Bridle slings are manufactured with lengths of chain, wire rope, or synthetic webbing attached to a top point (usually a master oblong link) and are designed to lift items that have fixed lifting points. This configuration offers a higher weight capacity and better distribution of weight during the lift. The leg (single) or legs (2, 3, or 4) of a bridle sling can accommodate a wide variety of end fittings, the most common being hooks, sewn loops, or links.
The most popular types of bridle slings are nylon, wire rope, and chain. Each offers a unique set of benefits for particular applications. Nylon bridle slings
Wire rope bridle slings
- One of the most widely-used slings due to its lighter weight, ease of handling and relatively inexpensive cost.
- Synthetic nylon is not affected grease and oil; also resilient to aldehydes, ethers, and strong alkalis.
- Bridle strap sling design stretches approximately 8-10% at rated capacity.
- Nylon sling bridle styles should not for use with bleaching agents or acids, or in temperatures over 194°F (90°C).
Chain bridle slings
- Extremely strong, in a smaller diameter.
- Range of sling bridle hardware available, such as eyes, thimbles, choker hooks, etc.
- Different types of wire rope offer different characteristics: 6x19-excellent flexibility and wear resistance. 6x37-flexible but less resistant to abrasions. 7x7x7-ultra flexible and generally galvanized for corrosion-resistance.
- Abrasion-resistant and strong.
- Collapses for storage.
- Available in different grades of chain (80 and 100) for different strengths.
- Variety of end fittings available.
- Excellent for use in high temperatures or other adverse conditions.
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