Stainless steel swivel snap shackle is a mechanical rigging that is available in both G304 and G316 stainless steel grades. however due to the higher corrosion resistance of G316 there always are higher requirements for this grade. Stainless steel swivel snap shackle can be used in very small sizes for PP rope, fiber rope and stainless steel wire rope connections and accessories. in higher sizes Stainless steel swivel snap shackle are also used with stainless steel lifting chains. Stainless steel swivel snap shackle have a latch that allows one side to be opened and used like a hook. the other side however is closed and can either be used to pass through the ropes or be used with hooks. SSWRC Hardware Bhd Sdn is located in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and a distributor of Stainless steel swivel snap shackle in east Asia.
In order to discuss surface resistance of stainless steel 316 snap shackles we can consider both abrasion resistance an corrosion resistance as criteria. When it comes of abrasion resistance stainless steel 316 snap shackle is not even compared to carbon steel snap shackles since the very sophisticated heat treatment of carbon steel snap shackles leads to very high and deep abrasion resistance. however, when it comes of corrosion resistance, stainless steel 316 snap shackles rank highest of all other grades and materials used to produce this useful type of stainless steel rigging accessory. the existence of 17% Chrome, 10% Nickel and 2% Molybdenum in the chemical compound of stainless steel 316 snap shackles has provided them with great means of resistance against humidity, water and some other chemical substances such as Chlorides. The high chemical properties of stainless steel 316 snap shackles justifies the high requirements for this material and grade of snap shackles in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Singapore and east Asia.