March | April 2011
Feature title: Bolt ‘n’ Go Chain and Flight System
- explanation and case study
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F: Bolt 'n' Go F: Bolt 'n' Go
use this system was in November of 2006 bolt straight through the pins, with no need More inforMation:
Bolt ‘n’ Go
at CHS, Superior, WI. to bolt on or slide over existing steel flights. 4B Braime Elevator Components Ltd
The facility handles several commodi- The Nylon flights also have excellent wear, Hunslet Road
ties, which include wheat and soybeans at strength and resistance capabilities. Leeds LS10 1JZ
the rate of around 1.0 million tonnes per The Bolt ‘n’ Go pin / bolt assembly system
Chain and Flight System
Tel: +44 113 2461800
annum. They have several drag conveyors, can also be used with the traditional welded
– explanation and case study –
Fax: +44 113 2435021
which use drop-forged chain, with the tra- flight system, to replace the traditional pin Email: email@example.com
ditional pin and circlip assembly. While this and circlip arrangement. This system is very Website: www.go4b.com
has proved a reliable assemble method for easy to change
them, it has proved time consuming when over to for the
changing out bent or broken chain flights. maintenance
Bill Hoffer, head of maintenance said of team on site.
the system: “We installed 4B’s new Bolt ‘n’ The Bolt ‘n’
Go chain, and I am pleased with the results. Go system is
“The Bolt ‘n’ Go chain is very easy and fast also available
to install and maintain, as you eliminate the for round link
he Bolt ’n’ Go chain and be done inside the conveyor, without even using pins and circlips, is that circlips can need to separate the chain each time while chain, whereby
flight system is a revolu- taking the tension out of the chain. come off in some circumstances, causing the installing a new flight. Also there is no need to the system
tionary assembly method “Instead of welded flights, we are using chain to become disconnected, and again slacken of the chain or re-tension while chang- works under a
for drop forged and round bolt on flights, and again these can eas- downtime. With the Bolt ‘n’ Go system, the ing flights. This alone will save untold hours on similar system
link conveyor chain systems. ily be changed without any fuss,” says the pins, chain and flights are secured using a the routine maintenance of these conveyors.” of nylon flights
company. secured lock nut, which securely holds the He goes onto to say, “the Bolt ‘n’ Go sys- being bolted
The link and flight Another problem with tra- system together in a consistent manner, but tem has been in service for directly to the
assembly is made easier ditional systems also facilitating easy and safe removal when well over 12 months, is chain, in this
by attaching the flight required. running great and no case without
to the chain link using One of the first installations to problems.” pins.
a standard bolt and nut, The Bolt ‘n’ Go The Bolt ‘n’
with a high case hardness chain system is Go system is all
and high tensile hollow pin. available for 102, about making
Traditional chain sys- 125, 142, 150, 160 life easier for
tems have used pins and cir- and 200mm heavy the end user,
clips. The problem with this metric link ranges. The ease of use,
system is that during any maintenance system uses heavy-duty inexpensive and
repairs on the chain, the whole chain would Nylon flights, above all low
have to be lifted out of the conveyor to which maintenance
conduct repairs. This results in large down and down time.
time in production and high maintenance
With the Bolt ‘n’ Go system, to
conduct repairs such as to
change flights or pins can
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