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Why Use Plastic for Conveyor Paddles?

This is the second blog in a three-part series on plastics in conveyors. Click here to read the first article: Why Use Plastics in Conveyors? Why use plastic paddles in drag conveyors? Manufacturers have produced twin-chain drag conveyors for decades. Originally, these conveyors were little more than a steel connection between two chains and a […]

Drag Conveyor Paddles: Steel vs. Plastic

A typical drag conveyor comes equipped with steel paddles. Although a standard throughout much of the industry, such a design comes with drawbacks. Steel paddles are expensive, difficult to manipulate, can corrode, bend, and can damage other machines down the line if broken. So, we’ve decided to chuck standard designs and opt for a different […]