Tylaska’s LH10 self-locking hook is a forged stainless steel CE marked lifting hook that meets the requirements laid out by the European Commission’s machinery directive to be safely used as a lifting accessory. The LH10 is based on a standardized design and is equivalent in size and strength to existing size 10 grade 10 alloy steel self-locking hooks. Unlike existing self-locking hooks, the LH10 is constructed entirely from stainless steel and is designed to withstand harsh marine environments where regular alloy steel hooks inevitably rust and seize up. The forged 17-4 PH stainless steel components are heat treated to a specific condition to ensure immunity to corrosion cracking. For customers looking for increased security and safety, the LH10 is available with a high visibility safety yellow powder coated finish.
The term stainless steel is used to describe a family of about 200 alloys of steel with remarkable heat and corrosion resistance properties. Its distinguishing characteristic is the high amount of chromium. Stainless steel contains a minimum of 10.5% of chromium that improves its corrosion resistance and strength.