If your forklifts operate outside or in harsh environments, or frequently need to be washed down, SuperShield corrosion will save you the cost and effort of replacing rusting forklift chain.
FB SuperShield coating is a three-stage process where leaf chain is pre-treated, then applied with a coating and a further top coat.
In our test cabinet (which aims to simulate harsh, corrosive environments) standard leaf chain begins to rust after around 12 hours while zinc plated leaf chain rusts after around 70 hours.
FB SuperShield corrosion resistant leaf chain stays rust-free even after 500 hours - or the equivalent of five years without rust.
Once Supershield corrosion resistant leaf chain has been brought into service, it can be treated like any other chain and must be regularly lubricated to prevent elongation caused by wear.
Leaf chain is a simple construction of link plates and pins. Sheaves (not sprockets) are used to change the direction of the chains.