Tubular Drag 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 that 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.

MOVE PRODUCTS FAST WITH MANY CAPACITIES

Tubular drag conveyor systems offer flexible configurations and capacities. All of our systems are custom built, and are ideal for product flow as high as 2,000 cubic feet per hour (57 m3/hr).

FLEXIBLE, ROBUST, AND EYE-CATCHING DESIGNS

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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are your tubular drag conveyors stock systems or custom designed?

Chain-Vey conveyors are custom designed for your layout. We offer some examples of common drag conveyor layouts on our designs pages. But the actual layout is tailored to your existing or desired placement of your equipment. Your sales engineer will likely ask for a drawing of your desired layout to make you an accurate quote.

Why should I get a Chain-Vey over other conveyor types/manufacturers?

We’ve got a dedicated page to learning how Chain-Vey offers nearly all of the benefits of pneumatic, screw auger, bucket, and cable conveyors without any of the drawbacks. There are many good conveyor manufacturers, but Chain-Vey offers the greatest number of benefits in design, service, and familiarity with your application compared to other manufacturers.

Featured Articles

February 14, 2022

IBIE 2022

MPE will be at the International Baking & Industry Expo 2022 in Las Vegas. Join us in Booth 6852 to learn all about MPE’s Chain-Vey is the industry leading tube conveyor specifically designed for transporting food and bakery ingredients without product degradation or declassification. We know Dry Process and we Deliver! Experience and follow through

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February 14, 2022

Petfood Forum 2022

Join the MPE team at the 2022 Petfood Forum in Kansas City, MO, at booth 1143 and learn how Chain-Vey tubular drag conveyor is the most gentle and efficient transportation for your pet product and ingredient conveying needs. Chain-Vey’s flexible design and compact footprint is sure to fit virtually any configuration. Additionally, with an enclosed,

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February 14, 2022

Craft Brewers Conference 2022

Join MPE at the 2022 Craft Brewers Conference in Minneapolis, MN, and let our experienced sales engineers demonstrate how Chain-Vey offers the most gentle and efficient transportation foryour malts and brewing ingredients. Chain-Vey’s flexible design and compact footprint is sure to fit virtually any configuration.Additionally, with an enclosed design, you can be confident your ingredients

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