Chains plays an important role in securing and connecting fender systems to the docks or structures in ports and harbors. Chains are utilized to provide stability and support to fenders, which are used to absorb and distribute the energy when a vessel berths against a dock or pier.

Wire ropes are commonly used for mooring and anchoring ships and vessels. They provide the necessary strength to secure vessels to docks, piers, and buoys. These ropes are subjected to high tension forces and need to withstand the dynamic loads caused by waves and currents.

Shackles come in various sizes and load capacities, allowing them to be used for a wide range of applications. They are often used in lifting and rigging operations, securing cargo on ships, and connecting components in construction and industrial settings.

There are two main types of shackles: D-shackles (also known as Dee shackles) and bow shackles (also known as anchor shackles).

It’s crucial to select the right type and size of shackle for a particular task to ensure safety and optimal performance. Shackles should be inspected regularly for signs of wear and damage, and they should be properly maintained to ensure their reliability and longevity.

Swivels play a crucial part in pneumatic fender operations, allowing the fender to move freely (rotate) when being under pressure. They come in a wide range of sizes. See our GA drawings of each pneumatic fender type for more details.