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Chain accessories



Chain accessories

Steel chains usually require numerous accessories in order to be used: shackles, rings, split rings, s-hooks, zinc-plated or stainless steel quick links, binders or turnbuckles, carabiners, pins, lifting hooks and safety hooks, lifting rings, connector links, master links and triple links, coupling links or connectors or couplings, shorteners, connecting links, pair links (anchor joining link), kenter links and more.

In the forestry industry, end links and chokers with jaws are also used as well as sliding brackets and various pulleys.

Below is a brief list of just some of the products that we distribute. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any enquiries, whether for an item on the list or not.

Chain accessories

Just some of our products

Connectors

Also called a connecting link or a coupling, the connector is made from two connecting halves and a pin. When used with steel chains, the connector joins two lengths of chain together through the last link of each.

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Rings

Steel chain slings are usually connected through an oval master link or ring, usually by two, three or four pieces of the same or varying size. Other chains are connected to this central ring and can be joined by a connector and are equipped with a mooring hook on each end.

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Master links

The master link is a steel oval ring used as a mooring point for one or several chain slings. Given its position, this steel link has to be made from extremely high-quality steel. Atlantic Avitaillement only sells master links that are manufactured by our partners that are internationally recognised for the quality of their steel and their manufacturing processes, like the Crosby Group, to name but one.

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Triple links

A variation of the master link is the triple link, a combination of two smaller links and one larger link. The triple link means easier handling of any connected chain slings.

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Pear link

The are two small links as part of the wider range: the pear link and the missing link. The pear link is the most widely used and is composed of two half links that fit together top-to-tail. Once in position, it can be closed with a light tap with a hammer to the two prominent stops. The pear link and missing link are also used to assemble or connect the end links of two chains together.

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Hooks

Of all the chain accessories, hooks are probably the most varied. There is the clevis hook, the eye sling hook, the foundry hook and the reputed Shur-Loc hook. The most common are eye hooks, fitted on one end of a chain sling, while the other has a master link, for example.

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Load binders

When it comes to securing a heavy package, a construction vehicle or industrial lifting machinery onto a carry truck, the deck of ship or a railway car, the load binder is the best known, the most reliable and the most widely used. Load binders are usually composed of two arms equipped with a hook and a lever that is activated to tighten the load once it is in place thereby ensuring it will stay completely still.

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Chain couplers

A chain coupler is any system that connects two steel chains including connectors, master links, triple links, missing links, pear links and any other type of ring used for this purpose.

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Shortening clutch

The terms 'shortening' and 'clutch' are self-explanatory! This is a piece of hardware rigging that is specifically forged so that if a length of chain is too long for the required purpose it can be hooked and therefore shortened without the need to cut it. The shortening clutch, like many other chain accessories, is an essential part that requires good quality steel and good manufacturing.

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Shackles

The shackle is one of the most widely used accessories in the creation of chain slings. D shackles, anchor shackles, trawling anchor shackles, screw pin shackles, bolt type shackles, wide body shackles, Grommet shackles, and more. As well as shackles, we have all rigging hardware parts and chain accessories, accessories that are essential and that should only be trusted if they are marked or forged by internationally recognised manufacturers, not necessarily just large companies.

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