Conveyor chain side plate material selection
The major requirements of a high quality conveyor chain are excellent wear life with optimum strength and consistently high fatigue resistance. In order to achieve such benefits we not only press out and manufacture the various component parts to very close tolerances but we firstly select high grade steels that, once heat treated, will continue ensure the desired end results.
We have spent many years working with Scandinavia's leading steel producers refining and honing our steel selections so that we can confidently manufacture high quality conveyor chains for use in the most demanding and arduous applications.
We believe that selecting the correct materials are so important for high quality conveyor chain that we regularly manufacture our chain using 3 different side plate materials. By doing so we can ensure that the resultant conveyor chains will provide optimum performance matched to the required appllication.
Key to our selection of materials is their weldability.
FB400 - Standard
Similar to St52-3 and S355J2G3 with higher yield strength 410 N/mm²
Similar to Boron steel 27MnB5
FB800 - This side plate material is often used in applications which require where there is greater wear on side plates area or where extra strength is required.
Similar to StE500 with higher yield strength 520 N/mm²
Conveyor chain side plate materials used by FB Chain
Typical materials used by other European conveyor chain manufacturers
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