cromox® non-corrosive anchor chains (stainless steel/INOX)


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Ever since the 19th century, shipping has preferred to use anchor chains instead of anchor ropes, as the weight of the anchor chain, unlike that of the rope, increases the anchor's holding force on the ground. And so, even in rough seas and strong winds, the anchoring position is optimally maintained.

For this reason, the anchor chain is one of the most important, safety-relevant items on board a ship – be it a yacht, a catamaran, or a sailing boat.

In terms of material composition, high seawater resistance and resistance to pitting corrosion should thus have the highest priority. We therefore only use high-quality and selected stainless materials for our anchor chains: 1.4404, 1.4462 Duplex, or 1.4507 Superduplex. All chains made of 1.4462 Duplex and/or 1.4507 Superduplex are suitable for use in both fresh water and salt water as well as at water temperatures above 30 °C.

The excellent quality of our chains has established us as one of the leading international manufacturers of non-corrosive/INOX anchor chains. A particularly noteworthy property is the high corrosion resistance of our stainless steel anchor chains, which is consistently confirmed by experienced, renowned sailors and accredited test laboratories alike.Find the anchor chain that meets your requirements (such as material, length, dimensions etc.), conditions, and prevailing ambient influences, individually matched to the anchor weight, size, and weight of your ship (see table). Ideally, the anchor chain should rest flat on the ground over a stretch of several meters, so the tension on the anchor shaft runs parallel to the ground. A longer chain will consequently be required for deep waters and stronger winds than for comparably shallow waters (see table).

For an enhanced corrosion resistance and, at the same time, a visually even more appealing anchor chain, we use the advantages of electropolishing at your individual request or offer you the option of personalizing the individual chain links with the name of your ship.

What are the benefits of stainless steel anchor chains? Please refer to our detailed specialist article on this topic.

cromox® anchor chains – OUR QUALITY speaks for itself.

Invest in YOUR SAFETY. It does pay off.

cromox® Windlass Anchor Chain CDK/CIA, Grade 60
AISI 316L, measures acc. to DIN 766 and ISO 4565, tested, calibrated, bright polished | Typ Prenice 23

TypeNormDimensions (mm)Safe working load (kN)Breaking force (kN) 
dtb1 min.b2 max.
CDK 6DIN 766618,57,220,80,7818,7537,5 
CDK 8DIN 766824,09,627,21,3531,5063,0 
CDK 10DIN 7661028,012,036,02,3050,00100,0 
CDK 13DIN 7661336,015,647,03,9083,50167,0 
CDK 14DIN 7661441,016,850,04,4092,50185,0 
CDK 16DIN 7661645,019,258,05,80120,00240,0 
          
CIA 6ISO 4565618,08,121,60,8018,7537,5 
CIA 8ISO 4565824,010,828,81,4031,5063,0 
CIA 10ISO 45651030,013,536,02,2050,00100,0 
CIA 12ISO 45651236,016,243,23,2071,25142,5 

15 % surcharge for bundles less than 20 m, 10 % surcharge less than 50 m, 3,90 Euro/kg surcharge for electropolishing (not discountable)


cromox® Windlass Anchor Chain CXA/CXI/CXP, Grade 60 PLUS
AISI 318LN Duplex, measures acc. to DIN 766, ISO 4565 and AS 2321, tested, calibrated, bright polished | Typ Prenium 35

TypeNormDimensions (mm)Safe working load (kN)Breaking force (kN) 
dtb1 min.b2 max.
CXA 5DIN 766518,56,017,00,5012,6025,2 
CXA 6DIN 766618,57,220,80,7819,2538,5 
CXA 8DIN 766824,09,627,21,3533,0066,0 
CXA 10DIN 7661028,012,036,02,2552,00104,0 
CXA 13DIN 7661336,015,647,03,9088,50177,0 
CXA 14DIN 7661441,016,850,04,4097,50195,0 
CXA 16DIN 7661645,019,258,05,80132,50265,0 
CXA 18DIN 7661850,021,665,07,40170,00340,0 
CXA 22DIN 7662264,027,683,011,00225,00450,0 
CXA 26DIN 7662673,031,294,015,00320,00640,0 
          
CXI 5ISO 4565515,06,718,00,5412,6025,0 
CXI 6ISO 4565618,08,121,60,8019,2538,5 
CXI 8ISO 4565824,010,828,81,4033,0066,0 
CXI 10ISO 45651030,013,536,02,2052,00104,0 
CXI 12ISO 45651236,016,243,23,2080,00160,0 
          
