Chain conveyor beam with slide rail - modular automation
Slide rail for chain conveyor system
Slide rail on beam

Chain conveyor slide strips for beams

The beams are made of aluminium, the plastic chain that can move around bends runs along them. Between the beam and plastic chain there is the slide strip, also called the slide rail. On the following pages you will find an overview of all beams and all chain types from modular automation.

Slide strips or slide rails made of plastic or spring steel strip are used to reduce the friction between the beam and the chain and are fastened to the beam using rivets, adhesive or screws. The slide strip is installed with the greatest possible care to ensure the conveyor chain runs smoothly. The slide strips are available in five different material designs.

Slide strips for beams and chains

The slide strips are available in five different material versions. 

  FLCR 25 FLCR 25 H FLCR 25 P
Material HDPE (polyethylene) PA6 + HDPE (polyamide-polyethylene) PVDF (polyvinylidenfluorid)
Coefficient of friction 0,1 - 0,25 0,1 - 0,3 0,15 - 0,35
Colour Black Grey Transparent white
Straightforward mounting, standard slide strip

Resistance to heat Resistance to heat and chemicals, low tensile elongation

Low resistance to solvents, high temperatures and heavy accumulations

Unsuitable for wet applications Difficult to install
Usage  -40 bis +60°C  -40 to +80 °C, suitable for non-metallic abrasive particles -40 bis +100°C
Applications Medium load, medium velocity, all industries

High load, high velocities

High load, wet and greasy environment
Material UHMW-PE (wear-resistant polyethylene) Spring steel strip
Coefficient of friction 0,1 - 0,25 0,15 - 0,35
Colour White Natural
Advantages Low particle production, low wear, straightforward mounting Resistance to abrasive particles and heat, no tensile elongation
Disadvantages High tensile elongation Complex mounting, particles produced in dry environment
Usage information   -40 to +60 °C, low dust formation, conveying velocity >30 m/min Suitable for milling and grinding work on metals
Applications Clean production High load, high temperature ranges, aggressive particles

Note on the slide strips and the coefficient of friction:
The coefficient of friction is normally initially at the lowest value. With usage the coefficient of friction of the slide strip increases. This friction can be reduced again with the aid of lubricants. However, attention must be paid to the selection of the correct lubricant. We would be pleased to advise on the selection of a suitable lubricant.

Components for standard chain conveyor systems

Standard chain conveyors
Components for standard conveyors

The high-quality, standardised components and modules for initial installation or for expanding an existing system are available with short delivery times. You will find our range of components in our conveyor technology catalogue for the chain conveyor systems FS, FM, FL, F85 and F300.


Each sector and every product has different requirements on a conveyor system solution. You will find sector-specific solutions in the Sector solutions area.