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How Do I Inspect Synthetic Rope Slings to ASME B30.9 Standards?

Understanding ASME inspection standards will help to ensure the safety of the users, help extend the service life of the slings, and help reduce loss of production due to equipment downtime.

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Synthetic rope slings are preferred in certain lifting applications in the construction, shipyard, and offshore and deepwater industries. However, synthetic rope slings can be more prone to damage from heat, chemicals, and abrasion or cutting when lifting loads with sharp corners or edges. So, regular inspection is key when forming synthetic rope into slings for lifting applications.

The Best Crane Rope and Wire Rope Suppliers in Florida

Wire rope companies who supply Florida—including Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, and Pompano Beach

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It can be challenging to find a wire rope supplier in the Florida area who is responsive and can get replacement wire rope or crane cable in a timely and efficient manner. Equipment downtime can be costly, which is why you need a partner that carries all of the major wire rope types and can quickly get you replacement wire rope to get your crane or rig back up and running.

Which Sling Hitch is Best for Your Lift? Vertical vs. Basket vs. Choker

Lifting slings are designed to be used in several types of hitches so that the best configuration can be used for handling and controlling a particular load.

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Lifting slings are designed to be used in several types of hitches so that the best configuration can be used for handling and controlling a particular load. In this article, we compare the vertical hitch, basket hitch, choker hitch, and bridle hitch configurations to help determine the best type of sling and hitch to use for your overhead lift.

How to Inspect Your Metal Mesh Lifting Slings to ASME B30.9 Standards

Understanding ASME inspection standards will help to ensure the safety of the users, help extend the service life of the slings, and help reduce loss of production due to equipment downtime.

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Metal mesh slings are widely used in demanding environments like metalworking facilities and steel processing facilities where the loads may be abrasive and hot. However, if there is evidence of even one broken wire in the sling, the entire sling needs to be removed from service.

How to Calculate the Weight of a Load Before an Overhead Lift

Planning an overhead lift all starts with understanding the weight of the load you plan on lifting and moving.

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Planning an overhead lift all starts with understanding the weight of the load you plan on lifting and moving. Everything else should fall into place if you follow lifting and rigging best practices and put a lift plan together prior to any load being raised into the air.

Single-Part vs. 7-Part™ Wire Rope Slings: Which is Best?

One of the main complaints against wire rope is that it can become unruly and hard to rig—and ultimately has to be removed from service— when it develops kinks and bends in its structure.

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There are plenty of options when it comes to buying wire rope and wire rope slings. In this article, we compare traditional single-part wire rope slings and a 7-Part wire rope sling to help you determine which type of wire rope sling might be best for your lifting application.

How to Inspect Synthetic Web Slings to ASME B30.9 Standards

Web slings are some of the most used and abused pieces of rigging equipment you’ll find on a job site and not a lot of consideration is given to sling protection or rigging best practices.

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In this article, our goal is to help you understand what is required for your web slings to meet ASME B30.9 standards, which in turn, will help to ensure the safety of the users, help extend the service life of the slings, and help reduce unnecessary equipment repair costs and loss of production due to equipment downtime.

OSHA Definitions of Competent, Qualified, Designated & Certified Persons

Do you know which of your riggers are competent or qualified? What requirements do you use to make that determination? Could you provide proof that your employees meet those requirements?

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Do you know what the difference is between Certified, Qualified, Competent, and Designated? These terms are frequently used in everyday conversation, but as it relates to the rigging and lifting industry, OSHA and ASME have very specific definitions and implications for each one.

13 Rigging Best Practices for Your Next Overhead Lift [Infographic]

Never gamble with your safety - Download our Lifting & Rigging Best Practices Infographic!

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Don't take risks...be a rigger with a plan. Good crane operation and good rigging practices require having a plan and executing that plan for every lift. Practice good risk management by identifying, addressing, and controlling any risks that may exist prior to, during, or after an overhead lift.

Why Pay for Lifting and Rigging Training When You Can Get it for Free?

Providing the best training for your employees has become a bigger part of developing a culture of safety and creating a safe work place. Can something so important be free?

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The key to a safe working environment has always been training, inspection, and knowledgeable employees. More frequently, we’re seeing customers that are genuinely concerned for the safety and well-being of their employees and are willing to invest in proper training.

What is a Gantry Crane? A Closer Look at the Different Types and Design

Unlike a bridge crane, a gantry crane does not need to be tied into a building’s support structure—eliminating the need for permanent runway beams and support columns.

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In this article, we'll break down the different types of gantry cranes, as well as discuss considerations that affect the design and specifications of full gantry, semi-gantry, and portable gantry crane systems.

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