Tips for GrabiQ Chain Sling Assembly
1. It is a common practice, when possible, to keep all hooks in the same plane as the master link. This is easily accomplished on 1, 2, & 4 leg slings. It is not possible with 3-leg GrabiQ slings when single and dual fittings are mixed.
2. It is a common practice, when possible, to attach hooks so that latches point away from the master link.
3. Mixing GrabiQ fittings: Adding two additional chain links to the CL & CLD gives the same effective reach as CG & CGD. The MG & MGD have the same effective reach.
4. A metal ID tag must always be attached to a chain sling, showing serial number, size, reach, Working Load Limit at angle of lift and manufacturer.
5. The reach of the sling is the length measured from the load-bearing surface of the master link to the load-bearing surface of the hook or lower terminal (as shown in illustration).
6. Normally, the master link will have a maximum of two connecting links, CG, CGD, CL, or CLD. The maximum number of connecting links that can ever be mounted on a single master link is three, when constructing a double leg basket.
7. A GrabiQ sling can never have more than four independent legs or two basket legs.
8. Attaching CG, CGD, CL, & CLD connectors to MF, MFX, & MTX Master Links: Insert the connector onto the master link at the engineered flat. C-Connecting links are normally attached to the master link using the Dismountable Connecting Set type CS or the Permanent Connecting Set type CP. Each C-Connector includes one solid retainer pin, 1 larger rolled spring keeper pin and 1 smaller rolled spring keeper pin. When the dismountable connecting set is used the sling can be disassembled for repair. The permanent connecting set cannot be disassembled for repair.
a. CS – 1st install the solid retainer pin. 2nd Drive the smaller rolled spring keeper pin through the hole provided at a right angle to the solid retainer pin. The fit should be very snug.
b. CP – 1st install the solid retainer pin. 2nd Drive the larger rolled spring keeper pin into the same hole, directly behind solid retainer pin. The fit should be very snug.