Tube conveyors move products gently, efficiently, horizontally and vertically in dust-tight tubes without product degradation or declassification.
Chain-Vey tube conveyors (also called tubular drag conveyors or disc conveyors) are completely customizable conveyor systems, built to each user's specific needs. Large scale food and bulk solids producers choose Chain-Vey for transporting across large spaces, between floors, or even between buildings; all the while protecting their products from degradation, separation, sifting, and exposure to the elements. Smaller scale producers choose Chain-Vey because of its ease of use, low maintenance, and compact footprint than can go between tight spaces. All users can change over ingredients without risk of cross-contamination of flavors or food allergens, which is why co-packers choose Chain-Vey as well.
Collectively our customers have installed thousands Chain-Veys throughout the world, including every major continent.
An Ideal Conveyor for Foods and Bulk Solids
Chain-Vey tube conveyors can move almost any wet or dry food, powder, and bulk solid.
Tube conveyors for transporting peanuts.
Tube conveyors for transporting pet food.
Convey grain, malt, and hops with our tube conveyors.
For transporting fragile, fresh cereals without degradation.
Tube conveyors for bulk powders, salts, and chemicals.
Tube conveyors for green, roasted, and ground coffees.
Tube conveyors for bakery ingredients like flours and meal.
Tube conveyors for almonds and almond flours and meal.
Move Products Fast with many Capacities
Tube conveyor systems offer flexible configurations and capacities. All of our systems are custom built, and are ideal for product flow between 200 and 1,400 cubic feet per hour.
175 ft3/hr or 5 m3/hr
3″ diameter drag chain conveyors are great for malted barley. It is the popular choice for seeds and crumbs as well.
650 ft3/hr or 18 m3/hr
4" diameter drag chain conveyors are a great fit for green and whole bean roasted coffee, oats, pecans and almonds.
1,000 ft3/hr or 28 m3/hr
5" diameter drag chain conveyors are great for moving pet food, breakfast cereal, peanuts, whole walnuts and cashews.
1,400 ft3/hr or 40 m3/hr
6" diameter drag chain conveyors are great for any application in scaled process systems like ground coffee or bulk powder.
Customers with Chain-Vey Tube Conveyors
Flexible, Robust, and Eye-Catching Designs
All of our tube conveyor systems are robust, sanitary, gentle, and quiet. The robust, low-friction disks are designed for lower maintenance costs and energy consumption. Chain-Vey offers both standard Quiet Pucks and High-Efficiency Pucks for special applications.
Ideal tubular drag conveyor for moving to storage.
Common tubular drag design in staged processing.
Tubular drag conveyor transferring into another.
Simple tubular drag conveyor design for moving straight across.
Cable to Chain-Vey Retrofit
Cable tube conveyor owners can replace their worn cables with new chain and discs as part of our retrofit kit. The kit is a simple and cost-effective solution to elevate the strength and reliability of an existing conveyor by using an unbreakable chain and application-specific optimized discs.
Stress-Free, Automated Clean-In-Place Options
Tube conveyor systems offer a wide array of cleaning options built around your product needs. This is why our tube conveyors are preferred in many industries with critical sanitation requirements, passing all swab tests including ATP, Aerobic Plate Count, Coliform, and Bi-Luminous.