Chain Slings

Why should you choose a chain sling for your lifting application?

Advantages:

  • Well suited for high-temperature atmospheres
  • Withstand rugged loads
  • Used in foundries, steel mills & heavy machine shops
  • Can be re-certified
  • Adjustable reaches available

Disadvantages:

  • Heavy
  • Higher priced than other alternatives
Chain Slings
   

Chain Sling Configurations

Standard sling configurations consist of chain branches that are affixed on one end to a master link or ring with some type of attachment, typically a hook, attached to the opposite end. 

The following symbols are used to describe a sling:

FIRST SYMBOL (BASIC TYPE):

S:  Single leg chain sling

D:  Double leg chain sling

T:  Triple leg chain sling

Q:  Quadruple leg chain sling

 

SECOND SYMBOL (TYPE OF MASTER OR END LINK):

O:  Oblong master link

P:  Pear shaped master link

R:  Ring

 

THIRD SYMBOL (TYPE OF HOOK):

S:  Sling hook

G:  Grab hook

F:  Foundry hook

L:  Latchlok

 

Specify length in feet per reach required.  Chain sling length is the combined reach of sling leg and of master length, commonly referred to as bearing to bearing.

Example:  3/8" x 10' DOS = 2 leg chain sling with oblong master link & sling hooks.