GB Power Transmission , the exclusive distributor of FB chain gauges in Australia has delivered over 200 units to forklift repairers since April 2012.
Used around the world by service technicians to measure worn and elongated chains in forklifts, FB chain gauges offer a simple and accurate way to check the ongoing serviceability of leaf and roller chains employed in many applications including mast chains in fork truck masts. Checking these chains has become part of routine servicing, ensuring that worn and possibly dangerous lifting components are identified before they fail in the field.
Both large and small repair contractors and machinery distributors in Australia and New Zealand are trying the FB chain gauge to experience the ease with which chains can be checked for reliability during service.
The Tasmania-based Fork Truck Specialists who first bought two chain wear gauges in July added more units to ensure all technicians had a gauge to use in every service they conducted. Andrew Wilson from Fork Truck Specialist was so impressed with the FB chain gauge that he offered to provide a reference to any company or individual on its effectiveness and also how it has helped in meeting the company’s legislative requirements in identifying ‘unsafe’ or ‘non-conforming’ chains.
GB Power has also recently uploaded an instructional video on the FB chain gauge onto its website.