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    The RUD ABA Lifting Eye is still proving popular

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Since its release in 2010, RUD’s ABA weld-on lifting eye offering users a safe, cost effective alternative to similar products on the market. The weld-on lifting device is manufactured in Germany, forged out of the high strength material CrNiMo, quenched and tempered and surfaced in phosphate for improved material strength and wear resistance The ABA is available in four sizes: 1.6t, 3.2t, 5t and 10t. This weld-on load ring has several safety features, including patented wear markings which provide the user a guide to know when the load ring is worn to the point that it should be replaced. The ABA provides full WLL in all lifting directions, standard 4:1 safety factor on working load limit (WLL), and no WLL reduction between -40°F and 392°F (-40C and 200C). Each ABA point is also electro-magnetically tested to ensure its integrity.

    The ABA was designed to provide safer alternatives for businesses operating in higher risk environments. RUD said its customers had reported on the ABA’s ease and efficiency in welding, which saves them time in the field. RUD Chain Inc. is a subsidiary of RUD Ketten, a German-based company that has been specializing in chain technology for more than 135 years, and has been providing customers with heady duty swivel load rings and chain products for almost 30 years. The ABA is just one of nearly 300 ISO 9001 accredited rigging accessories and lashing point product. click here for more product information.


    If you would like to know more about RUD’s ABA weld on load ring, please contact us at or call (800) 553-7993. Find more information at


    Like Our Recent Blog Topics? Here Are More Great Resources for You to Check Out

    Last updated 2 years ago

    If you’d like to learn more about rigging attachments, swivel hoist rings, fall prevention attachments or tire protection chains, click on the links below. 

    • To learn more about chain sling safety, visit this page from OSHA.
    • Oil rigs can be a very dangerous place to be without the proper safety equipment and lifting attachments in place. Here’s an article from ABC News about the dangers of oil rigging.
    • Learn more about the VLBS weld-on load ring on this page from GlobalSpec.
    • Here’s a great page from How Stuff Works on the science and history behind welding.
    • This article from Work Safe BC provides a great introduction to using different types of personal safety and fall protection equipment.

    Call RUD Chain, Inc. at (319) 294-0001 for more information on our high-quality chains and lifting attachments

    RUD Power Point Lifting Hooks

    Last updated 2 years ago

    With traditional lifting attachments, you may need additional hardware to make sure that different loads and materials can be lifted; this can not only slow down the lifting process, but is also can also jeopardize the safety of your load, crew, and equipment.

    The solution to this problem is to use lifting attachments that are versatile enough for a variety of loads. This video demonstrates how the RUD PowerPoint lifting hooks can making lifting simple, quick, and safe.

    To learn more about the PowerPoint lifting hooks, contact RUD Chain, Inc. by calling (319) 294-0001. We’re a leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality chains, lifting attachments, and fall prevention anchorage points.

    Tire Protection Chains - Fitting Instructions

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Tire failure is one of the most serious problems facing large machinery, such as bulldozers, wreckers and cranes. Tire damage bring your to a screeching halt, as well as cost your business tens of thousands of dollars in replacement costs.

    To protect your tires and keep your business running, invest in a set of high-quality tire protection chains from Erlau (a RUD company). This video will show you how our durable tire chains provide your heavy machinery tires with the coverage and strength they need to get through the work day.

    For more information on tire protection chains, contact RUD Chain, Inc. by calling (319) 294-0001.

    Benefits of Using RUD's VLBS Weld-On Load Rings

    Last updated 2 years ago

    There are a number of lifting attachment manufacturers that produce load rings designed for commercial and industrial applications. However, few can compare to RUD’s VLBS weld-on load rings in terms of features, stability, and strength. Here’s a look at some of the many benefits you’ll find in using the VLBS weld-on load ring.

    Higher Working Load Limit

    RUD VLBS weld-on load rings are now up to 50% stronger than previous models, which mean you can lift loads with peace of mind and confidence. WLLs range from 3,300 lbs (1,500 kg) to 35,300 lbs (16,000 kg), making these load rings reliable enough for use in most applications that require a heavy duty load ring.

    Highly Visible, Heat Indication Coating

    If you work in a heat-intensive environment, it’s important to know whether or not your lifting equipment is at risk of failing. RUD VLBS weld-on load rings are coated with a special heat-sensitive paint that is unique to the VIP line of lifting equipment. When your load ring reaches temperatures above 392°F (200oC), it will change colors indicating how much heat that the load ring has been exposed to; excessive heat can seriously diminishing the working load limit (WLL). The power coating allows you to determine whether continuing to lift your loads is safe given heat conditions.

    Innovative Design

    The RUD VLBS weld-on load ring is forged out of the 100% crack detected high strength material CrNiMo with 2 patented inner supporting lugs. The optimized support shape at the suspension ring enables a strong support at loads 90° to the plane of the eye. A protected spring keeps the ring bracket in every required position, and also reduces vibration induced noise.

    Pivots a Full 180o

    Finally, you can achieve maximum load stability with the VLBS weld-on load ring. The ring is designed to pivot a full 180o from the weld point, making it easy to lift and lower all kinds of loads without concern for tilting or uneven weight distribution.

    To learn more about the VLBS weld-on load ring, contact RUD Chain, Inc. today by calling (319) 294-0001.

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