These motorised chain transport systems, more correctly called “chain drives” are an alternative to roller conveyors. The sliding movement of the chains drives the load (pallet) during the various sections of the system. They are composed of a suitably stiffened metal structure. Chain drives can have two or more branches. The physical characteristics of the load to carry have a direct effect on the number of chains used and on their size.
Chain drives can be fitted with accessories (hydraulic lifting gear, pneumatic backstops, centring devices, etc.).