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vrsSafety is important when lifting and moving heavy loads. Many manufacturing companies are unaware that the direction of the pull can have a major impact on the working load limit of the standard eyebolt, creating a safety breach. The solution to this is to use an appropriate lifting point that can adjust to the direction of the pull to allow full engagement of the bolt, resulting in a safe lift.

To this end, RUD Chains has developed lifting points that are designed to adjust to the direction of the pull: these are the Starpoint and the Powerpoint.

The Starpoint VRS also known as the STAR among eye bolts offers many advantages. Firstly the StarpointT will swivel to the direction of the load lift, the working load limit is therefore always at the direction of the load. The Starpoint removes the chance of bent eyes, backed out threads, or over-tightening which would cause unnecessary stress on the stem.

The VRS is adjustable 360° in the force direction and offers a higher WLL than the DIN 580 eye bolt.

Rud Chains

RUD Chains Ltd, part of the RUD Group, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of round steel chains, producing top quality chain components and systems for over 140 years. They are ISO 9001 certified and are renowned for their expertise in heat treatment methods.

RUD Chains Ltd, part of the RUD Group, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of round steel chains, producing top quality chain components and systems for over 140 years. They are ISO 9001 certified and are renowned for their expertise in heat treatment methods.

RUD manufactures a range of lifting and lashing applications that guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. Offering over 500 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points for bolting and welding which cover a working load capacity range from 0.6 to 200 tonne.

They offer standard and bespoke applications to meet even the most demanding project aims and working environments. Their innovative WBPG 85-200 tonne hoist ring, is used for heavy engineering, lifting, across the offshore, construction industry and many more.

RUD are a well know manufacturer and supplier for a range of hoist chains used across industries such as offshore to the entertainment industry. RUD hoist chain can be supplied from the smallest size – 3 x 9 mm up to the world’s largest – 32 x 90 mm.

Innovation and product development plays a huge role across the RUD Group. RUD were one of the first manufacturers approved for grade 120 chain, known as ICE 120. RUD ICE 120 chain offers many advantages; offering a high resistance to crack corrosion according to to PAS 1061. The ICE chain offers a reduction of weight of more than 25% than the larger Grade 80 chain, making it easier to handle, environmentally and health and safety friendly.

RUD offers a range of RFID Radio Frequency Identification Technology, being one of the first manufacturers to offer the RFID chips embedded into our applications, helping to ensure an ultimate safety factor in monitoring and managing safe working product effectively.

Materials handling plays an important role across a range of RUD products, one of their latest products the Tool-Mover is becoming increasingly popular across plant and injection moulding environments. It offers ultimate safety to your operator, helps reduce costs to potentially damaged tools when handling and safely handles weights from 6.3 – 32 tonnes.

The RUD product portfolio is impressive; from conveyor and drive technology for bulk material handling, energy to the maritime industry. They also offer a wide range of Tyre protection chains for quarrying; as well as snow and automatic chains for commercial and emergency vehicles. The RUD Group also supply lifting and lashing chains, as well as non-skid traction chains to the MOD.

RUD offer standard and bespoke solutions to meet a wide range of project aims and working environments.

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