Three types of chains are typically used in asphalt plants:
- Inclined Scraper Conveyor Chains are used to move the asphalt mix into storage hoppers.
- Drive Chains are used on rotating drums to mix the aggregate and asphalt.
- Bucket Elevator Chains are used to move aggregates to stor age silos and are sometimes used to move the asphalt mix to storage hoppers.
U.S. Tsubaki supplies Inclined Scraper Conveyor Chains in 4" to 6" pitch with both K- and slotted-M-style attachments. These chains are designed and constructed to give the best combination of strength and toughness. The chains are balanced to ensure continued safe operation. Sidebars are hardened to resist the impact loading that may occur. Rollers are specially heat-treated to resist outside diameter abrasion inherent in asphalt conveyors. These special features make our chains long-lasting and keep your operation running smoothly.