Global Lifting Awareness Day (GLAD2020) – Not All Lifting Points Are Equal

Safely conducting lifts is an integral part of the RUD ethos.

Today on 9 July, RUD Chains Australia recognises Global Lifting Awareness Day (GLAD2020). This is a day to help spread the word about raising standards throughout the global lifting industry. RUD Chains Australia is a member of the event’s sponsor organisation, the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). 

Since 1875, RUD Chains, has been leading the way in solving industry-specific materials handling issues. In Australia since 1984, RUD Australia is a trusted partner across many sectors including defence, infrastructure, power stations, mining and engineering industries.

What is a Lifting Point?

Globally, RUD’s engineers are the experts in designing lifting-points which are designed to conduct lifts safely. Here at RUD Australia, our in-house engineers use that superior technology to design safe and efficient lifting solutions using RUD lifting points and RUD chains.

A lifting point refers to the connection between the load and the lifting or lashing means, or gear, used to lift or lashing down of the load. The RUD lifting point is used during the safe lifting of the load, as well as s secure point for lashing down of the load.

RUD’s lifting points are designed with quality, ergonomics, and safety in mind. The company holds 500 patents for its lifting point technology. Our lifting points feature more than 700 tested boltable and weldable lifting point variants capable of handling load ranges up to 250 t. They meet and exceed the most stringent requirements in all application areas when combined with our unique variety of ICE and VIP chain systems.

Our lifting products offer superior quality and safety in three distinct ways.

1. Boltable Lifting Points

RUD’s boltable lifting points are designed to handle a dynamic load of 20,000 cycles and are tested at an overload of 50 per cent. All load-bearing parts are crack and load tested in compliance with International and Australian Standards and have WLL ranges from 100 kg to 250 t. RUD lifting points are available in all common thread dimensions (metric, inch, UNC, UNF etc.).

2. Weldable Lifting Points

RUD weldable lifting points are designed for maximum load and are available for WLL ranging from 600 kg to 100 t, they provide safety in all loading directions. All the load-bearing parts have been crack-tested and load-tested in accordance with EN 1677. Our popular ABA and VLBS weld-on lifting points can be loaded in all directions and are virtually indestructible. They include patented wear markings inside and out.

3. Lashing Points

Correct — and safe — load securing begins in the design phase. RUD engineers understand the importance of lashing points for the safe transport of heavy loads. Our lashing systems are made using the most advanced technology available to ensure the safe operation in all weather conditions and are designed to comply with International and Australian standards and are trusted by international and local Defence Forces.

Exceeding Industry Standards

Continued Innovation is the forefront of all RUD lifting points and two of RUD Chains Australia’s most popular lifting points offer superior lifting technology and added safety.

The VLBG PLUS evolved from the popular RUD VLBG load ring and includes an ICE-Bolt made from RUD’s patented fine-grain steel. The VLBG-PLUS offers up to 45 per cent higher working load limit than its predecessor for the same size thread.

RUD’s ACP-TURNADO is another new innovative and popular lifting point that is setting a new standard among centre-pull hoist rings. It comes equipped with a unique RUD spring mechanism and ICE-Bolt technology and provides up to 30 per cent higher working load limits than comparably sized hoist rings. 

RUD Chains Australia is committed to continue building best practices in the Lifting Industry using a combination of our patented lifting points and engineered solutions. Our dedicated, in-house teamwork with our partners to provide innovative solutions with safety and efficiency as a key focus.

Reach out today to learn more about how our products can improve your lifting experience.










What Our Clients Say About RUD Australia

  • Patterson Mobile Crane Hire logo
    Laurie Patterson

    “Half the amount of gear for the same result”

    Patterson Crane Hire loves a challenge and RUD lifting gear helps us solve these challenges. The weight saving gains when we use their Grade 120 ICE range really makes a difference and minimises our risk when we are managing difficult, heavy lifts. Simply put, this is why we choose to work with quality suppliers like RUD.

