High performance conveyed, high performance received.

From car factories to car washes, KÖBO is one of the leading manufacturers in high-quality conveyor and transport chains. Because of our innovation, quality, and customer focus, our products find a wide range of applications. Discover the different ways KÖBO high-performance conveyor chains can help your company succeed.

Automotive Industry

From body assembly to the paint shop to final assembly, KÖBO develops and manufactures high-performance, resistant conveyor and apron conveyor chains for the toughest of demands in the automotive industry. Our chains are unbreakable, ranging from low-maintenance to no-maintenance, even under the most extreme conditions and expansion stress.

Escalators and Passenger Transport

At KÖBO we develop and manufacture modern solutions for today’s escalator manufacturers and operators, such as the Underground in London and the metros in Paris and Vienna. You will also find our KÖBO experts regularly consulting major international airports and transportation hubs, as well as government and public buildings. As a high-quality service provider, we specialize in the conception and choice of materials for passenger transport while maintaining special safety standards.

Bottle Conveyors and Washers

More and more of today’s bottle washers are relying on KÖBO conveyor chains for the transport of both glass and PET bottles. In this industry, extremely sanitary conditions are needed – and therefore special, highly resistant chains. This, coupled with the fact that for many of our customers the chains are in constant, 24/7 use, means they need the highest quality and from high durability materials. With special finishing techniques our chains are made even more stress resistant.

Lumber Industry

KÖBO develops and manufactures chains for all applications in the woodworking industry. This includes conveyor chains for transportation of logs and boards, chains for sorting strings, chippers and chip processing. Taking into account the particular challenges for this demanding market, KÖBO engineers have also developed targeted and customized solutions for specific pumping tasks.

Paper and Pulp Industry

More and more companies are turning to our conveyor chains due to their long service life, even while shredding logs for pulp production and processing and transporting tons of heavy paper rolls. Our powerful KÖBO-precision roller chains are even found in presses for sheetfed offset printing for medium and large formats because of their durability and high quality.

Bulk Materials Industry

The materials used to manufacture our chains for the bulk materials industry are adjusted and optimized for environments where conveyed material includes clinker dust, marl and clay. The adjustments result in an extremely long service life. Depending on the application, our chains are available in a sealed, low-maintenance design or standard with extended joint play. Our product range also includes corresponding accessories, such as chain wheels and sprockets, buckets, supporting plates, scrapers, short cells with and without roller holders, and guided rollers.

Steel Industry

KÖBO supplies many different conveyor chains to all well-known steel producers locally and internationally. These include standard products as well as customer-specific chain systems, such as cooling bed chains, carding chains, lifting strap chains, accumulation chains and wire conveying chains. Our coil conveyor chains move coils weighing several tons at temperatures of up to 1000°C. Accessories such as guide rollers and sprockets for the chains re manufactured in-house with the most modern equipment available to ensure the highest quality and adhering to the most specific requirements. This also allows for immediate shipment upon finish.

Steel Hydraulics Construction

For our maintenance-free KÖBO chains with bearings, no lubrication is required. This reduces operational costs, while still complying with strict environmental standards. KÖBO has been recognized as a trusted partner for European National Associations, environmental agencies and water shipping offices, as well as projects for conversion of military facilities for EDF in France, Rijkswaterstaat in the Netherlands and projects for watergates in Germany, Austria and England.

Road Pavers

Our customers include the world’s largest manufacturer of bituminous pavers. The chains, sprockets and drive shafts needed for these machines are produced in our factory in Wuppertal, Germany on leading edge, computer-controlled automatic lathes, and automatic cutting and welding machines. Using our machinery and methods, we can guarantee extremely accurate manufacturing tolerances and dimensional stability. We carry out the required heat treatment on the chains and chain wheels in our own production lines, allowing us to meet or exceed the highest of quality demands.

Car Wash Systems

KÖBO is one of the leading original equipment suppliers in the area of carwash systems. This includes equipping the carwash with drag chains. We focus heavily on continuous development and adaptation to the latest technologies so that we can continue to expand our position on the market. As well as the chains, we also supply the necessary add-on components such as pusher dogs.

Low-maintenance Steel Link Chains

Developed for special requirements in leading edge production processes, our low-maintenance steel link chains are highly resistant to wear and require little maintenance. The permanent lubrication guarantees long intervals between lubrication. This increases the service life and operating reliability. There is no premature lengthening of the chain and no restrictions in terms of load-bearing capacity or bearing pressure according to DIN 8165, 8267, 8187, etc. These chains are ideal even in unfavorable working conditions, such as coaling, mining, cement factories and continuous conveyors.

Other industrial applications

In addition to some of the applications already described, KÖBO provides specialized solutions in the food industry (abattoirs, sterilizers, autoclaves, industrial baking), the printing and packaging industries, steel and aluminum machining (transporting material for annealing furnaces), steel hydraulics and the paper industry. Need a custom design? Simply contact us. We will work closely with you to analyze your specifications and then develop the optimal chain solution to fit your exasting needs.