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leaf chain

A free leaf chain information resource

View leaf chain specifications and technical drawings at a glance and access an entire library of e-books, articles and video guides on topics such as specifying the right chain for the application, measuring for wear, extending service life, effective lubrication, and anchor bolt and pulley design.

Throughout its 35-year existence, FB Chain has always striven to share the benefit of its vast knowledge and experience with both customers and the wider industry. The UK-based company aims not just to supply customers with leaf chain and associated parts but ensure they get the right solutions for their needs and the most value from them.

Try the Leaf Chain Selector tool

In the Knowledge hub section of the website, customers can also find tips on how to specify the right leaf chain, anchor bolts, pulleys and lubricant for their particular application. Once they have chosen the right ones, the Knowledge Hub offers a whole host of technical and maintenance advice to promote safe and reliable operation over a long component service life.

Customers can search and access dozens of e-books, articles and video guides completely for free. These cover general topics, including:

  • What to look for when conducting a leaf chain inspection
  • What is the most efficient method for cleaning industrial chains
  • How can I tell when it’s time to replace my leaf chain?

As well as addressing specific issues customers may be struggling with, such as:

  • Is my leaf chain rusty or is it fretting?
  • How to reduce the risk of turned pins in high bearing pressure applications
  • What are the pros and cons of fixing leaf chain using outer links?

FB Chain is also the only leaf chain manufacturer represented by the British International Truck Association (BITA) and the Forklift Truck Association (FLTA) and its engineers are regular participants on ISO standards committees, driving quality and safety improvements for all.

Benefitting from this insight is now quicker and easier than ever before thanks to the company’s new website dedicated entirely to leaf chain and associated parts. Using the Leaf Chain Selector tool, customers can select the desired series (AL, BL, EL etc.), part number, pitch, lacing, pin diameter or plate thickness to search the whole FB Chain catalogue of leaf chain. The results show full specifications and technical drawings for each part number in a simple and user-friendly layout.

“We are lucky enough to have some of the best brains in the leaf chain industry on our team and it would be selfish of us not to share what we know. We are thoroughly committed to giving customers expert consultancy and support throughout the product lifecycle to make sure they get the right parts for the job at the lowest possible total cost of ownership (TCO) – raising the bar for all leaf chain manufacturers,” says Peter Church, managing director of FB Chain.