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Whether you’re inspecting wire rope, chain slings, synthetic web slings, round slings, or any type of rigging hardware, here are the warning signs of potential rigging equipment failure.
Are polyester lifting slings better than nylon lifting slings? This is a question our lifting and rigging product experts commonly get and the answer, as it often is with rigging gear, is that it depends on the job at hand. Before we dive into the key differences between nylon slings and polyester slings, there are […]
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 […]
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 […]
Although extremely strong, chain can still be negatively affected when exposed to temperature extremes. The acceptable temperature range will vary depending on the grade of the chain and will also vary in reduction of Working Load Limit (WLL). See the chart below from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) regarding standard B30.9-2014 and reduction in […]
Since we’ve expanded our line of chain lifting slings earlier this year, it’s been great seeing the different types and sizes of chain slings customers are requesting. This one has been one of the biggest we’ve seen lately. These chains have a capacity of 234,000 lbs. at 60 degrees, which means it would break at […]