Since many years the Ketten Branscheid GmbH delivers conveyor chains, apron feeders, chain wheels, wearing rails and any related additional equipment to many customers in the whole range of the bulk-handling sector. Following the slogan “German Quality from a single source” the Ketten Branscheid can resort to the forged chain links out of their own drop forge, the Branscheid Umformtechnik GmbH & Co. KG (BUT). Both companies are family operated and located in the neighborhood cities Ennepetal and Gevelsberg, quite close to the Ruhr area. Main part for a well collaboration with the customers is the competent consulting as well as the customer care service realized by an own field service-team. In that way BRANSCHEID develops concepts in cooperation with the customer to increase the lifetime of the chain to avoid unplanted equipment breakdowns in result of that. So the interval between the shutdowns of the conveyor can be extended. This results in dramatic saving potential for the end users. With the own drop forge the Ketten Branscheid GmbH can fall back to a variety of different forging dies. So not only standard- but also special-solutions can be realized. Therefore the drop forge do have its own toolshop. The range of the available forged steel grades reaches from case-hardening steel to heat treatable steel up to corrosion- and acid-resistant or high-temperature-resistant stainless steel grades. The chain company as well as the drop forge do have a highly contemporary machine park and all the production technology to react fast and economical to customer’s needs. To maximize the lifetime of a chain or a sprocket set each BRANSCHEID chain link is absolutely parallel, borr free and with an exact pitch. The radii at the fork head are milled plane-parallel to optimize the fitting to the chain wheel. Also the gap in the fork is consistent, having the same width. All machined edges are chamfered. Also the sprocket sets made by BRANSCHEID are not only flame cut but each tooth is accurately CNC-milled. In the material laboratory BRANSCHEID always analyzed its current production. In the laboratory they have multiple possibilities to bend or to rend chain links, to do materials analyses, hardness tests by all common procedures and structure investigations. This high range of own manufacturing enables BRANSCHEID to supply conveyor chains, apron feeders and chain wheels for all applications and facilities. That´s why a lot of well-known manufactures of conveyors trust in a BRANSCHEID-chain as original equipment.