Chain Solutions Blog

Quality, price, speed - how automation gives FB Chain the edge

Written by Peter Church on 12 Sep 2019

Although they may seem simple components, leaf chain assemblies play a crucial part in any machinery they are part of. The failure of an anchor bolt in equipment such as forklifts and telehandlers could mean expensive loss of production and potential injuries to personnel.

This means that any component used in a leaf chain assembly, must be produced to a high standard, with consistency and quality being paramount. They also need to be fit for purpose – elements such as chain anchor bolts need to be designed to suit the task they will be used for and the machine they will be used in.

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UK’s first HALTER CNC robot boosts flexibility at FB Chain

Written by Peter Church on 10 Dec 2015

FB Chain took delivery of the UK’s first robotic loading arm by HALTER CNC Automation this summer to support one of its anchor bolt milling machines. This investment has significantly improved FB Chain’s ability to provide a quick turnaround for customers even at short notice.

FB Chain’s manufacturing manager Nigel Eames proudly introduces the newest addition to the company’s production facility, the HALTER LoadAssistant®. Having seen the HALTER LoadAssistant® in action at several reference plants in Germany, FB Chain became the first company to employ one in the UK in June.

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