Drag Chains

Drag Chains

Drag Chains also known as Cable Chains play a protective role for cables and flexible pipes, ensuring easy and safe operation of machinery. They are available in steel and plastic materials to meet specific requirements. Due to their high wear resistance and high strength, they can be used in harsh conditions such as mining, smelting, oil production, etc.

We offer a wide selection of Drag Chains including Welded Steel, H Class Refuse, Fabricated Steel, Cast Alloy Drag Chains, and more.

The HVH team works closely with manufacturers to offer our customers the right solutions for their equipment, industry, and application. 

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What are Drag Chains

Cable drag chains, known by various names such as cable carriers, cable tracks, and energy chains, play a crucial role in modern industrial operations. These flexible hollow structures are designed to guide, support, and safeguard cables, hoses, and hydraulic lines while in motion and prevent them from tangling, getting caught, or damaged. By doing so, they enhance both safety and efficiency in industrial environments

Materials Used in Cable Drag Chains

Cable drag chains come in two primary materials: steel and high-performance plastics. Each material brings distinct advantages to the table, catering to different application requirements.

Steel & Metallic Components

Steel has been a stalwart material choice for cable drag chains since their inception in the 1950s. Its exceptional tensile strength and high-temperature resistance make it an ideal choice for heavy-duty industrial applications. Types of steel commonly used include stainless steel for environmental resistance and load capacity, zinc-plated steel for traditional heavy-load applications, and hybrid materials that combine metallic and nylon components for enhanced design flexibility, higher speeds, and acceleration.

High-Performance Plastics

The 1970s marked a turning point with the introduction of plastic, particularly polypropylene (PP), into the realm of cable drag chains. Today, plastic drag chains hold their own alongside steel ones and offer unique advantages for specific applications. Manufacturers recognize the diversity of cable track requirements and provide a range of materials, understanding that no single material suits every scenario perfectly. Specialized plastics cater to unique needs, such as chip-repellent materials for protection against flying metal chips, cleanroom materials for debris-free environments, electrostatic discharging materials for electronics manufacturing, flame retardant materials, and magnetically detectable materials for minimal product contamination.

Advantages of Cable Drag Chains

Cable drag chains offer a plethora of advantages that contribute to enhanced operational efficiency and safety:

Prevention of cable damage and tangling.

Protection against external elements such as dust, debris, and moisture.

Reduction of downtime and maintenance costs.

Improved workplace safety by eliminating cable hazards.

Enhanced flexibility and freedom of movement for machinery.

Drag Chain Offerings

Our commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions is exemplified by our wide selection of Drag Chains. Each variety is uniquely designed to address specific operational demands. Here are some of the options we offer:

Welded Steel Drag Chains

Built to withstand the harshest conditions, Welded Steel Drag Chains offer exceptional durability and longevity. Their robust construction ensures that cables and pipes remain protected even in the most challenging environments.

H Class Refuse Drag Chains

Designed for refuse and waste management applications, H Class Refuse Drag Chains are engineered to handle the demands of material handling. Their reliability ensures that waste management operations continue unhindered.

Fabricated Steel Drag Chains

Fabricated Steel Drag Chains strike a balance between strength and versatility. They are a preferred choice in industries requiring adaptable solutions that can accommodate various load-bearing requirements.

Cast Alloy Drag Chains

Cast Alloy Drag Chains boast superior resistance to wear and tear, making them ideal for heavy-duty applications. Their advanced design guarantees a prolonged service life, minimizing downtime and maintenance costs.


Cable drag chains are indispensable components in modern industrial operations. They play a crucial role in safeguarding cables and hoses, enhancing safety, and promoting efficient machinery movement. With a wide range of materials, designs, and applications, cable drag chains are versatile solutions that contribute to seamless and secure industrial processes.