Drag Chain Conveyor

Simple design solutions for pallet transport

Drag chain conveyors are typically used for unit or pallet handling. This style of conveyor is a popular choice as it offers several advantages over other styles of pallet handling conveyors. Drag chain conveyors have a simple design with fewer moving parts and will convey pallets and loads that are not conveyable on roller conveyor due to pallet bottom configurations.

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Types of Drag Chain Conveyors

Standard Drag Chain Conveyor - Standard Drag Chain Conveyor uses flat sidebar roller chain to convey product.

Drag Chain Conveyor with Fixtures - Drag Chain Conveyor with Fixtures uses flat sidebar chain with attachment ears. Enables the attachment of custom fixtures to carry products with profiles that would not ordinarily be conveyed on a drag chain conveyor.

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Drag Chain Conveyor Applications

Drag Chain Conveyor utilizes robust design for heavy duty applications such as handling extremely heavy loads. Drag Chain Conveyor conveys pallets and loads that are not normally conveyable on roller conveyor. A good example of this includes handling containers or loads in which the bottom runners are perpendicular to the product flow.  Drag chain conveyors are also used in high temp areas that allow for bearings and power transmission items to be outside the “hot zone”.  This type of conveyor can also be outfitted with attachments on the chains for other special handling.

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Drag Chain Conveyor Benefits

Very simple and cost effective design


Can be reversible with optional center drive


Reduced maintenance and replacement parts

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Drag Chain Conveyor Specifications

  • Standard capacity is 4,400 lbs, other capacities available
  • Speeds up to 90 ft/min, standard 30 ft/min
  • Throughput 200 pallets/hr
  • Utilizes heavy duty welded structural steel weldment frame
  • Flat side bar steel roller chain
  • UHMW chain guide strips
  • End or center driven
  • SEW-Eurodrive gear motor, 460V/3Ph/60Hz, other capacities and configurations are available
  • Stainless steel wash down duty also available
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