ABA Load Ring
RUD Chains Ltd based in Whitstable Kent, is a subsidiary of Rieger & Dietz GmbH located in Aalen Germany. RUD is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of Round Steel Chains, Lifting Points and Lashing Systems. For over 140 years the RUD group has been producing top quality chains and applications to suit a vast array of working environments.
RUD offer an extensive range of lifting and lashing applications which includes both welded and threaded types, covering a working load capacity range from 0.6 to 200 tonne. Offering over 270 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points, 210 of which are for bolting and 60 for welding. RUD is ISO 9001 certified and renowned for their expertise in heat treatment methods – delivering high performance chain products to suit the most demanding applications.
Anyone in the industry knows how important safety is when lifting and moving heavy loads. RUD, a market leader for providing safe lifting products has introduced the ABA load ring to its range.
The ABA load ring is forged out of the high strength material CrNiMo, quenched and tempered and surfaced in phosphate for improved material strength and wear resistance. The ABA is loadable in any direction and has a safety factor of 4:1.
The ABA load ring offers many benefits the main ones are listed below:
- Ability to check the load ring for damage and wear via the patented wear marking on both the inside and outside of the body of the load ring. The ABA therefore offers a distinct safety benefit over other load rings.
- The patented wear marks allow the user to know if there is more than 10% wear on the item, more than 10% wear on a lifting point means the item must be removed from service. Therefore offering an ultimate safety factor.
- The wear marks serve as a dual function because they also show the angle of the sling or attachment point relative to the ABA.
As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of lifting and lashing applications combined with their extensive range of products and knowledge in the market, RUD are continually innovating and developing their extensive product range to stay at the forefront of their customers’ demands.