Chain conveyors are a valuable asset to many industries including food & beverage, pharmaceutical and automotive. They are highly flexible and provide a great many benefits of reliability, durability and adaptability. Here we look at how chain conveyors work and the benefits they provide.
How they work
Chain conveyors are conveyor systems used in warehouses to transport heavy loads such as industrial containers and pallets. The chain is connected to the conveyor with the help of a motor which allows the products to move up and down the conveyor line. The conveyor can have a single or double chain but the mechanism stays the same, which allows the load to get positioned on the chain and the friction moves the chain and load simultaneously.
Use in industries
In food processing, chain conveyors allow for streamlining the production process as the workers aren’t tasked with lifting heavy products within the facility. With the conveyors being made of metal or plastic they conform to sanitation regulations making them ideal to transport food goods and easier cleaning.
In the automotive industry, the parts can be easily processed along the production line making it simpler for workers to assemble the cars increasing efficiency and worker conditions.
In recycling and waste management chain conveyors are extremely useful as they allow for a large number of multiple types of different items to be transported throughout the facility. This allows workers easy access to the items and a simple way to sort items as they pass.
Advantages of a chain conveyor
Chain conveyors are easy to install allowing for minimal disruption to the workplace, and they require low maintenance meaning less downtime in production. The system is extremely flexible so modifying or upgrading is very easy. With the flexibility of the chains the system can be adapted to make turns and incline and decline.
These conveyors are affordable and cost effective due to the durability and ease of use. As the chains can be repaired in sections this means the entire system does not need to be replaced which reduces costs
Here at Asmech Systems Ltd we supply tailor-made bespoke systems and offer services from design, through to installation and after care support. To call a member of our expert team regarding chain conveyors or our many other products and services please contact us on 01623 424 442 or at firstname.lastname@example.org We are on hand to help solve your conveyor requirements.