drag-chain conveyor

drag-chain conveyor

[′drag ‚chān kən′vā·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A conveyor in which the open links of a chain drag material along the bottom of a hard-faced concrete or cast iron trough. Also known as dragline conveyor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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As the material is dumped from the truck, it immediately goes into a concrete hopper where a drag-chain conveyor feeds the solids/liquid into the shaker-table at a controlled rate.
The arrangement and volume of the drag-chain conveyor trough provides for a controlled discharge onto the screen.