What grade chain is the strongest?

What grade chain is the strongest?

Next to Grade 120, Grade 100 chain is the strongest type of chain offered by most industrial hardware suppliers. It is 25 percent stronger than Grade 80, making it the best choice for extremely heavy overhead lifting use and other extreme applications.

What is grade 43 chain used for?

Grade 43 chain features both high tensile strength and resistance to wear needed by modern hauling and heavy duty trucking, farm and construction firms. Widely used for trailer safety chain, tow/log chain, guard chain, general purpose utility chain, and/or tailgate chain.

What is the tensile strength of chain?

The average tensile strength of Diamond Chain’s Diamond Series ANSI 60 and ANSI 60 Heavy Series chain is 8500 pounds. Diamond Chain calculates the average tensile strength based on current and historical test data taken from each production lot of ANSI 60 and ANSI 60 Heavy roller chain.

How strong is a 3/8 chain?


Trade Size In Inches Working* Load Limit Lbs. Feet Per 1/2 Drum
1/4 3,500 400
5/16 5,100 250
3/8 7,100 250
1/2 12,000 150

Is chain or cable stronger?

Strength, Load Capacities, and Work Environments Overall, wire rope is stronger than chain. The multi-strands of continuous wires give wire rope its strength, whereas a chain is joined together with links. These joins are the weakest part of a chain and can break under heavy loads.

What is the working load of chain?

The term Working Load Limit (WLL) refers to the maximum amount of tension that can be applied to a new and undamaged chain. It is a rated capacity and often referred to in pounds. Working Load Limit is calculated by dividing the minimum breaking strength of the chain by the assigned safety factor rating.

What is the toughest chain to cut?

Pewag chain
By being the toughest chain, we mean the Pewag chain is the hardest chain to cut with bolt cutters. The biggest reason is the hardened steel chain is squared, so it will not allow bolt cutters to cut through it.