Double flex chain load capacity and selection guide

Double Flex Chain Load Capacity and Selection Guide

Double Flex Chain Application

Introduction

Double Flex Chain is a type of conveyor chain that is designed to have a high degree of flexibility in both the horizontal and vertical planes. It consists of a series of links that are connected together by pins, with each link having two sidebars that extend outwards. This design allows the chain to move around tight bends and corners with ease, making it ideal for use in applications where space is limited.

Load Capacity

The load capacity of a Double Flex Chain is determined by a number of factors, including the size and weight of the load being conveyed, the speed at which the chain is moving, and the angle of incline or decline. In general, the load capacity of a Double Flex Chain is higher than that of a standard roller chain due to its increased flexibility.

Factors Affecting Load Capacity

  • Size and weight of load
  • Speed of chain
  • Angle of incline/decline
  • Chain tension
  • Temperature
  • Material of chain
  • Lubrication

Selection Guide

When selecting a Double Flex Chain for your application, it is important to consider the following factors:

Chain Pitch

The pitch of the chain refers to the distance between the centers of adjacent pins. This should be chosen based on the size and weight of the load being conveyed, as well as the speed and angle of incline/decline.

Material

Double Flex Chains are available in a range of materials, including carbon steel, stainless steel, and plastic. The choice of material will depend on the specific requirements of your application.

Attachment Type

Attachments can be added to the chain to allow for the conveyance of specific products, such as bottles or cans. The type of attachment required will depend on the size and shape of the product being conveyed.

Lubrication

Proper lubrication is essential for the smooth operation and longevity of a Double Flex Chain. The type and frequency of lubrication will depend on the specific requirements of your application.

How to Solve Double Flex Chain Problems

In the event that a problem arises with your Double Flex Chain, the following steps should be taken:

  1. Identify the problem
  2. Determine the cause
  3. Take corrective action
  4. Monitor the chain for further issues

Common Double Flex Chain Problems

  • Chain elongation
  • Chain breakage
  • Excessive wear
  • Chain jump

Prevention and Maintenance

To prevent Double Flex Chain problems from occurring, it is important to follow these guidelines:

  • Properly install and tension the chain
  • Regularly inspect the chain for signs of wear or damage
  • Ensure that the chain is properly lubricated
  • Avoid overloading the chain
  • Ensure that the chain is properly aligned

About Our Company

We are a leading manufacturer and supplier of Double Flex Chain and other conveyor chain products in the Chinese market. Our range of products includes sprockets chains, bush chains, leaf chains, and table top chains, all of which are produced using state-of-the-art CNC machinery and automated assembly equipment. Our commitment to quality, competitive pricing, and excellent customer service has made us a trusted partner for businesses across a range of industries.

Bush Chain is a type of conveyor chain that we also produce, and it is ideal for use in applications where heavy loads and high speeds are required.

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Q&A

1. What is the maximum load capacity of a Double Flex Chain?

The maximum load capacity of a Double Flex Chain depends on a number of factors, including the size and weight of the load being conveyed, the speed at which the chain is moving, and the angle of incline or decline. In general, the load capacity of a Double Flex Chain is higher than that of a standard roller chain due to its increased flexibility.

2. How often should a Double Flex Chain be lubricated?

The frequency of lubrication for a Double Flex Chain will depend on the specific requirements of your application. In general, the chain should be lubricated regularly to ensure smooth operation and longevity.

3. Can attachments be added to a Double Flex Chain?

Yes, attachments can be added to a Double Flex Chain to allow for the conveyance of specific products, such as bottles or cans. The type of attachment required will depend on the size and shape of the product being conveyed.

4. What are some common problems that can occur with a Double Flex Chain?

Some common problems that can occur with a Double Flex Chain include chain elongation, chain breakage, excessive wear, and chain jump.

5. How can Double Flex Chain problems be prevented?

To prevent Double Flex Chain problems from occurring, it is important to properly install and tension the chain, regularly inspect the chain for signs of wear or damage, ensure that the chain is properly lubricated, avoid overloading the chain, and ensure that the chain is properly aligned.

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