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WIRE ROPE SLINGS WARNINGS:


Product Warning

Wire Rope Technical Board Warning

Wire Rope WILL FAIL if worn-out, overloaded, misused, damaged, improperly maintained or abused.

Wire Rope failure may cause serious injury or death!

Protect yourself and others:
  • ALWAYS INSPECT wire rope for WEAR, DAMAGE or ABUSE BEFORE USE.
  • NEVER USE wire rope that is WORN-OUT, DAMAGED or ABUSED.
  • NEVER OVERLOAD a wire rope.
  • INFORM YOURSELF: Read and understand manufacturer's literature or "Wire Rope and Wire Rope Sling Safety Bulletin". *
  • REFER TO APPLICABLE CODES, STANDARDS and REGULATIONS for INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS and REMOVAL CRITERIA. *

* For additional information or the BULLETIN, ask your employer or wire rope supplier.

Warning Illustration for Wire Rope

© 1993, Wire Rope Technical Board. Form No. 193

For complete warning and application information, see Wire Rope Technical Board at www.wireropetechnicalboard.org.



Product Caution

Cable Laid Grommets Caution

Caution to the user in the field who wishes to connect the cable laid sling to the crane hook or load pick point with a D/d ratio of less than 5:1. Often, the trunion pick point on a load is less than 5 times the rope body diameter. In that case, a reduction of Working Load Limit should be made to maintain the sling's design factor. A standard Grommet Sling Chart is based on a 5:1 design factor, and a D/d ratio (resulting in 77% remaining strength vs. 23% loss), the rope's breaking strength and the efficiency of the splice.

For complete warning and application information, see Wire Rope Technical Board at www.wireropetechnicalboard.org.

Hoists & Hoist Parts Warnings / Cautions

SYNTHETIC SLINGS WARNINGS:


Product Warning

Synthetic Web Slings & Bridles Warnings

  • Inspect sling for damage before each use.
  • Do not cut, overload or expose to temperatures above 194° Fahrenheit.
  • Discard when red core yarn appears.

For complete warning and application information, see Web Sling & Tie Down Association at www.wstda.com.



Product Warning

Sythetic Roundslings Warnings

  • Do not exceed rated capacities.
  • Sling angles are measured relative to horizontal angles.
  • Single-Path slings can be cut by contact with unprotected load edges, padding must be used to protect the slings.

For complete warning and application information, see Web Sling & Tie Down Association at www.wstda.com.



Product Warning

Twin-Path® Extra Sling with Covermax® & K-Spec® Core Yarn Warnings

Can fail if damaged, misused or overloaded. Inspect before use. Use only if trained. Observe rated capacity. Avoid edges and exposure to acid, alkali, sunlight and temperatures over 180° F. Death or injury can occur from improper use or maintenance.

For complete warning and application information, see Slingmax Rigging Solutions at www.slingmax.com.



Product Warning

Twin-Path® Two Leg Bridle Warnings

Can fail if damaged, misused or overloaded. Inspect before use. Use only if trained. Observe rated capacity. Avoid edges and exposure to acid, alkali, sunlight and temperatures over 180° F. Death or injury can occur from improper use or maintenance.

For complete warning and application information, see Slingmax Rigging Solutions at www.slingmax.com.



Product Warning

Twin-Path® Eye & Eye Synthetic Sling Warnings

Can fail if damaged, misused or overloaded. Inspect before use. Use only if trained. Observe rated capacity. Avoid edges and exposure to acid, alkali, sunlight and temperatures over 180° F. Death or injury can occur from improper use or maintenance.

For complete warning and application information, see Slingmax Rigging Solutions at www.slingmax.com.



Product Warning

Twin-Path® Eye & Eye Synthetic Sling Warnings

Can fail if damaged, misused or overloaded. Inspect before use. Use only if trained. Observe rated capacity. Avoid edges and exposure to acid, alkali, sunlight and temperatures over 180° F. Death or injury can occur from improper use or maintenance.

For complete warning and application information, see Slingmax Rigging Solutions at www.slingmax.com.



Product Warning

Twin-Path® Adjustable Bridle Warnings

Can fail if damaged, misused or overloaded. Inspect before use. Use only if trained. Observe rated capacity. Avoid edges and exposure to acid, alkali, sunlight and temperatures over 180° F. Death or injury can occur from improper use or maintenance.

For complete warning and application information, see Slingmax Rigging Solutions at www.slingmax.com.



