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Forged link chain is manufactured from special heat-treated alloy steel that is case hardened or through hardened. It combines strength with a relatively light weight, making it ideal for use with trolley attachments and scraper flight and assembly conveyors. Forged link chain is used in the bulk materials handling of different products such as grain, coal, and ash.
Bearings International (BI) currently supplies forged link chain to various customers in both the agricultural, mining, and timber industries. “We stock our own branded product, but can supply both KOBO and Rexnord brands upon request for more demanding applications,” says BI Business Unit Leader – Power Transmission Hilton Woest.
The BI brand is Chinese sourced and manufactured and packaged especially for the leading supplier’s own cost-effective range. “We stock both transmission and conveyor chains under the BI brand and special engineered chain is also available,” says Woest.
“Drop forged chain is a great fit in BI’s chain supply portfolio, as we service all industries. In general, most industries using drop forged chain also use various other products we offer, including bucket elevator chains, apron feeder chains, mill chains, and general transmissions chains, to name but a few,” explains Woest.
Coupled with BI’s wide range of alternative power transmission products such as couplings, gearboxes, electric motors, bearings, belts, pulleys, and ancillary products, it can offer complete solutions based on customer requirements.
BI chain products are available at an affordable price, without compromising on quality, for a variety of industries and applications. Drop forged scraper chain is one such example of a BI chain product catering for specific markets and industries. It is stocked locally across all provinces through BI’s extensive branch and agent network. Drop forged chain can be specifically modified and fitted with various attachments based on customer specifications across various industries.
“We keep a good local stockholding of forged chain, while special requirements can be manufactured and imported upon request. Lead times are determined on an individual basis, depending on the type of enquiry,” says Woest. BI has a technical team on hand to assist with all technical issues, in addition to a service team to provide the necessary support.