Coordinated Companies
AS 9100 Aerospace

03 | Chain

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Chain for All Applications

Coordinated Wire Rope assembles tests and certifies all chain slings before delivery to our customers. We will inspect, test and recertify any chain sling we sell, at least on a yearly basis, as required by OSHA and ANSI B30.9.

Many chain users feel that because chain is made of steel, it requires less care and inspection than other lifting components.Nothing could be further from the truth! Chain is a lifting component that requires continual inspection and a real understanding of the limitations and removal criteria to be used safely.

Regular inspections must be conducted on chain to detect damage or deterioration from use. It is a requirement that inspection records be kept on the results of each inspection. The chain should be inspected for any of the following conditions.

  • Cracks in the chain of any component.
  • Excessive nicks or gouges.
  • Excessive wear.
  • Stretched, bent, twisted, or distorted chain links or components.
  • Excessive corrosion.
  • Evidence of heat damage.
  • Evidence of field welding or weld spatter.
  • Any other conditions which questions the integrity of the chain.

Proper use is essential to the safety of the user. To protect the users and to prevent damage to the chain, the following precautions should be used when making overhead lifts with chain:

  • Select a chain suitable for the application and environment.
  • The hooks or other components should be of a size to fit the intended connections.
  • Avoid shock loading.
  • Pad all sharp edges or corners in contact with the chain.
  • Rig so the load is properly seated in the hooks or other components.
  • Avoid twisting the chain.
  • Never knot the chain.
  • Use ONLY grade 80 or grade 100 alloy chain for overhead lifting

Coordinated stocks bulk chain such as Grade 40 & Grade 70 for tie down and securing loads, Grade 80 and Grade 100 alloy for lifting, as well as for specialized chain for boat anchors, lever hoist and chain falls, logging, tuna fishing boats and others.

System 4, High Test Chain (Grade 43)

  • Uses: Designed for use in load binding, towing, logging and other applications requiring high strength
  • Standard Material: Carbon Steel
  • Standard Finish: Bright (BRT) and Galvanized(GALV); Zinc Plated (Z.P.) Available in drums, pails and reels
  • Hallmarking:"C4" or "M4"
  • Proof tested
  • Packaging: Drums (order unit is "feet"), pails and refill reels to fit Campbell merchandisers (order unit is "each")
  • Do not use for overhead lifting

Drums, System 4, High Test Chain (Order Unit is "Feet")

Nominal Dimensions (in. and mm)
Trade Mat. Inside Dimensions Bright Zinc Plated Galvanized Working LB/
Size Dia. Length Width Cat. UPC No. Cat. UPC No. Cat. UPC No. Load Limit Feet/ 100 Links/
in. mm in. mm in. mm in. mm No. 020418 No. 020418 No. 020418 lb kg Drum ft. ft.
1/4 7 .28 7 1.20 30 .45 11 0180412 058769 0180422 058790 0180432 058820 2600 1180 800 63 10.0
5/16 8 .33 8 1.27 32 .47 12 0180512 058851 0180522 058882 0180532 058912 3900 1770 550 95 9.4
3/8 10 .39 10 1.15 29 .58 15 0180612 058943 - - 0180632 059018 5400 2450 400 155 10.4
1/2 13 .53 13 1.70 43 .75 19 0180812 059094 - - 0180832 059155 9200 4170 200 260 7.1
5/8 16 .66 17 1.94 49 .93 24 0181012 059186 - - 0181032 059216 13,000 5910 150 356 6.2
3/4 20 .78 20 2.21 56 1.10 28 0181212 059254 - - - - 20,000 9180 100 581 5.4

Round, Pails, System 4, High Test Chain (Order Unit is "Each Pail")

Nominal Dimensions (in. and mm)
Trade Mat. Inside Dimensions Bright Zinc Plated Working
Size Dia. Length Width Cat. UPC No. Cat. UPC No. Load Limit Feet/‡ Lb/ Links/
in. mm in. mm in. mm in. mm No. 020418 No. 020418 lb kg Pail Pail ft.
1/4 7 .28 7 1.20 30 .45 11 0181413 059278 0181423 059285 2600 1180 150 98 10.0
5/16 8 .33 8 1.27 32 .47 12 0181513 059292 0181523 059308 3900 1770 100 95 9.4
3/8 10 .39 10 1.15 29 .58 15 0181613 059315 0181623 059322 5400 2450 75 116 10.4

‡ Approximate.

