Chain for car lifts

Chain for all types of car lift

FB Leaf Chain have been manufacturers for many years producing Leaf chain for various OEM forklift companies. However not only do FB supply the materials handling industry, FB also supply a vast array of niche markets. Chain for car lifts being one of the most popular markets. Leaf chain is used in the lifting mechanism of many vehicle lift makes, including: Tecalemit, Hoffman, Cascos, Consul, OMA, Istobal, Souriau, Werther, Stenhoj, Bradbury, Dama, Beissbarth and many more.

Like any other chain that is lifting a load, it must conform to the regulatory standards of LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998), ALI (Automotive Lift Institute) and ANSI (The American National Standards). These inspections are thorough examinations of lifting equipment and must be carried out once a year like a vehicle MOT. The European Standard BS EN 1493 applies to any transportable or stationary vehicle lift. It applies to lifts which are not intended to lift persons, but which are specifically designed to only raise vehicles, for the purpose of carrying out examination and working on vehicles underneath a raised load. Buying a good quality chain from a reputable chain manufacturer is key in keeping your garage car lift to the required standards.

FB offers an extensive choice of two post lift and 4 post lift compatible chains, including the more common BL644, BL646, BL666, BL844 Leaf Chain variations. These chains can be supplied cut to length with all the necessary components (attaching bolts, blocks & pins) for easy, hassle free installation.

Garage car lifts can often be subject to harsh working environments with equipment regularly needing to be washed down. If this is the case, you might want to consider fitting FB Super Shield chain to your car lift. FB Super Shield chain provides excellent anti-corrosion performance (rust-free after 500+ hours in 5% neutral salt-spray test compared to 12 hours for standard chain). It is also ideal for use in hot temperature conditions (up to 300°c). FB Super Shield will increase your uptime and reduce your maintenance costs and comes in a variety of different chain forms.   

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