Custom-Engineered Drag Conveyors That Perform in Extreme Conditions

Materials Handling Equipment (MHE) is the industry leader in drag conveyors because we can engineer, manufacture, install, and service our drag conveyors based on the individual needs of our clients. Our knowledge and experience have helped us become one of the most respected and trusted drag conveyor manufacturers in the industry. We engineer every one of our drag conveyors to meet specific job requirements without any superfluous equipment that may hinder the capabilities of the machinery and add unnecessary expense. Our custom-designed conveyors improve operations and reduce maintenance, and they are available at economical prices.

What is a Drag Chain Conveyor?

A drag chain conveyor is a type of conveyor system used in heavy-duty industrial applications to move materials horizontally, vertically, or on an incline. It consists of a series of heavy-duty chains that are dragged along the conveyor path, typically supported by a frame. The chains are connected to paddles or flights that push material along the conveyor. Drag chain conveyors are known for their durability and ability to handle heavy loads, making them ideal for industries such as mining, steel production, and bulk material handling. They are also valued for their versatility, as they can accommodate materials with different particle sizes and characteristics.

Drag Conveyor Applications

Drag chain conveyors find extensive applications across various industries. They are commonly used in:

  • Mining and aggregates – Drag conveyors are crucial for transporting ores, coal, and aggregates throughout extraction, processing, and storage operations.
  • Agriculture – Drag chain conveyors handle grain, feed, and other agricultural products during harvesting, processing, and distribution.
  • Waste management and recycling – They facilitate the movement of recyclables, municipal solid waste, and industrial waste for sorting, processing, and disposal.
  • Automotive and manufacturing – Plants utilize drag chain conveyors to transport components, raw materials, and finished products along assembly lines, ensuring smooth production flows.
  • Power generation and utilities – Drag conveyors efficiently handle biomass, ash, and other materials, supporting electricity generation and operational processes.

The Trusted Choice for Heavy-Duty Drag Conveyors

Since 1927, MHE has been providing custom drag conveyors for a wide array of industries, including power and utilities, chemicals, agriculture, and construction. Our drag conveyors come in a wide variety of chains, liners, flighting options, and drives that are specifically suited to withstand abrasion, corrosion, and extreme heat. Our industrial drag conveyors can be utilized for:

They also fit a variety of classifications, including:

When you partner with MHE, we will meet with your engineers to discuss your specific bulk material conveyance needs and the area available for the drag conveyor. Once we understand your goals, our team will custom manufacture a conveyor that helps you accomplish them. Our drag conveyors feature:

  • Capacities up to 500 TPH
  • Widths up to 20 feet
  • Lengths up to 200 feet
  • Inclines up to 45 degrees
  • The ability to withstand temperatures up to 2500 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Tubular, U-type, box, drop-bottom, channel, and split-type casing construction
  • Replaceable abrasion-resistant steel liners in critical locations
  • Custom chains, 4140 shafts, and high-performance bearings
  • Horizontal or Inclined designs with multi-outlet configurations

Additional wear protection options, such as hard-facing of the chain and improved abrasion-resistant liner plates or castings, are available for faster speeds.

Get Your Custom Drag Conveyor Solution Now!

If you’d like to learn more about the heavy-duty, custom-manufactured drag conveyors we offer, contact MHE today to schedule a consultation.