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New Dongbo Leaf Chain Catalogue now Available
Posted on 30 Nov, 2016 by gbtrans
The new Dongbo Leaf Chain Catalogue is now available on line at http://www.gbtrans.com.au/ourcatalogues
GB has invested heavily in stock of the full range of Dongbo leaf chain delivering premium quality chain for just about all forklifts and drill rigs operating throughout Australia. We stock the heavy duty BL Series from ½ inch (12,7mm) pitch right up to the 2 inch (50.8mm) pitch chains. Most standard lacing patterns found on trucks used in Australia is available in stock for fast shipment.





The stocked range also extended to the European LL Series chains which are increasing in demand especially in the larger series trucks. The LL series chain are made up or European roller chain plates and pins in a range of standard lacing patterns all the way up to the 48B-1 chain at 3” inch pitch (76.20). The attached catalogue helps users to correctly identify leaf chain requirements which can be cut to length at GB Power Transmission. All Dongbo leaf chains supplied by GB carry a batch serial number clearly marked on the side plate so material and heat treatment specification can be traced back to the original production records. All batches of leaf chain manufactured by Dongbo are tested for material quality, hardness after heat treatment and correct assembly. All batches are tested to tensile strengths and breaking load ensuring they exceed industry standards that govern the manufacture of these chains. This quality assurance along with the extra heat treatment process on the pins ensures all Dongbo Leaf Chain will give the users a premium quality and maximum service life.

The new catalogue is available on line at www.gbtrans.com.au . It lists the dimensions and specifications of the complete range of standard leaf chains. Contact GB directly for availability of chains from this brochure.





GB Visits the Dongbo Leaf Chain Factory
Posted on 30 Nov, 2016 by gbtrans
On a trip to suppliers in October Stephen Grattan the owner of GB Power Transmission visited the Dongbo Chain Company’s leaf chain factory to learn how they are achieving their premium quality status. After visiting many chain manufacturing plants over the last 15 years we were keen to compare procedures and QA systems in place to confirm Dongbo’s premium quality status. Seen below with Senior Korean Export Sales, Production and Engineering staff, GB was given the complete tour of the plant.





The key to delivering premium quality is consistency in all processes of manufacturing from raw material supply to final testing and packaging before dispatch from the factory. At Dongbo all aspects are attended to at a level that equals and in some instances exceeds the current premium brands.
Quality raw material is the first step towards exceeding customer expectations. While many other manufacturers use the C40 grade steel for side plates Dongbo only uses C45 which responds better to heat treatment.



Getting towards the top end of leaf chains over the 1-1/2 (38.1mm) pitch Dongbo also use a 2 stage heat treatment process which make for a harder, longer wearing pin. The pin is first thru hardened then each pin is hardened again using a special process creating a thick wall on the pin for maximum fatigue strength.
Heat treatment of the side plates is also closely monitored using modern heat treatment conveyors producing the consistency required for the top end of quality.






Following the heat treatment process side plate material is constantly tested for Rockwell hardness to ensure Dongbo meets their targets of exceeding the American and European standards set for the chains being manufactured.



Material testing happens as part of the manufacturing process to monitor all components as they travel through the assembly line. Now the pin and side plate material have exceeded industry standards, it’s is off to assembly by highly trained and experienced staff.
Following assembly and final riveting all Dongbo leaf chain passes through a scanner to detect any fault in the manufacturing process.



This process also checks for cracks or missing side plates and any press fit plates that are not parallel. The chain is also pre-loaded during this process and pitch tolerance checked against ASA and DIN standards.
The lubrication process is next and at Dongbo it is another modern automated process which dips the chain in heated lubricant in 30 minute cycles. This ensures maximum penetration of the lubricant into the side plates protecting the pin from rust and pitting.



Stephen Grattan can be seen in the above photo inspecting a 50ft roll of the BL1066 as it nears the final stage of the packaging process. The final QA sheet which has followed the product around the manufacturing line is checked again during final pack. This process is recorded and given a batch serial number which relates to the chain build process.



All Dongbo leaf chains supplied by GB carry this batch serial number clearly marked on the side plate so material and heat treatment specification can be traced back to the original production records. All batches of leaf chain manufactured by Dongbo are tested for material quality, hardness after heat treatment and correct assembly. All batches are tested to tensile strengths and breaking load ensuring they exceed industry standards that govern the manufacture of these chains. This quality assurance along with the extra heat treatment process on the pins ensures all Dongbo Leaf Chain will give the users a premium quality and maximum service life.

The new catalogue is available on line at www.gbtrans.com.au . It lists the dimensions and specifications of the complete range of standard leaf chains. Contact GB directly for availability of chains from this brochure.





FB Chain - 30th Anniversary Chain Gauge now available in Australia.
Posted on 18 Jul, 2016 by gbtrans
To celebrate three decades of business this year, FB Chain has designed a limited edition black with a red 30th anniversary leaf emblem gauge. GB Power Transmission is the Australian distributor for the FB Chain Gauge and we are excited to bring you the new 30th anniversary edition gauge which has just arrived in stock.



The gauge offers the technician a simple and accurate way to measure the ongoing serviceability of leaf and roller chain used in many applications including mast chains fork truck masts. The check then becomes part of routine services for the future ensuring that worn possible dangerous lifting components are identified before they fail in the field.

GB Power has also recently loaded the instruction video on the FB Chain Gage onto our website which also shows how simple and effective the gauge is. Presented by the Managing Director of FB Chain in the UK it highlights what the gauge is able to do out in the field. For further information please follow the link below to our web site to view the video or contact us direct at any time.

http://www.gbtrans.com.au/chainweargauge.php

The gauge compliments GB’s huge range of American BL and Europeans LL series leaf chain for aftermarket replacement of all types of fork trucks operating in Australia. The range covers chains from ½inch (12.7mm) pitch all the way to 2-1/2 inch (63.50mm) pitch in all standard lacing patterns. From pallet jack to full container handlers, replacement leaf chain for fork trucks can be found in stock at GB Power Transmission. Contact us directly for a quality competitive option for you next replacement mast chain requirement.




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