Who needs a lifting chain?
Wherever loads have to be lifted, lifting chains of grade 8 or grade 10 are used. The variety within our range of lifting chains is as diverse as their applications. Thanks to the wide range of working load limits, even demanding lifting tasks can be carried out without any problems. In addition to their use as lifting gear, i.e. as a lifting chain, all our chains are also suitable for pulling loads.
Different types of chain slings
Our grade 8 chain slings are available as a 1-leg or 2 leg chain sling (we can also supply 3-leg or 4-leg chain slings on request). The length of the chain sling is normally fixed, but we can also supply models which can be shortened. The chain slings come in different chain diameters. The chain Ø determines the load capacity, meaning a thicker chain will have a higher working load limit. In addition to the diameter, you can also choose between the following different options:
• 1-leg or 2 leg chain slings with coupling ring and sling hook with latch
• supplied with a fixed usable length, e.g. 2 m,
• or with chain shorteners, so that the chain can be shortened as required by more than half the maximum usable length.
• options for hooking the load directly or strapping around the load (chain is placed around the load and the hook is attached back onto the chain leg)
• chain slings with a chain shortener on one or both sides (highly recommended when pulling loads, length can be adjusted as required)
• modular system: all the components for our lifting chains are interchangeable or replaceable as required
• special rescue chain slings (for recovering vehicles)
2 leg chain sling
Our grade 8, 2 leg chain sling is often used for lifting objects where there is a risk of tipping during lifting due to the width of the load. The distance between the lifting points distributes the weight of the load evenly over both legs of the chain sling, enabling the load to be lifted without tilting. A 2 leg chain sling is also beneficial when pulling bulky items because it allows better control over the load. All of our chain slings are also available with shorteners. These can be used to balance out uneven loads.
1-leg chain sling
Our grade 8, single-leg chain sling is commonly used in the towing and recovery sector as well as the forestry industry. In addition to lifting loads, 1-leg chain slings are often used for pulling objects such as vehicles or logs.
Grade 8 and grade 10 chains for lifting
Our grade 8 lifting chains are by far the most durable of all our lifting accessories. The long-lasting, high-quality steel makes the chains extremely abrasion and temperature resistant. The chains are available in grade 8 and grade 10. What’s the difference? Given the same chain thickness, grade 10 lifting chains have an approx. twenty percent higher working load limit than grade 8 lifting chains. However, these lifting chains are also more expensive. Our complete, pre-assembled chain slings are grade 8 chain slings that have been tried and tested over many years. Grade 8 chains offer the best price/performance ratio. We also supply lengths of grade 10 chains within our range of modular lifting chains. The other chain accessories within our range comply with grade 8 quality.
Lifting chain components and accessories
Lifting chains are assembled from various chain components. Ready-to-use, grade 8 lifting chains, e.g. single-leg or multi-leg lifting chains with hooks, usually have the following grade 8 components:
• coupling ring
• grab link from coupling ring to chain
• chain (with H stamp embossed at regular intervals)
• sling hook with coupling connection to chain
• 8-sided quality grade tag with load capacity information
Additional components such as shortening hooks, extra-large suspension links, special hooks etc. are also available. Thanks to our modular system, even a pre-assembled lifting chain can be modified or extended as required at any time. You can find the corresponding lifting chain accessories in our online shop.
Buy your chain sling and lifting chain accessories in the ProLux online shop
We offer single-leg and multi-leg lifting chains in professional grade 8 quality in a versatile modular system. We also supply lifting chains customised to your requirements, including grade 10 lifting chains. Just ask! In the lifting accessories section of our online shop, you will also find round slings and lifting slings with various working load limits as well as sling hooks. We also supply tie-down straps and tie-down chains.