Ba l d t I n t r o d u c e s N ew W o r k b o a t C o n n e c t i n g Link — L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le

Baldt Inc., following two years of development, has just introduced an advanced, anti-corrosive connecting link. Rocco Albertini, Baldt's director of engineering, describes the new link: "Three exclusive features provide dramatically increased resistance to corrosion.

One, a totally new steel alloy that is less sensitive to corrosion; two, a unique new protective coating; and three, an added forging process called restrike that insures fit and increases fatigue life. This new Baldt Workboat Connecting Link is less susceptible to corrosion, so throughout the normal operating process the new link will reduce routine maintenance." Mr. Albertini continued, "Not only is the alloy less corrosive, but it affords extended fatigue life.

The alloy has high tensile impact properties, and Grade 3 load requirements as established by the American Bureau of Shipping." Baldt modeled the Workboat Connecting Link after its own reliable U.S. Navy design. Like the Navy link, each section is individually fitted. Sections are not interchangeable, so in a real sense every link is custom made. Baldt is the largest supplier of anchors, chain, and hardware to the U.S.


The patented metallic ceramic coating Baldt as applied to the link gave the best results among six coatings evaluated and tested over a two-year period. Because Baldt feels the coating is far superior to other materials, the company will also offer custom coating for hardware items such as swivels and pear-shaped links.

Testing is equally rigorous during manufacture, and it exceeds ABS specifications. Every link is subjected to 100-percent magnetic particle testing, and all mechanical properties are evaluated.

Made exclusively in the U.S., Baldt Workboat Connecting Links are available in sizes ranging from 3/4-inch to 1-3/4 inches, and are quickly identified by Baldt's unique grey coating and red, white and blue label.

Baldt, Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, and internationally markets a complete line of anchoring and mooring systems for the marine and offshore industries, and drag chain systems for the mining industry. With offices throughout the U.S. and the U.K., the firm provides extensive custom design and engineering services.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 39,  Apr 15, 1984

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