Chain-Vey’s Electrical Efficiency up to 90% Greater Than Pneumatic

Chain-Vey tubular drag conveyor systems at a coffee roasting facility
For coffee grinding and particle reduction applications, MPE’s tubular drag conveyors and granulizers together make excellent process systems

Typical power requirements for the Chain-Vey range from 1-5 HP and, when compared to alternative conveying systems, such as dilute or dense phase pneumatic systems, the energy savings can be as much as 90 percent. Assume that the requirement exists for a 100-foot conveyor length at a run rate of 12 hours a day and 250 days a year. A Chain-Vey will achieve electrical energy savings between $5,000 USD and $10,000 USD per year.


Typical configurations can range from single inlet or single outlet, to a system with 10 inlets and 10 outlets with multiple twists and turns along the way. No matter the length or complexity of the design, gentle product handling is maintained throughout the conveying process.

Product moves through the Chain-Vey via stainless steel chain and molded-on discs. This chain is extremely durable and will not stretch, fray nor deteriorate. Turns or corners in the system are accommodated through the use of ‘sweep elbows’ that can range from 10-90 degrees and are designed to minimize friction. When necessary, the design utilizes ‘live corners’ with rotating wheels that eliminate resistance, thereby enabling long runs and multiple turn situations.

In summary, MPE’s development of the Chain-Vey conveyor technology meets the increasingly challenging demands of bulk product transport and is a flexible and efficient alternative to traditional conveying methods.

Reach out to our sales engineers to see how Chain-Vey can benefit your process system.

[Excerpts of this post were from the article “The Missing Link” written by MPE’s Product Line Manager John Eiting originally published in Grain & Feed in April 2013]

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