How Strong is a Welded Chain?

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How Strong is a Welded Chain?

In rigging, the implements we use to lift, hoist and move all need to be up to the task. They need to be able to get the job done time and time again. The strength and durability needed to get the job done is not to be underestimated. You need to be confident that your welded chain is strong enough to keep you working safely.

As you are aware, the strength of a welded chain is measured by its maximum working weight — the most it can hold without beginning to fail. There is a direct correlation between the size of the chain link. The larger the chain link, the higher the maximum working weight. You can find our conversion chart here.

We are all well aware of the saying “a chain is only as good as its weakest link.” Welded chain helps to maintain a uniform strength throughout the entire length of chain due to the added strength of the weld itself. 

You need a chain that won’t fail on the jobsite. One that is strong enough to get the job done time and time again. Welded chains are up to the task! Not only that, but the welded chain is more heat resistant. This makes it more resilient when faced with friction.

To put it simply, a welded chain is the strongest type of chain you can use. This makes it ideal for rigging purposes where safety is the highest priority. If you are in need of a reputable source for welded chain and rigging hardware of all types, call on us at Southwest Wire Rope.

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