Industrial-chain specialist RUD announced its ICE Grade 120 Mecano hoisting chain system was recently recognized with an award from a prestigious German industrial insurance organization (BG RCI). The Mecano system comprises a range of slings for safe lifting and moving of heavy loads, incorporating a novel, patented steel to provide improved performance. The system, according to the company, combines heavy lifting capability with lightweight construction, as net weight can be reduced as much as 30% compared with competing systems—an important consideration for workers subject to physical strain as they handle hoisting equipment on a daily basis. The system’s ICE pink powder coating provides another safety feature: it clearly indicates when the chain has been subjected to temperatures that exceed the system’s safety limit (>300°C) by turning brown-black. RUD says the chain should then be taken out of service or returned to the manufacturer for maintenance.