On the whole, a chain is bent in transverse course only. Nonetheless, a 3D Bending Conveyor Chain is usually structurally bent not merely horizontally but in addition vertically. It is actually used for any conveyor line which moves vertically and modifications in course.
X Sort Chains for Trolleys, and Power & Free Conveyors
X-type Chains are used for trolleys, and electrical power & free conveyors. They are drop-forged rivetless chains featuring high strength, lightweight and easy removal of components. The bottom left photo shows an X-type Chain utilized as a trolley conveyor with only one rail.
The bottom right photo shows an X-type Chain used for any power & free conveyor. An additional rail is installed to receive the load for higher transfer capability.
A energy & free conveyor generally has a so-called stop and go function to connect and disconnect conveyed materials with and from the chain, so that the conveyed materials can be temporarily stopped, mixed and stored.
Three kinds of X-type Chains are available according to required strength.
Z-type Chain for Light Load Trolley Conveyors
A Z-type Chain for trolley conveyors is used for service similar to that of X-type Chains described on the previous page, but is suitable for light loads. It can be widely utilised in conveyors supplying parts, and devices for storing and unloading parts on automobile assembling lines.
Z-type Chain for Light Load Trolley Conveyors
A Z-type Chain for trolley conveyors is used for service similar to that of X-type Chains described on the previous page, but is suitable for light loads. It really is widely applied in conveyors supplying parts, and devices for storing and unloading parts on automobile assembling lines.
FH Style Chain for Freeyor
An FH Variety Chain is made use of for the same purpose as an X-type Chain and Z-type Chain. While X-type Chain is designed for heavy loads and Z-type Chain is for light loads, FH Form Chain is applied for intermediate loads. While X-type Chain and Z-type Chain may be vertically bent only slightly, FH-type Chain can be bent both vertically and horizontally, which makes it suitable for a conveyor line moving vertically. We manufacture three kinds of FH-type Chains different in pitch.
Towline Low-Selec-Tow Chain
A towline conveyor has a mechanism to convey dollies caught by a chain buried in the floor. Our chain for towline conveyor is called LST chain (Low-selec-tow chain).
LST Chain is usually bent horizontally and can also move on a slight incline. It’s made by forging, and a recess for hooking a dog is formed at the center of each link.