We specialize in innovative, versatile chip-handling conveyor solutions for our customers in industries as varied as machining, CNC machining, sawing environments, and similar industrial applications.
MC3 drag-out conveyors, sometimes referred to as drag chain conveyors, provide an economical solution for filtering and transporting fine chips. For wet chips or turnings, drag-out chain conveyor systems can provide efficient coolant filtration. It’s specifically designed for smaller chips and contaminants, but we also offer custom drag-out conveyors to handle large, saw-cut pieces, so you can rest assured that your machines are supplied with the purest coolant possible.
Drag-out chain conveyors consist of a series of evenly-spaced paddles, also called flights or scrapers, connected to one or two continuous chains. These paddles drag along the bottom of a trough to collect and transport materials. The spacing between the paddles is intentionally designed to allow multiple inlets to feed materials onto the conveyor, as well as the ability to top-load materials. As the materials move down the conveyor, it deposits the contents in discharge areas, according to the system’s design.
MC3 can custom fabricate a drag-out chain conveyor to meet your specific requirements. We specialize in double-chained systems, but we can fabricate single-chained systems when required. Each system comes with the following standard drag-chain conveyor parts:
Drag-out chain conveyors require less power to convey materials, enhancing material-conveyance efficiency. Furthermore, they utilize up to 50% of the conveyor’s space to move materials, compared to the 20-45% standard with other styles. With versatile options for conveyor loading and discharge, they are an ideal method for transporting many wet or dry materials such as aggregate, pellets, scrap, and wood chips.
When adding a filter and coolant tank, a drag conveyor can effectively remove chips, swarf, and other unwanted materials from the coolant. As coolant and other liquids run through the filter, the drag scraper separates the contaminants and deposits them into the designated discharge area, while the filtered coolant is sent to its final destination. This simple process presents a streamlined solution to the problem of coolant filtration.
Rich in features with multiple functional and customization options, we fabricate powerful drag-out chain conveyor systems to meet your specific needs. Our facilities and modern equipment outperform our competition, allowing us to complete machining, forming, press brake, powder coating, and other advanced capabilities in-house for faster and more flexible production and delivery. Our drag conveyors are available in four styles and offer:
Additional standard features of our drag-out chain conveyors include:
You can customize your conveyor solution with options including:
Multiple filtration options are also available to fulfill the requirements of your application:
At MC3, we design our drag-out chain conveyors for exclusive use in machining, CNC machining, sawing environments, and similar industrial applications. They are ideally suited to wet and dry handling of small chips and fines, including abrasive chips common to those environments. Configurable in both inclined and horizontal orientations, they may be installed in conjunction with other styles of open conveyors for extended capabilities in recycling and/or environmental protection.
Drag-out chain conveyors offer a variety of advantages over other types of conveyor systems, particularly in machining applications, including:
At MC3, our custom-fabricated drag-out chain conveyors and array of customization options provide solutions for wet and dry chip handling needs for machining and related industries. With our modern, in-house fabrication facilities, we offer shorter lead times and more flexibility than many other drag chain conveyor manufacturers, including capabilities for standalone custom fabrication services using your design and specifications.
"Every time we order from MC3 we already know we're going to get very high-quality products. As a buyer, I always have the confidence they're going to do things right."
Gabriela Gheorghita, Buyer, Valiant
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