Chain Disk Feed Delivery

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Flexibility to Go the Distance

Adapt to the demands of farrowing, nursery and finishing units with the flexible feed delivery of Chain Disk. It's perfectly suited to deliver high capacities at long distances through multiple turns.

Key Features

Gentle Conveying Limits Feed Damage
Flexible, High Volume Design
Clear Corner Housings Provide Easy Visual Inspection

Features

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Flexible Design

Chain Disk is ideally suited for delivering feed to multiple farrowing rooms, individual sow stalls, electronic sow feed systems and high-volume finishing facilities.

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Gentle on Feed

The gentle conveying method of Chain Disk's cast iron wheel limits damage to expensive pelleted rations and prevents particle separation in ground feed.

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Quality Components

Chain Disk's rugged design, quality components and unique control system out-perform the competition in capacity, distance and durability.

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Chain Disk Controller

The Chain Disk Controller is available in two models:

  • The APCD-500 features a 24-hour clock and actuator outputs, making it ideal for automated feeding in breeding and farrowing facilities.
  • With continuous feeding, the APCD-600 is the ideal controller for nurseries and finishing.
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Heavy-Duty Drive Units

The high-efficiency drive units of Chain Disk perform with more torque and less horsepower, decreasing operatings costs. They are constructed of corrosion-resistant 304 stainless steel and feature heavy duty, helical-bevel gearboxes.   

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Quality Chain

Durable, low friction nylon disks injection-molded onto hardened steel chain provide years of trouble-free service and eliminate the maintenance and down-time associated with cable-style conveyors.        

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Auto Tensioning

Chain Disk drive units feature an automatic chain tensioning system to reduce maintenance. Chain tension is automatically corrected by a spring-loaded tensioning wheel.A safety shut-off switch shuts down the system if it becomes obstructed.

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Clear Corner Housing

Visually confirm proper operation of Chain Disk in an instant with clear corner housings. The pivoting wiper* prevents feed accumulation in the center of the corner housing, and a cast iron wheel gently guides the chain through tight corners.  Special corner units are available for inclined or vertical installation. Plus, the ball bearing is sealed for years of trouble-free service.

*U.S. Patent 8,418,837 and 8,245,837. Canadian Patent CA 2690694C 

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Tube Sensor

A tube-mounted sensor shuts the system down when feed returns to the inlet hopper (an indication  that all feeders are full.) Chain Disk keeps the feed flowing with a sensor design that eases the challenges caused by empty farrowing or nursery rooms and eliminates the task of correctly positioning sows in breeding and gestation facilities.        

Options

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PVC and Steel Tube Styles

PVC Tube. Corrosion-free. Quick and easy to install. Ideal for farrowing and other low volume applications.

Welded Steel Tube. Ideal for high volume applications like finishing and electronic sow feeding.

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Clear PVC Tube

Clear PVC Tube allows feed to be easily viewed as it is delivered. Ideal in small portions near the proximity switch (tube sensor) for inspection and adjustment purposes.

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Steel Tube with Pre-Punched Holes

To ease installation of Chain Disk systems, a welded steel tube with pre-cut holes is available. The 1-3/8" holes will accept drop feeders for 18", 20", 22" and 24" on-center feed tubes. These tubes are available in 10' and 21' lengths.

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Kwik Attach Outlet Drop

Chain Disk systems can be equipped with a wide variety of AP's volumetric sow feeders and outlet drops designed for total cleanout.

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Rope Controlled Outlet Drop

Adjust feed flow with a simple rope-controlled outlet.