Drag chains for material handling systems

Drag chains for material handling systems

Drag chains for material handling systems


Material handling systems play a crucial role in various industries, ensuring the smooth and efficient movement of goods and materials. One essential component of these systems is drag chains, also known as cable chains or energy chains. In this article, we will explore the features, benefits, and applications of drag chains in material handling systems.

What are drag chains?

Drag chains are designed to protect and guide cables, hoses, and other flexible components in automated machinery. They consist of interconnected, flexible links or compartments that allow for free movement while preventing tangling, snagging, or damage to the cables. The flexibility and robustness of drag chains make them ideal for demanding industrial applications.

The benefits of drag chains

Drag chains offer several advantages over traditional cable management solutions:

  • Enhanced cable protection: Drag chains shield cables and hoses from abrasion, oil, chemicals, and other hazards, extending their lifespan and reducing downtime.
  • Improved cable organization: By keeping cables neatly organized and separated within the compartments, drag chains eliminate cable tangles and reduce the risk of tripping or entanglement.
  • Increased system reliability: The reliable operation of material handling systems relies on the uninterrupted performance of cables. Drag chains prevent cable damage and ensure a continuous flow of power and signals.
  • Flexible design options: Drag chains are available in various sizes, materials, and configurations to suit different application requirements, offering flexibility in system design and integration.

Applications of drag chains

Drag chains find extensive use in a wide range of material handling systems, including:

  • Conveyor systems
  • Robotic arms and gantry systems
  • CNC machines
  • Packaging and sorting machines
  • Automated storage and retrieval systems

Drag chains in action

Drag chain in use

Company products and introduction

At our company, we are a leading provider of drag chain solutions in the Chinese market. Our products include drag chains, flexible chains, plastic drag chains, bushchains, plastic chains, tabletop chains, multiflex chains, and more. We have a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility equipped with 300 sets of automatic CNC production equipment and automated assembly systems.

With a focus on quality, competitive pricing, and exceptional service, we take pride in delivering high-quality products that meet our customers’ specific needs. We offer customization options based on customer requirements. We invite customers to provide their drawings or samples for tailored solutions.

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Author: Czh