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Plate Link Conveyors

Flat Metal Conveyor

Plate Link Conveyors are manufactured from metallic or rubber plates that vary in width and length. Cross rods are threaded through the edges, at the end of the cross rods they are finished with a roller chain.

Metal Plate Link conveyors are constructed of steel and can operate in extreme conditions, such as high or low temperatures that would ordinarily damage rubber or fabric conveyors belts. With the various temperatures it can handle, metal plate link conveyors are ideal for food manufacturing both hot and cold. Typical applications can also include a freezing tunnel, blanching and waste treatment. A Plate Link conveyor system is made of many heavy duty metal links that overlap and adjoin each other, they are connected by steel rods making the system stable enough to hold heavy items, and this type of conveyor is generally used for bulk waste materials because of its reliable durability. We create both flat level and inclined conveyors that can feed into hoppers or skips.

Here at Midland Handling Equipment, we have perforated plates available, which mean you can use the conveyor belts for drainage; the size of perforation can range from small to large with full customisation. This type of conveyor is robust and sturdy; however, it is not recommended that heavy products drop from a height onto the conveyor belt, as it may cause the plates to bend. However, these plates are resistant to cuts and individually can be replaced.


For heavy duty loads, plate link conveyors are the perfect solution. The slat band conveyors transfer products around tight corners quickly. Slat Chains conveyors are typically used for packaging in the food and drink industry; they can also be used for more heavy duty products. Due to the low friction and smooth surface, a slat chain conveyor is ideally applied in the labelling industry.

If you need more information regarding any of our products including belt conveyors or inverted systems, or if you have questions you need answering, contact us at Midland Handling Equipment and our helpful staff are happy to assist.


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Our Plate Link Products

Our Plate Link Products

Plate link conveyors are usually used in arduous applications to move bulk items like waste material, swarf and scrap metal. The belt is constructed from heavy duty steel links connected by steel rods which make the belt strong, sturdy but yet still flexible to move around corners and edges. The links are fixed to conveyor chains either side that runs in steel guides over sprockets at each end. Here at Midland Handling Equipment, we can create plate link conveyors at any length and width, varying on what product is being carried and to suit your business. Plate link conveyors can also be manufactured at a straight level or inclined/declined to feed material into hoppers or skips.

We make it our priority to manufacture only the highest quality of conveyors and ensure you have a system that has a long life. Giving you little downtime as we understand having a production line for any use it is critical the system doesn’t stop.