How To Select And Use Snap Hook?
If you need a quick, secure, and tool-free method to connect chain, cable, or rope together, Snap Links, also know as Spring Snaps or Carabiners, might be what you need.
Snap links are sometimes called Spring Snaps or Carabiners.
Snap Links generally consist of a small eye area that is designed to stay connected to the chain or rope, and a larger eye that allows the spring loaded gate to open and connect to a chain, rope, or fitting.
Three Main Ratings of Snap Links
The three main ratings of Snap Links are climbing and fall protection rated, load rated, and non-load rated which are often used for key chains. Be aware that while many links look similar in design, you must be sure to choose the right rating for your application.
Our links are load rated, but not rated for climbing or fall protection systems.
Load rated snap links are commonly used on non-critical suspending applications, connecting chains for gates, animal harnesses, and various marine and fishing assemblies.
Styles of Snap Links
China LG Supply offer four styles of snap links in corrosion resistant Type 316 Stainless Steel.
They range in sizes from 3/16” to ½” diameter and have working load limits of 100 to 900 lbs.
Our Regular Style Snap Links are available in Zinc Plated Steel and Stainless Steel. They are the most popular of the four due to their simplistic design and low cost.
Regular Style Snap Links with an eye are available in Stainless Steel and feature an eye ring to captivate one end of the link to the chain, cable, or rope.
Stainless Steel Screw Type Snap Links have a captivating eye and a locking screw that prevents unintentional opening when the link is closed.
Stainless Harness Style Snap Links have a reinforced captivated eye for more demanding applications and a wide opening gate for multiple or larger ropes.
We hope this information has cleared up any questions or concerns you may have had about our snap links.
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