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    At RUD, We Wear Pink

    Last updated 2 years ago


    Heat treated powder coatings... Lifting chains... Pink... You don’t often see these three phrases together in one sentence, much less find them under one company roof. But that’s where we at RUD Chain USA come into the picture.
    Founded in 1980, RUD Chain was created as a North American division of The RUD Group, a leading manufacturer of chain systems and components. Our parent company, RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz GmbH u. Co. KG was founded in 1875 by Carl Rieger and Friedrich Dietz in Aalen, Germany. Today, under the ownership of the Rieger family, the RUD company has become a global leader in the chain industry. When there came a point where competitive necessity dictated they expand overseas, the Rieger family selected a location in Eastern Iowa, and thus came the U.S. subsidiary of the RUD Group—RUD Chain Inc. Our specialty product line revolves around high-performance lifting chains and chain products, including tire protection chains, hoist chains, conveyor chains, snow chains, sling chain systems, and rigging attachments, among many others. Our core competency is the heat treatment of alloy steels, which is where the strength and durability of a chain begins.
    If you have seen any of our products in action, then we can bet you haven’t forgotten them. Why is that? Aside from the durability and strength of our high-quality lifting chains and chain products, which are German-engineered, it could be because the appearance of our quality lifting chains and chain products leaves such an impression: they are all pink! Essentially, the color comes from the heat indicating powder coating that we apply to all of our lifting and lashing products as a safety feature; however, the vibrant color that has proven to be unique to our company has also become a well-established signature identifier.
    Would you like to see some of these pink products we are so proud of? We thought you might. Check them out at our website, and make sure to check back here for monthly blog updates! 

    Tecdos, providing a complete drive and conveyor system from one source

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Taking the offshore industry by storm with its innovative and incomparable features.

    RUD chains, a leading manufacturer of high quality round steel chains offer unrivaled applications for mechanical engineering, hoisting, conveying and drive systems. With over 130 years of expertise to draw upon, you can be confident in the standard of their products.

    RUD’s new TECDOS complete drive system has been setting high standards across many industries with its distinctive features. One of the most important advantages of TECDOS is that you can integrate RUD’s heavy duty chains into a complete, optimally matched system, meaning that everything comes from on source.

    The strength and quality of the chain is exceptional. The breaking forces of the single chain strands range from 20 to 1287kN. The strongest strands can pull loads weighing more than 10,000 metric tons or lift goods weighing up to 26 metric tons, meaning it has the power to work successfully across even the most demanding environments.

    The complete TECDOS system is renowned for its robustness, its three dimensional mobility, ability to transmit great force into confined spaces, and the optimal storage capacity of the traction mechanism.

    TECDOS has been proving its worth across many industries, one in particular being the offshore industry. RUD coats the TECDOS system in their vigorous, innovative surface coating which protects the chain, giving it an exceptionally high resistance to corrosion. Due to the systems high durability and long service life TECDOS has been extremely popular when used underwater, offshore or in harbors.
    TECDOS has been used, tired and tested across many offshore environments and is now setting the standards across the industry. It has proven a great success for applications such as drives for deck cranes, ship loaders, transportation of bulk goods, to unique handling systems for the deployment of large structural fabrications on the seabed.

    The driving force of the complete system that TECDOS offers is that RUD can provide a solution and complete system to your problem, whether you are looking for a drive for a ship loader, to a solution for your turbine or a unique offshore application. RUD have the knowledge, technical experience and unrivaled success in the industry to aid their accent into providing complete drive systems to the market.

    Providing standard and tailored solutions to meet even the most demanding environments, RUD help to deliver applications that are catered to your requirements and project aims.

    Source: RUD chains

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    Call RUD for more information: 800-553-7993 or e-mail


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    The Importance of Using High-Grade Fall Protection Anchorage Points

    Last updated 1 year ago

    When working with heavy loads and equipment, it’s important that your cargo is secured at all times. But personal safety should be your number-one priority when you’re working on an elevated surface. That’s why RUD Chain, Inc. produces some of the highest quality fall protection anchorage points in the world. Here’s a look at what anchorage points are, why you need them, and what makes RUD PSA anchorage points a great addition to add to your personal protective equipment (PPE).


