Chain Solutions Blog

New investment a positive move for European conveyor chain manufacture

Written by Darran Green on 15 Jan 2019

We were excited to hear the news this month that our Finnish sister company, FB Ketju, has made a significant new investment in its conveyor chain manufacturing operations with the purchase of new premises in Lappi, Rauma, Finland.

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Help your conveyor chain lose weight this January!

Written by Darran Green on 02 Jan 2019

We seem to start every year trying to get ourselves into shape, get fit and lose weight for the New Year.

Here at FB Chain, we may not be able to help you shift the effects of your festive excesses - but we can definitely help your conveyor system feel a whole lot better.

In this blog post, we offer three tips to help you slim-down your conveyor chain and boost your efficiency in 2019.

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How adjustable sprockets reduce the downtime of industrial conveyors

Written by Darran Green on 03 Dec 2018

Every component of a conveyor system, from chains to sprocket wheels to attachments, needs to be designed to achieve the optimum balance between strength, durability and resistance to wear.

Conveyor chain systems are also required to operate in often arduous environmental conditions which means there is an increased reliance on the use of the highest quality materials and on the most stringent of manufacturing methods to avoid unplanned and potentially costly shutdowns.

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Innovative conveyor wear strip design makes maintenance easy

Written by Peter Church on 25 Jan 2016

Polyethylene wear strips are a common sight in many conveyor applications, protecting chains from damage and reducing noise and vibrations – yet only in a single colour. Now FB Chain is offering customers a new two-colour design, developed by its conveyor specialist Graham Barber, which can help service technicians to better plan maintenance.

In Barber’s design two contrasting coloured plastics are layered over each other and as soon as the base colour becomes visible through the top layer, technicians know that it is time to replace the wear strip. This visual cue acts as a convenient built-in wear indicator. Technicians do not need to stop the conveyor to check the degree of wear to the wear strips and it ensures they are replaced at the optimum time – not too early, generating unnecessary expenditure, and not too late when damage could be caused to the conveyor chain. Proven innovation.

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FB Group celebrates 70 years of quality conveyors

Written by Darran Green on 09 Jul 2015

On 17th June several hundred staff, suppliers, dignitaries and customers from across Finland, Sweden, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Central Europe gathered at FB Ketjutekniikka’s facilities in Köyliö, Finland, to celebrate the company’s 70th anniversary – and inaugurate a new factory building.

Founded in 1945 FB Ketjutekniikka has grown to become the largest manufacturer of conveyor chain in Scandinavia and the largest manufacturer of welded conveyor chain in Europe. It specialises in custom materials and attachments for the wood processing, steel and mining industries.

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Scraper Conveyor Chains on Short Lead Times

Written by Darran Green on 25 Nov 2012

Over the past 12 months we have been strengthening our relationships with clients in the waste processing, recycling and biomass industries by adapting our products and services to suit their particular requirements. One of our new priorities, is providing even quicker delivery on our scraper chains.

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Swedish technology helps keep conveyors moving

Written by Darran Green on 10 May 2012

In addition to conveyor chains, sprockets and attachments FB Chain Ltd. now stocks a range of conveyor tools, designed by its sister company, FB Kedjor AB in Sweden. Developed in partnership with the engineering faculties of several Swedish universities, the new range of conveyor tools helps to ensure conveyor chains are correctly seated and avoid costly downtime.

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Vorsprung durch Plastik introduced to extend roller and conveyor chain life

Written by Darran Green on 03 May 2012

Leading industrial chain manufacturer and supplier FB Chain is pleased to announce the introduction of a new range of plastic wear strips for use with roller and conveyor chains.

Developed in Germany, the new FB wear strips (also known as chain guides) are manufactured from ultra high molecular weight Polyethylenes (UMHW-PE) to provide maximum wear resistance and durability for a multitude of transmission applications.

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Record year for conveyor chain sales at FB Chain Ltd.

Written by Darran Green on 26 Apr 2012

Despite fears over the state of the economy and the future of the manufacturing industry, UK industrial chain manufacturer and supplier, FB Chain Ltd. has reported a successful financial year with record growth in its conveyor chain business.

“While so many businesses are struggling at the moment, we have seen a 70% growth in sales of conveyor chains, drop forged chains, conveyor sprockets and attachments to the bulk materials handling and processing industries,” says Managing Director of FB Chain, Peter Church.

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Reduce conveyor downtime with INNO wooden flights

Written by Darran Green on 14 Feb 2012

One of the most common causes of chain conveyor standstill is deformed steel scrapers. Due to the often inherently heavy nature of the materials being conveyed, scrapers buckle and can cause irreparable damage to the chains and sprockets.

With the increasing use of on-site energy generation, fractured metal chain conveyor components finding their way into chipping units and furnaces is another key concern for many plant managers.

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