Slingmax® Twin-Path® Roundsling Inspection

Check-Fast™ Inspection System

The Check-Fast® System is designed to improve job-site safety. The Check-Fast® Tag and External Warning Indicator (EWI) on a roundsling product provides for a pass / fail inspection of the internal load bearing core yarn. Damage to the core yarn from fiber on fiber abrasion, fatigue, and severe overload can be detected. If the sling is mistakenly overloaded beyond rated capacity, the EWI is designed to disappear before the sling fails.

The sling inspector now has a GO / NO-GO inspection device rather than relying on a subjective hand-over-hand inspection to make an educated guess if the load bearing core yarns are in good condition. This safety system is available for polyester or High-Performance K-Spec® Fiber Roundslings fabricated by authorized SLINGMAX® Dealers.

The Check-FastTM System is an independent sacrificial element in the roundsling and is not a part of the actual load bearing structure of the sling. If the Check-FastTM System indicates internal damage, it does so without further weakening of the bearing core.

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Twin-Path® Slings—Inspection Before Use

  1. Slings should be inspected for evidence of cutting or tearing of the outer cover. Slings with cuts should be removed from service and sent back to the manufacturer for repair evaluation. Damage to the cover may indicate core damage.
  2. Inspect slings for evidence of heat damage. Slings with polyester or CovermaxTM covers should not be exposed to temperature above 82°C / 180°F. Aramid Sparkeater Slings should not be exposed to temperatures over 149°C / 300°F. K-SpecTM Core Slings should not be exposed to temperatures above 82°C / 180°F. Cold temperature exposure down to – 40°C / – 40°F do not effect he strength of the products. Other temperatures should be referred to the manufacturer.
  3. Slings using aluminum fittings shall not be used where fumes, vapors, sprays or mists of alkalis or acids are present.
  4. Twin-Path® Lifting Slings and any fittings attached should be the subject of frequent and regular inspections. In addition to the initial inspection by a competent person and frequent written inspections, the slings should be visually inspected before each use.
  5. Written inspections should be performed as required and documents of such inspection by a competent person shall be kept on file in the safety department of the plant or site where used. Inspections may be done more often based on frequency of use, severity of conditions or experience of past service life.
  6. Slings should be examined throughout their length for abrasion, cuts, heat damage, fitting distortion or damage, and tag legibility. If any doubts are held by the inspector, the sling should be removed from service.
  7. Slings removed from service that are not capable of repair should be destroyed and rendered completely unfit for future use.
  8. Abrasion, heat damage or cuts to the cover may indicate a loss of strength to the load core, and these slings should not be used until evaluated by the manufacturer. At area of damage, cover should be opened and the core yarns counted and visually inspected.



Slingmax® Rigging Solutions

Slingmax® Rigging Solutions is recognized worldwide for local service, quality and innovative solutions for the heavy lift and material handling market. We are your premier supplier of the most advanced high performance synthetic slings and multi-part wire rope slings on the market today.Mazzella / Slingmax® Lifting Slings Channel: VideosThe Slingmax organization consists of 37 independent companies, each exclusively licensed, trained and certified to manufacture, repair and test Slingmax® products.  Strategically located in 12 countries, our 45 full service manufacturing locations guarantee the same quality service and quick turnaround times our valued customers have come to depend on. Slingmax® currently holds over 50-patents and 100 trademarks worldwide, which include Check-Fast® inspection and Rifled Cover® Technology.  We are best known for our Twin-Path® roundsling, but we have numerous other patented rigging solutions including machinery, rigging hardware and electronic warning indicators for roundslings, to name a few. No matter where your next heavy lift job takes you, whether it’s North America or abroad, you can count on a local Slingmax manufacturing location to service your needs.
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