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Slings

8-part body

Super-Flex slings are flexible and can snug up tightly around the load in choker hitches.  View Rated Capacity charts for varying rope types.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: August 2014
Source: Wire Rope Sling Guide (1 page)

9-part body

Flexibility and handling ease for rigging large lifts are the main benefits of the 9-part slings.  View Rated Capacity charts for varying rope types.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: February 2106
Source: Wire Rope Sling Guide (1 page)

Calculating the load of basket hitches and bridles

When calculating the load of basket hitches and bridles, remember that as the horizontal angle of a sling decreases, the resultant load on each leg increases.  In this excerpt from the Wire Rope Sling Guide, learn how calculate a load, and how to adjust the rate capacity of a choker hitch.  Additionally, view a chart identifying load factor guidelines.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: August 2014
Source: Wire Rope Sling Guide (2 pages)

Eyes, hooks and thimbles

In this excerpt from the Wire Rope Sling Guide, view detailed illustrations of all eye, thimble and hook options.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: August 2014
Source: Wire Rope Sling Guide (1 page)

Grommets

Grommets either have a wire rope body or a body made up of six strands which are laid helically around a strand core.  Grommets can be hand-spliced or mechanically-spliced.  In this excerpt from the Wire Rope Sling Guide you can view specific Rated Capacity.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: August 2014
Source: Wire Rope Sling Guide (2 pages)

How wire rope slings are used

How wire rope slings are configured to lift a load is called a hitch.  In this excerpt from the Wire Rope Sling Guide, learn about the three basic types of hitches; Vertical Eye and Eye Hitch, Choker Hitch, and Basket Hitch.  Also, learn tips regarding the utilization of Lifting Bridles.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: August 2014
Source: Wire Rope Sling Guide (1 page)

Inspection and removal criteria

Before using slings, inspection must be completed to ensure they meet requirements for your application.  In this excerpt from the Wire Rope Sling Guide, learn the AMSE Standard B30.9 and OSHA requirements for frequency of inspection, how to inspect your wire rope slings, when to replace your wire rope slings and how to dispose of a rejected sling.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: August 2014
Source: Wire Rope Sling Guide (1 page)

Ordering information

In this excerpt from the Wire Rope Sling Guide, learn the proper method of ordering any Union sling.  All Union Wire Rope Slings are fabricated to your precise specifications.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: August 2014
Source: Wire Rope Sling Guide (1 page)

Rated capacities, design factors and D/d ratios

The rated capacity of a sling varies depending upon the type of sling, the size of the sling, and the type of hitch.  In this excerpt from the Wire Rope Sling Guide, you will learn about the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) requirements surrounding rated capacity, and the individual factors that affect the overall strength of the sling.  Additionally, learn why Union Wire Rope Slings are based on a  design factor of 5 per ASME B30.9.  Finally, understand what a D/d ratio is, and how it affects your lifting capacity.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: August 2014
Source: Wire Rope Sling Guide (1 page)

Rigger’s 10-step checklist

Learn the specific 10-step checklist all Rigger’s should use before lifting a load.

PDFView DocumentDate of Publication: August 2014
Source: Wire Rope Sling Guide (1 page)