Product Warning

Twin-Path® Sparkeater Slings Warnings

Can fail if damaged, misused or overloaded. Inspect before use. Use only if trained. Observe rated capacity. Avoid edges and exposure to acid, alkali, sunlight and temperatures over 180° F. Death or injury can occur from improper use or maintenance.

For complete warning and application information, see Slingmax Rigging Solutions at www.slingmax.com.



Product Warning

Synthetic Armor Pads Warnings

Abrasion Protection Pad—DO NOT USE this Pad to protect sling from cutting on load edges, corners or protrusions. This Pad WILL NOT adequately prevent damage or failure of sling if used for cut prevention. Only Pads which are tested and rated for cut protection are to be used to protect sling from cutting. DEATH or INJURY can occur from improper use or maintenance. Sling users shall be trained.

For complete warning and application information, see Slingmax Rigging Solutions at www.slingmax.com.



Product Warning

CornerMax® Pads Warnings

CornerMax® Pad Cut Protection—Damaged or misused protection can result in damage or sling failure. Inspect before each use. Inspect for cuts, tears or damage that may prevent protection of the sling. Ensure protection is the correct size and type to protect the sling. Prevent pads and sling from slipping or sliding across load edge. DEATH or INJURY can occur from improper use, maintenance and/or inspection. MAXIMUM LOADING: Do NOT exceed 25,000 lbs. per inch of sling width.

For complete warning and application information, see Slingmax Rigging Solutions at www.slingmax.com.



Product Warning

CornerMax® Sleeves Warnings

CornerMax® Sleeve Cut Protection—Damaged or misused protection can result in damage or sling failure. Inspect before each use. Inspect for cuts, tears or damage that may prevent protection of the sling. Ensure protection is the correct size and type to protect the sling. Prevent sleeve and sling from slipping or sliding across load edge. DEATH or INJURY can occur from improper use, maintenance and/or inspection. MAXIMUM LOADING: Do NOT exceed 25,000 lbs. per inch of sling width.

For complete warning and application information, see Slingmax Rigging Solutions at www.slingmax.com.



Product Warning

Custom Wear Pads Warnings

Abrasion Protection Pad—DO NOT USE this Pad to protect sling from cutting on load edges, corners or protrusions. This Pad WILL NOT adequately prevent damage or failure of sling if used for cut prevention. Only Pads which are tested and rated for cut protection are to be used to protect sling from cutting. DEATH or INJURY can occur from improper use or maintenance. Sling users shall be trained.

Damaged or misused protection can result in damage or sling failure. Inspect before each use. Inspect for cuts, tears or damage that may prevent protection of the sling. Ensure protection is the correct size and type to protect the sling. Prevent pads and sling from slipping or sliding across load edge. DEATH or INJURY can occur from improper use, maintenance and/or inspection.



Product Warning

Sling Wear Pads Warnings

Abrasion Protection Pad—DO NOT USE this Pad to protect sling from cutting on load edges, corners or protrusions. This Pad WILL NOT adequately prevent damage or failure of sling if used for cut prevention. Only Pads which are tested and rated for cut protection are to be used to protect sling from cutting. DEATH or INJURY can occur from improper use or maintenance. Sling users shall be trained.

Damaged or misused protection can result in damage or sling failure. Inspect before each use. Inspect for cuts, tears or damage that may prevent protection of the sling. Ensure protection is the correct size and type to protect the sling. Prevent pads and sling from slipping or sliding across load edge. DEATH or INJURY can occur from improper use, maintenance and/or inspection.



Product Warning

G-LinkTM Synthetic Sling Connector Warnings

  • Can fail if damaged, misused or overloaded.
  • Inspect before use.
  • Use only if trained.
  • Observe rated capacity.
  • DEATH or INJURY can occur from improper use or maintenance.

For complete warning and application information, see Slingmax Rigging Solutions at www.slingmax.com.



