Is chain sling an essential lifting component?
Updated: Apr 6
Chain slings play a pivotal role in the industry for rigging. Among industrial lifting slings chain guarantee better performance compared to polyester round slings, nylon web slings, and twin-path slings. Chain rigging slings are temperature tolerant and Cut resistant. We Universal engineering are the supreme supplier of Lifting beams especially spreader beams, Lifting slings and shackles , crane lifting and other hook lifting equipments all over UAE. As the consultant in Middle Eastern countries, we mainly focus on tip toe solutions on your lifting equipment needs.
The major tip is, strength of the rigging chain is indicated in terms of the lifting chain’s grade number and the larger grade number indicates greater chain strength. Chains numbered as Grade 30 or Grade 40 are often found at hardware stores and they can be used safely for segmenting parking lots, but they are not fit for use in serious lifting operations. Trucking and transportation companies normally use Grade 70 transport chains to tie down loads, but those chains cannot be used for rigging purposes. Chain slings with grades 80, 100, and 120 can only be used for lifting purposes in industrial settings.
There is a chance of the metal used to make these slings demonstrates a strong capability to stretch and elongate. This becomes one of the major considerations when annual inspections are conducted to measure chain slings. These days, most rigging chain manufacturers have started focusing on manufacturing grade 100 lifting chains that are stronger yet lighter than grade 80 rigging chains.
The manufacture of chain slings is decided by industry standards that demand proof-testing and certification of all individual components that are used in the fabrication of rigging chains. Popularly, alloy steel is used to manufacture chain slings that are used for overhead lifting applications.
Strict quality control techniques are applied to 8600 series alloy before it is approved for use in overhead lifting operations. Alloy steel chains demonstrate the appropriate strength, mechanical properties, and chemical content that is required to adhere to the industry standards. It is critical to be able to distinguish alloy steel from other popular grades of welded chain and you can identify alloy chain through its identification code or hallmark that normally comes engraved into chain links. Beware not to use chain slings for overhead lifting unless you verify that it is made out of alloy steel.
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