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Maillon Rapide Oval Normal

Maillon Rapide
Bryce’s take: 

8mm recommended for attaching chain to rap hangers.
10mm quite useful as the lower-off on the ends of the chain.
Steel or Stainless Steel.


The standard oval shapes are are the most widely used screw-links. They are ideal for connecting to hardware such as bolt hangers or wire cables, and have the highest strength of any screw-link shape for the size of the material. They are also the cheapest option.

  • Consider breaking load limit in kN engraved to the rod.
  • Visual check of complete nut screwing compulsory; no thread must be showing.
  • Maillon Rapide quick links are only to be loaded along the major axis.
  • Maillon Rapide quick links should be carefully checked at regular intervals. If you are in any doubt about the safety of a quick link after checking, replace it with a new one.
  • When fastened with a wrench up to the proper tightening torque, Maillon Rapide quick links are considered a permanent connector.
  • Maillon Rapide should always be fitted with parts made of same material.
  • When connected with chain, Maillon Rapide quick links should be of the same diameter.
  • Never connnect any Maillon Rapide quick links onto a lifting chain.
  • Stainless steel Maillon Rapide quick links may be used in salt water.

6mm: Weight: 34g, Dimensions: 27 x 57mm, PPE: 20kN, SWL: 400kgs, Gatewidth: 9mm
8mm: Weight: 77g, Dimensions: 34 x 74mm, PPE: 35kN, SWL: 700kgs, Gatewidth: 11mm
10mm: Weight: 137g, Dimensions: 41 x 89mm, PPE: 55kN, SWL: 1100kgs, Gatewidth: 12mm
12mm: Weight: 232g, Dimensions: 45 x 104mm, PPE: 75kN, SWL: 1500kgs, Gatewidth: 15mm

5mm Normal: Weight: 21g, Internal Dimensions: 39.5 x 13mm, PPE: 23kN, Gatewidth: 7mm
7mm Normal: Weight: 52g, Internal Dimensions: 52 x 16mm, PPE: 45kN, Gatewidth: 10mm
8mm Normal: Weight: 79g, Internal Dimensions: 58 x 17.5mm, PPE: 55kN, Gatewidth: 11mm
10mm Normal: Weight:140g, Internal Dimensions: 69 x 20.5mm, PPE: 90kN, Gatewidth: 12mm
12mm Normal: Weight: 238g, Internal Dimensions: 80.5 x 23.5mm, PPE: 125kN, Gatewidth: 15mm

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