Chain conveyor

Chain conveyors are internal conveyor systems for transporting unit loads. The goods are transported via one or more circulating chain strands on which the goods to be transported lie. Conveyor technology with chains belongs to the category of continuous conveyors and is characterised by almost limitless application possibilities. It is often used for the transport of conveyed goods with small contact surfaces . Even hot, oily, sharp-edged and very long conveyed goods can be transported safely and reliably with these conveyors.

TEGEL-TECHNIK offers a wide range of chain conveyor variations for different applications, e.g. Support chain conveyorModule belt conveyorPlattenbandfördererScharnierbandkettenförderer, und Staurollenkettenförderer. A selection of our realised projects can be found here.

Advantages of chain conveyors from TEGEL-TECHNIK

  • Wide range of applications: Hot, oily, sharp-edged or overlong goods - with our chain conveyor system you can transport almost any material to be conveyed.  

  • Individuality and flexibility: We offer chain conveyors in different designs, matched to the nature of your conveyed goods. Thanks to our modular design, the components can also be flexibly integrated into your existing system.

  • Robust and reliable: Our chain conveyors are characterised by a robust design with high resistance to external influences and a powerful drive . This enables even the transport of heavy loads.

  • Efficiency and economy: Our chain conveyors are durable and low-maintenance conveying elements. They enable cost-effective transport of your conveyed goods.

  • Everything from a single source: We offer a high vertical range of manufacture with an extensive spectrum of services. As a company in the field of materials handling technology, we have been drawing on our valuable experience since 1982.

Structure and functionality of chain conveyors

Based on a robust steel or aluminium base profile, chain conveyors use one or more circulating chain strands. Multi-track systems are mainly used for unit loads of different sizes in order to ensure support for all dimensions.

The drive sprockets are connected to each other via a shaft and are driven by an electric motor. Depending on the design of the conveyor, with roller chain, modular belt or slat-band chain, the conveyor system is suitable for different goods to be transported. The dimensions, shape and weight, as well as the temperature and the surface area of the goods are decisive here. Special workpiece holders can also be attached to chain conveyors.

Depending on the application of the conveyor system, different variants of chain conveyors bring different advantages. For example, very wide conveying distances can be realised via carrying chain conveyors , while on accumulating roller chain conveyors the transported material can be accumulated. Gradients, e.g. for the discharge of punching waste, can be achieved by hinged belt chain conveyors or module belt conveyor be overcome.

For the transport or production of pallets, we recommend our conveyor technology, which has been specially adapted for pallets.

Chain conveyor in use

At TEGEL-TECHNIK, we design conveyor technology for different industries and purposes. Compared to roller conveyors, chain conveyors can also transport containers and transport devices that have a very small footprint. Even goods with feet that are unsuitable for roller conveyors can be transported by means of chain conveyors.The conveyance by means of an uninterrupted and guided chain is safe and reliable even for such goods. Even very long conveying distances can be realised with this conveyor system.

We plan your conveyor technology individually and select conveyors tailored to your specific requirements and framework conditions. We combine different components and develop the optimal solution for you. Our projects are just as diverse as the industries and applications of our customers. Among other things, we have designed a system for the feeding of large load carriers with up to 500 kg into a robot station. This involved carrying chain conveyors and stroke transfer conveyors in combination with driven roller conveyors are used.

In another project we realised the transport of crash barriers with a package weight of up to 5.5 t and a length of 4.3 m. The conveyor line consisting of carrying chain conveyors and scissor lift tables is used for the package-by-package transport of crash barriers and the removal of residual water by lowering scissor lift tables.



Suspension chain conveyor

Modular belt conveyor

Apron feeder

Slat-band chain conveyor

Accumulation roller chain conveyor