Product Warning

Sling Saver Synthetic Sling Hooks Warnings

  • Crosby 319N, 320N or 322N hook with an S-4320 latch attached and secured with cotter pin or bolt, nut and pin; or a PL-N latch attached and secured with toggle pin may be used for lifting personnel. A hook with a Crosby SS-4055 latch attached shall NOT be used for personnel lifting.
  • See OSHA Directive CPL 2-1.29 - Crosby does not recommend the placement of lanyards directly into the positive locking Crosby hook when hoisting personnel. Crosby requires that all suspension systems (vertical lifelines / lanyard) shall be gathered at the positive locked load hook by use of a master link, or a bolt-type shackle secured with cotter pin.
  • Threads may corrode and/or strip and drop the load.
  • Remove securement nut to inspect or to replace S-322, S-3316, and S-3319 bearing washers (2).
  • Hook must always support the load. The load must never be supported by the latch.
  • Never apply more force than the hook’s assigned Working Load Limit (WLL) rating.
  • Read and understand these instructions before using hook.

For complete warning and application information, see The Crosby Group at www.thecrosbygroup.com.

Hoists & Hoist Parts Warnings / Cautions

ALLOY CHAIN SLINGS WARNINGS:


Product Warning

CM Herc-Alloy 1000 & 800 Chain System Warnings Warnings

Improper use or care of chain can result in loss of load and/or personal injury.
To avoid injury:
  • Do not exceed the working load limit.
  • Always inspect chain before use for wear, damage, and elongation, Do not impact load or jerk chain. Apply load slowly.
  • Protect chain from corrosion and high temperatures.
  • Use only alloy chain and attachments for overhead lifting.
  • Do not use twisted, knotted, or kinked chain.
  • Select the proper grade and size chain for the application.
  • Select attachments such as hooks to match the grade, size, and working load limit of the chain.
  • Be aware of the environment where chain and hardware are being used. Extreme temperatures and corrosive media can affect the working load limit life of chain and hardware.

For complete warning and application information, see see Columbus McKinnon at www.cmworks.com.



Product Warning

CM Herc-Alloy 1000 & 800 Chain System & Rigging Attachment Warnings

Improper use of rigging attachments can result in bodily injury or property damage
To avoid injury:
  • Do not exceed the working load limit.
  • Do not tip load or use attachments in any manner for which they were not intended.
  • Do not shock or dynamic load.
  • Do not apply load to latches. Latches are to retain slack slings and chain only.
  • Select attachments to match the grade, size, and working load limit of the chain.
  • Do not use excessively worn or damaged attachments.
  • Do not use mechanical coupling links to repair alloy chains used for overhead lifting.
  • When using master rings or master links, do not use over size crane hooks where the link does not fit in the saddle of the hook.
  • When using shackles, do not side load. Centerline of the load must coincide with centerline of shackle.
  • Do not replace pins or bolts with other than original equipment parts.
  • Use only forged carbon wire rope clips for critical or lifting applications.
  • Do not use malleable iron wire rope clips for critical or lifting applications.
  • Use wire rope clips in conjunction with wire rope thimbles.
  • When using shoulder eyebolts, always apply load in the plane of the eye.
  • When using shoulder eyebolts, make sure shoulder is at 90 degrees to axis of hole and seated.
  • When using hoist rings, verify full 360 degree seating and re-torque periodically.
  • Do not move unbalanced loads.
  • When using load binders, do not use a cheater bar or handle extension.
  • Do not operate a load binder while anyone is on the load.
  • Release lever type load binders with extreme care. Make sure everyone is clear of the load as handle may whip suddenly.

For complete warning and application information, see see Columbus McKinnon at www.cmworks.com.



Product Warning

Peerless Kuplex® Chain Slings & Accoloy® Kuplex® Components Warnings & General Safety Guidelines

Improper use or care of chain can result in loss of load and/or personal injury.
To avoid injury:
  • DO NOT exceed working load limits.
  • DO NOT load an assembly in excess of the rated working load limits.
  • DO NOT put an unequal load on one leg of a sling. Distribute the load evenly.
  • DO NOT expose assembly to impact, rapid lifts or sudden stops.
  • DO NOT tie knots or allow chains to become twisted.
  • DO NOT use chain that appears to be defective, worn or damaged.
  • DO NOT fasten chain over sharp corners or edges. Protect with padding.
  • DO NOT tip load hooks. The latch must NEVER support the load.
General Safety Guidelines

Peerless Industrial Group, as a manufacturer of chain, can only control the specifications of our chain products in accordance with industry and governmental standards for chain manufacturing. It would be impossible for any warning to contain all of the possible misapplication associated with the use of Peerless Industrial Group products. Our warnings are intended to identify only those risks which are most common. The responsibility and understanding of the proper safe use and application of the products in our catalog, ultimately rest with the end user. We are not responsible for the end user’s assembly in which our products may be used. Failure of the product can occur due to misapplication, abuse, intentional alteration or improper maintenance. Product failure can result in property damage, personal injury or death.

