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Specifications of lifting chain Grade T for hoists

Specifications of lifting chain Grade T for hoist


Item No. Nominal Size (mm) Pitch (mm) External Width (mm) Working Load Limit (kgs) Min. Breaking Load (kgs) Weight (kg/m)
0515 5 15 17 800 3200 0.55
0618 6 18 20 1200 4800 0.78
0824 8 24 26 2000 8000 1.40
1030 10 30 33 3200 12800 2.22



Definitions to European standard EN 818-7


For the purposes of this Part of EN 818,the following definitions apply:

1. nominal size:  Nominal diameter of the round section steel wire or bar from which the chain is made.
2. material diameter: Diameter of the material in the chain link as measured.
3. weld diameter: Diameter at the weld as measured.
4. length dimensionally affected by welding: Length on either side of the center of the link, affected by welding.
5. pitch: Internal length of a link as measured.
6. manufacturing proof force(MPF) of chain: Force to which during manufacture the whole of the chain is subjected.
7. breaking force( BF): Maximum force which the chain withstands during the course of a static tensile test to destruction.
8. working load limit (WLL) of chain: Maximum mass which the chain hanging vertically is authorized to sustain in general lifting service.
9. total ultimate elongation (A): Total extension at the point of fracture of the chain expressed as a percentage of the internal length of the test sample.
10. processing: Any treatment of the chain subsequent to welding, for example, heat treatment, polishing or dimension calibration.
11. lot: Specified quantity from which test sample(s) is/are selected.
12. competent person: A designated person, suitably trained qualified by knowledge and practical experience, and with the necessary instructions to enable the required examination to be carried out.



Basis of grade symbols


Grade Mean stress at the specified minimum breaking force, N/mm2
Fine tolerance Medium tolerance
M 4 400
P 5 500
S 6 630
T 8 800
V 10 1000


  • Chains in all of these grades may not be the subjects of European Standards.

  • This grading system has also been applied to hooks, links, shackles and other accessories, indication their strength compatibility with appropriate grade of chain.

  • The stresses in a chain link are not uniform and at the extrados at the crown particularly, the maximum fiber stress is considerably greater than the mean stress obtained by diving the force by the total cross-sectional area of both legs of the link.