Right Chain

The Importance of the Right Chain and Flight Assembly

You never have to worry about selecting the right chain and flight assembly for your application because we will work with you to determine the optimum assembly for your needs. We do not believe in a one-size fits all approach to conveying material. Our more than 70 years of experience supports and our testing of over 2600 materials confirms, mechanical conveying is most effective when the right combination of chain type and flight material are applied to the material characteristics of the conveyed material. This is why we offer the most comprehensive array of chain and flight options in the industry.

We offer the wide range of chain and flight options to provide you the best conveying equipment for your application. The options range from:

  • Sealed pin
  • Universal sealed pin
  • Drop forged or rivet-less chain
  • Round link
Chain Inside Tubular Drag Conveyor Variety of chain designs available for Tubular Drag Conveyor including sealed pin, round link and rivet-less chain.

Flight material options range from UHMW Polyethylene, glass reinforced Polyethylene, cast steel, and iron. Each of which offers exceptional conveying properties when evaluating, bulk density, temperature, and other handling and material characteristics.

  • Cast iron
  • Ductile iron
  • Nylon
  • Stainless steel
  • UHMW polyethylene
  • Tivar® H.O.T. premium UHMW polyethylene

The most common chain and flight assembly is the sealed pin with UHMW Polyethylene flights. The configuration of chain type and flight material provides the longest life of the flight and least maintenance for the chain in most material conveying applications. The sealed pin chain is engineered specifically for moving dry material of various size and bulk density. The main advantages are:

  • Sealed Pin keeps gritty, abrasive material out of the chain knuckle, thus reducing the need for frequent maintenance and significantly extends the life of the chain
  • UHUMW is cost-effective, light-weight, has excellent release properties, is low cost, and has a high wear resistance coupled with a low friction/drag. Each of these properties provides optimum conveying, low horsepower requirements, and low energy consumption

Our wide array of chain and flight options. Each is engineered to provide optimum conveyance of material.