    Every year, over 300 workers in the construction industry are killed in fall-related accidents. The number rises greatly with jobs in other high-risk industries are considered. Ensuring that you’re safe on the job begins with securing your body to a well-placed and heavy-duty fall protection anchorage point.


    Fall protection gear such as full-body harnesses and fall-restraint systems are designed to keep you from falling or injuring yourself in the event that you slip, or if your ladder, scaffolding, or other support structure fails. Anchorage points provide you with a strong, secure attachment to another structure that will prevent you from falling in the event of an accident. In order for this gear to be reliable, high grade anchorage points are essential; the stronger the anchorage point, the greater you chances are of avoiding a serious or even fatal accident.


    RUD Chain, Inc. carries two types of fall protection anchorage points in its PSA series. These anchorage points are designed specifically for use with personal safety and fall-protection equipment, and can be attached permanently to structures where frequent fall protection is required. At test basic apply the DIN 795, DIN 50308 as well as the OSHA 1926.502. The PSA and PSA-INOX have a proof load of 22.2 kN/person or 5000lbs/person, exceeding the European Standard. The PSA and PSA-INOX are painted in a yellow powder coating and marked in accordance to DIN EN 365 including statement for the number of load bearing persons (e.g. 1 Person). The PSA-Fall Protection Points have also been certified successfully by the Employers Liability Insurance Association and the Building Industry (BG Bau).

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    To learn more about our fall protection anchorage points, contact RUD Chain, Inc. today by calling (800) 553-7993 or e-mail We’re a leading manufacturer of lifting attachments, including hoist rings, load rings, swivel eye bolts, and chains.

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    RUD Chains Ltd Finalists for the Prestigious British Construction Industry Product Innovation Award 2012

    Last updated 2 years ago

      Friday, Jun 01, 2012

    RUD Chains Ltd a leading manufacturer of chain components and systems have been shortlisted for the British Construction Industry Product Innovation Award 2012 with their latest revolutionary innovation RFID Radio Frequency Identification Technology. RUD are one the first manufacturers to offer the RFID chip already embedded in to an ap-plication.

    RFID technology has been specifically desiged to track and identify applications quickly and effortlessly making inspections and documentation of products a quick and easy process, leaving dated time consuming, manual documentation behind.  RUD are a leading manufacturer of lifting applications and have been producing top quality chains and components for over 130 years.

    A defining element of RUD’s business strategy and vision is leading the field in technological innovation which is what they have done with their innovative RFID technology (Radio – Frequency – Identification technology). The RFID technology enables you to track, identify, inspect and trace all your equipment. The components are embedded with a RFID chip and given a unique identification number which is then tracked through a RUD-ID-EASY-CHECK® reader. The reader captures the unique identification number and transfers it to the RUD-ID-NET® application on your PC so that you can easily manage your documentation and administration of your products.

    RUD’s RFID technology means that chain slings and components can now be effortlessly and quickly identified without errors, and the Product Identification Number can be easily registered and managed like never before. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) continues to evolve as a major technological development reforming the way documentation and inventory management is done. Inspection and documentation of goods has never been easier.

    Time consuming tracking of lifting applications, copious amounts of paper work and wasted man power can now be a thing of the past. RFID technology ensures that inspections are adhered to guarantees that your products are up to date and meet the required safety measures.

    ‘RUD are proud to be nominated for the Product Innovation category for The British Construction Industry Award as it highlights the innovative features of our RFID technology and what it can offer to the construction industry, it allows all products to be managed and administered correctly and safety, which is paramount when lifting and moving heavy equipment, safety is key and RFID enhances this’ says Director RUD Chains Ltd Colin Nelson.

    As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of lifting and lashing applications RUD provides continuous development and innovation of their products to meet the demands and needs of their customers across a wide range of industries and markets.

    source: RUD Chain Ltd.

    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


Do you need a weld on load ring? We have a surplus of LBS 10t available while supplies last.

We have extra LBS 10 T load rings in stock. Call 800-553-7993 or send an e-mail to

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