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8 Practical Present Ideas for the Holidays

Practical presents are the obvious choice for those people on your holiday gift list who say there’s nothing they want or need. When you get someone a practical gift, you enjoy the certainty of knowing that one way or another, it will come in handy for them. Plus, you get the satisfaction of surprising them with […]

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4 Tips for Buying the Right Rigging & Lifting Equipment

If you work in the rigging and lifting industry you know that, when lives are on the line, close is never close enough. Safety measures, procedures, and equipment specs have to be spot-on. Maintaining a safe job site starts with having the proper equipment for the job. But, with thousands of different rigging products, each […]

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3 Reasons to Buy a Manual Chain Hoist over an Electric Chain Hoist

Chain hoists are simple devices that give you a massive mechanical advantage. By leveraging small force over a long distance and transforming it to large force over a short distance, chain hoists are able to accomplish heavy lifts and pulls that would otherwise be impossible for a person to accomplish alone. Chain hoists can be either […]

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How to Use Plate Clamps Safely and Effectively

Plate clamps, or sheet clamps, make difficult lifts safer and easier. While these strong lifting tools allow for faster production speeds, they should not be used haphazardly. The use of plate lifting clamps requires an operator who is trained on their use and who takes safety seriously.   How Plate Clamps Work Plate clamps eliminate […]

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How to Safely Apply Wire Rope Clips to Wire Rope Assemblies

This video shows you how to safely apply wire rope clips to wire rope assemblies. Depending on the size of your assembly, two to three wire rope clips are generally required. See below for a full transcript of the video.      For more information on the differences among wire rope clips and how to choose the correct one, see our How […]

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US Cargo Control is Headed to NATE UNITE 2018

The NATE Association US Cargo Control is a proud member of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE). NATE is a non-profit trade association that provides members with uniform safety standards, improved communications, and a unified voice for tower erection, service and maintenance companies. For over 20 years, NATE has been recognized as the industry […]

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New Products: Van Beest Green Pin® Shackles and Turnbuckles

Van Beest Green Pin® Product Additions US Cargo Control has made a number of additions to their website with two types of Van Beest Green Pin® products: turnbuckles and shackles. These Van Beest Green Pin® products fall under a price point that is very affordable, while maintaining high-quality standards. Van Beest is a leading manufacturer […]

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New Product Alert: Grade 100 Chain Slings

US Cargo Control has launched a new manufacturing capability with the introduction of KWB Grade 100 signal violet chain slings to their product line. KWB, a Pewag company, is known for their high-quality chain and fittings, while Pewag is a leader in the chain manufacturing industry, known for their innovation and high-quality products. Chain slings […]

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What is a Snatch Block?

A common question we hear is what is the difference between a snatch block and other types of blocks and pulleys? All of the items we sell in the Snatch Blocks & Wire Rope Pulleys category can be called blocks or wire rope pulleys, but snatch block refers to a particular type of block. A […]

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Sales Team Q&A: Guy Wire

Our latest Q&A responds to common questions the US Cargo Control sales team answers about rigging, specifically guy wire and its components.  Why is it called guy wire?  Guy is defined as a rope, cord or cable used to steady, guide or secure something.  Guy wire is used to stabilize and secure antenna and utility […]

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Why is it Called Guy Wire?

Guy wire is used to stabilize and secure free-standing structures. It is commonly used by professional tower erecting companies to install towers in the antenna, communications and utility industries.  The Guy Wire Name Guy wire has many names. It is also known as guyed wire, guy cable, guy strand and guy anchors. People also (mistakenly) call […]

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What are the Differences Between Types of Shackles?

Shackles are manufactured  in a wide variety of types, styles, sizes, and fabrications, and with so many different options available, choosing the right shackle for the job can be confusing. We’ve outlined some of the basic differences between the most common types of shackles. If you have any questions, contact one of our rigging product […]

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