Chain conveyors are ideal for the cycled transport of products. Available with different drive variants, they
are often used for setting up complex interlinking solutions. They are typically used for transferring pallets
with high loads and even speeds in a double-line area. For high speeds or positioning tasks, low-maintenance
and low-noise timing belt conveyors are used (see the image on the left and the previous chapter).
Various chain types in combination with our sturdy, solid wear strips ensure reliable, long-term functioning
that is optimally suited to your application.
The chain conveyor KTF-P 2010 is primarily used as the basic element for constructing transfer lines. It is
available as a single, dual or multiple line system with either a simple roller chain or a duplex roller chain
for higher loads and a larger support surface.
The accumulating roller chain conveyor SRF-P 2010 is also based on the profile mk 2010 and is suitable for
accumulated operation. The conveyor is therefore ideal for interlinking and buffering between workstations.
Like all chain conveyors, the system can be equipped with an optional tensioning device and continuous
The design of our accumulating roller chain conveyor SRF-P 2012 for the heavier load range of up to
1000 kg ensures smooth operation thanks to the free-spinning conveyor rollers, even during accumulated
operation. The accumulation force is kept to a minimum. Typical applications for this chain conveyor
include interlinking workstations or buffering between workstations and assembly stations.
The chains used (see page 202) are available in various designs to ensure optimal function in your specific
application. Our standard product range includes a single roller chain and a duplex roller chain. The duplex
chain can convey higher loads and offers a larger contact surface.
Accumulating roller chains with either plastic or steel rollers are available for accumulated operation.
Plastic rollers produce less noise and require less maintenance than steel rollers, but they are not suitable
for environments with sustained temperatures above 60° C, in painting applications or in potentially
explosive atmospheres. When using steel rollers, note that plastic wear strips (PE or POM) must be
attached to the contact surfaces on the pallets to be transported.
The accumulating roller chain is available with accumulating rollers in rows one behind the other (more
robust with higher breaking resistance) or accumulating rollers that are offset from each other. The offset
accumulating rollers offer more contact points and therefore smoother operation as well as a higher max.
load for the line. These chains can also be equipped with a finger guard in accordance with the German
accident prevention regulations (UVV).
In contrast to timing belts, chains must always be well lubricated. They can be used in temperatures up to
60° C or up to 120° C. Higher temperatures can be achieved on request. Low-maintenance chains are also
available as an option.