Pewag’s Grade 10 Winner Chain Sling programme has been introduced to the UK by distributor Brindley Chains. Although it has been available in Germany for some time Brindley Chains delayed introduction until a comprehensive range of components was available from stock, said managing director John Brindley.

He added that grade 10 chains were 25% stronger than grade 8, but only marginally more expensive.

Various configurations are available with or without in-line shorteners for single or multi-leg chain slings, depending on the requirements of the user.

Most Nicroman grade 8 components have been upgraded to grade 10 and so can be used to repair existing grade 8 slings without modification, Brindley said. New components include what is billed as the worlds first 100% rated grade 10 grab hook which is also available with a security pin to prevent accidental displacement of the chain. The range of safety locking hooks has also been increased.