This procedure is the same for 2040, 2060, and 2060 wide conveyors. This demonstration is on a 2060 conveyor.

Tools Required:

  • Masterlink
  • Needle-nosed pliers
  • Paint marker
  • 1/2″ Wrench or socket

Chain length is very important. If it’s too long for the conveyor, it can cause negative side effects. The chain should be no longer than 1.5 inches from the bottom of the drive for standard conveyors. If your conveyor has a center drive or a chain access section, the chain should be pulled as tight as possible, joining those sections. If you cannot get the chain within an inch and a half, we offer half links that can be installed to shorten the chain.

To install the masterlink, start by putting the link in the outside plate on the far side of the chain. Then put the pin pushing over the ends of the pins. Next, install the roller sets on each side, putting the chain clips in between the rollers as you go. Finally, push the masterlink through into the side plates closest to you. Next, install the side plate over the two pins. Insert the coder pins through the holes in the masterlink, ensure each coder pin is pushed all the way through and bent back on both sides around the pin. If the coder pin is not fully bent back, it may drag or scrap the conveyor as the chain travels. Finally, to ensure you can easily spot the masterlink in the future, color the outside links with a paint marker on both sides. Afterward, be sure to reinstall the catenary guard and return the conveyor power to full service.