iwis solutions for lifting equipment and fork lifts

Nearly all businesses use fork lifts to guarantee an optimum in-house material flow. The applications concerned place big demands on the chains used. The vehicles are expected to work indoors, outdoors and in all weathers. We collaborate closely with our users to ensure that our chains are not only configured to do the job required, but also fulfil every safety requirement for your staff and your goods.

Unlike roller chains, leaf chains are composed only of pins and plates, resulting in extremely high breaking forces. Our leaf chains transport loads reliably, can be adapted to individual customer requirements and comply with the strict requirements of European Machine Directive 2006/42/EC. Some typical applications for leaf chains are forklift trucks, lifting gear,    container lift trucks, work platforms, toolmaking machinery and various steelmaking industry applications.

iwis leaf chains for every lifting application challenge

Wide range of products

The following series of iwis leaf chains are available: Series LL (F) lightweight design, in accordance with European standard ISO 4347 and DIN 8152); Series AL, lightweight design, in accordance with American standard, dimensions as per DIN 8188; Series LH (BL), reinforced design, to American standard and compliant with ISO 4347 and DIN 8152.

Special factory-standard versions of leaf chains are available, and various special end pieces and customer-specific attachments are feasible, such as chains with anchor plates and threaded inserts, chains with roller chain connector and special leaf chains with hose routings and hydraulic mast guards.

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  • iwis is a system supplier for chains, plate wheels and connecting material
  • Quality assurance and documentation in compliance with Machine Directive 2006/42/EC
  • High dimensional accuracy of external chain width and plate thickness
  • Wide range of products
  • Longer workbenches
  • Improved cost-benefit factor for greater profitability
  • Fast delivery: most common chains constantly available from stock

iwis not only sets itself extremely high quality standards for its chains, but also implements a wide variety of measures to ensure they are upheld.

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Safety for people and goods

iwis uses its innovative strength, motivation and commitment to uncover new trends, create logistical solutions and develop new materials and manufacturing processes – and maintain its position as market leader.

The quality, durability, wear resistance and high fatigue strength of iwis leaf chains make them the number one choice for every lifting application challenge. Find out more about our comprehensive product range, which includes leaf chains, connecting pins, connecting plates and plate wheels. iwis also supplies special leaf chains with hose routings and hydraulic mast guards for special applications.  

Let us know your specific requirements – we will develop a suitable solution.

Contact iwis:

Please contact our worldwide subsidiaries for application support in your industry or our Customer Service:

Phone. +49 89 76909-1600

[email protected]

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