Incline and Curve Control Made Easy With Sideflexing, High Friction Chain Assist

Multi-Conveyor (Winneconne, WI) - Multi-Conveyor recently built a series of stainless steel plastic chain conveyors, in stages, to transport both full and empty cases of food product through nearly 50 feet of conveyance.  The design called for high friction and side flexing chain to help control cases through elevations and curves.

Due to the case weight variations, from full to empty, our designers built in additional product control with a friction top chain. The NGevo (NGE) chain with high friction tabs, made by System Plast®, helps control case handling during the 24” to 40” incline. 

Feather-light singular containers were placed randomly to demonstrate (view the brief video of this machine in action now) how strategic chain materials are key to product mobility and management.  Multi-Conveyor’s team works directly with our customers to ensure the conveyor chain and/or belts we specify meet or exceed their project requirements.

Seamless transitions then move product onto side flexing chain, also made by System Plast. The flexible chain is used throughout the remainder of the 7.5” wide, bolted construction series of conveyors to control product through a total of three (3) 90 degree by 24” radius curves and then back to straight running sections. 

A simple product transfer then guides cases onto an existing parallel conveyor (not shown), moving them to the next part of the customer’s existing line.

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Multi-Conveyor is a leading manufacturer of standard and custom conveyor solutions for End-Users, Integrators, Engineering firms, Automation/Robotics, AI, OEM's and Contract

Packagers across multiple markets. Our products are multiple and unique. No single conveyor product defines Multi-Conveyor. We specialize in conveyor systems for packaging or material handling for nearly every industry, product, shape and size. Our customers report they select Multi-Conveyor for concept/design, engineering skills, quality product, best value and prompt delivery.

Multi-Conveyor excels in sanitary, easy to maintain, clean-in-place or "no tools required" belt changeover systems for nearly any industry.  We direct manufacture stainless steel and mild steel construction conveyors for table top chains, modular plastic belts, fabric belting and now custom MDR.  Our in-house electrical and engineering departments execute the controls, panels, devices, PLCs, VFDs, HMIs, safety, inspection and sensors needed to integrate our systems with multiple packaging platforms. Quick ship plastic chain and low-profile, small transfer, pre-engineered sanitary and non-sanitary belt systems are available for quick delivery.

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