Product Announcement from RUD Chain, Inc.
RUD®'s experience has shown that only 50% of lifting operations utilize a hook at the end of the sling leg. The remaining 50% are ring assemblies, basket chains, round slings, etc. For these operations the user has to make expensive and time-consuming improvisations foreffecting a safe connection to the load.
Furthermore, up to now, the design of lifting points has not seriously considered the extent to which loads have to be turned and twisted during the handling process. With these turning movements, the loads can be damaged and/or the lifting system can be considerably overloaded.
With the versatile new PowerPoint Star® system, all common sling types can be quickly and safely attached without using additional hardware (e.g. shackles) - enabling at the same time, shock-free tilting, turning and twisting of the load achieved through the unique captivedouble ball-bearing assembly.
The PowerPoint® with safety hook provides great flexibility for connection to a wide variety of end terminations on the lifting sling.
The PowerPoint Star® bolt-on version is available in both standard and variable bolt lengths.
PowerPoint®'s clevis pin is also designed to accept a direct (fool-proof) chain connection.
Specific RUD® hook (latch & self-locking types) and master-ring combinations have been designed to be completely compatible with the PowerPoint® mounting bases, and the pitch of the master-ring versions is identical to the equivalent thread size from the current WBG-V swivelling lifting point range.
The weldable PowerPoint® versions (fixed and rotating options available) are ideal for use on spreader bars and other purpose made lifting apparatus.
All of the PowerPoint® mounting bases, together with associated hook and ring combinations, have Working Load Limit (WLL) ratings equivalent to the market leading RUD VIP® sling chain system - therefore offering a 25% increase in the load ratings applicable to equivalently sized Grade 80 chain and components.