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January 12, 2021

Generally, a chain is bent in transverse course only. Having said that, a 3D Bending Conveyor Chain could be structurally bent not merely horizontally but also vertically. It is actually applied for any conveyor line which moves vertically and improvements in course.
X Variety Chains for Trolleys, and Energy & Free Conveyors
X-type Chains are utilised for trolleys, and power & free conveyors. They are drop-forged rivetless chains featuring high strength, lightweight and easy removal of components. The bottom left photo shows an X-type Chain applied as a trolley conveyor with only one rail.
The bottom right photo shows an X-type Chain employed for any electrical power & free conveyor. An additional rail is installed to receive the load for higher transfer capability.
A electrical power & free conveyor generally has a so-called stop and go function to connect and disconnect conveyed materials with and from the chain, so that the conveyed materials is often temporarily stopped, mixed and stored.
Three kinds of X-type Chains are available according to required strength.
Z-type Chain for Light Load Trolley Conveyors
A Z-type Chain for trolley conveyors is utilized for service similar to that of X-type Chains described on the previous page, but is suitable for light loads. It can be widely employed in conveyors supplying parts, and devices for storing and unloading parts on automobile assembling lines.
Z-type Chain for Light Load Trolley Conveyors
A Z-type Chain for trolley conveyors is used for service similar to that of X-type Chains described on the previous page, but is suitable for light loads. It is actually widely applied in conveyors supplying parts, and devices for storing and unloading parts on automobile assembling lines.
FH Type Chain for Freeyor
An FH Style Chain is applied for the same purpose as an X-type Chain and Z-type Chain. While X-type Chain is designed for heavy loads and Z-type Chain is for light loads, FH Type Chain is utilized for intermediate loads. While X-type Chain and Z-type Chain is usually vertically bent only slightly, FH-type Chain is usually bent both vertically and horizontally, which makes it suitable to get a conveyor line moving vertically. We manufacture three kinds of FH-type Chains different in pitch.
Towline Low-Selec-Tow Chain
A towline conveyor has a mechanism to convey dollies caught by a chain buried in the floor. Our chain for towline conveyor is called LST chain (Low-selec-tow chain).
LST Chain could be bent horizontally and can also move on a slight incline. It is actually made by forging, and a recess for hooking a dog is formed at the center of each link.