A forklift's chain, which controls mast lowering and lifting functions, should be assessed on a regular basis for signs of wear and, if a chain is shown to have worn significantly, it must be replaced immediately. U.K.-based FB Chain Ltd offers an easy-to-use tool that allows forklift engineers or anyone charged with on-site vehicle maintenance to quickly and easily assess if a lift truck chain is reaching the point where it might become hazardous.
Importantly, unlike other available "go or no go" chain gauges that only indicate if a chain is either worn or not worn, FB's chain wear gauge enables chain elongation (the most common cause of chain failure) to be measured to within one quarter of one percent. This level of accuracy enables the engineer to decide if a chain could become dangerously worn out before the next service.
Simple to operate and with no electronic parts that can malfunction, the FB Chain Wear Gauge's design features an easily read scale. The engineer simply holds the tool against the chain to take an accurate reading.
Company: FB Chain Ltd.
Company URL: www.chainweargauge.com