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NEWS > Feb 2020

Times Are Chainging

The textile chain DoNova® made of high-performance fibers revolutionizes lifting

PHOTO: DoNova® textile chain made of high-performance fibers.

A lifting chain made of textile fibers and yet just as powerful as high-tensile steel? That sounds incredible at first. But if you test the DoNova® made of the high-performance Dyneema® (UHMWPE fiber, invention of the Dutch company DSM) yourself, you will soon be convinced of the advantages of the system. But what does the use of this textile chain from the German sling manufacturer Dolezych actually mean for daily work?

During the rigging process, the user typically has to deal with heavy steel chains or ropes, which are time and energy consuming to attach. He must ensure that the hard steel does not cause damage to the load.

Feather-light working ergonomics ensure speed

For these challenges of daily work the textile sling chain DoNova® PowerLift (WLL 4 leg: 23,000 lbs) comes into play. Due to its low weight it simplifies the handling enormously. One meter of the innovative chain weighs just 1.3 lbs, so that even longer lifting chains can be assembled by only one person. Even shortening the chain strands is done in no time at all. This plus in working ergonomics ensures that downtime for employees due to back problems, for example, is reduced.

Robust and durable

Time and money can also be saved because the soft textile warp material means that surface-protecting aids such as coatings and hoses are not required. The DoNova® PowerLift also convinces with its special abrasion resistance. “Dyneema® is – measured by weight – 15 times stronger than quality steel and up to 40% stronger than aramid fibers,” explains Ralph Abato, Managing Director of Dolezych’s American subsidiary Doleco USA.

Times are chainging. The DoNova® PowerLift (also available as lashing chain DoNova® PowerLash) is fun for everyone involved, entrepreneurs and users, as it combines two aspects that are often rather contradictory: occupational safety and efficiency. For more information about DoNova® textile chain visit their website at www.dolezych.com or www.doleco-usa.com.


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