Peanut and Tree Nut Tubular Conveyor

Convey your premium whole almonds, walnuts, cashews, peanuts, pistachios, and any other tree nut with confidence. Chain-Vey’s gentle chain-and-puck design won’t break your fragile whole nuts during transport.

The Chain-Vey is also one of the most reliable conveyors on the market. Its chain link design offers many times more time the tensile strength than found in some competing types of tube conveyors; meaning you have the most robust conveyor possible. Never worry about your conveyor breaking down or needing unforeseen maintenance in the middle of production. And with a flexible design and compact footprint, you can be sure that Chain-Vey will fit virtually any configuration. The MPE Chain-Vey also features Clean-In-Place (CIP) capabilities with automated wash cycles for sanitary conveying needs.

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    Sample Testing

    Mechanical damage test data, verified by hand sorting, shows that the Chain-Vey system introduces little or no mechanical damage to both in-shell and kernel pistachios. Test data also shows that mechanical damage after conveying was less than 1% for both in-shell pistachios and kernels.

    Conveying Almonds

    Our tubular drag conveyor can transport almonds, peanuts, walnuts, cashews, and any other kind of nut with zero breakage.

    Conveying Sunflower Seeds

    Our tube conveyor can move any kind of seed efficiently and gently without harm or contamination.

    Tube conveyor uses

    Arriving and Intake

    Raw nuts arriving to a processing facility are transported using Chain-Vey to cleaning, storage, or blanching processes.


    Tube conveyors can transport raw nuts into a roaster, or transport freshly roasted nuts to packaging, blending, salting, or mixing machines.

    In-Line Mixing and Blending

    Chain-Vey tube conveyors can have inline mixers or transport to or away from blenders.

    Storage and Packaging

    Tube conveyors carry nuts to storage mediums such as vats, super sacs, silos, or totes. Or they can carry fragile, freshly whole nuts packaging machines without breaking them.

    Disc Conveyor Designs

    C System

    Ideal tubular disc conveyor for moving to storage.

    Z System

    Common tubular disc conveyor used in staged processing.

    Transfer System

    Tubular disc conveyor transferring into another.


    Simple tubular disc conveyor design for moving straight across.

    Chain-Vey vs Cable Disc Conveyors

    Cable tube conveyors are a solid technology known for their gentle, enclosed design, and similar flexibility. However, Chain-Vey systems are just as gentle as cable but are much stronger than cable. This translates into longer conveyor distances and greater heights possible. Chains also do not fray which means easier cleaning and better sanitation. Most importantly though, chains are virtually indestructible; they will not stretch over time, or worse, break in the middle of production. This is a decisive point for many customers of our Cable-to-Chain-Vey Retrofit program.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What kinds of nuts can Chain-Vey convey?

    Chain-Vey will transport all nut varieties and in all stages of processing. Take for example peanuts, where Chain-Vey is currently in use by very large peanut processing plants in the US at all stages. From unloading raw unroasted, to the deshelling, blanching, and roasting. After roasting, fully self-cleaning Chain-Veys that can ensure strict food safety transport are used to move roasted peanuts to packaging or subsequent processing for oil making or peanut butter. Chain-Vey is truly an ideal tubular conveyor for all nut processors.

    Can Chain-Vey handle in-shell whole walnuts?

    Yes. In fact, Chain-Vey’s low-breakage inlets are perfect for whole walnuts because it reduces the chances of the nuts being pinched between the discs and the inlet walls. The 6″ diameter tubular system is ideal for walnuts.