FB Chain Ltd has supplied leading materials handling equipment specialist Jungheinrich’s Italian division – Jungheinrich Italiana Srl – with over 400 chain wear gauges. This is the biggest single order Letchworth-based FB Chain has ever received for the products which are used by forklift truck engineers to measure a lift truck’s chain for signs of wear.
Unlike other makes of chain wear gauge on the market, the FB gauge allows chain elongation to be measured to within one quarter of one per cent. Chain elongation is the most common cause of chain failure and the ability to monitor it accurately allows an engineer to assess if a chain is likely to need to be replaced before his or her next review of the truck is due.
Jungheinrich Italiana Srl will equip each of its field service engineers with the FB chain wear gauge.
Jungheinrich Italiana’s Marco Venerdi commented: "We place a great deal of importance on safety and the chain wear gauges will help our field-based service engineers ensure that our clients’ trucks are in perfect operating condition."
The most popular type of chain wear gauge in the UK, FB Chain Wear Gauges have been sold in over 40 countries throughout the world since they were first launched.
Peter Church, FB Chain’s managing director, commented: "Most chain wear gauges do not offer the accuracy that our gauges offer – they simply show if chain is worn to the point that it needs replacing or not whereas the FB chain wear gauge enables an engineer to judge if a chain is likely to become dangerously worn before the next service, leading to the equipment being operated hazardously.
"Checking a lift truck’s chain for wear is essential because excessively worn chains can be lethal. There is no better precision tool on the market for monitoring chain wear than our professional chain wear gauge.
The chain wear gauge is made from strong plastic and is supplied with a protective case.