Tubular Drag Conveyor Layouts and Designs

Tubular drag conveyors by Chain-Vey are completely configurable to your existing setup. Configurations can include with multiple inlets and discharges, optimized puck design, and many other options to make sure it’s the right conveyor for you.

  • Ability to convey both horizontally and vertically in a single conveyor
  • Multiple inlets and discharges for flexible system operation
  • Extended horizontal and vertical conveyor lengths possible
  • High-strength chains allow the conveyor to start and stop under loads
  • Bi-directional design doubles capabilities through more efficient system configurations
  • Link chain design enables directional changes on multiple planes
  • Standard designs can include up to six elbows for multiple directional changes
  • Standard tubular drag conveyor construction provides a dust-tight and air-tight environment

“Pretty much a ‘set it and go’ piece of equipment.”

―Adam Sislo, Caribou Coffee

Design Options on Chain-Vey

  • Carbon or Stainless Steel Chain
  • Low Breakage or Standard Inlets
  • U-Track Carryover, Pneumatic or External Tensioners
  • Rotary Discharge, Motorized Brush Box, Air Knives
  • Standard, Molded-On, or Extra Thick Discs
  • Flanged, Standard Pipe, or Sightglass
  • And Many More Options

“Z” System

1. 180° TENSIONING TURNAROUND UNIT

Keeps the chain tensioned within the system and adjusts as the conveyor is loaded and unloaded with product. Configurable with either internal or external tension adjustment.

2. PRODUCT INLET WITH OPTIONAL FLOW BAFFLE

The entry point of product into the conveying system. Can incorporate flow control baffles to set product fill level and prevent shearing.

3. DOUBLE-PIPE FLOOR SUPPORT

Used to support the piping and maintain the set center-to-center distance. The stand includes threaded leveling mounts that allow for vertical pipe adjustment.

4. PRODUCT SIGHT GLASS

Enables viewing during conveying and is made from a clear polycarbonate with the same dimensions as the stainless steel piping.

5. SWEEP ELBOW

Used for gentle changes in pipe direction, sweep elbows are specially bent from seamless pipe to precise dimensional tolerances and uniform concentricity. Based on requirements, elbows are available in a variety of angles and radii for complete flexibility of your system layout.

6. DOUBLE-PIPE CEILING SUPPORT

Designed for suspension from the ceiling using threaded rod or cable and keep piping at the set center-to-center distance.

7. COMPRESSION COUPLING

Standard pipe connections use 4-bolt compression couplings with an internal EPDM gasket and metal grounding strip.

8. 180° DRIVE UNIT

Used in conjunction with the 180° turnaround unit, the drive unit pulls the chain through the drive unit by an electric gearmotor powered sprocket. The drive unit may be run in either direction for single or bi-directional system configurations. The drive unit is installed at the end of the circuit system and is typically used as the final or only discharge point.

9. DISCHARGE TRANSITION

Custom-designed to your application, discharge transitions are supplied to funnel product from discharge points to the desired flange connection or discharge spout.

“C” System

1. 180° TENSIONING TURNAROUND UNIT

Keeps the chain tensioned within the system and adjusts as the conveyor is loaded and unloaded with product. Configurable with either internal or external tension adjustment.

2. PRODUCT INLET WITH OPTIONAL FLOW BAFFLE

The entry point of product into the conveying system. Can incorporate flow control baffles to set product fill level and prevent shearing.

3. DOUBLE-PIPE FLOOR SUPPORT

Used to support the piping and maintain the set center-to-center distance. The stand includes threaded leveling mounts that allow for vertical pipe adjustment.

4. PRODUCT SIGHT GLASS

Enables viewing during conveying and is made from a clear polycarbonate with the same dimensions as the stainless steel piping.

5. SWEEP ELBOW

Used for gentle changes in pipe direction, sweep elbows are specially bent from seamless pipe to precise dimensional tolerances and uniform concentricity. Based on requirements, elbows are available in a variety of angles and radii for complete flexibility of your system layout.

