Grade 8 Chain Slings
The Lifting Gear Direct standard grade 8 chain is available in chain link diameters from 7 - 32mm. It is made from heat treated alloy steel and has a painted black finish.
This grade 8 chain is suitable for use in a wide range of temperatures - from -40 degrees up to + 400 degrees Celsius; though working load limit reductions will need to be applied accordingly.
The Lifting Gear Direct standard range chain in grade 8 steel is available in any length which can be made up with your choice of components into 1, 2, 3 or 4 leg chain slings. Endless chain slings
can also be produced.
Grade 8 Sling Components
Within the Lifting Gear Direct standard range are a vast range of grade 8 components available in a range of sizes and safe working loads. They can be matched up easily with our grade 8 chain to make the perfect lifting sling for your application.
There are a wide range of hooks with clevis, eye, or swivel connections and with or without safety catches, some are also self locking. We also have shortening grab hooks, foundry hooks, grab hooks & masterlinks for 1, 2, 3 & 4 leg slings.
Help & Ordering Chain Slings
Browse our range below to view our range of price competitive, quality grade 8 components which we can make up into a chain sling to suit your specific requirements. We can also supply grade 10 chain slings to your requirements as well as stainless steel lifting slings.
To purchase directly online you can use the drop down boxes to choose your specific items. If you can’t make up the sling you need from here then give us a call on 01384 76961 where our sales team will be happy to take your details and supply a quote. Orders can also be taken over the phone.
About Chain Slings
Chain slings are commonly used for lifting heavy loads; they can be used in many different ways making them a very versatile piece of lifting equipment.
They are frequently used in industrial factories, foundries, steel mills, dockyards and many other areas where there is a need for lifting and moving heavy loads. As an example, in a dock yard they can be seen attached to a crane and used to lift large containers off ships by hooking the ends of the sling into the anchor points on the container.
They are also used in a hitch type configuration where the sling is wrapped under and around the load and then hooked into the anchor point on the lifting device, this method is often used on smaller loads such as palletised items.
The most popular chain slings are the endless chain sling, single leg sling, the double leg, triple leg and four leg chain slings, each type has variable working load limits which can be affected by the type of hitch used so you must always consult the relevant documentation or suppliers for precise details which must always be followed for safety’s sake, a reputable lifting gear company will be able to supply the relevant documentation for the safe use of these products.
Common Hitch Types
A straight hitch is has a direct, inline pull and most popular with single leg slings. The sling is attached to the lifting device via its top master link and the hooked leg is anchored onto the load in a perpendicular line.
A basket hitch is where the chain legs will wrap around under the load and hooked back into the master link.
A choke hitch is where the chain is wrapped around under the load but the end hook is then attached back into a chain link to provide a firm grip.
One of the most important aspects to consider when using a any type of chain sling is the angle of the legs from the straight vertical position. This must never be over 60 degrees and apart from straight lifts the angle should not really be under 15 degrees as this can make the lift unstable. Chain slings should never ever be knotted, if they are too long a shortening hook can be used without affecting safety.
It is crucial to check over your chain sling before each use to ensure there are no cracked or distorted links or anything else that may be a cause for concern, if anything is noticed then the sling should not be used until it can be inspected and tested by a competent person, repairs can often be done by removing damaged links.Lifting Gear Direct
can offer repairs
, on-site testing
and inspection services
for all your chain slings
and other lifting equipment