These conveyors generally have double or triple and sometimes multiple strands of roller chains running over fabricated frames and guides.
They are used where positive transport of goods is required, and are often used in conjunction with roller conveyors where a change of direction is required.
Chain conveyors are most commonly found where movement of heavy loads are required, such as full pallets, drums, stillages and collapsible pallet boxes used in warehouses and manufacturing areas.
In certain situations where a product is irregularly shaped or has protrusions like feet and cannot be safely handled on other conveyor styles, then chain conveyors will often be used for the job.
A chain conveyor provides good positive drive and is an economical form of transportation of goods. Long runs of chain conveyor are often more economical when compared with other conveyor styles.