WVSN Industry Visions Interview Shows New Concerns About Chain Failure on Hoists From Plant Safety Managers in Corrosive Industrial Environments
DETROIT, MI--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - Industrial lifts requiring hoists and cranes
have always been a concern for plant safety managers. New concerns of chain
strength after prolonged exposure to corrosive elements in the heavy
industrial process industries have now prompted researchers to develop
stronger chains that are impervious to corrosive elements. Harrington
Hoists is leading the field with new engineering along with their parent
company Kito Corporation, developing stronger chains for industry.
Harrington's new chains meet the worldwide standards known as DIN
(Deutsches Institute für Normung).
In a recent interview on WVSN Industry Visions, Business Development Sales
Manager Bret Lussow commented, "There's a lot of engineering that goes into
this chain. That's really where the technology begins is with the chain. We
start with the chain and then we develop the hoist. What we did is we
actually developed a smaller link, and by having a smaller link you get
more surface to surface contact between the links, which ensures that the
chain will last longer."
When asked what kind of environments the chain is exposed to in the heavy
industrial process industry, Lussow continued, "Well, as you can imagine, a
whole host of different environments; everything from inside a wind
turbine, to inside a paper mill or a foundry, so a lot of corrosive
environments. Sand, dust, grime, water, they can all be catastrophic to
"What makes the DIN chain impervious to corrosion is what we added to it.
Besides all of the technology in engineering standards that meets DIN, we
actually added nickel plating that makes our chains impervious to corrosive
environments, something that most other chains on hoists don't have."
Industrial plant safety managers are encouraged to regularly exam chains on
hoists in corrosive environments. Visual inspections and load testing may
help to avoid catastrophic load drop.
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Contact Information: Contact:
Business Development Sales Manager
Harrington Hoists, Inc.