Lifting Slings & Rigging Slings
Proof TestingAll slings from US Cargo Control are eligible for proof testing prior to shipment. Our policies regarding proof testing varies by the type of sling:
Chain SlingsAll chain slings are automatically proof-tested prior to shipment at no extra charge.
Nylon SlingsNylon slings do not automatically come with proof testing but it can be requested for a nominal charge based on the size of the sling. Call to place your order and request proof testing from your product expert.
Polyester SlingsPolyester slings do not automatically come with proof testing but it can be requested for a nominal charge based on the size of the sling. Call to place your order and request proof testing from your product expert.
Wire Rope SlingsWire Rope slings do not automatically come with proof testing but it can be requested for a nominal charge based on the size of the sling. Call to place your order and request proof testing from your product expert.
Our lifting slings and rigging slings can be categorized into four general types, based on construction and design: nylon, polyester, wire rope and chain. Some styles, such as the eye and eye sling and the endless sling is available in both nylon and polyester.
If you need help selecting a sling, check out our How to Choose a Sling guidelines or call our product specialists. They’ll be happy to any answer questions you may have and can even place a custom order if needed.
Nylon slingsAlso known as a nylon web sling or nylon rigging slings due to its strong, dense, web-like construction, web bridle slings are also pliable so they can conform to the object being lifted. This flexibility makes it a good choice for more delicate or finished equipment that must be handled more carefully. Nylon slings for lifts will stretch- approximately 6 to 8% of its length- so they may not be suitable for some uses. Nylon also absorbs liquids, so acids can affect the strength of the fabric. Our nylon cargo slings are constructed of industrial-grade webbing with a rating of 9,800 lbs. per inch. Each has a tag sewn in with information about working load limits for different hitch uses. Reversed eye slings are also constructed with CORDURA® wear pads to create a tougher surface that resists cutting and abrasion at the points of contact.
A special category in our nylon sling selection is custom slings for lifting boats.
Our nylon lifting slings are made in the USA. They are not automatically proof tested, but it can be requested for a nominal charge based on the size of the sling. Place your order for a nylon sling lift by calling and let your sales specialist know that you’d like your nylon industrial lifting equipment slings to be tested before shipment.
Polyester slingsLike nylon slings, polyester round slings are also known as web slings or rigging sling because they are also made from a synthetic, tough, web-like fabrication. However, a polyester sling/ lifting sling has much less stretch than a nylon sling for lifting (approximately 3% in contrast to 6-8% for nylon), so it’s ideal for applications that require strength but very little stretch. Unlike nylon, polyester slings are safe for use where bleaching agents or acids are present. They are constructed with a color-coded jacket according to weight ratings, so safe use guidelines are easy to follow when using them as lifting slings. Manufacturers’ information regarding size, type and capacity is also indicated on an identification tag sewn on the strap. Polyester slings do not automatically come with proof testing but it can be requested for an extra fee based on the size of the sling. Call 800-660-3585 to place your order and let your sales specialist know that you are requesting testing before shipment.
Wire rope slingsWire rope slings offer durability and a high tensile strength for heavier loads, but are lighter weight and more cost-efficient than chain slings for lifting. They also come in various strengths and constructions, so there’s something for many applications. Categories of wire rope are based on how many wires make up a strand and how many strands are wrapped around a core. For example, a 6x37 wire rope is 6 strands of 37 wires. Variations in these numbers determine a wire ropes’ resistance to abrasion and flexibility. More wires increase flexibility and resistance to kinks, but also makes it more prone to abrasion wear. Fewer wires will make the wire rope larger in diameter, with a higher abrasion resistance, but will also reduce the slings’ lifting flexibility. Like chain slings, there are many different configurations of wire rope slings. Wire rope slings are built for durability, but it’s important to inspect wire rope regularly as abuse or misuse can damage it, making it unsafe. Our wire rope slings are made to order and can be proof-tested before shipment by request. There is a nominal fee based on the size of sling. Place your order for US Cargo slings by calling us and request proof testing when speaking with one of our sales specialists.
Chain slingsChain lifting slings are ideal hoisting slings for rugged duties and work environments and may sometimes be referred to as crane slings, crane straps or crane lifting straps. Resistant to both cutting and abrasion, a chain sling’s lifting capacity can also be maintained in high temperatures (up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit/204 degrees Celsius) with no reduction of strength. Made from a high strength alloy steel, chain slings are generally constructed from Grade 80 steel, which is considered the industry standard. Grade 100 chain for a lift sling is gaining in popularity, as it offers about 25% more strength per chain diameter, yet is lighter weight than Grade 80. All of our chain slings for rigging are available in Grade 100 chain upon request. Another advantage of chain slings is the number of designs and fittings that can be used to create custom sling assemblies for nearly any lift. All slings are completely customizable and automatically proof-tested prior to shipment at no extra charge. Single leg, double leg, basket, double basket, endless basket and double endless are just a few of the chain lifting sling options available.
Because US Cargo Control web slings and cargo lifting straps are built to handle requirements of your lift, all web slings are manufactured of only the highest quality materials. From nylon USA made slings to heavy duty chain slings, you can count on US Cargo Control as trusted lifting sling suppliers. If you don’t see the rigging equipment or lifting slings for sale on our website, give us a call. Chances are we can find equipment for lifting that many lift sling manufacturers are not able to offer.
Also view our specialized categories for: synthetic slings.