Bolt ‘n’ Go Chain and Flight System - explanation and case study

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       Feature title: Bolt ‘n’ Go Chain and Flight System
                  - explanation and case study
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                                                                                                                                               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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            United Kingdom
                                                                                                                                               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: 4b-uk@go4b.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




T
                                                                                                                                               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
costs.
    With the Bolt ‘n’ Go system, to
conduct repairs such as to
change flights or pins can


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Description: The Bolt ’n’ Go chain and flight system is a revolutionary assembly method for drop forged and round link conveyor chain systems.