Synthetic Web Slings: Basic Acronyms, Components, and Configurations

Today, we break down the basic acronyms, components, configurations, and verbiage of synthetic web slings.

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Nate Fisher is a Lifting Specialist that focuses on the construction industry here in Northeast Ohio. Nate noticed that in the construction world, new hands were consistently asking about the different components and configurations of lifting slings, and specifically struggling to understand what the acronyms meant.

In this video we cover:

1) The basic components of a synthetic web lifting sling 0:29
► Nylon vs polyester web slings 0:29
► Synthetic web sling ID tag requirements 1:00

2) The acronyms and verbiage of an eye and eye web sling 2:05
► Breakdown of an EE2-802 web sling 2:55
► How an eye and eye web sling is marked on a sling tag 3:00
► How edge guard is marked on a web sling tag 3:05
► How the width of a web sling is marked on a sling tag 3:21
► How the length of a web sling is marked on a sling tag 3:28

3) The acronyms and verbiage of an endless web sling 3:43
► Breakdown of an EN2-901 web sling 3:51
► How an endless web sling is marked on a sling tag 4:00
► How the number of plies is marked on a web sling tag 4:07
► How edge guard is marked on an endless web sling tag 4:11
► How the width of an endless web sling is marked on a tag 4:19
► How the length of an endless web sling is marked on a tag 4:25

4) The acronyms and verbiage of alternative web sling types 4:37
► Breakdown of an RE1-804 web sling 4:44
► How a reverse eye web sling is marked on a sling tag 4:51
► How a triangle choker web sling is marked on a sling tag 4:46

5) Rejection criteria and freely available resources for you 5:17
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