Chain & Drives Australia announces its appointment as the Western Australian distributor of FB chain wear gauges.
Designed for measuring chain elongation in imperial pitch leaf chains, forklift chains and roller chains, the FB Professional chain wear gauges are widely used by service engineers and technicians working on forklift trucks and various materials handling equipment to track chain wear at each service. It is used in the thorough examination of lifting equipment according to the LOLER and PUWER regulations.
The FB Professional chain wear gauge provides service technicians with a user-friendly tool to spot potential chain failure long before the next service, preventing equipment from being operated hazardously and allowing chains showing excessive wear to be replaced. The gauge fulfils the service technician’s obligation to inform the machine owner of a worn and potentially dangerous component and transfers the responsibility to take action to them.
Issuing the FB Professional chain wear gauge to all engineers also establishes a level of consistency across the whole service team.
The FB chain gauge can be used across many industries and applications where the measurement of chain serviceability is critical to the reduction of downtime and the expense of potential breakdowns due to chain failure. For instance, in mobile plant equipment that works in remote areas such as drilling and construction machinery, the identification of worn chains before they arrive on site is vital for the profitability of the machine and the safety of its operators.
The FB chain gauge can be used on chains from 3/8” inch (9.525mm) to 3” inch (76.2mm) pitch covering almost 90% of transmission drive chains in operation.
Calibration, referenced back to National Calibration Standards can be verified on the gauge itself utilising the calibration window.
The patented design of FB Professional chain wear gauges incorporates an easily read scale that enables chain elongation to be measured in increments of 0.25 percent. The scale ranges from 0 to 4% worn with a red warning box appearing at 2%. It covers all leaf and roller chains up to 3” pitch.
Widely recognised as one of the most accurate, reliable and simple to use tools on the market, FB Professional chain wear gauges are recommended and used extensively throughout Europe. The inspection and measurement of chain wear in chains used for lifting applications is a standard practice in Europe. FB chain wear gauges have been sold in over 40 countries throughout the world since the instrument was first launched in the UK 25 years ago.
The unique, user-friendly, professional chain wear gauge is supplied with a protective sleeve and full operating instructions.