"When selecting a wire rope sling to give the best service, consider four characteristics: strength, ability to bend without distortion, ability to withstand abrasive wear, and ability to withstand abuse."
Wire rope slings are extremely strong and an excellent choice for heavy duty jobs involving not only lifting, but also hoisting, towing, or anchoring loads. The fabrication of wire slings also offers excellent abrasion-resistance and heat resistance so it can be used in extreme conditions and temperatures. Its pliable design can conform to the shape of a load for a more secure application.
Wire rope slings are manufactured in a variety of configurations. 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.
Each steel wire rope configuration will offer different benefits and will be better suited to certain applications. In general, a smaller number of large outer wires offers better wear and corrosion resistance, while a larger number of small wires provides a better level of flexibility and fatigue resistance.
We offer steel wire rope slings in many configurations to suit your job at hand. Please consult our capacity charts or feel free to contact us today to help assist you in any custom application you may require!