Single leg wire rope slings are just as they sound- they are comprised of a single length of wire rope. Also sometimes known as one leg wire rope slings or single leg cable slings, these heavy duty lifting slings offer some versatility as they can be manufactured with a variety of end configurations.
The most common type of single leg wire rope slings is an eye & eye sling, which features loops, or “eyes” on each end.
An eye loop is formed using a flemish eye splice, in which the rope is separated into two parts. One part contains three strands and the other three strands plus the core. These two rope parts are then re-laid back into the opposite direction, forming an eye. The entire area is then secured by a metal pressed sleeve.
Because wire rope lifting slings can be used in a range of industries, they can be manufactured in a range of styles. The most common include:
Eye & Hook Sling: A thimbled hook on one end creates a quick grab option for an excellent multipurpose sling.
Thimble & Thimble Sling: Similar to a traditional eye & eye sling but fitted with protective thimbles on each eye. A thimbled protects the eye from pressure, wear, and tear, to extend the working life of the sling.
Eye & Thimble: Cable sling design is manufactured with two eyes and a protective thimble on just one end.
Sliding Choker Wire Sling: Sliding choker wire rope slings are made of 6 x 19 EIPS wire rope and have a sliding choker hook between the two eyes that slides from one end to the other for easy hook-up. Sliding wire choker slings feature a regular eye for the top portion of the lifting sling and a thimbled eye for the portion of the sling that loops back to attach to the sliding hook. This helps prevent wear and tear on the sling eye by protecting the steel cable rope from rubbing on the hook. Our sliding wire rope choker slings are also available with a latched choker hook by special order.
Ultra Flexible Cable Laid Sling: Cable laid wire rope slings are manufactured using an ultra-flexible 7 x 7 x 7 galvanized aircraft cable to offer more flexibility than a standard steel wire cable sling. Though the cable laid sling is weaker in strength than the standard wire rope, it offers excellent corrosion resistance. Our standard cable laid metal slings have eyes on both ends but other fittings are also available, including thimbles, hooks, crescent thimbles, and slip-thru thimbles to create the custom steel strand lift sling you need.
As with all lifting slings, the rated capacities of single leg wire slings will vary based on the type of wire rope, as well as the direction and angle of the pull.
Sling Proof Testing Certificates
Proof testing certificates can be supplied with your order for a nominal fee and must be requested at the time of order. Proof tests are performed in the factory where the sling is pull tested to 2x the vertical rating and officially recorded as proof for governing bodies. During the standard manufacturing process, only random slings during a production run are tested for compliance; in order to provide proof testing certificates with your order, every sling must be pull tested at the time of manufacture.
All of our wire rope lifting slings are inspected, certified and tagged with metal tags displaying capacity, care, and instructions.
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