Chain

Do you know the origin of your Transport Binder Chain Assemblies and Load Binders? If you’re comparing costs and quality, or trying to meet domestic-only product requirements for a project, it’s important that you know the country of origin. In fact, there are a number of things to consider when buying and selling Transport Binder […]

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Overhead Lifting Slings are generally used in conjunction with a crane, powered hoist, manual or lever hoist or some type of lifting device. There are numerous types of materials used for building overhead lifting slings – each with specific advantages and disadvantages – including: Chain Wire rope Synthetics Metal mesh. Understand the Application Before You […]

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Many of you work with chain and rigging equipment every day.  At Columbus McKinnon, the safe and proper use of all rigging products is a top priority. We have been busy developing training resources to help promote occupational safety with the products that we make, and the know-how we have garnered over the last 138 […]

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We are changing the way we do business. Changes that not only affect Columbus McKinnon and our Channel Partners, but the entire material handling industry. We are committed, and now prepared, to ship our most popular chain and forged attachment products in 3 days – and we guarantee it. This is our In-Stock Guarantee (ISG). This is […]

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Richard asks: What is the working load limit of a ½ “ – G80 2-legged chain sling when both legs are used in a choke?   Peter answers: The first thing that you want to do is to look at how the choke is rigged or rendered.  Working load limits shown on charts or tags […]

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Chain has been used by people to pull, fasten and pick things up for over 2000 years. The form of chain has not changed much over the years, whereas the manufacturing of chain has. With the modern advances in metallurgy and manufacturing techniques, chain is a much better quality today. During these advances we have […]

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During our CM-ET training classes we receive many questions, especially about chain and proper lubrication. In my opinion, the chain is the most abused and neglected part of the motor. It is almost rare to find chain in the field that does not need to be lubricated unless it has just come from the factory. […]

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As provided by the NACM Technical Committee on May 2, 2011 The NACM  (National Association of Chain Manufacturers) has been asked to provide its position on the need to add additional tagging to tie-down assemblies due to some apparent confusion in Canada. The Canadian National Safety Code for Motor Vehicles released Standard 10 – Cargo […]

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Ben from Chicago asked: Is it possible to mix grade 80 chain and grade 100 components on a sling assembly? Peter answers: In simple terms, yes –  BUT the assembly can only be rated at the grade 80 WLL.  Here is an example:  A sling is made with grade 100 chain and the hooks used for the sling are grade 80. […]

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