Handling of Powder and Bulk Solids place many demands on conveyor chains. Standard chains often do no achieve the long life and low maintenance required by modern production companies. With some customisations chain life can be greatly extended and adding value to a business.
FB Ketten will be showing a number of products which have been developed especially for bulk handling. One of which is FB rEVOLUTION scraper chains. These combine the wear resistance of drop forged link chains with the innovative and field-proven features of modern welded conveyor chains. FB rEVOLUTION scraper chains are lighter; offer a bigger bearing surface and more space for welding attachments which is very important for scraper chains.
Split sprockets save 70 – 90 % of replacement cost
Also on display are a number customized sprockets which come into their own when the engineering time taken to remove sprockets involves the dismantling of large parts of the drive or when multiple sprockets are fitted on the same shaft. These sprockets save a lot of time and money altough the spare part costs might be slightly higher than solid sprockets. Split sprockets or sprockets with exchangable tooth rims will limit downtime and save a lot on maintenance and replacement costs.
On-site service all over Europe
FB have more than 45 chain-application-technicians working across central Europe, UK and Scandinavia. They are available for on-site-consultations to optimize chain applications. FB has a long history in wood and wood processing as well as pulp and paper industry. In the last 10 years FB has been rapidly growing experience in thermal power plants, recycling and cement factories.
Original formed in 1906 in Sweden conveyor chain production is now in Pori, Finland at FB KETJU which is the biggest company in the FB group. Mario Fähndrich of FB Ketten explains: “FB combines the Know-How of the chain producer with the application knowledge of the technical distributor who spend their time visiting and understanding end users. We offer regular chain service including wear measurements. This can protect customers from serious damage, which in the worst case can lead to unplanned stops of plant and machinery with great financial damage.”