CXP 6AS 2321618,87,221,60,8619,2537,5 
CXP 8AS 2321823,89,627,01,4033,0063,0 
CXP 10AS 23211029,812,034,32,2052,00100,0 
CXP 13AS 23211338,015,643,03,3888,50167,0 
CXP 16AS 23211647,819,254,95,62120,00240,0 

15 % surcharge for bundles less than 20 m, 10 % surcharge less than 50 m, 3,90 Euro/kg surcharge for electropolishing (not discountable)


cromox® Windlass Anchor Chain CXUS, Grade 60
AISI 318LN Duplex, USA Standard | Typ Prenium 35

TypeDimensions (mm)Weight (kg, approx.)Safe working load (kN)Breaking force (kN) 
dtb1 min.b2 max.
CXUS 1/4″7,121,39,725,201,125,050,0 
CXUS 5/16″9,026,211,731,601,840,080,0 
CXUS 3/8″10,031,014,036,002,250,0100,0 
CXUS 1/2″13,040,422,151,003,883,5167,0 
CXUS 5/8″16,045,521,757,005,7120,0240,0 
CXUS 1″26,078,536,093,0015,2300,0600,0 

15 % surcharge for bundles less than 20 m, 10 % surcharge less than 50 m, 3,90 Euro/kg surcharge for electropolishing (not discountable)


cromox® Windlass Anchor Chain CSX, Grade 70 PLUS
AISI F255 Superduplex, measures acc. to DIN 766, tested, calibrated, bright polished | Typ Suprene 40

TypeDimensions (mm)Weight (kg, approx.)Safe working load (kN)Breaking force (kN) 
dtb1 min.b2 max. 
CSX 88249,6027,201,3540,0080,00 
CSX 10102812,0036,002,3062,50125,00 

15 % surcharge for bundles less than 20 m, 10 % surcharge less than 50 m, 3,90 Euro/kg surcharge for electropolishing (not discountable)


cromox® Stud Link Chain CXSL, Grade 60 PLUS
AISI 318LN Duplex, measures acc. to ISO 1704, tested, calibrated, bright polished | Typ Prenium 35

TypeDimensions (mm)Weight (kg, approx.) Safe working load (kN)Breaking force (kN) 
dtb 
CXSL 14145650,45,0097,50195,0 
CXSL 16166457,66,60132,50265,0 
CXSL 18187264,88,50170,00340,0 
CXSL 22228879,212,60225,00450,0 
CXSL 262610493,617,20320,00640,0 

15 % surcharge for bundles less than 20 m, 10 % surcharge less than 50 m, 3,90 Euro/kg surcharge for electropolishing (not discountable)


Choose the correct cromox® Anchor Chain

  
Anchor weight (kg)Sail boatPower boatCatamaranChain (d/mm) 
 Gewicht (t)Länge (m)Gewicht (t)Länge (m)Gewicht (t)Länge (m)  
51,05,01,15,20,74,35 
82,07,02,27,21,46,16 
123,89,04,29,32,77,86 
166,310,86,911,14,59,36 - 8 
2110,212,611,2137,310,98 
2714,614,316,014,710,512,48 - 10 
3521,516,023,516,515,613,810 
4530,017,832,918,321,615,410 - 12 
6043,020,047,120,631,017,312 - 13 
8063,022,369,02345,419,313 
10085,024,593,025,261,021,214 
130123,027,4135,028,289,023,714 - 16 
160174,030,4191,031,3125,026,316 
200262,034,4287,035,4190,029,818 
250400,039,2438,040,4290,033,918 - 20 
300550,044,0600,045,3400,038,120 
360760,050,0830,051,5550,043,322 

Comparison windspeed – waterdepth – anchor chain length

WindspeedWrap length  
up to 10 knots5 times the depth 
up to 35 knots7 times the depth 
over 35 knots10 times the depth 

Benefits of Electropolishing

Electrolytic polishing is an electrochemical process for surface treatment. It reduces the microroughness and overall surface area. Therefore dirt or product remains are much more unlikely to stick to the chain. The cleanability is improved. Electrolytic polishing is also used for deburring, buffing and passivating.

The process effects a metallurgical clean surface without defects. The material's corrosion resistance is fully exploited.