6. ROTARY DISCHARGE VALVE

Designed for suspension from the ceiling using threaded rod or cable and keep piping at the set center-to-center distance.

7. DISCHARGE TRANSITION

Custom-designed to your application, discharge transitions are supplied to funnel product from discharge points to the desired flange connection or discharge spout.

8. DOUBLE-PIPE CEILING SUPPORT

Designed for suspension from the ceiling using threaded rod or cable and keep piping at the set center-to-center distance.

9. 180° DRIVE UNIT

Used in conjunction with the 180° turnaround unit, the drive unit pulls the chain through the drive unit by an electric gearmotor powered sprocket. The drive unit may be run in either direction for single or bi-directional system configurations. The drive unit is installed at the end of the circuit system and is typically used as the final or only discharge point.

In-Line

1. 180° TENSIONING TURNAROUND UNIT

Keeps the chain tensioned within the system and adjusts as the conveyor is loaded and unloaded with product. Configurable with either internal or external tension adjustment.

2. PRODUCT INLET WITH OPTIONAL FLOW BAFFLE

The entry point of product into the conveying system. Can incorporate flow control baffles to set product fill level and prevent shearing.

3. DOUBLE-PIPE FLOOR SUPPORT

Used to support the piping and maintain the set center-to-center distance. The stand includes threaded leveling mounts that allow for vertical pipe adjustment.

4. PRODUCT SIGHT GLASS

Enables viewing during conveying and is made from a clear polycarbonate with the same dimensions as the stainless steel piping.

5. SWEEP ELBOW

Used for gentle changes in pipe direction, sweep elbows are specially bent from seamless pipe to precise dimensional tolerances and uniform concentricity. Based on requirements, elbows are available in a variety of angles and radii for complete flexibility of your system layout.

6. DOUBLE-PIPE CEILING SUPPORT

Designed for suspension from the ceiling using threaded rod or cable and keep piping at the set center-to-center distance.

7. COMPRESSION COUPLING

Standard pipe connections use 4-bolt compression couplings with an internal EPDM gasket and metal grounding strip.

8. 180° DRIVE UNIT

Used in conjunction with the 180° turnaround unit, the drive unit pulls the chain through the drive unit by an electric gearmotor powered sprocket. The drive unit may be run in either direction for single or bi-directional system configurations. The drive unit is installed at the end of the circuit system and is typically used as the final or only discharge point.

9. DISCHARGE TRANSITION

Custom-designed to your application, discharge transitions are supplied to funnel product from discharge points to the desired flange connection or discharge spout.

Multiple Elbows

1. 180° TENSIONING TURNAROUND UNIT

Keeps the chain tensioned within the system and adjusts as the conveyor is loaded and unloaded with product. Configurable with either internal or external tension adjustment.

2. PRODUCT INLET WITH OPTIONAL FLOW BAFFLE

The entry point of product into the conveying system. Can incorporate flow control baffles to set product fill level and prevent shearing.

3. PRODUCT SIGHT GLASS

Enables viewing during conveying and is made from a clear polycarbonate with the same dimensions as the stainless steel piping.

4. DOUBLE-PIPE FLOOR SUPPORT

Enables viewing during conveying and is made from a clear polycarbonate with the same dimensions as the stainless steel piping.

5. SWEEP ELBOW

Used for gentle changes in pipe direction, sweep elbows are specially bent from seamless pipe to precise dimensional tolerances and uniform concentricity. Based on requirements, elbows are available in a variety of angles and radii for complete flexibility of your system layout.

6. COMPRESSION COUPLING

Designed for suspension from the ceiling using threaded rod or cable and keep piping at the set center-to-center distance.

7. DOUBLE-PIPE CEILING SUPPORT

Standard pipe connections use 4-bolt compression couplings with an internal EPDM gasket and metal grounding strip.

8. ROTARY DISCHARGE VALVE

Incorporates a pneumatic actuated drop-door, which allows for automated opening and closing of the valve. Multiple discharge units may be placed at any location in a system when a number of discharge points are required, such as supplying product to a bank of silos.

