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Master Links and Rings: What Are the Types and How Are They Used?

Links and rings are a basic but essential part of rigging and sling assemblies.

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Links and rings can also be used as a connection point between virtually any two parts of a rigging assembly. If you’re new to the rigging industry or haven't used a link or ring before, it may not be entirely clear why these simple devices are so essential when rigging an overhead lift. 

What is a Turnbuckle? A Look at the Types, Parts, Installation, and Uses

A turnbuckle is a basic piece of rigging equipment that can be used in a diverse set of tension-related applications.

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Turnbuckles are a diverse product line that are used in a variety of applications across many different industries. They can be used in applications as simple as providing tension in a fence or perimeter cable, or something as complicated as the construction of a suspension bridge.

Structural vs. Roll Formed Pallet Racking: Advantages and Disadvantages

Understanding the construction of the support beams and uprights is critical to designing the right pallet rack solution for your warehouse.

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When designing a pallet-racking system, a major consideration is whether to go with a structural or roll formed steel construction. It’s important to understand the differences, benefits, and drawbacks of each system material to determine which is the best fit for your warehouse.

Do You Know What Damaged and Unsafe Rigging Equipment Looks Like?

Identifying and removing unsafe lifting and rigging equipment is critical to a safe work environment and avoiding accidents and costly fines.

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While the information in the ASME B30 Safety Standards is invaluable—especially when it comes to inspection frequencies and removal from service criteria—we often hear that there aren’t enough examples to show end-users real damage to equipment that warrants removal from service.

What are the Different Types of Cranes Used for Construction?

A look at the different types of crane equipment used in construction and industrial applications.

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Do you know the difference between a tower crane and a crawler crane? Wonder what the difference is between an all-terrain crane and a rough terrain crane? In this article, we look at static style cranes and mobile cranes and break down the differences in design and common applications.

9 Things to Consider When Designing a Warehouse Pallet Racking System

Understanding your warehouse’s workflow, capabilities, and limitations is the first step in designing a new pallet racking system.

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When preparing for a pallet racking design consultation, there are a number of different things to consider that will help you be better prepared, educated, and confident during the process.

Announcing The Lifting & Rigging Channel for Material Handling Professionals

We officially announce the newly branded The Lifting & Rigging Channel, recap our favorite projects from 2019, and forecast some projects in 2020.

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We're excited to announce The Lifting & Rigging Channel, which will serve as the new home base for all of the educational videos we make for the material handling industry. We made the switch to the Lifting & Rigging Channel because we wanted its name to reflect better its purpose: to provide relevant and helpful lifting and rigging videos to the material handling industry.

What Are The Different Types of Eye Bolts?

Eye bolts are commonly used in industrial applications, but they’re also commonly misunderstood or used incorrectly.

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It can be confusing to understand what type of eye bolt to use for your application in conjunction with your other rigging gear. We often get asked about usage and what type can be used for a certain lift. In this article, we'll look at the different types of eye bolts, the types of eye bolts that can be used for angular loading, and how that affects the working load limit.

Ladder Safety & Compliance: OSHA’s General Ladder Requirements and Rules

Statistics show that workers are more likely to abuse and misuse ladders rather than use them correctly in the workplace.

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In this article, we summarize the guidelines and standards provided by OSHA for ladders within your facility, as well as best practices for ladder use, inspection, maintenance, and design.

Mazzella Companies Launches Online Sling Inspection Course

Sling Inspections, an online Lifting U™ course, is designed for anyone looking to learn how to inspect their lifting slings to OSHA & ASME standards.

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Do you know how to inspect the lifting slings used on your job site? Enroll in this free course and learn how to inspect the different types of lifting slings via hands-on video demonstrations. You'll also learn more about inspection frequencies, and ASME inspection and removal from service criteria.
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