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Plastic Top Chain

Top plates and chains are made of engineering plastic and are connected using engineering plastic or stainless steel pins. Other types feature plates of engineering plastic combined with steel, nickel-plated steel, lube-free steel, or stainless steel base chains.

Features

  • Protects Conveyed Goods Using: a roller conveyor or steel chain to convey objects such as parts, manufactured items, pallets, and the like can result in damage from sliding or impact. The unique softness of plastic top plates makes them ideal for transporting products and materials that are easily scratched.
  • Simple Construction Plastic: chain consists of connecting pins and links with a top surface on which objects are carried. Links can be removed or replaced simply by removing the connecting pins—there’s no need to remove bearing blocks, as is the case with flat belts. Attachments are available that can be removed with a flat-blade screwdriver.
  • Lightweight: Plastic chain is one-third the weight of stainless steel chain. In addition, using plastic pins (Plastic Pin series) provides a further 15% to 25% reduction in weight, minimizing required power and making handling easy.
  • Excellent Sliding Performance (Low Friction): With a friction coefficient 30% to 60% lower than that of stainless steel, plastic chain requires less power and is less likely to cause conveyed objects to topple from frictional resistance. Whereas flat belts are prone to sudden rupture from sliding with conveyed objects, most plastic chain uses polyacetal resin, which offers superior sliding properties over a long service life.
  • Quiet Operation: Plastic chain is 5 dB to 7 dB quieter than stainless steel top chain, with less ear-jarring noise.
  • Sanitary: Plastic chain is sanitary because it will not rust or corrode. Food items and the like can be placed directly onto the links, and because this chain does not use lubricant, the work environment can be kept clean and sanitary.

Specifications

Straight Running

TTP Series

Globally standard shapes usable in a wide variety of applications.

TTPH Series

Uses a comb-shaped plate to minimize the gap between links. Perfect for conveying unstable containers.

TTPT Series

Uses thicker plates than the TTP Series, making it ideal for applications prone to plate wear.

TTPDH Series

Heavy duty chain for heavy duty conveyance. Allows use of single strand chain in operations normally requiring multiple strands.

TTPM Series

Uses 1/2 the chain pitch of traditional plastic chain to reduce conveyor noise and save space in connecting areas.

TPF Series

Has 1.4x the allowable load of TTP Series. Perfect for heavier load conditions.

TP-OTD Series

Has a higher allowable load (1.3x) than TTP Series. Perfect for heavier load operations.

TPS Series

Features 1.4x the allowable load of TTP Series, making it ideal for heavier load operations.

TPH Series

Uses a comb-shaped plate to minimize the gap between links. Perfect for conveying unstable containers.

TPSS Series

Features a higher allowable load (2.3x) than TTP Series. Perfect for heavier load operations.

TPM Series

Uses a 19.265mm chain pitch for reduced conveyor noise and space savings in connecting areas.

TPM-SN Series

Uses the same engagement principle as silent chain for ultra-low noise, stable conveyance (14dB quieter in in-house testing).

TPRF Series

Conveyor chain using a double pitch base chain with plastic plates.


Sideflexing

TTUP Series

Standard plastic top chain for sideflexing conveyance. Version of TTP for sideflexing conveyance. (Minimum sideflex radius: 600mm)

TTUPH Series

Chain using comb-shaped plates. Version of TTPH for sideflexing conveyance. (Minimum sideflex radius: 500mm)

TTUP-M/TTUPT-M Series

Prevents floating in curved sections when used in conjunction with magnetic rails.

TTUPS Series

Features 1.8x the allowable load of TTUP Series, making it perfect for heavier load applications.

TTUPS-H Series

Uses a thick top plate for better top plate crack resistance than conventional top chains.

TTUPM-P Series

Has a chain pitch of 12.7mm and a top plate width of 50mm. Effective in creating quieter conveyors and making transfer areas more compact.

TPU-LH/TPUT-LH Series

Has a smaller link height compared to TPU Series to allow for more compact layouts.

TPUS Series

Features 2.2x the allowable load of TPU Series. With its wide plates, it can be used to convey heavy items.

TPU

Curved conveyor chain with float-preventive tabs. Version of TPS Series for sideflexing conveyance. (Minimum sideflex radius: 500mm)

TPUM Series

Features half the pitch of conventional top chains. Version of TPM Series for sideflexing conveyance.

TPU-USR Series

Has a small minimum sideflex radius (190mm), allowing for compact layouts.

TTUP-LLPC Series

Quite effective in preventing floating thanks to its low center of gravity and relatively small sideflex radius.

TPUH-BO Series

Uses a comb-shaped plate to minimize gaps between links. (Minimum sideflex radius: 190mm)

TPUSR Series

Allows for freedom of layout thanks to its small sideflex radius. Perfect for conveying in tight spaces. (Minimum sideflex radius: 150mm)

TP-UB36 Series

Features a small sideflex radius (150mm) allowing for freedom of layout. Perfect for conveying in tight spaces.

TPUN Series

Designed to prevent pivot misassembly. (Minimum sideflex radius: 140mm)

TPUN-LH Series

Matches the link height often found in global markets. (Minimum sideflex radius: 150mm)

TP-50UNS/TP-50UNS-D76 Series

Compact, with a small sideflex radius. Chains with pushers are also available. (Minimum sideflex radius: 150mm)

TP-50UN-T95 Series

Crescent top plates to reduce changes in gaps between top plates on straight and curved sections.

TPCC Series

Simple plastic chain with an offset shape for conveying cases and the like.

TORP/TOSP Series

Uses a crescent top plate with fixed gaps between links to stop items from getting caught.

TP-36AK

Unique chain design, with only minor changes to the gaps between top plates on straight and curved sections.

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