9. 180° DRIVE UNIT

Used in conjunction with the 180° turnaround unit, the drive unit pulls the chain through the drive unit by an electric gearmotor powered sprocket. The drive unit may be run in either direction for single or bi-directional system configurations. The drive unit is installed at the end of the circuit system and is typically used as the final or only discharge point.

10. DISCHARGE TRANSITION

Custom-designed to your application, discharge transitions are supplied to funnel product from discharge points to the desired flange connection or discharge spout.

Transfer

1. 180° TENSIONING TURNAROUND UNIT

Keeps the chain tensioned within the system and adjusts as the conveyor is loaded and unloaded with product. Configurable with either internal or external tension adjustment.

2. PRODUCT INLET WITH OPTIONAL FLOW BAFFLE

The entry point of product into the conveying system. Can incorporate flow control baffles to set product fill level and prevent shearing.

3. DOUBLE-PIPE FLOOR SUPPORT

Used to support the piping and maintain the set center-to-center distance. The stand includes threaded leveling mounts that allow for vertical pipe adjustment.

4. PRODUCT SIGHT GLASS

Enables viewing during conveying and is made from a clear polycarbonate with the same dimensions as the stainless steel piping.

5. SWEEP ELBOW

Used for gentle changes in pipe direction, sweep elbows are specially bent from seamless pipe to precise dimensional tolerances and uniform concentricity. Based on requirements, elbows are available in a variety of angles and radii for complete flexibility of your system layout.

6. DOUBLE-PIPE CEILING SUPPORT

Designed for suspension from the ceiling using threaded rod or cable and keep piping at the set center-to-center distance.

7. COMPRESSION COUPLING

Standard pipe connections use 4-bolt compression couplings with an internal EPDM gasket and metal grounding strip.

8. 180° DRIVE UNIT

Used in conjunction with the 180° turnaround unit, the drive unit pulls the chain through the drive unit by an electric gearmotor powered sprocket. The drive unit may be run in either direction for single or bi-directional system configurations. The drive unit is installed at the end of the circuit system and is typically used as the final or only discharge point.

9. DISCHARGE TRANSITION

Custom-designed to your application, discharge transitions are supplied to funnel product from discharge points to the desired flange connection or discharge spout.

Integrated Drive & Tension Loop

1. 180° TENSIONING TURNAROUND UNIT

Keeps the chain tensioned within the system and adjusts as the conveyor is loaded and unloaded with product. Configurable with either internal or external tension adjustment.

2. PRODUCT INLET WITH OPTIONAL FLOW BAFFLE

The entry point of product into the conveying system. Can incorporate flow control baffles to set product fill level and prevent shearing.

3. DOUBLE-PIPE FLOOR SUPPORT

Used to support the piping and maintain the set center-to-center distance. The stand includes threaded leveling mounts that allow for vertical pipe adjustment.

4. PRODUCT SIGHT GLASS

Enables viewing during conveying and is made from a clear polycarbonate with the same dimensions as the stainless steel piping.

5. SWEEP ELBOW

Used for gentle changes in pipe direction, sweep elbows are specially bent from seamless pipe to precise dimensional tolerances and uniform concentricity. Based on requirements, elbows are available in a variety of angles and radii for complete flexibility of your system layout.

6. DOUBLE-PIPE CEILING SUPPORT

Designed for suspension from the ceiling using threaded rod or cable and keep piping at the set center-to-center distance.

7. COMPRESSION COUPLING

Standard pipe connections use 4-bolt compression couplings with an internal EPDM gasket and metal grounding strip.

8. 180° DRIVE UNIT

Used in conjunction with the 180° turnaround unit, the drive unit pulls the chain through the drive unit by an electric gearmotor powered sprocket. The drive unit may be run in either direction for single or bi-directional system configurations. The drive unit is installed at the end of the circuit system and is typically used as the final or only discharge point.

9. DISCHARGE TRANSITION

Custom-designed to your application, discharge transitions are supplied to funnel product from discharge points to the desired flange connection or discharge spout.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a combination of any two or more systems?

Can I get an entire tubular drag conveyor made out of sight glass?