Working Load Limit (WLL)

The “Working Load Limit” (rated capacity) is the maximum load that shall be applied in direct tension to an undamaged straight length of chain, strap or fittings.

Proof Test

The “Proof Test” (manufacturing test force) is a term designating the minimum tensile force which has been applied to a product under constantly increasing force in direct tension during the manufacturing process. These loads are manufacturing integrity tests and shall not be used as criteria for service or design purposes.

Minimum Breaking Force

The “Minimum Breaking Force” is the minimum force at which the product during manufacture has been found by testing to break when a constantly increasing force is applied in direct tension. Breaking force values are not guarantees that all chain or strap segments will endure these loads. This test is a manufacturer’s attribute acceptance test and shall not be used as a criteria for service or design purposes.

The Working Load Limits and the associated safety factor of each Peerless product may be affected by wear, misuse, overloading, corrosion, deformation, intentional alteration and other use conditions. Regular inspection must be conducted to determine whether use can be continued at the assigned Working Load Limit, a reduced Working Load Limit or whether the product must be withdrawn from service. The terms “Working Load Limit”, “Proof Test” and “Minimum Breaking Force” contain no implication of what load the product will withstand if the product is used in such conditions of abuse and misuse. Peerless Industrial Group accepts no liability for any such abuse or misuse.

The Working Load Limit of a sling or assembly must not exceed the lowest Working Load Limit of the components in the sling or assembly. Use only Peerless Industrial Group approved parts as replacements when servicing or repairing original Peerless Industrial Group slings or assemblies.

All Working Load Limits (WLL) shown in this catalog apply only to new or “in as new” condition products. USE ONLY GRADE 80 OR GRADE 100 ALLOY OR GRADE 50 STAINLESS STEEL CHAIN AND ATTACHMENTS FOR OVERHEAD LIFTING. Please see page 6 for more information regarding alloy chain Working Load Limits in relation to the angle of lift.

When using hooks in a shortening (grab) or choker application, the Working Load Limit (WLL) of the sling must be reduced by 20%. The Grade 100 shortening Grab Hooks found in this catalog require no reduction in WLL.

PEERLESS INDUSTRIAL GROUP PRODUCTS ARE INTENDED TO BE USED AT OR BELOW THE WORKING LOAD LIMITS (WLL) SPECIFIED IN CONSTANTLY INCREASING FORCE APPLICATIONS UNDER DIRECT TENSION OR IN A STRAIGHT LINE PULL.

SHOCK LOADING IS PROHIBITED AND SIDE LOADING MUST BE AVOIDED, AS IT EXERTS ADDITIONAL DYNAMIC FORCES OR LOADING WHICH THE PRODUCT IS NOT DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE. THE CONDITIONS INVOLVING USE IN CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL SITUATIONS SUCH AS UNUSUAL (HIGH OR LOW) TEMPERATURE, CHEMICAL, ETC..., CAN CAUSE CHANGES IN CHAIN PERFORMANCE.

All chains and attachments in this catalog are capable of creating sparks unless otherwise noted.

Welding Peerless Industrial Group load support parts or products can be hazardous. Knowledge of materials, heat treatment and welding procedures are necessary for proper welding.

CONSULT PEERLESS INDUSTRIAL GROUP FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS REGARDING THE USE AND APPLICATION OF THE PRODUCTS COVERED IN THIS CATALOG.

For complete warning and application information, see see Peerless Industrial Group at www.peerlesschain.com.



Product Warning

Crosby Alloy Steel Chain Slings Warnings

  • Loads may disengage from sling if proper rigging procedures and inspection are not followed.
  • A falling load may cause serious injury or death.
  • Inspect sling for damage before each use.
  • Do not attempt to use sling above rated load and angle upon which it is based.
  • Consult sling load chart for capacity reduction due to sling angle or type of hitch used.
  • Read and understand these instructions before using sling.

For complete warning and application information, see see The Crosby Group at www.thecrosbygroup.com.



