Corrosion Resistant Leaf Chain
If your forklifts operate outside or in harsh environments, or frequently need to be washed down, SuperShield corrosion resistant coated leaf chain will save you the cost and effort of replacing rusting forklift leaf chain.
FB SuperShield coating is a three-stage process where leaf chain is pre-treated, then applied with a coating and a further top coat.
In our test cabinet (which aims to simulate harsh, corrosive environments) standard leaf chain begins to rust after around 12 hours while zinc plated leaf chain rusts after around 70 hours however FB SuperShield corrosion resistant leaf chain stays rust-free even after 500 hours – or the equivalent of five years without rust.
Once Supershield leaf chain has been brought into service, it can be treated like any other leaf chain and must be regularly lubricated to prevent elongation caused by wear.
- Salt spray performance – 500hrs guaranteed in 5% neutral salt spray test (ISO3768 / ASTM B117).
- Solvent resistant – Curing the metal surface ensures resistance to solvents, gasoline, brake fluids, etc.
- Zero hydrogen embrittlement – The absence of acids or electrolysis in the coating process assures freedom from hydrogen embrittlement, which is commonly associated with electroplating processes.
- Superior heat resistance – 290°C to 300°C