We stand behind every fitting we make. It’s because we go the extra step to ensure our products meet the highest standards of quality possible. Whether you’ve just bought a new hook or need new fittings—you can trust us to deliver the quality you expect. And all of our products are backed by a limited warranty, for that extra peace of mind.
Testing and Inspections
Our inspection and testing processes are designed to assure each fitting is consistent and strong. We start by first testing at least three samples per lot to ensure it performs to the minimum breaking force. Once the fittings pass that test, they will then go through cycle fatigue testing where we will sample at least 3 more fittings per lot. These fittings must withstand at least 20,000 cycles of the force range without failure. After passing the MBS and cycle fatigue testing, all of our fittings are proof tested to twice the working load limit.
Personal Quality Testing
Personal Quality Testing- Not only does every hook and fitting go through automated tests, but also rigorous inspections from our highly trained team of specialists. Every Laclede Chain employee undergoes a structured training process with on-the-job training as well as written and video material throughout their career to maintain our high standards. We gauge 100% before our fittings go through our own powder coat line. These gauges are designed to catch any and all potential forging/machining issues before they ever hit the customer’s door.
To give you even more confidence in your hooks and fittings, Laclede Chain implements ISO certification of our quality management system (QMS). ISO, The International Organization for Standardization, is an international standard-setting body with representatives from various national standards organizations.