Columbus McKinnon Corp. has combined two core components of a chain sling to develop the CM EZ-Connect master link and chain shortener—enabling rigging professionals to build chain slings easier than ever. The CM EZ-Connect combines a master link with one chain shortener for single-leg configurations or two chain shorteners for double-leg configurations. A unique chain shortener design allows the operator to easily adjust the leg length, enabling the sling to be used for various reaches and applications. The CM EZ-Connect master link and chain shortener is dual rated for use with both grade 80 and grade 100 chain, and is made of durable alloy steel and powder coated for extra protection against corrosion. It meets ASME, ASTM and OSHA requirements.