FBkc Blog

How we bring Europe’s leading sawmill conveyor chain technology to the UK

Written by Alan Longshaw on 05 August 2020

Our sister company FB Ketten Austria has grown over the last 30 years to become the European technology and market leader in sawmill conveyor chain and sprockets. With our own engineering expertise and feet on the ground, we are pleased to leverage this deep application knowledge to help UK timber processing customers save both time and money.

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Premium quality conveyor chain manufactured in Europe

Written by David Chippendale on 29 July 2020

We design and manufacture conveyor chain, sprockets and associated parts according to customers’ exact requirements using our sister company FB Ketju’s state-of- the-art factory in Finland. This approach ensures the highest quality at the lowest cost for the customer.

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FB doubles the service life of Swiss biomass CHP plant’s chain conveyor

Written by Darran Green on 22 July 2020

Biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant IWB Basel in Switzerland was unhappy with the service life of the drop forged link chains and sprockets on its infeed scraper conveyor. Our sister company FB Ketten Austria solved the problem – and reduced operating costs during the process.

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Why choose FBkc over TMC overhead flight belts? 

Written by David Chippendale on 15 July 2020

TMC may be the big-name brand in equipment for the paper making and tissue converting industry, but we’re giving them some healthy competition in the aftermarket – with replacement overhead flight belts  that perform as good if not better at a fraction of the OEM price.

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7 things motor amps tell you about the state of your conveyor chains

Written by Alan Longshaw on 08 July 2020

The amount of work the motor has to do to drive the chain conveyor, as indicated by the power it consumes, provides extremely valuable insight into the operation of the system – allowing you to take actions that save both time and money.

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How can I make my ash removal chain last longer?

Written by Darran Green on 01 July 2020

When specifying a conveyor chain for a corrosive environment, such as wet ash removal at a biomass energy plant, it’s important to consider the wear characteristics of the material and design. Stainless steel pins and bushes that have been welded for extra strength, for example, can dramatically increase service life and prevent costly unscheduled downtime.

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Fabio Perini vs FBkc overhead flight chain: Which is a better choice?

Written by David Chippendale on 24 June 2020

Fabio Perini may be the global leader in equipment for the paper making and tissue converting industries, but we’re giving them a run for their money in the aftermarket – with replacement overhead flight chains that better distribute the load and offer a longer service life. 

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How can I measure the efficiency of my chain conveyor?

Written by Alan Longshaw on 17 June 2020

Graphing motor amps is a simple and inexpensive method of conveyor condition monitoring. Over time, you will gain insights into the effects of lubrication, wear, tension, alignment and overloading on the overall health of your conveyor, so you can take steps to better maintain it. 

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Biomass conveyor chains: 15 years of experience and counting

Written by Darran Green on 10 June 2020

Through the wider FB Group, we’ve been involved in the European energy-from-waste industry right from its very inception. Now with our dedicated conveyor division in the UK, FBkc, we are more committed than ever to helping biomass plants extend the life of their conveyor components.

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What is FBkc and how does it relate to FB Chain?

Written by David Chippendale on 03 June 2020

FBkc managing director David Chippendale tells the story of FB Chain’s new dedicated conveyor chain division and how its experienced engineers provide turnkey conveyor solutions for clients – sometimes without even a chain in sight.  

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