Hoist Chains

February 7, 2014

RUD Hoist Chains for the Entertainment Industry

RUD are known in the industry as one of the leading hoist manufacturers and suppliers for a wide range of hoist chains made from highly wear resistant round steel chains according to EN 818-7 for motor driven and manual hoists. RUD hoist chain can be supplied to suit a variety of project sizes from the smallest size – 3 x 9 mm up to the world’s largest – 32 x 90 mm.

The advantages of RUD hoist chain is impressive, offering an extremely high resistance to wear due to its robust surface and depth hardness resulting in a long service life. The hoist chain conforms to EN818-7. type T for manual hoists and type DAT and DT case hardened chain for powered hoists. The chain is calibrated and precision made to be compatible with the drive wheels of manufacturer’s hoists.

RUD Chains are used in a wide range of unique and challenging environments such as Offshore, Oil and Gas, Construction and the Entertainment Industry to name a few. RUD hoist chain is known in the entertainment industry as being one of the best; their chain is known to offer an ultimate safety factor, be readily available and offers standard and customised designs to suit specific project aims.

You can rest assured that RUD Chain performs each and every time to the challenges of specific projects, whether they are standard or tailored requirements RUD can supply chain to suit your needs.

It is important that any load chain that conforms to EN818-7 must have markings on the chain links for identification, traceability and inspection purposes.

The general welfare and maintenance of the hoist chain is paramount, RUD have found that through regular lubrication of the chain and in tests held by RUD, a figure of 15-20 times higher number of cycles can be obtained with lubricated chain than with a dry un-lubricated chain.

For over 140 years the RUD group has been producing top quality chains and applications known in the industry for their quality, reliability and innovativeness.


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