Tube Drag Chain Conveyors by Chain-Vey®

Tube chain conveyor systems move products gently, efficiently, horizontally and vertically in dust-tight tubes without product degradation or declassification.

Chain-Vey tube drag 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 drag conveyors 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.

Key Benefits

  • Move product in virtually any direction, even between facilities
  • Near-zero product breakage and degradation
  • Bi-directional transport with multiple inlets and discharges
  • Air-tight protection of your product
  • Clean-In-Place fully-automated options
  • FDA food-grade and sanitary design
  • Ultra-high strength hardened alloy and stainless steel chains

An Ideal Conveyor for Foods and Bulk Solids

Chain-Vey tubular drag conveyors can move almost any wet or dry food, powder, and bulk solid.


Tubular drag 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.


All of our tubular drag 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.

Chain-Vey Users

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.


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Upcoming Trade Shows

February 25, 2021

Interpack 2020

Interpack 2021 (Originally planned for 2020, but rescheduled) February 25 – March 3, 2021 Messe Düsseldorf D-40474 Düsseldorf, Am Staad (Stockumer Höfe) Düsseldorf, Germany Booth located in Hall 4, B29

October 6, 2020

iPBS 2020

International Powder and Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition 2020 October 6 – 8, 2020 Donald E. Stephens Convention Center 5555 N River Road Rosemont, IL Booth 1323

August 19, 2020

Petfood Forum 2020

Petfood Forum 2020 August 19 – 21, 2020 The Kansas City Convention Center 301 W. 13th Street Kansas City, MO Booth 1547

April 25, 2020

SCA 2020

Specialty Coffee Expo 2020 Check SCA’s website for latest on show dates: Oregon Convention Center 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR Booth 1113