Doleco USA has introduced textile chains, DoNova PowerLash and PowerLift, consisting of high performance webbing made with Dyneema to create a chain that is as strong as steel and 85 percent lighter.
“The DoNova textile chain is a revolutionary product in that it is as strong as steel but it is lighter, more flexible and safer to use,” says Ralph Abato, Doleco USA president. “The DoNova textile chain not only provides a cost savings on fuel due to its dramatic weight reduction, its flexibility makes it easier and safer for operators to handle and to shorten.”
The DoNova textile chain, which can be used as a traditional lashing or lifting chain, is a multilayered redundant system which is abrasion and cut resistant, and is non-conductive, reducing the probability of injury. When used as a lashing chain, the DoNova PowerLash is as powerful as a 13mm grade 80 steel chain, with a lashing working load limit of 22,000 lbs. The low weight enables an operator to handle longer lengths of chain with ease.
When used as a lifting chain, the DoNova PowerLift prevents damage to delicate loads and protects sensitive surfaces from being damaged by the lifting device. The DoNova Power Lift, which also is as powerful as a 13mm grade 80 steel chain, achieves a working load limit of 11,000 lbs., according to the company.