The BCK chain conveyor is build modular. This makes BCK able to deliver tailor-made chain conveyors with standard components. It is a very maintenance-friendly conveyor system and straight sections can be combined with curves in one chain conveyor.
Chain conveyors and belt conveyors: the differences
The choice of a belt conveyor or chain conveyor is mainly determined by the product, the load, the environment and the permissible down-time.
The biggest differences with belt conveyors are:
- Chain material is not stretched
- Chain conveyors can transport a bigger load
- Low down-time (customers can even replace parts of the chain)
- Chain runs between plastic profiles, that leads to low maintenance
- Very width stable
- Customer can adjust the chain composition by himself (for example to place an extra pusher)
- A curve can be easily integrated with a straight section (save in drives and controls)
If there is no wet surroundings or there is no stainless steel required, an aluminium chain conveyor can be applied. Click here or on the photo beneath for more information of the aluminium chain conveyors.
The application is often determined whether an aluminium or stainless steel chain conveyor shall be. A stainless steel chain conveyor is often used in wet surroundings and / or stainless steel products are required. You can think of applications in the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Click here or on the photo beneath for more information of the stainless steel chain conveyors.
A chain conveyor with hinged steel belts is often used when the product are sharp or hot like welded metal products. Click here or on the photo beneath for more information of the chain conveyors with hinged steel belts.