The pulling force of a chain conveyor is created by using one or two chains which are traction bodies.
They serve for a continuous or periodic movement of unit loads.
Track of a chain conveyor is typically spatially closed and has a complicated circuit.
Basic types: load-bearing ; drawing; pushing .
They have high performance and are capable of transporting loads with high temperature and big weight.
They are used to solve problems of complex mechanization and automation of handling and storage operations.