Drag Chain Conveyor (Sanitary)

Sanitary drag chain conveyors are typically used for conveying pallets or containers with an irregular bottom board configuration.  Drag chain conveyors typically have 2 or 3 strands of roller chain that ride in a carryway, but they are not sanitary. Shown above is a multiple strand plastic modular belt conveyor that serves the same purpose and is built utilizing more sanitary material and design principles.  

Drag chain conveyors are not designed for accumulation and should be zoned by means of separate drives where product will accumulate.

Key Features:

Sanitary drag chain conveyors can be built with either roller chain or plastic chains.  It will not be a true sanitary design, but can be designed for washdown. By nature, the plastic modular belt solution is a cleaner design.


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  • A heavy duty, but cleaner solution in a pallet or tote handling environment.


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Case Study: Hershey

Hershey Manager of Packaging Systems Engineering, Scott Fedor, talks about how NCC Automated Systems is a dependable partner they trust to integrate their packaging lines and automation equipment.


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NCC has successfully developed projects that have automated various operations. These projects have included pre-engineered conveyors, custom equipment, and related control systems. All projects were completed as specified. Based on my experience I would highly recommend NCC Automated Systems, Inc.

John Lochra, Plant Manager - Dole Fresh Vegetables


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the fine work you have done for my company. The construction and performance of these conveyors is superb.

A. Kulesa, Nabisco Brands


NCC has met our requirements with quick response time and a willingness to go the extra mile. The quality of their work and attention to detail pleased the engineers at Bestfoods.

Antoine Beaudry, Bestfoods Canada

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