Lifting Slings and Their Uses

Commonly, lifting slings are used when we need to lift equipment that is too heavy for us alone. Today, we are going to share with you three types of lifting slings and what they are used for.

Round Slings
These are some of the most commonly used types of slings. Due to their cheap replacement cost, people choose these over some of the higher quality options. These are able to lift up to 33 tonnes of weight, making them the perfect, easy-to-use lifting sling. These come in various sizes, lengths, and weight restrictions so it is important you check before using them. Due to their price, it is perfect for you to purchase in bulk, allowing you to save even more money.

Chain Slings
As the name would suggest, this is a type of lifting sling which is made from metal chains. This means that this type of sling can lift higher amounts of weight. This type of sling comes in many different styles, those being: singled legged, double legged, and multiple legged. This refers to the number of chains coming off of the sling for support. The more legs your chain sling has, the more weight it can lift and the safer it will be.

Wire Rope Slings
Again, as the name would suggest, this is a sling that is made specially from a wired rope. Making it again much stronger but more expensive than the round sling we first looked at. Again this sling can come in many different styles, with the styles changing depending on the number of legs. The amount of legs correlates to the amount of weight it can handle, as well as the size of the object it can handle. As the amount of legs goes up, both of the aspects do as well.