Step-by-step guide to installing a plastic drag chain

Step-by-step guide to installing a plastic drag chain


A plastic drag chain is an essential component for any industrial automation system. It is designed to protect cables and hoses, ensuring they are not damaged during repetitive movements. In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to install a plastic drag chain.

Step 1: Determine the required length of the plastic drag chain

Measure the length of the cables and hoses that need to be protected. Add a safety factor of at least 10% to the length to accommodate for any slack and ensure the plastic drag chain can move freely.

Step 2: Select the appropriate type of mounting brackets

There are several types of mounting brackets available, including top mount, side mount, and bottom mount. Select the appropriate type of bracket based on the application requirements.

Step 3: Attach the mounting brackets to the machine

Attach the mounting brackets to the machine using screws or bolts. Ensure that the brackets are securely fastened to prevent any movement during operation.

Step 4: Install the plastic drag chain

Thread the cables and hoses through the plastic drag chain and attach the chain to the mounting brackets. Make sure that the chain is securely fastened to the brackets.

Step 5: Test the plastic drag chain

Test the plastic drag chain by moving the machine through its full range of motion. Ensure that the chain moves freely and that the cables and hoses are properly protected.


Installing a plastic drag chain is a straightforward process that can greatly improve the lifespan of cables and hoses. By following these simple steps, you can protect your equipment and ensure that it operates efficiently.

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