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26.11.2018 A chain is more than just a chain

AUMUND Group, Rheinberg, Germany, points out that most conveyor chains currently on the market are designed for a certain strength rating and expected wear life. However, there is much more to chain design than these basic parameters. Being a conveyor specialist – notably with regard to heavy-duty bucket elevators – the company has designed its chains to meet the demand of specific heavy production industries, based upon more than 40 years of experience, with over 18,000 machine references in more than 140 countries.

The chains used for these industries, not only meet the strength and wear requirements, but years of refinements to the design, also address the unique requirements of, for example, a large ball mill circuit bucket elevator or high-capacity steep pan conveyor. AUMUND chains take into consideration a wear life based upon actual pin/bushing pressures and the material conveyed; not just the thickness of the wear treatment on a pin or bushing, and the strength rating but also allow for fatigue requirements in specific as well as frequently encountered applications.

These considerations have not only resulted in the best technology for chain production, as designed, but also in the thorough knowledge required to make the best selection from such an extensive chain product line, which is equally important. Many suppliers cannot offer this same level of support and advice. AUMUND has more heavy-duty, high-specification chains in operation than any other supplier. Such extensive experience takes AUMUND beyond pure metallurgy and mechanics for chain design and application. In this respect there is an art as well as a science in correct design and application of critical heavy-duty chains for those industries that the company serves.


Many years of experience and feedback have gone into the design and manufacture of AUMUND bucket elevator chains


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