Plastic clips for roller chains: the best protection for sensitive goods

Roller chains with straight plates (type series GL) are employed in conveying systems to transport a variety of different goods. If the goods are not easily damageable like e.g. europallets, they can be conveyed directly on the chain. However, damageable goods such as chipboard or varnished and veneered components must be protected against damages caused by the chain during the conveying process.

Wippermann offers a number of different plastic clips made of POM. These clips are suitable for mounting on roller chains (type series GL), and they will prevent the direct contact between the chain and the items to be transported. Furthermore, they enlarge the contact surface and are thus able to guarantee a particularly safe conveyance process. The special design of the plastic clips also prevents a possible tilting in the defections of the chain conveyor. In order to strengthen the clip fixing even more and thus increase safety, Wippermann recommends the use of unrivetted roller chains.

For the conveyance of particularly delicate goods as well as for goods that slip easily, Wippermann offers plastic clips with an overlay made of thermo-plastic elastomer (TPU) with a hardness of approximately 85 Shore A. These clips significantly increase the adhesion friction coefficient between the conveyed item and the clip, and they can therefore ensure an absolutely slip-free conveyance process. On customers’ request, hardness grades between 50 Shore A and 90 Shore A can be supplied.

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