Wire Rope Slings: Basic Acronyms, Components, & Configurations

In this video, Nate Fisher, a Lifting Specialist working out of Northeast Ohio, covers the basic acronyms, components, and configurations of wire rope slings.

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In this video:
0:00 – Intro
0:44 – What is the construction of wire rope?
1:52 – Wire rope eye construction
2:43 – Thimble eyes in wire rope slings
3:00 – Wire rope sling tagging requirements
4:15 – Multi-leg wire rope slings
4:51 – Other types of wire rope slings
5:22 – Nomenclature of wire rope slings
6:25 – Component rope vs. finished diameter of rope
6:51 – Choosing the best sling eye size
7:07 – Closing

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