Chain Disk

Chain DiskChain Disk feed delivery systems have the flexibility to adapt to all types of swine production facilities and the ability to overcome the performance and reliability constraints of other systems. Today’s complex feeding programs for farrowing, nursery and finishing units, demand complete flexibility in feed delivery. Twisting and turning through multiple farrowing rooms while delivering feed to AP’s Farrowing Drop Feeders present no challenge to the AP Chain Disk Feed Delivery System. High capacities at long distances with multiple turns, and the ultimate in dependable recirculating systems, is what it was designed for. Our goal is to work hand-in-hand with today’s producer to provide feeding equipment needed to adapt to our rapidlychanging technologies for years to come.


Flexibile Design Chain Disk is ideally suited to delivering feed to multiple farrowing rooms, individual sow stalls, electronic sow feed systems and the high volume demands of large finishing facilities.

 Gentle on Feed The gentle conveying method of the cast iron wheel limits damage to expensive pelleted rations and prevents particle separation in ground feed rations.

 Quality Components Chain Disk’s rugged design, quality components and unique control system enable it to out-perform the competition in capacity, distance and durability.

 Clear Corner Housings

  • Clear corner housings provide visual confirmation the system is properly operating at all times.
  • The patent pending pivoting wiper insures that feed does not accumulate in the center of the corner housing.
  • Special corner units are available for inclined or vertical installation.
  • Corners have a tight radius allowing the system to turn 180° in a 24″ space.
  • A cast iron wheel gently guides the chain through the corner.
  • A sealed ball bearing will provide years of trouble free service.


Controller & Sensor 06 Chain Disk Controller The Chain Disk Controller enables the feeding system to be programmed to operate how and when you want and constantly monitors the system to insure proper operation. Drive unit motor currant is constantly monitored to insure that the system is not over loaded. When amp draw spikes, the Flex-Flo™ fill system is temporarily shut down by the controller until the drive unit motor amp draw decreases and normal operation resumes. A programmable maximum run timer will shut down the Chain Disk and the Flex-Flo™ systems if the system runs continuously for an excessive amount of time indicating that a bin is empty or a costly feed spill is occurring. Available in two models:

  • The APCD-500 features a 24 hour time clock and actuator outputs making it ideal for automated feeding in breeding and farrowing facilities.
  • The APCD-600 features continuous feeding making it the ideal controller for nurseries and finishing.


Képernyőfotó 2014-06-04 - 11.24.12 Tube Sensor A tube mounted sensor will shut down the system when feed returns to the inlet hopper indicating that all feeders have been filled. Chain Disk’s sensor design eliminates the challenges caused by empty farrowing or nursery rooms, and eliminates the task of correctly position sows in your breeding and gestation facilities to keep the feed system operating properly.


Drive Units 08 Képernyőfotó 2014-06-04 - 11.24.38 Heavy-Duty Drive Units Chain Disk drive units are constructed of corrosion resistant 304 stainless steel and feature heavy duty, high efficiency, helical bevel gearboxes. High efficiency means more torque with less horsepower decreasing operating cost without sacrificing performance.




 Auto Tensioning Chain Disk drive units feature an automatic chain tensioning system to reduce maintenance and a safety shut off switch to shut down the system if it becomes obstructed by a foreign object. Correct chain tension is automatically adjusted by a spring loaded tensioning wheel.

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



Delivery Tubing 12 Chain Disk is available with three styles of conveyor tubes to meet the requirements of every application.

PVC Tube. Corrosion-free and quick & 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.
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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* Effective capacity will decrease as system length increases, effective capacity at maximum length is reduced by approximately 40%. ** Maximum system length will decrease by 25 ft. (8 M.) for each additional corner that is added, up to twenty-four corners can be used.   Drops & Drop Feeders Drop kits are specially designed for total cleanout. Chain Disk systems can be equipped with a wide variety of AP’s volumetric sow feeders and outlet drops (for farrowing and gestation) including a pneumatic actuated unit for fully automated multiration feeding. Consider AP’s Chain Disk for your next feed delivery system. 18



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