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Drop Forged Conveyor Chain

The drop forged chain is a type of conveyor chain used in material handling. This chain has been forged with alloy steel and is a heavy-duty, high-strength solution for conveying bulk materials. Drop forged chain is mainly used to suspend and convey materials and is a major transmission part in chain conveyors. Drop forged chains could be used almost in all industries, like automobile, home appliance production lines, etc.

Drop Forged Conveyor Chain

The drop forged chain is a type of conveyor chain used in material handling. This chain has been forged with alloy steel and is a heavy-duty, high-strength solution for conveying bulk materials. The chain is often supplied with bolted nylon flights.

Drop forged chain is mainly used to suspend and convey materials and is a major transmission part in chain conveyors. Drop forged chains could be used almost in all industries, like automobile, home appliance production lines, etc.

We are a professional drop forged chain manufacturer that adopts alloy steel and heat treatment to achieve even and dense structure, high tenacity and strength, and long service life our drop forged chain. With high quality and low production costs, our drop forged conveyor chain is widely used in automatic suspension-type conveyors.

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Drop Forged Conveyor Chain Features

  • Strength and Durability: Drop forged conveyor chains are known for their high strength and durability. They can withstand heavy loads and harsh working conditions.
  • Low Maintenance: These chains require minimal maintenance due to their rugged construction and high-quality materials.
  • Customizable: The chains can be custom-made to fit any conveyor system or application, with various sizes and configurations available.
  • Wear Resistance: The chains are designed to resist wear and tear, ensuring a long lifespan and minimal downtime.
  • Corrosion Resistance: Some models come with additional coatings or finishes to improve their resistance to corrosion and other environmental factors.
  • Smooth Operation: Drop forged chains have a smooth surface, which reduces friction and helps to ensure quiet, efficient operation.
  • Versatility: These chains can be used in a variety of industries, including mining, agriculture, manufacturing, and more.
  • Safety: The chains are designed with safety in mind, offering reliable and secure operation for workers and machinery alike.

Drop Forged Conveyor Chain

Drop Forged Conveyor Chain Dimensions

Drop Forged Conveyor Chain

Size (P) (D) (E) (F) (T) (T1) (X) (B) Ultimate Strength Weight (Per Ft)
X348 3.031" 0.500" 1.75" 1.06" 0.41" 0.50" 0.75" 0.53" 24,000 LBS 2.2 LBS
X458 4.031" 0.625" 2.19" 1.44" 0.48" 0.66" 1.02" 0.69" 48,000 LBS 3.2 LBS
468 4.031" 0.750" 3.31" 1.88" 0.45" 1.16" 1.62" 0.88" 70,000 LBS 7.5 LBS
X658 6.031" 0.620" 2.19" 1.41" 0.33" 0.66" 1.02" 0.69" 48,000 LBS 2.6 LBS
X678 6.031" 0.880" 3.03" 2.00" 0.72" 0.84" 1.31" 1.00" 85,000 LBS 6.7 LBS
698 6.031" 1.120" 3.75" 2.69" 0.59" 1.03" 1.56" 1.25" 130,000 LBS 11.4 LBS
998 9.031" 1.120" 3.88" 2.52" 0.62" 1.00" 1.56" 1.12" 130,000 LBS 9.0 LBS
9118 9.031" 1.380" 4.88" 3.12" 0.75" 1.38" 2.00" 1.50" 220,000 LBS 16.0 LBS
9148 9.031" 1.750" 5.84" 3.78" 0.81" 1.62" 2.50" 1.50" 300,000 LBS 27.0 LBS


Drop Forged Chain Application

Typically used in bulk materials handling, drop forged chain is an alloy steel product that is shaped to specific tolerances. It has impressive fatigue resistance and can be used in applications with high temperatures. The chain can be manufactured in different materials and in a variety of sizes.

These chains are often used in automobile plants. They are suitable for use in assembly lines, infeed conveyors, main conveyor lines, and drive applications. In addition, they can be lubricated and sealed for longer life. They are available in many finishes and can be manufactured in imperial or metric sizes.

Drop forged chain has an improved microstructure that reduces the chance of voids. It can be supplied in different grades of alloy steel and stainless steel. Some versions are made of case-hardened materials for improved durability.

This type of chain is generally carried on a special wear-resistant manganese steel runner. There are several types of attachments that can be added, including sprockets, reversing wheels, and rollers. Some chains are also available in a rivetless construction. This is beneficial because it provides a great strength-to-weight ratio. The rivetless chain is available in a number of materials, including alloy steel.

The rivetless chain is an ideal solution for overhead trolleys and scraper flights. Its numerous attachments can also be used for drag conveying and en-masse conveying.

