Chain slings are known for their durability and they are one of the toughest categories of rigging. Industrial lifting slings that are made up of chain guarantee better performance compared to polyester round slings, nylon web slings, and twin-path slings. Much preferred for their adjustability, chain rigging slings exhibit better temperature tolerance and cut resistance. Notably, the chain is manufactured in various grades. The strength of the rigging chain is indicated in terms of the lifting chain’s grade number and the larger grade number indicates greater chain strength. Chains numbered as Grade 30 or Grade 40 are often found at hardware stores and they can be used safely for segmenting parking lots, but they are not fit for use in serious lifting operations.
Safety is of utmost importance when it comes to operating lifting equipment. And without proper safety precautions, you are putting your equipment, your worker and your reputation on the line.Let us look at some of the considerations for the safe use of lifting equipment on site. A trained and qualified operator The most crucial consideration … Read more
When working with heavy lifting equipment, anything can go wrong. The load capacity might not match the weight of your products, workers may not have proper training and the equipment itself may be in a state of disrepair. Any of these issues has the potential to create an unsafe working environment, but all of these … Read more
Lifting beams are one of the most common types of below-the-hook lifting devices. They have a simple design comprising of a beam with a single attachment point centered on the top side of the beam for connecting to a crane, hoist, or other lifting machine. Some lifting beams may have two bails to engage 2 … Read more