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How A Chain Conveyor Works

How A Chain Conveyor Works

December 29, 2016

A chain conveyor operates on the principle of interconnectivity: a chain connects each gear, resulting in a smooth conveying process. The chain conveyor has a series of gears connected into a continuous system by the chain. Typically, each gear has teeth which create a free rotational interface with the chain. The arrangement is set in such a way that each line carries a single pendant. Conventional steel or multi-flex plastic chains are commonly used in connecting the gears. As a result, this class of conveyors is best suited for use in transporting products with high load capacity.

For optimal productivity, the conveyor should be placed in a horizontal position. This creates an easy and stable condition for handling of products. However, the conveyors can also be used wherever angular operations are required, as the gears can be adjusted and fixed at different angles.

Once the products you need to transport are safely loaded on the chain conveyor, the system is powered through the manipulation of the ON/OFF button or switch. This causes a clockwise or counter-clockwise rotational movement on the motor system, depending on the desired direction of movement. This leads to a movement of the networked gears and chain to move in the same direction as the motor. As a result, the chain conveyor moves the load through the drive train to the last gear, where off-loading is done. For unidirectional operations, conveyor systems can also be tailor-made to offer movements to either direction. This is achieved through integrating two or more motors on either end of the conveyor system.

Norpak is a leading supplier of top conveyor systems. As a seasoned and highly experienced manufacturer of chain conveyors, we offer a diversity of advanced product lines for use in different fields. Our catalogue is rich with product options, services and accessories available to our clientele. 

I learned about this in my physics class - very informative!
Posted by: Matthew D. | May 12, 2017, 4:22 pm
More details on custom set ups?
Posted by: Ryan | January 10, 2017, 10:49 am
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