4B Braime Components Ltd- BRAIME GROUP PLC
Founded in the UK in 1971, 4B Braime Components, Ltd. has been an industry leader in developing high quality, innovative, and dependable material handling components for the agricultural and industrial sectors. From elevator buckets to forged conveyor chain and level monitors to hazard monitors, 4B is a company you can rely on for the equipment you need. 4B is your professional partner for the design of new bucket elevators and conveyors and upgrades of existing machines, a design service which we offer free of charge and supported by our full guarantee. We feel that our additional services are just as important as our products themselves. A subsidiary of The Braime Group, one of the largest suppliers of material handling components in the world, 4B looks back on more than 130 years of experience. With subsidiaries in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australia and a worldwide network of distributors, 4B can provide you with practical solutions for all applications at any location.
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This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
Please, visit the following links for more info:
- Super Starco - Model SPS - Super Starco SPS Elevator Bucket - Steel
- Touchswitch (4B) - Model TS2V34AI, TS2V3CAI, TS2V4CAI - Belt & Pulley Misalignment Sensor - for Bucket Elevators & Belt Conveyors
- 4B Braime - Welded Steel Chains for Feed & Washing Tables
- 4B Braime - Belt Fastener Clamp for Steel Web Belts
- 4B Braime - Model C-Type - Medium Deep Pattern Elevator Buckets
We have the world’s largest range of bucket elevator components, leading the field in elevator bucket and elevator bolt design and manufacturing the highest quality forged conveyor chains and elevator belting.
Our electronics division specializes in level controls, intelligent sensors and safety control systems for bucket elevators and conveyors. 4B components prevent costly downtime and minimize the risk of explosions in hazardous areas.
With over 130 years of engineering experience in the bulk handling industry and subsidiaries on all continents along with a worldwide network of distributors, 4B can provide practical solutions for any application no matter the location.
The 4B Group
4B has one of the world’s largest range of bucket elevator components. A leader in elevator bucket and bolt design and manufacturing, 4B also supplies the highest quality elevator belting and offers its own range of drop forged conveyor chains, suitable for the toughest applications.
4B’s electronic division specializes in level controls, electric sensors and safety control systeems that mitigate the risk of explosions in hazardous areas. With an extensive range of ATEX/IECEx/CSA-approved hazard monitoring systems, misalignment switches, bearing temperature monitors and level indicators, 4B can offer anything from a replacement sensor to a fully integrated hazard monitoring system that can be operated either as a stand-alone system or connected to a PLC or 4B’s cloud-based Hazardmon system.
4B has always been known for the quality of their engineering support, which in turn is based on research and ongoing product testing. 4B offer their customers a Free Design Service, whether to trouble shoot an existing problem, increase the capacity of an existing machine, or assist in the detailed design of new equipment. We feel that our additional services are just as important as our products themselves.
A subsidiary of The Braime Group, one of the largest suppliers of material handling components in the world, 4B looks back on more than 130 years of experience. With subsidiaries in Europe, America, Asia and Australia and a worldwide network of distributors, 4B can provide you with practical solutions for all applications at any location.
We optimise and protect the elevating and conveying systems of our clients in the Bulk Material Handling Industry by anticipating their needs and offering them world-class design service together with material handling and electronic components of the highest quality, value and latest technology.'
Components 'better by design'
Ensuring our clients have safe, reliable and efficient products is a 4B priority. Continuous research and development maintain 4B products at the cutting edge of technology.
'The 4B Group is a customer focused engineering business, which from its foundation, has always aimed to provide customers with products and solutions which are 'better by design'.
Nicholas Braime, Group Managing Director
The 4B Braime Group, a British PLC listed on the London Stock Exchange, has just celebrated its 130th anniversary this year. The company has been a pioneer of the material handling industry, introducing the first pressed seamless steel elevator bucket back in 1909 and since then leading the field in elevator bucket design. Innovation has always been at the heart of the group's ethos, and maintaining their tradition of making better products by Engineering Design, 4B has contributed many innovative products and solutions to the material handling industry, including: the Starco elevator bucket (the world’s first low profile elevator bucket using centrifugal discharge on a parabolic elevator head which revolutionized the way bucket elevators work until today), the Bolt ‘n’ Go chain system (a revolutionary assembly method for drop forged chains using bolt-on flights instead of welding), the Watchdog Elite bucket elevator monitoring system (the world's first hazard monitoring system that could monitor a complete bucket elevator or conveyor system), and most recently Hazardmon, a cloud-based hard monitoring solution.
The 4B group is committed to keep up its investment in innovation and looks forward to a bright future.
ISO9000 (more formally ISO9001:2015) is an international quality standard that defines minimum requirements for a company’s Quality Management System (QMS). A company’s QMS comprises the organization’s policies, procedures and other internal requirements that ensure customer requirements are met with consistency resulting in customer satisfaction.
ISO 9000 include:
- Customer contracts
- Hiring and employee training
- Design and development of products and services
- Production and delivery of products and services
- Selection and managing of suppliers
- Management responsibility
- Internal quality audits
- Monitoring and measuring
- Continual improvement
- Corrective and preventive action
To receive an ISO 9000 certification a company must put the required QMS processes and controls in place, monitor performance of its processes and demonstrate continual improvement. Most companies hire an experienced consulting firm to assist with these preparations. Once the QMS is in place, a registrar (or certification body) is hired to audit the company’s compliance with ISO 9000 requirements. If discrepancies are found during the audit, they must be corrected before the ISO 9000 certificate is issued. The ISO 9000 certification must be maintained through regular audits (bi-annual or annual) conducted by the selected registrar.
The 4B Braime Group has a rich heritage, tracing back its origins to the 19th century, when oilcans made in a small workshop by Thomas Braime quickly gained a reputation for quality. Thomas, the eldest son of a veterinary surgeon, was apprenticed to McLaren, an engineering company manufacturing steam traction engines, but after losing his thumb in an accident, was inspired to look for effective ways to apply oil to machinery. In 1888, he set up production in Hunslet, Leeds, using the new pressings technology. His younger brother Harry, also a skilled engineer, joined him as partner. The rise of the motor industry increased demand for metal pressings and larger premises were soon needed for the expanding business.
The current Braime buildings, with its attractive red brick and terracotta frontage, was constructed between 1911 and 1914. During the First World War, the company played an important role in armament provision, training women as skilled munition workers. The group’s headquarters remains in its listed buildings on Hunslet Road; the beautiful interiors are often used in film sets. However, today, the group is truly international with subsidiaries in North America, Europe, China, South East Asia, Africa and Australia.
Bucket Elevator Components:
Chain Conveyor Components:
Electronic Monitoring Components:
- Level monitors,
- Hazard monitors
- Bearing temperature sensors
- Misalignment sensors,
- Speed switches,
- Safety switches,
- Inductive sensors
4B is your professional partner for the design of new bucket elevators and conveyors and upgrades of existing machines, a design service which we offer free of charge and supported by our full guarantee. We feel that our additional services are just as important as our products themselves.
4B serves a large range of industries, including Grain Handling & Processing, Brewing & Distilling, Food Industry, Bulk Material Handling, Quarries & Mining, Coal, Cement & Aggregates, etc.