  • Graeme Jones
    Operations Manager, Holcim Werribee

    “Safety and expertise a key factor for Holcim”

    At Holcim (Werribee) we rely on RUD Tyre Protection Chains. Their strong expertise and professionalism is on display when they fit and maintain our chains on site. The team works hard to keep us safe, enable our machines to stay in operation and minimise our costs.

  • air & allied sales logo
    Marcus Ghikas
    Managing Director, Air and Allied

    “Quality suppliers and supportive business partners, recommended without hesitation”

    Air & Allied Sales (Pacific) has partnered with RUD Chains for the past 25 years to deliver outstanding engineered solutions. The professional and continued relationship with Ian and his team allows us to continue to support our customers above and beyond their needs.

    Our recent requirements have pushed the limits of a standard supplier’s capabilities, but RUD Chains have never waivered in their scaled supply. As a result, we have been able to meet surges in demand without issue, passing on the excellent support offered by RUD Chains to our own customers.

    RUD Chains are both quality suppliers and supportive business partners, and we would recommend them without hesitation.

  • acran logo
    Richard Devereux, Managing Director

    “RUD Chain Drives provide a controlled drive solution for engineering challenge.”

    As Managing Director of ACRAN, we are always excited to provide innovative and quality technical solutions to the market for industrial ventilation, filtration and noise control solutions.

    Recently we completed a project where RUD chain drives provided a controlled drive solution for an Engineered lift and fulfilled the requirements. ACRAN is grateful for the technical and on-site support provided by RUD Chains and look forward to completing future projects together as a trusted partner.

  • gemilang australia logo
    Sarah Forbes

    “Australian Made Endurequip Hoists provide a safe and reliable maintenance system to deliver new bus fleets.”

    At Gemilang, we’re confident that our high-quality Endurequip-made Portalifts and vehicle stands will continue to serve us well as we build more buses for the Australian market. These provide us unparalleled underbody access, thereby giving our clients the reassurance that every single bus component, from top to bottom, is designed, manufactured, secured and inspected thoroughly by our engineers and technicians.

  • Aurizon logo
    Gavin Witton
    Project Leader, CQCN North Wagon Operations, Aurizon

    “Service Levels from design through to commissioning unmatched by others”

    The team at Jilalan appreciate the quality service you provided in the design, fabrication and commissioning of our platforms for our Wagon remediation project.

    RUD’s attention to detail and great communications skills ensured that our project was completed to the highest standard and exceeded our expectations.  From the start of the procurement process you committed to ensuring time frames could be met and delivered quality products as per agreement. We are grateful for this as no other company we contacted could make these commitments.

  • Grima recycling
    Jim Grima
    Grima Recycling

    “RUD service compliments RUD system quality”

    Grima Recycling have been working the team at RUD in realising our plant expansion project. The modular RUD chain conveyor has proved to be reliable and effective for the transfer of of our recycled products from the loader hopper and up the inclined slop as part of our new process line. The regular contact and support provided by RUD compliments the RUD system quality. 

  • Enco precast
    Forbes Day, Operations Manager
    Enco Precast Pty Ltd

    “RUD Engineering support and expertise a real asset”

    ENCO Precast have been involved with RUD for over 10 years now, predominantly for the supply of the Philipp Group Lifting Hoops for Prestressed Precast Concrete elements for bridges. The engineering support led by RUD’s Engineering Manager Matt Pauli is always outstanding and has kept us loyal to RUD.

  • The Jundee Nickel Mine
    Western Australia

    “RUD Toro X19 chains have surpassed all of our expectations”

    RUD’s service and product support have been excellent. We are happy to recommend RUD to anyone who has problems with their tyre life.

  • bullivants logo
    Paul Denison
    Bullivants Townsville

    “The RUD team were able to design, manufacture and supply a cost effective solution”

    We see our long term relationship with RUD more as a partnership than supplier and customer. RUD’s service and product support are excellent and their team of industry specialists is always on hand to answer any of our questions.

Talk to RUD today to find out more about our solutions.