Production facilities can only be efficient when they’re running at peak productivity — something that’s impossible if conveyor belts are slow or saggy. The heavy loads and high pressure to which your conveyor chain is subjected can be incredibly damaging, especially if you’re using sub-standard chains. The conveyor chain is a staple in the food production and citrus industry, allowing large quantities of goods to be moved speedily from location to location. PEER Chain’s conveyor chains are available in a variety of corrosion resistant materials, including stainless steel and ProCoat. Additionally, ask for our available Quest technology with solid bushings for longer life. Our conveyor chains are sturdy and long-lasting, allowing you the peace of mind that PEER Chain will keep you running.
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Background of Conveyors
Chain conveyor systems have been in use for decades, and are the preferred method for moving heavy boxes, pallets and machinery from place to place. Single or double pitch chains work to pull the loads forward by leveraging friction. The first conveyors are thought to have been used more than 200 years ago and were made of wooden beds with a leather belt running through the top. These primitive tools were manually driven with pulleys and hand cranks, offering a more powerful and economic way of transporting the goods of farmers from the port out to ships for sale. Later incarnations of conveyors coincided with the industrial revolution and were used to move materials such as charcoal and gravel in bulk and were responsible for major increases in productivity in mining facilities. Modern conveyor belts are now made of a variety of materials, but the conveyor chain is still used to carry materials of all weights and types.
Uses of Conveyor Chains
Conveyor chains are used in a variety of applications as diverse as food service and automotive parts. Historically, the automotive industry has been a major user of this type of transportation of heavy items between various stations within a warehouse or production facility. The sturdy chain conveyor systems present a cost-effective and reliable method for boosting productivity by keeping items off of the factory floor. Conveyor chains come in a variety of sizes, such as Standard Roller Chain, Double Pitch Roller Chain, Case Conveyor Chain, Stainless Steel Conveyor Chains – C Type, and Nickel Plated ANSI Conveyor Chains. What all of these PEER Chain products have in common is that they are backed by our superior customer service and quality assurance.
Aging Conveyor Chains
The key challenge with conveyor chains is that they tend to elongate over time because of the heavy weights that are passed through the systems. If you’re experiencing any of the following problems, it may be time to replace your conveyor chains:
- Sprocket wear
- Excess slack in the chain due to wear
- Corrosion or wear of the bushings and pins
- Abnormal load action
Every PEER chain is manufactured to exacting standards to ensure that they will perform day in and day out without need for concern.
No matter what type of conveyor chain you need for your application, the friendly and knowledgeable professionals at PEER Chain are standing by to help you find them. Don’t let a faulty chain slow down your operations — get your conveyor back on the straight and narrow in no time when you replace worn out chains with new ones from PEER Chain! Contact us today at 800-523-4567 or via email to info@PEERchain.com. Need an immediate estimate for an attachment or type of chain that you’re not seeing in our online catalog? Contact us. After answering a few simple questions, we can provide you with the specifications for the chain that you need.