Care of Slings :

  1. Store slings in a dry area. If you do not plan on reusing them for an extended period of time, lightly oil them before storing.
  2. Hang slings vertically on an A frame.
  3. NEVER anneal alloy sling chains.

Use:

  1. Take note of the heat conditions which reduce the working load limits.
Temperature
of
Chain
Working Load Limit Reduction When Chain Heated Permanent Working Load Limit Reduction After Cooling
500F None None
600F 10% None
700F 20% None
800F 30% None
900F 40% 10%
1000F 50% 15%

 

Chain Size in Inches Oblong Master Link in Inches Working Load LimitIn Pounds
Nominal
Size (Inches)
Inside
Width
Inside
Length
9/32 .79 3.54 6.30 11,200  9,100  6,400
3/8 1 4.33 7.68 22,900  18,700  13,200
1/2 1 1/4 5.51 9.45 39,000  31,800 22,500
5/8 1 1/2 5.51 10.63 58,700 47,900   33,900
3/4 1 3/4 6.10 11.81 91,700 74,900   53,000
7/8 2 7.48 13.78 110,900 90,600  64,000
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