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RUD Chains has introduced the VIP range of grade-10 lifting chains, which is resistant to temperatures ranging from -40ºC to +300ºC. VIP grade-10 chains are designed to work in some of the toughest working environments. They are suitable for offshore and arctic projects, for extreme materials handling at ports and at construction sites and for plant projects.

VIP lifting chain

Although they have the same chain diameter as grade-eight chains, the VIP range offers up to 30 per cent increase in the working load limit (WLL). The chain dimensions range from 4–28mm with a WLL from 0.6 to 31.5 tonnes in single-leg and up to 56 tonnes in a four-leg configuration with a balancer. 

The VIP range comes with a multifunctional WLL identification tag, which allows the chain to be inspected for wear and pitch elongation, ensuring the chain meets the three wear criteria. 

Key features and benefits

  • The VIP chains can be used at up to 300ºC at a WLL of 90 per cent. They cannot be used above 380ºC.
  • Each chain includes a heat indicator; if the chain reaches temperatures of 300ºC or above, the pink powder coating permanently changes colour. It turns from pink to brown then black, which indicates that the chain is unsafe to use and must be taken out of service. 
  • The range consists of VIP master links, VIP cobra hooks and VIP shortening hooks.
  • The cobra hook is supplied with a forged and tempered safety latch that locks into the hook tip and protects against lateral bending. The safety latch is supported by a triple-coiled double leg, and the enlarged hook tip prevents misuse.

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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