PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - January 27, 2016) - ESCO Corporation, a global leader in mining, oil and gas, construction and industrial equipment, announced today the commercial availability of the ProLink mechanical dragline chain link.

ESCO's ProLink mechanical dragline chain link is designed to reduce costs by extending the service life of a mine's hoist and drag chain. The product provides a hammerless and hot work-free installation and removal for rapid replacement in any strand location. This chain link can be rotated quickly into four different positions for increased duty cycles, lowering total operating costs.

"These innovative breakthroughs enhance mine site efficiency by increasing uptime and extending the life of their rigging system," said Austin Peterson, Global Product Manager at ESCO.

The ProLink mechanical dragline chain link is available in multiple sizes covering a range of dragline chains on the market today: 3-inch, 3.5-inch, 4-inch, 4.5-inch, and 5-inch. Videos and detailed product specifications are available at http://www.escoprolink.com/

"The hammerless, hot work-free installation gives our customers a safer option when compared to the other replacement links on the market today," said Peterson. "In field trials in North America and Australia, some mines are reporting a change time as little as five minutes. Already the ProLink mechanical dragline chain link has clocked up to 40% longer duty cycles, and shown up to 66% less chain maintenance downtime."

About ESCO® Corporation
ESCO Corporation engineers, manufactures and services mission critical equipment used by companies in mining, construction, industrial, and oil and gas industries. With more than 100 years of experience in the science of metals, alloys and wear materials, ESCO products are used in a wide range of applications, including highly abrasive digging, recycling, excavation, drilling, snow plowing and many more. ESCO is recognized as an industry leader delivering innovative products and custom engineered solutions that enhance customer productivity and safety. Privately held, ESCO is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and maintains a global network of more than 80 manufacturing plants, supply & service facilities and offices in 24 countries. For more information, visit escocorp.com

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