Plate Link Conveyors
Plate link conveyors feature an extremely sturdy “belt” made of overlapping or adjoining “platelets”, not disimilar to the caterpillar-tracks of a tank. This provides an extremely strong and rigid carrying surface, suitable for heavy loads...
General Production but wherever there is a requirement for heavy loads or very high/low temperatures
“Tank track” conveyor, with similar qualities to a belt conveyor but far sturdier
Plate Link Conveyors have metal platelets which allow the conveyor to operate in extreme environmental conditions, such as very high – or low – temperatures that might destroy a conventional rubber or fabric belt.
The platelets form a rigid, flat carrying surface, giving the machine many of the characteristics of a standard belt conveyor , but with the advantage of non-slip high-torque chain drive similar to the Chain Drive Belt Conveyor
Whilst plate link conveyors are often associated with metal platelets, they can also be made of plastic or composite platelets, which are often favoured by the food industry.
Whilst the platelets are strong, plate link conveyors are not really ideal if heavy products are going to be dropped onto it from a height (such as being loaded from a dumper truck or suchlike) as the plates can buckle or bend. On the plus side, they are resistant to cuts and abrasions, and can easily and quickly be replaced.
Round the Bend
A related product is the Slat Conveyor, sometimes reffered to as a “table-top-chain” conveyor. This has the additional advantage of being able to curve into loops, turn corners, or even form spirals, and is very popular in complex continuous-manufacture systems or bottling/canning plants.
A slat conveyor is ultimately not as strong as a plate link conveyor, however. Nor can it generate the same torque (pulling power.
Plate Link Conveyors
For more information on plate link conveyors, or any other CCL conveyors or conveyor systems, call us on 01509 816064 today for an informal, no obligation chat. We’re here to listen to your conveyor enquiry and help provide you with complete conveying solutions.