A drop forged chain can convey materials in a closed space up to 90 degrees. It is ideal for material handling in industries such as cement and mining. It can be crafted in a number of configurations, such as single, double, and triple strand. It is also designed to carry products in temperatures of up to 1000℃.

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Our Drop-Forged Chain Handles Demanding Operating Conditions
Fossil Fuel Power Utilities – Coal truck and rail systems, bunker distribution and draw-off, coal and ash recovery conveyors, bottom ash, precipitators, economizers, high-temperature applications
RDF (Waste to Energy) – Boiler feed systems and ash recovery systems
Chemical Plants – Raw fertilizers, finished products, truck and rail systems, silo distribution and draw-off
Cement – Raw meal, rock, limestone, cement clinker from kilns, rejects from mill crushers, finished cement
Pulp and Paper – Wood chip handling, boiler feeds, ash recovery, bottom ash, precipitators, economizers
Hazardous Waste – Earth/ash recovery from kilns, medical and chemicals
Grain Export Terminals – Marine leg unloaders, truck and rail receiving, bin distribution and draw-off conveyors and elevating, ship loading booms
Cereals, Flours, Feeds – Same as grain terminal with the addition of conveyors for filter cake, desolventizer toasters, extractors, steep tanks, vegetable oils, corn fructose, malt and brewing
Mining – Receiving, primary and secondary crushers, elevating, smelting, precipitators, dewatering, loadout, etc.
Steel, Light Ores – Batteries, roasters, leaching systems, all transfer conveyors, etc.

Typical Welded Flight Configurations

Drop Forged Chain Links

As one of the drop forged chain manufacturers, we have years of experience in the manufacture of different chains. Our chains for wastewater treatment equipment, drop forged chains, sugar mill chains, lumber conveyor chains, mining metallurgy chains, and more chains are exported to the USA, Germany, France, Brazil, Malaysia, Argentina, Indonesia, the UK, etc. Contact us now if you are interested!

Sprockets for Drop Forged Chains

In addition to drop forged link chains, we also provide sprockets for drop forged chains. Click to check more about our sprockets for sale.

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Additional information



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Materials Available

1. Stainless Steel: SS201, SS303, SS304, SS316, SS416, SS420
2. Steel:C45(K1045), C46(K1046),C20
3. Brass:C36000 ( C26800), C37700 ( HPb59), C38500( HPb58), C27200(CuZn37), C28000(CuZn40)
4. Bronze: C51000, C52100, C54400, etc
5. Iron: 1213, 12L14,1215
6. Aluminum: Al6061, Al6063
7.OEM according to your request
product materials available

Surface Treatment

Annealing, natural canonization, heat treatment, polishing, nickel plating, chrome plating, zinc plating,yellow passivization, gold passivization, satin, Black surface painted etc.

Processing Method

CNC machining, punch,turning, milling, drilling, grinding, broaching, welding and assembly
product finishing

QC & Certificate

Technicians self-check in production,final-check before package by professional Quality inspector
ISO9001:2008 , ISO14001:2001,ISO/TS 16949:2009

Eight reasons to choose us:


1. Perfect service system and after-sale protection.
2. Quality problems will be solved within 24hours.
3. One-to-one customer service tracking processing.
4. Companies carry out the ERP management, improve enterprise fast response.
5. Quality assurance, one year warranty.
6. Supporting professional matched other equipments.
7. The company has more than one product testing units, the implementation of ISO9001: 2015.
8. Unique development and design capabilities to meet the needs of special-purpose equipment manufacturing.


Five Core strengths:


1. The first domestic independent R & D manufacturer and 22 years of professional manufacturing.
2. Casting exquisite, beautiful, practical and durable.
3. Complete specifications, cost-effective and spot supply.
4. Independent research and development, special specifications can be customized.
5. Selected materials, high-tech treatment, up to the international standard test.

Package & Lead Time

Size: Drawings
Wooden Case/Container and pallet, or as per customized specifications.
15-25days samples. 30-45days offcial order
Port: Shanghai/Ningbo port


Q: Are you trading company or manufacturer ?
A: Our group consists in 3 factories and 2 abroad sales corporations.

Q: Do you provide samples ? is it free or extra ?
A: Yes, we could offer the sample for free charge but do not pay the cost of freight.

Q: How long is your delivery time ? What is your terms of payment ?
A: Generally it is 40-45 days. The time may vary depending on the product and the level of customization. For standard products, the payment is: 30% T/T in advance ,balance before shipment.

Q: What is the exact MOQ or price for your product ?
A: As an OEM company, we can provide and adapt our products to a wide range of needs.Thus, MOQ and price may greatly vary with size, material and further specifications; For instance, costly products or standard products will usually have a lower MOQ. Please contact us with all relevant details to get the most accurate quotation.