ERLAU has 140 years of experience in round-link chain manufacturing, a high degree of technological specialisation, quality, safety and customer-focused market leadership.
ERLAU TPC is a flexible mesh of specially-designed, interlocking rings and links of varying size and density that wrap around the tread and sidewalls of all types and sizes of earthmover tires (tyres) forming a barrier between the tire and the surface and thus protecting them from abrasion, piercing and intense heat, extending tire life by as much as five times and providing additional traction and operational safety without affecting the flexibility and function of the tyre.
ERLAU TPC tire protection and traction chains are considered essential equipment in many industries including:
- Bulk materials handling
- Civil engineering
- Demolition/ scrap handling
- Emergency services
- Mining – coal
- Mining – hard rock
- Mining – Open-pit
- Mining – soft rock
- Mining – underground
- Pipe laying
- Quarrying – aggregate production
- Quarrying – cement plants
- Quarrying – dimension stone
- Steel foundries
ERLAU TPC tire protection and traction chains are required to protect the tires of:
- Haul and dump trucks
- Wheeled loading shovels
- Wheeled bulldozers
- Motor graders
- Open-bowl scrapers
- Low-profile haulers
- Low-profile loaders
- Foundry Pot Carriers
- Pipe layers
- Tree harvesters
- Utility vehicles
ERLAU TPC tire protection chains are required to protect expensive earthmover tires from attrition from harsh rocks such as quartz, sandstones, ironstone and Kimberlite.
Sidewall damage protection
ERLAU TPC tire protection chains are required to protect expensive earthmover tires from sudden-death sidewall punctures from aggressive materials such as flints, slate, shales, metal shards and reinforcing bar.
In steel-making, ERLAU TPC tire protection chains are required to protect the tires of pot-carriers and steel slag-re-handling loaders from intense heat, abrasion and sidewall piercing.
ERLAU TPC tire traction chains are required to provide operators with safer control of mobile plant over ice, snow, clay, tundra and soft ground.
ERLAU TPC tire protection chains are essential in driving down handling costs.
Fitting ERLAU TPC tire protection and traction chains can:
- Extend the life of a new set of earthmover tyres by five times
- Enable the use of part worm or remoulded tires
- Aid safer operation of mobile plant, greatly reduce the risk of damage to capital assets and injury to personnel
- Reduce maintenance downtime
- Assure plant availability
- Improve productivity
- Proven lower tonnage costs by up to 76%.
ERLAU TPC comprehensive range of tire protection chains comprises two product ranges:
- Snow chains for commercial and domestic vehicles.
- Tire protection and traction chains for mining, quarrying, tunnelling, earthmoving, bulk handling and off-road applications.
ERLAU TPC three tire protection and traction systems meet any challenge.
ERLAU TPC’s ultimate chain for all-round protection from sudden-death penetration
- Super-dense mesh for additional sidewall protection
- Compact wear rings forged from case-hardened special steel
- Exceptionally high surface-hardness and core strength for optimum service life and productivity
- Extend tyre life by up to five times
ERLAU TPC’s chain designed for preserving tires from abrasion.
- Super-dense mesh with additional grip
- Optimal strength
- Excellent self-cleaning
- Asymmetrical components (no sharp surfaces against the tire)
- Link depth gives optimum isolation of tyre from terrain
ERLAU TPC’s highly-recommended, full-protection from the intense heat of slag dumps.
- Highly dense mesh
- Special heat-resistant steel
- Hardened links
- Un-welded connecting rings
- Excellent self-cleaning properties
ERLAU TPC’s close mesh protects from abrasion and piercing.
ERLAU TPC’s medium mesh for protection and traction
ERLAU TPC’s open mesh for greater tire traction.
ERLAU TPC’s tire protection and traction chains are available in ring sizes 11mm – 23mm to fit tire sizes 7.5-16 to 59/80-63.
Quality and service
ERLAU TPC tire protection and traction chains are manufactured to the highest standards from high quality alloys at four wholly-owned, state-of-the-art factories in Europe and South America.
Every chain undergoes rigorous testing before embossing with an unique life-of-chain tracking number.
All ERLAU TPC chains are supported 24/7 by a team of time-served TPC engineers based at a strategically-located, world-wide dealer network who provide competent and informed advice
ERLAU TPC has a proud record of prompt delivery and installation,
ERLAU TPC has registered over 400 patents for its tire protection and traction chains.
ERLAU TPC tire protection and traction chains in service in countless mines, quarries and other heavy-side industries in more than 75 countries.
Founded in 1875, ERLAU TPC is a leading division of an international, family-owned manufacturer of high-quality round-link chains.
70 years ago, ERLAU TPC was the first to adapt their snow chain technology to protect loading shovel and dump truck tires.
Today, with a dominant, 65% of the world market, ERLAU TPC is the leading manufacturer and supplier of top-quality, well-engineered, heavy-duty, round-link tire protection and traction chains and components.
Where load and haul is a central component of your operation, optimising mobile plant availability is the key to success and this success depends on skilled staff and a rigorous maintenance schedule with particular attention to the tyres. For, without a full set of sound tyres, a loader or a truck is just an expensive lump of idle metal.
The Lace Diamond Mine (LDM) is located near the town of Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa. The mine lies about 200km south-west of the capital city, Johannesburg.
This new component promises measurable savings in time, reusability and safety.
ERLAU TPC supplies 40 sets of traction chains to Barrick’ world-class gold/ silver/ copper project - high in the Southern Andes and the World’s first cross-border mine.
ERLAU TPC introduces Sideflex - innovative sidewall protection for haul truck tires.
ERLAU TPC protects the tyres of a giant LeTourneau 1850 on load-out duties at Xstrata’s latest coal mine in Australia’s Hunter Valley.
ERLAU TPC saves LeTourneau’s tyres at Artic lake diamond mine.
ERLAU TPC industrial applications.
ERLAU TPC winning 10m tonnes of cement for Ethiopia's Millenium Dam.
ERLAU TPC keeps CAT 993F loading iron ore in Kazachstan.
From limestone extraction, coal mining, iron ore winning to recycling smouldering slag, ERLAU TPC tyre protection chains play a significant role in TATA’s steel production process in India.