Multi-Conveyor Designs Conveyors with Sideflexing Chains

Multi-Conveyor recently built a series of stainless steel plastic chain conveyors, in stages, to transport both full and empty cases of food product through nearly 50 ft curves and incline of conveyance.

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Sideflexing High Friction Inclines&curves By Multi Conveyor

The design called for high friction and side flexing chain to help control cases through elevations and curves.

Due to the case weight variations, from full to empty, Multi-Conveyor’s designers built in additional product control with a friction top chain. The NGevo (NGE) chain with high friction tabs, made by System Plast®, helps control case handling during the 24 in. to 40 in. incline.

Feather-light singular containers were placed randomly to demonstrate (view the brief video of this machine in action) how strategic chain materials are key to product mobility and management. Multi-Conveyor’s team works directly with its customers to ensure the conveyor chain and/or belts specified meet or exceed their project requirements.

Seamless transitions then move product onto side flexing chain, also made by System Plast. The flexible chain is used throughout the remainder of the 7.5 in. wide, bolted construction series of conveyors to control product through a total of three (3) 90 degree by 24 in. radius curves and then back to straight running sections.

A simple product transfer then guides cases onto an existing parallel conveyor (not shown in video), moving them to the next part of the customer’s existing line.


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