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What is Tribology and how can lubricant selection improve leaf chain performance?

What is Tribology and how can lubricant selection improve leaf chain performance? Traditionally, lubrication needed for a forklift chain application could be fulfilled by using all round, off-the-shelf lubricants and chosen generally based on experience. Nowadays, demanding environments dictate that the forklift mast chain runs faster, longer and at different …

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Hydrogen Embrittlement effecting leaf chain and chain anchor bolts

Introduction Hydrogen Embrittlement is the process by which high-strength steels become brittle and fracture following exposure to hydrogen.  It is generally the result of unintentional introduction of hydrogen into susceptible metals during processing. Hydrogen Embrittlement normally affects thin sections of high strength steel, such as chain plates, but can also …

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5 questions to ask before buying corrosion-resistant leaf chain

Not all corrosion-resistant leaf chain is created equal, so it’s vital to question your supplier thoroughly to ensure you get the optimal product for the job.  When standard leaf chain is fitted to materials handling equipment, such as forklifts or telehandlers, that is repeatedly being cleaned to meet hygiene standards or used outside on roads or in yards, there is a …

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