Chain conveyor consists of two elements:-
1. Chain element
2. Chain attachment
Chain elements are made up of cast iron.
Exclusively used for package
There are three types of chain conveyors
1. Scraper type chain conveyor
2. Apron chain conveyor
3. Bucket chain conveyor
Scraper chain conveyor:-
Two endless chains passes through a
The chains are attached to a wooden
plate called as flight.
Package to be transported is kept on the
flight and chain pulls these container.
Low installation cost
Suitable for transportation at steep places
High power consumption
Apron type chain conveyor:-
There are two endless chains
accompanied with the rollers.
These chains are connected through a
Exclusively used for transportation of
Speed ranges from 70-100 feet/min.
Bucket chain conveyor:-
Bucket is made up of cast iron, plastic or steel
Buckets may be flatter for carrying sticky
material, steel buckets are used for carrying
Distance between two buckets should be
maintained as well as distance between
bottom of booth and boot of bucket should
be maintained to avoid their sticking
between each other.