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How to Order:

The following information should be given on orders or inquiries for certified chain slings.

SIZE: This is specified by the size of the material from which the chain is made, determined by working load limit required.

REACH: This is the length, including attachments, measured from bearing point to bearing point.

TYPE: Select and specify proper type of sling from pictures shown below.

ATTACHMENTS: Unless otherwise specified, standard master links and hooks as given herein will be used.

When other than standard master links or hooks are required, we should be given a complete description or a drawing of the requested substitute.

COUPLING: When selecting an alloy chain sling, you will need to choose the type of coupling you prefer. The two types are (W) welded and (M) mechanically coupled.
The proper selection, application, care and inspection of chain slings used in moving material by hoisting can produce efficient and economical handling operations with minimum hazard to persons and property.

Alloy Chain Slings

  • Clevis Sling Hook Grade 100
  • Grab Hook Grade 70
  • Eye Sling Hook Grade 100
  • Clevis Grab Hook Grade 100
  • Clevis Self-Locking Hook Grade 100

Inspection Criteria

Schedule periodic link-by-link inspection of chain slings, based on frequency of sling use, severity of service conditions, nature of lifts being made and experience gained on service life of slings used in similar circumstances.

Clean chain prior to inspection, to make damage or defects more easily seen.

Hang chain vertically, if practical, for preliminary inspection. Measure reach accurately (bearing point of master link to bearing point of hook).

Check this length against reach shown on tag.

Inspect link by link, where the following should be looked for:

  1. Bent, gouged, nicked, worn or elongated links.
  2. Cracks, scoring or marking tending to weaken links. Transverse markings are the most dangerous.
  3. Severe corrosion.
  4. Excessive wear – Slings with links having wear should be removed from service.

Check master links and hooks for all of the above faults – hooks especially for excessive throat opening.

It is strongly recommended that chain slings showing faults by the above inspection method be immediately removed from service and returned to manufacturer for repair.

Several options are available for wire rope slings:

Specify rigging hardware attached to the end terminations: eye hooks, thimbles, standard eyes, sorting hooks, etc.

Specify wire rope diameter, construction, grade, and finish if other than standard

Specify master link and hooks size if other than standard Standard End Fitting Combinations

To order sling legs, choose the correct size from the tables. Determine the length needed and specify the end fittings required from the list of combinations shown below.

Two, three, and four leg spreaders will be fabricated with oblong Master links, unless otherwise specified.

The end terminations of wire rope slings come in many configurations, but the most common ends for wire rope slings are standard eyes, heavy duty thimble eyes, swage sockets, and spelter sockets.

Master links, unless otherwise specified.

Single & Multi-Leg Wire Rope Slings

  • Single Leg Wire Rope Sling
  • Two Leg Wire Rope Sling
  • Three Leg Wire Rope Sling
  • Four Leg Wire Rope Sling

Wire Rope Slings