Choosing the Correct Synthetic Sling for Your Lift
Synthetic slings can be a great choice for many lifting applications. Whether you choose synthetic rope slings, webbing slings, or roundslings, they are relatively light weight compared to steel slings with similar capacity. Synthetic slings are easy to transport and can often be rigged by a single person, making them a great choice for general purpose lifting.
Competent, Qualified and Certified Persons
In the crane industry we often hear the terms competent, qualified and certified. Sometimes they are used almost interchangeably. However, they have very different implications.
Understanding Line Pull
Sometimes during a load test, a hydraulic mobile crane reeved with less than the maximum number of parts of line will fail to pick up the test load. So why can a crane lift its rated test load with a fully reeved block and yet fail to pick the reduced test load when it is not fully reeved? There may be too much wire rope on the drum. Understanding the how and why of line pull can help us determine the best course of action to take in resolving this problem.