Slat chain conveyors are another type of chain conveyor which uses many types of interleaving segments to form a slat type chain of either synthetic polymer or stainless steel construction, in either low friction or friction grip styles.
They are used in high wear areas often handling individual packets or cans in can filling or bottling operations. They are also used extensively in food manufacturing applications.
Heavy versions of the slat conveyors can be seen in freight handling applications where loads and impact are quite high. Traditionally heavy slat conveyors are constructed using hardwood slats or rubber with steel sheet base fixed on to parallel chains.
Vertical conveying by chain conveyors with inclination angle upto 45 degrees is used for handling difficult materials like bagasse in sugar mills as bagasse carriers and in power plants for feeding boilers using vertical slats either of fork type or plain sheet of steel.