ProLink mechanical dragline chain link from ESCO is designed to reduce costs by extending the service life of a mine’s hoist and drag chain. The product provides a hammerless and hot work-free installation and removal for rapid replacement in any strand location.
The link can be rotated quickly into four different positions for increased duty cycles, lowering total operating costs. The product is available in multiple sizes covering a range of dragline chains on the market today, including 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5 and 5 in. According to the company, field trials at North America and Australia mines have reported change times as little as five minutes, and the ProLink chain link has provided up to 40% longer duty cycles with up to 66% less chain maintenance downtime.