Domestic Wire Rope Sling

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Crosby Wire Rope Slings

Our domestic wire rope slings are manufactured in the US with Crosby® hardware for a quality lifting sling you can depend on.

Wire Rope Sling Specifications

Domestic steel slings are available in two main configurations, 6x19 and 6x36, depending on the diameter of the wire rope. The numbers represent the number of wires making up the strand and the number of strands wrapped around the core. For example, a 6x19 indicates that there are 19 wires making up a strand, and 6 strands are wrapped around the core.

When choosing domestic cable slings, keep in mind that a smaller number of large outer wires will offer excellent resistance to general wear and corrosion; whereas a larger number of small wires will provide better flexibility and resistance to fatigue.

Domestic Cable Finish

Our domestic wire rope slings are manufactured in a bright (unfinished) wire rope, but other options are available by request.

Wire Rope Core

The core of the wire rope used in cable slings can be made of several different materials, including steel or natural fibers. Our domestic wire rope slings are made with Extra Improved Plowed Steel (EIPS) around an Independent Wire Rope Core (IWRC) for the ultimate in strength and durability.

Crosby Wire Rope Sling Identification Tags

All of our steel wire rope slings are inspected, certified, and marked with metal tags with the wire rope diameter or size and the name / trademark of the manufacturer. The tags also display rated capacities by hitch types and angles.

Learn more information about types and configurations of wire rope.

Types of Domestic Wire Rope Slings

Several different styles are available so it's easy to choose the right one for your application.

All of our made-in-the-USA wire rope slings are manufactured with a Flemish splice to create the eye loops. A Flemish splice is a mechanical splice where the wire rope is separated into two parts (one part has three strands, the other part has the remaining three strands plus the core), then re-laid back in the opposite direction to form an open loop (“eye”). The ends are then secured with a carbon steel sleeve around the entire area. Flemish splices offer the most efficient use of capacity.

We also carry a large variety of imported wire rope slings for those needing a more cost-efficient sling or a wider range of in-stock choices.

Single Leg Wire Rope Slings

Our domestic single leg steel wire slings are comprised of a single length of wire rope fitted with an eye on each end.

Other popular variations include eye & hook slings, thimble & thimble slings, and eye & thimble slings.

2 Leg Wire Rope Slings

Also known as a 2 leg bridle sling, this lift sling offers more versatility than a single leg sling, as well as increased load balance. Ours are manufactured with a latched eye hook on each end and are available in several different diameters of rope.

3 Leg Wire Rope Slings

Our 3 leg wire rope slings have a single oblong master link at the top for improved load control and superior balance.

Available in multiple rope diameters with latched eye hooks, they are a flexible choice suitable for many lifting jobs.

4 Leg Wire Rope Slings

A 4 leg bridle sling offers the ultimate in load balance due to the four separate legs that attach directly to the load. 

Sliding Choker Wire Rope Slings

A sliding choker sling features a hook between the two eyes that slides from one end to the other for easy hook-up. Sliding choker slings are manufactured with a regular eye on one end and a thimble eye on the end of the sling that loops back to attach to the sliding hook.

This design helps to prevent wear and abrasions on the sling eye by protecting the steel cable rope from rubbing on the hook. 

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Custom Wire Rope Slings Made in the USA

Looking for different end fittings or length options? Learn more about the our custom capabilities by filling out our online form or getting in touch today!

Domestic Hardware & Accessories

Complete your setup with related Crosby components like anchor shackles, wire rope clips, wire rope thimbles, and rigging hooks.

Measuring a Wire Rope Sling

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When measuring a domestic wire rope sling with multiple legs, do not include the oblong master - instead, measure the length of the sling leg to the loadbearing point of the hook or eye.

For single-leg slings, measure from the loadbearing point of one eye to the loadbearing point of the other eye / end hardware.

Sling Proof Testing Certificates

If you need proof testing certificates for your wire rope slings, please request them at the time of order. Available for a nominal fee, these tests are performed in the factory for reliable results. Each sling is pull-tested to 2x the vertical rating, then the results are officially recorded as proof for governing bodies.

This differs from the standard manufacturing process in that every sling is pull-tested at the time of manufacture. Normally, only random slings during a production run are tested for compliance.

Lifting Slings Options

If domestic wire rope lifting slings are not the best choice for your job, we also offer chain slings, nylon lifting slings, high performance round slings, plasma slings, and polyester round slings in a wide range of styles and capacities. 

Not sure what sling is right for you? Check out our How to Choose a Lifting Sling page or get in touch with one of our lifting sling specialists. They have the knowledge and experience to help you create the ideal lifting setup.

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