Columbus McKinnon Blog — Q & A

Measuring Chain Links: What are the Considerations for Wear?

Posted by Nick Fleming on

John, a steel fabricator out of Connecticut, asked the following question during our recent safety webinar: “When measuring links, are there any additional considerations for inspection and wear as it relates to the area around the embossing of the trace codes?” Nick Fleming, Business Development Specialist for Columbus McKinnon’s CM Entertainment division, answers: First, thank …

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Chain Sling Wear and Stretch: Are They the Same?

Posted by Henry Brozyna on

Frédéric, a mechanical engineer for the auxiliary equipment unit of a Canadian public utility company and recent safety webinar attendee, asked the following question about chain sling wear: “You said a sling should be removed from service if it stretches. But, you also said that 10% of wear is permissible. Does this mean that a stretch of …

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When Your Chain Sling Tag is Missing

Posted by Henry Brozyna on

Norris, a CMCO distributor sales representative, and recent safety webinar attendee, asked the following question about chain sling inspection: If the tag is missing upon inspection, can the chain sling be retagged for service without knowing the original sling length? Henry Brozyna, CMCO trainer and safety webinar presenter, answers: No. If the chain sling tag is missing, …

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