Plate chains

iwis plate chains ensure the safe, smooth conveying and accumulation of workpiece carriers and workpieces. Their design allows extremely tight curve radii, which enables a much more economical use of space than other conveyor systems. JWIS brand plate chains feature special plates that are pressed directly onto the chain pins. This guarantees an absolutely flat, step-free transport track in the tightest of spaces. The base chain is also completely covered, which prevents both injury to operating staff and damage to the conveyed goods.

Allows the construction of very tight bends
Absolutely flat, step-free transport track
Large variety of plates

Some examples of plate chain versions

iwis offers a wide range of plate forms and two plate material alternatives for the individual configuration of your conveyor system.

Plate chains iwis different versions
Plate chains iwis very tight bends


On request, iwis will design customer-specific solutions for conveyor systems. Our design engineers will provide support with the configuration, calculation and development of new conveyors.

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  • Wide variety of different plate shapes allows individualised conveyor system design
  • Various alternative plate materials available
  • The iwis plate chain program includes roller chains according to standard ISO 606 (DIN 8187), ISO 1275 (DIN 8181) as well as works standard
  • Guarantees an absolutely flat, step-free transport track
  • Low noise emission
  • Effective protection of functional areas of the chain
  • Intermeshing design of plates provides a continuous flat surface for workpiece transport
  • Special plate shape allows the construction of very tight bends
  • Long conveying distances possible in very small spaces
  • No risk of injury
  • DIN sprockets may be used
  • CAD data of all plate chain types available

Further technical information can be found in our Plate chain product flyer.

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Low-noise accumulation and conveying

iwis plate chains guarantee an absolutely flat, step-free transport track, even in the narrowest spaces.  Special plate shapes and materials ensure safe, smooth transport and accumulation of articles such as workpieces or workpiece carriers around the tightest bends, so optimum conveyor tracks are possible in restricted spaces. DIN standard sprockets can be used for these applications, and roller chains in accordance with ISO 606, ISO 1275 or factory standard are possible.

Plate chains are mainly used in general conveyor technology, tool transport, the automotive industry, in under-floor conveyors and applications that require conveying and buffering.

Systems solutions for Logistics and Conveyor Technology

Logistics and Conveyor Technology

Logistics and Conveyor Technology

Efficient solutions for transport and drive conveyor chain systems.

A wide variety of conveyor and drive chain systems are used. The demands on chain characteristics such as fatigue strength, breaking loads, chain tolerances, surface, material qualities, lubricants or even freedom from lubricants and their reproducibility are enormous. Learn more
Drive Solutions for Mechanical Engineering and Plant Construction

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

iwis - roller chains with above-average service life, excellent wear resistance and limited length tolerances for specialized applications and various areas of mechanical and plant engineering. Learn more
System solutions for the automotive industry

Industrial applications

Industrial applications

Industrial applications in the automotive industry: In this sector, iwis offers optimal solutions for conveyor and transport systems tailored to automotive production lines. MEGAlife maintenance-free chains offer corrosion protection and minimal elongation over their entire service life. Learn more
Drive solutions for the Food Industry

Food Industry

Food Industry

Focus on accuracy, hygiene reguations, efficient maintenance-free and corrosion-resistance solutions .

Hygiene regulations, various temperature ranges or corrosion resistance are requirements for drive systems in food production. Food approved lubricants or maintenance-free chains for the food industry can be found here. Learn more


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