be compatible with plastic multiflex chains. Sprockets play a crucial role in the smooth operation of the chains by engaging with the tabs or hinges on the modules. They ensure synchronized movement and efficient transfer of products or materials along the conveyor system.

Other Chain Products Offered

In addition to plastic multiflex chains, we offer a variety of other chain products to cater to diverse industry needs. These include Plastic Chain, Stainless Steel Chain, Agricultural Chains, Leaf Chains, and more.

About Shaoxing Chaoli

Established in 2006, Shaoxing Chaoli is a professional transmission part company. We possess multiple advanced production and inspection equipment, including CNC Gear Grinding Machine, Gear Measuring Machine, CNC Gear Shaper, Machine Center, CMMS, and Torque Test System. Our company prides itself on its professionalism, international certifications, customized services, state-of-the-art production equipment, and excellent after-sales service. We welcome customers to inquire about or customize our products.