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Working Load Limit, Breaking Strength & Safety ...

Have you picked up a ratchet strap and saw numbers labeled on the strap, and wonder what they mean? Chances are you're reading the working load limit or break strength....

Working Load Limit, Breaking Strength & Safety Factor: What Do They Mean?

12.03.19 • 4 Minute Read

Have you picked up a ratchet strap and saw numbers labeled on the strap, and wonder what they mean? Chances are you're reading the working load limit or break strength....

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How to Tell When It's Time for New Rigging Gear

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.

How to Tell When It's Time for New Rigging Gear

02.25.19 • 4 Minute Read

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.

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Polyester Slings vs Nylon Slings: Which Web Sli...

Learn more about how polyester slings or nylon slings work and determine which one works best for your job.

Polyester Slings vs Nylon Slings: Which Web Sling Type is Better?

01.14.19 • 5 Minute Read

Learn more about how polyester slings or nylon slings work and determine which one works best for your job.

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4 Tips for Buying the Right Rigging & Lifting E...

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...

4 Tips for Buying the Right Rigging & Lifting Equipment

12.03.18 • 3 Minute Read

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...

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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...

How to Use Plate Clamps Safely and Effectively

10.22.18 • 5 Minute Read

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...

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Temperature Ratings for Chain Slings

Temperature Ratings for Chain Slings

Although extremely strong, chain tends to falter when exposed to temperature extremes. The acceptable temperature range will vary depending on the grade of the chain and will also vary in...

Temperature Ratings for Chain Slings

02.23.16 • 2 Minute Read

Although extremely strong, chain tends to falter when exposed to temperature extremes. The acceptable temperature range will vary depending on the grade of the chain and will also vary in...

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