|Does the sling you are ordering have a rated capacity large enough for the job?
The sling angle formed by a leg and the horizontal has a definite effect on the rated capacity of the sling. As the angle decreases from the vertical (straight pull), the amount of lifting capacity decreases. The tension in each leg increases without an increase in the load lifted.
Example: Press-Grip, 6×19, Type 6, 7/8", 24′ bearing to bearing, without eye hooks, wire rope thimbles in all eyes.
Example: Uni-Ply, Type 8, 1/2", 16′ bearing to bearing, eliminate eye hooks and use slip thru thimbles in all eyes.
Vernon will develop special slings for special requirements
Our personnel welcome the opportunity to work with your technical and safety personnel in developing special slings for special needs. We will be glad to survey your operations to help you determine which type of sling will provide you with the longest sling life expectancy for each application.
Example: Hand-Spliced 6×37, Type 1, 1-1/2", 30′ bearing to bearing
Example: Rope Grommet, 1-1/2", 43′ circumference
Example: Boom Pendant, 6×19, 1", 32′ center to center, open socket fittings at 90 degrees to each other.