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How to Use a Snatch Block

Snatch block usage can lessen the load on the winch and make recovery much easier. Learn more on how to use these components.

What's the Difference between Plasma® Rope and Wire Rope?

Learn the differences between Plasma slings and wire rope and how Plasma slings make a difference in the lifting industry.

What is Wire Rope, and How is it Different from Cable Rope?

Read what is wire rope, what are important specifications to look for, and how it's different from cable rope.

US Cargo Control becomes Official Supplier of Straightpoint Load Monitoring Loadcells

Straightpoint, a Crosby owned company, has announced US Cargo Control, a leader in the lifting and rigging...

Do You Know How Much That Weighs? Straightpoint Load Cells Do

USCC now offers a full selection of superior Straightpoint load cell solutions.

4 Customers Use US Cargo Control Products in Fun and Unexpected Ways

Check out 4 customers using US Cargo Control products in fun, creative, and unexpected ways!

Wire Rope Basics: Size, Construction, Lay, Core, Grade, Finish

Learn about wire rope basics including size, construction, lay, core, grade, and finish.

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...

Why Use a Wire Rope Thimble?

When a wire rope is bent, there is a risk that the eye could be crushed. A wire rope thimble guides it into a curve and adds protection.

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