Understanding and Choosing the Right Conveyor Chains

Conveyor chains are integral components in various industrial settings, playing a crucial role in the efficient movement of goods. They come in different types, each designed to offer unique benefits for specific applications. This article discusses three types of conveyor chains available in the market: Compact Conveyor Chains, Flexible , and Flat Type .

Compact Conveyor Chains

Compact Conveyor Chains, often known as single pitch chains, are characterized by their hollow pins which can be utilized to affix several attachments. An interesting aspect of these chains is that the hollow pins are identical in diameter to the bushings of the corresponding standard chain. This similarity in dimensions allows the Compact to be viewed as a bushing chain with bushings and rollers of the same diameter.

Special Connecting Links

The connecting links of these chains are unique snap ring designs, specifically tailored for the hollow pin chain. It's important to note that no offset link is available for this chain, meaning the number of links must be an even number.

Compatible with Standard Sprockets

Compact Conveyor Chains offer the advantage of compatibility with standard sprockets, making them an economical and practical choice for various applications.

Flexible Chain

As its name suggests, the Flexible Chain is known for its excellent sideward bending flexibility, making it suitable for curved traveling. This chain can be used with sprockets designed for JIS/ANSI Standard Roller Chains. With the right attachments, the Flexible Chain can be used for curved transfer with conveyors.

Flat Type Roller Chain

The Flat Type Roller Chain is designed with flat plates that cause minimal damage to chain guides. This feature makes it an ideal choice for conveyor systems where the integrity of the chain guide is paramount. The outer and inner plates of this chain are of the same type.

Why Choose WLY Conveyor Chains?

At WLY, we pride ourselves on producing high-quality conveyor chains that offer durability and efficiency. Our products are competitively priced and backed by exceptional customer service. We invite you to explore our range of conveyor chains and contact us for any purchase inquiries or further information.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can Compact Conveyor Chains be used with any sprocket?

Yes, Compact Conveyor Chains are compatible with standard sprockets, making them a versatile choice.

2. What makes Flexible Chains suitable for curved traveling?

Flexible Chains are known for their excellent sideward bending flexibility, which makes them suitable for curved traveling.

3. Are Flat Type Roller Chains safe for chain guides?

Yes, Flat Type Roller Chains are designed with flat plates that cause minimal damage to chain guides, ensuring the longevity and integrity of your conveyor systems.


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