Chain slings made of alloy steel are the most suitable for overhead lifting of heavy loads in any facility. Alloy steel chains are available in various grades. While Grade 80 has been the popular choice in many industrial facilities, Grade 100 is the stronger and better alternative as it provides an average of 25% more workload limits than Grade 80 chain slings.
So, what are the main differences between Grade 80 and 100 chain slings – and which should you choose for your manufacturing facility? Let us discuss them in more detail.
The Grade 80 standard for chain slings has a high strength-to-weight ratio – and is suitable for industrial applications that involve towing and recovery. Grade 80 standard is also commonly used for securing high-duty industrial loads in the flatbed trucking industry.
Made of high-quality alloy steel, Grade 80 chain slings can be used for both overhead lifting and as a tow chain – apart from being cost-effective.
The Grade 100 standard for chain slings is among the latest entries to the chain sling market – and is widely used as a better replacement for Grade 80 slings. Thanks to its 25% higher workload limit, Grade 100 chains are ideal for overhead lifting as well as to secure loads with a smaller chain size.
With its high strength, Grade 100 chain slings are known for their efficiency and easier handling capabilities. Made of high-quality alloy steel, these chain slings are heat treated for enhanced strength and elongation.
Due to these qualities, Grade 100 chains are popular in manufacturing, construction, and rigging applications.
Grade 100 offers a higher chain working load limits as compared to Grade 80 for the same chain diameters. Here is a comparison sheet:
|Working Load Limits (kg)||Chain Diameter (mm)||Grade 80||Grade 100|
Here are major benefits that Grade 100 offers over Grade 80 chain slings:
Manufactured through an integrated process, Kito Weissenfels offers Grade 100 chain sling model – VIS 200 – that are designed for all types of lifting applications.