The FB chain wear gauge was designed to specifically address the common problems previously associated with the ‘Tape/Steel Rule’ methods.
Having studied all the other versions that were available in the market we’d noted that several of these, sold and distributed by major OEMs, used measured lengths of between 12” - 15”.
When measuring chain, a compromise needs to be made in determining the length of chain to be measured. Too long a length and there will be a danger of diluting the true extent of the wear, while too short a length will require far greater measuring accuracy than is generally available out in the field.
There is strong evidence that it is rarely possible to accurately find the centre line by other ‘visual’ methods.
With this in mind, the FB ‘Professional Chain Wear Gauge’ incorporates “V”-jaws for positive pin location and removing the necessity for estimating the position of the pin centre line.
The FB chain gauge has a window which gives a direct reading of chain wear. This eliminates any need for calculation and removes any confusion or possible error associated with an arithmetical calculation.
FB Chain and HSE were closely involved in the drafting of the BITA guidance note GN15 and FB, therefore, has no hesitation in recommending that "Competent Persons" should follow all the guidelines contained within it.
The FB Professional Chain Wear Gauge is an instrument designed to fully assist the “Competent Person” by ensuring complete compliance with the GN15 process.
What makes the FB Chain Wear Gauge a better option than tape or steel rule?
Consistency and repeatability
Ease of use