Cable to Chain-Vey Retrofit
How much money do you spend on replacing broken cable each year? Our Chain-Vey engineering team figured out a simple retrofit solution for owners who want to spend less time and money on cable conveyor parts, downtime, and maintenance.
Because the leading cable conveyors and Chain-Vey tube conveyors both share nearly identical pipe dimensions and designs, it’s actually quite easy to replace the insides of an existing installation. The turnarounds and drive units typically need to be swapped out too; but the total savings are large when comparing the two options.
Give our Chain-Vey sales engineers a call to discuss pricing and kit specs. The time to manufacture a kit can be as little as a few weeks. Installation takes less than one day, maybe even half a day. Chain-Vey guarantees that the chain will never break or snap. You will also have fewer maintenance intervals and lower spare part costs per year compared to your existing cable.
“A lot of bang for the buck on the retrofit. A good solution to the issues we were having.”
―Joel Bean, Farmingham Foods
The Cable-to-Chain-Vey Retrofit is a simple three part kit, comprising a replacement Drive, Turnaround, and Chain. The existing pipe/tube and inlets and discharges remain in place. The downtime to make the conversion is minimal, and most of the benefits of Chain-Vey are gained at a cost-effective price.
Higher Tensile Strength
Laboratory tests show how chain offers nearly four times the tensile strength compared to a leading cable conveyor cable sample. This is consistent with previous owners of cable conveyor systems who now own Chain-Vey systems that chain is more reliable and doesn’t break.
Better Critical Food-Safety Standards
Chain has no harborage points for food particles. Cable, however, offers many points for food particles to remain attached to the cable. The solution of cable manufacturers is to wrap cable with nylon jacketing. This is only effective as long as the jacketing is intact. Over time, though, numerous owners of nylon-jacketed cable can see cracks and degradation in nylon, revealing harborage points for food particles. Chain, even over years of use, does not degrade, does not crack, and impervious to food particles.
Lower Total Cost of Ownership
Many previous customers of cable conveyor systems who now own Chain-Vey, attest to the lower maintenance downtime and lower replacement parts cost in the lifetime of owning each system.