Product Warning

Crosby SHUR-LOC® Hooks Warnings

  • Loads may disengage from hook if proper procedures are not followed.
  • A falling load may cause serious injury or death.
  • Positive locking latch will unlock when trigger is depressed. Never use hook unless hook and latch are fully closed and locked.
  • Keep body parts clear of pinch point between hook tip and hook latch when closing.
  • Keep hand(s) from between throat of hook and sling or other device.
  • Do not use hook tip for lifting.
  • Shank threads may corrode and/or strip and drop the load.
  • Remove securement nut to inspect threads for corrosion or to replace S-1326A bearing washers (2) and or S-13326 thrust bearing.
  • Never apply more force than the hook’s assigned Working Load Limit (WLL) rating.
  • See OSHA Rule 1926.1431(g) and 1926.1501(g) for personnel hoisting by cranes or derricks. A Crosby 318A, 1326A, 13326, 1316A, or 1317A hook may be used for lifting personnel.
  • Use only genuine Crosby parts as replacements.
  • Read and understand instructions before using hook.

For complete warning and application information, see see The Crosby Group at www.thecrosbygroup.com.



Product Warning

Crosby Eliminator® Warnings

  • Failure to read, understand, and follow these instructions may cause death or serious injury.
  • Read and understand these instructions before using the Crosby ELIMINATOR®.
  • Incorrectly rigging or terminating exerts additional force or loading, which the Crosby ELIMINATOR® is not designed to accommodate.

For complete warning and application information, see see The Crosby Group at www.thecrosbygroup.com.



Product Warning

Crosby Hoist Hooks Warnings

  • Crosby 319N, 320N or 322N hook with an S-4320 latch attached and secured with cotter pin or bolt, nut and pin; or a PL-N latch attached and secured with toggle pin may be used for lifting personnel. A hook with a Crosby SS-4055 latch attached shall NOT be used for personnel lifting.
  • See OSHA Directive CPL 2-1.29 - Crosby does not recommend the placement of lanyards directly into the positive locking Crosby hook when hoisting personnel. Crosby requires that all suspension systems (vertical lifelines / lanyard) shall be gathered at the positive locked load hook by use of a master link, or a bolt-type shackle secured with cotter pin.
  • Threads may corrode and/or strip and drop the load.
  • Remove securement nut to inspect or to replace S-322, S-3316, and S-3319 bearing washers (2).
  • Hook must always support the load. The load must never be supported by the latch.
  • Never apply more force than the hook’s assigned Working Load Limit (WLL) rating.
  • Read and understand instructions before using hook.

For complete warning and application information, see see The Crosby Group at www.thecrosbygroup.com.



Product Warning

Gunnebo Johnson GrabiQ Chain Sling System Warnings

ALLOY STEEL CHAIN SLINGS CHAIN SLING FAILURE CAN CAUSE DEATH OR INJURY. SLING FAILURE RESULTS FROM MISUSE, DAMAGE, AND EXCESSIVE WEAR

Warning Illustration for Alloy Chain Slings

  • Never use a sling without training.
  • Always inform yourself…Ask your employer for the manufacturer's sling use limitations.
  • Always comply with applicable Federal and local regulations.
  • Always know load weight.
  • Never use a sling without a legible rated load tag.
  • Never overload a sling.
  • Never ride on sling or load.
  • Never use an improper sling configuration.
  • Never use a worn-out or damaged sling.
  • Never use a sling in extreme temperatures.
  • Never use a sling in acidic conditions.

For complete warning and application information, see see Gunnebo Johnson at www.gunnebojohnson.com.


Product Warning

Bundling Lock Warnings

WORKING LOAD LIMIT IS NOT BE EXCEEDED!

Product Warning

Stainless & Specialty Chains Warnings

WORKING LOAD LIMIT IS NOT BE EXCEEDED!

The use of chain is subject to certain hazards that cannot be met by mechanical means, but only by the exercise of intelligence, care and common sense. Serious hazards are: overloading, dropping or slipping of the load caused by improper rigging, obstruction to free passage of the load, bending, twisting, and the use of damaged chain. Any such abuse or misuse may cause injury or property damage.


Product Warning

Stainless Steel Chain Slings Warnings

WORKING LOAD LIMIT IS NOT BE EXCEEDED!

Product Warning

Monster Mesh & Wire Mesh Slings Warnings

  • Do not exceed capacities!
  • Do not side load or twist slings!
  • Do not use if damaged!

Product Warning

Engineered Hooks Warnings

DO NOT EXCEED RATED CAPACITY.

Can fail if damaged, misused or overloaded. Inspect before use. Use only if trained. DEATH or INJURY can occur from improper use or maintenance.

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