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March 17, 2016 11:10 ET

Campbell Releases Best-in-Class Cradle Grab Hook

Allows Lifting at 100% of a Chain's Rated Limit Without Factoring Working Load Reductions

SPARKS, MD--(Marketwired - Mar 17, 2016) -  Campbell®, a premier material handling brand from Apex Tool Group and the makers of quality chains, blocks, clamps, and fittings, today announced its new Cradle Grab Hook.

The latest innovation from Campbell raises the bar with a best-in-class design. Made for use with all Grade 100 chain slings, the new Campbell Cradle Grab Hook is designed to precisely align and support the adjacent links on oversized, engineered angled shoulders. The primary cause of chain failure, direct contact with the hook bowl, is eliminated and load stress is more evenly distributed in the link, allowing operators to lift at 100% of a chain's rated limit without factoring working load reductions. Chain life is extended and, due to their heavy construction, Campbell Cradle Grab Hooks are less likely to deform.

"The Campbell research and development team employed a rigorous finite element analysis and repeated prototype testing to produce a cradle grab hook that will be an asset to riggers looking to maximize chain strength," said Lyn Bethea, Campbell product manager. "Rounded edges on the shoulders and pocket provide secure link engagement as well as smoother chain release." 

Cradle Grab Hooks are now available in the following SKUs:

  • #5726415: 9/32-5/16" chain; 5,700-lb. working load limit
  • #5726615: 3/8" chain; 8,800-lb. working load limit
  • #5726815: 1/2" chain; 15,000-lb. working load limit
  • #5727015: 5/8" chain; 22,600-lb. working load limit

Made in the USA, the new Campbell Cradle Grab Hooks have been fatigue tested and all are 100% proof tested in accordance with ASTM A952. The 4:1 design factor meets or exceeds all requirements for ASME B30.9 and B30.10.

For more information, please visit www.campbellchainandfittings.com or see the Campbell Cradle Grab Hook Video.

About Campbell 
Campbell, a premier brand from Apex Tool Group, has a long history as a leading name in the manufacture and supply of chain and chain-related products. The brand is recognized the world over for its product quality and outstanding customer service programs. Campbell has distribution and service centers throughout the U.S. and Canada, strategically located to serve diverse markets. Campbell pioneered the development of Grade 100 chain and fittings, providing chain users with lighter, more ergonomic, and less expensive chain assemblies. Additional information about Campbell products is available online at www.campbellchainandfittings.com.

About Apex Tool Group, LLC
Apex Tool Group, LLC, based in Sparks, MD, is one of the largest worldwide producers of industrial hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain, and electronic soldering products. Directly and through its subsidiaries, Apex serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail. Apex markets its portfolio of diverse products under its own brand names in addition to being the principal manufacturer for several key private label products for certain retailers for many years. Additional information about Apex Tool Group is available at www.apextoolgroup.com.

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