How to test if the lifting chains have worn on a Simpro lifting machine

Simpro manufactures a wide range of lifting machines and most commonly we use 08B grade lifting chain. 

The chain can stretch or wear over time and to test whether the wear is within acceptable tolerances, we have designed the Chain Wear Evaluation Tool  shown in the steps below. 

This item can be ordered from Simpro using our stockcode 0250040002.

Procedure to test. 

  1. Gain access to the lifting chain. This can be done either under the ram cover or by entering the inside of the lift area. 
  2. Attach the Chain wear evaluation tool.
  3. If the toothed end can go all the way the chain is in need of replacement.