System 7, Transport Chain (Grade 70)

  • Uses: For use in load binding, towing and logging
  • Can be used in accordance with Department of Transportation regulations
  • Standard Material: Head treated carbon steel
  • Standard Finish: Zinc electroplate with yellow chromate conversion coating
  • Hallmarking: "C7" or "M7"
  • Proof tested
  • Packaging: Drums and half drums (order unit is "feet"), pails (order unit is "each")
  • Do not use for overhead lifting

Drums, System 7, Transport Chain (Order Unit is "Feet")

Nominal Dimensions (in. and mm)
Trade Mat. Inside Dimensions Working
Size Dia. Length Width Cat. UPC No. Load Limit Feet/ Lb/ Links/
in. mm in. mm in. mm in. mm No. 020418 lb kg Drum 100 ft. ft.
1/4 7 .31 8 .94 24 .46 12 0510412 063763 3150 1430 800 94 12.8
5/16 8 .34 9 1.01 26 .48 12 0510512 063800 4700 2130 550 111 11.9
3/8 10 .41 10 1.36 35 .57 14 0510612 063848 6600 2990 400 150 8.8
7/16 12 .47 12 1.29 33 .67 17 0510712 063886 8750 3970 300 212 9.3
1/2 13 .53 13 1.70 43 .75 19 0510812 063916 11,300 5130 200 260 7.1

Half Drums, System 7, Transport Chain (Order Unit is "Feet")

Nominal Dimensions (in. and mm)
Trade Mat. Inside Dimensions Working
Size Dia. Length Width Cat. UPC No. Load Limit Feet/ Lb/ Links/
in. mm in. mm in. mm in. mm No. 020418 lb kg Drum 100 ft. ft.
1/4 7 .31 8 .94 24 .46 12 0510410 063749 3150 1430 400 94 12.8
5/16 8 .34 9 1.01 26 .48 12 0510510 063787 4700 2130 275 111 11.9
3/8 10 .41 10 1.36 35 .57 14 0510610 063824 6600 2990 200 150 8.8
1/2 13 .53 13 1.70 43 .75 19 0510810 063893 11300 5130 100 260 7.1

System 8, Cam-Alloy Chain (80)

  • Uses: Specifically recommended for overhead lifting
  • Standard Material: Alloy steel, heat treated
  • Standard Finish: Bright (BRT)
  • Hallmarking: "C8" or "CA8" and trace ability code
  • Proof tested
  • Packaging: Continuous lengths in drums (order unit is "feet")
Nominal Dimensions (in. and mm)
Trade Mat. Inside Dimensions Working
Size Dia. Length Width Cat. UPC No. Load Limit Feet/ Lb/ Links/
in. mm in. mm in. mm in. mm No. 020418 lb kg Drum 100 ft. ft.
7/32 5.5 .22 6 .69 18 .30 8 0400312 063312 2100 970 800 43 17.5
5/16 8 .32 8 .94 24 .46 12 0400512 063367 4500 2000 500 92 12.8
1 26 1.00 25 2.80 71 1.40 36 0401612 063510 47,700 21,600 100 965 4.3
1 1/4 32 1.25 32 3.50 89 1.75 44 0402012 063534 72,300 32,800 60 1525 3.5

System 10, Cam-Alloy Chain (Grade 100)

  • Uses: Specifically recommended for overhead lifting. 25% stronger than System 8. Enables you to perform same lifts with lighter weight chain
  • Standard Material: Alloy steel, heat treated
  • Proof tested
  • Standard Finish: Bright (BRT)
  • System 10 chain should not be plated or galvanized
  • Hallmarking: C10 and trace ability code
  • Packaging: Continuous lengths in drums (order unit is "feet")
Nominal Dimensions (in. and mm)
Trade Mat. Inside Dimensions Working
Size Dia. Length Width Cat. UPC No. Load Limit Feet/ Lb/ Links/
in. mm in. mm in. mm in. mm No. 020418 lb kg Drum 100 ft. ft.
9/32 7 .29 7 .87 22 .41 10 0405212 182204 4300 1950 500 74 13.8
3/8 10 .40 10 1.22 31 .57 14 0405412 182211 8800 4000 500 148 10.0
1/2 13 .52 13 1.58 40 .75 19 0405512 182228 15,000 6800 300 250 7.8
5/8 16 .64 16 1.93 49 .87 22 0405612 182235 22,600 10,300 200 379 6.5
3/4 20 .80 20 2.42 61 1.09 28 0405712 182242 35,300 16,000 100 598 5.5
7/8 22 .88 22 2.70 68 1028 32 0405812 063497 42,700 19,400 100 775 4.4