Wire rope comes in several different constructions and used in various applications. The most common wire ropes on the market would be 6x19 FC (Fiber Core) or IWRC (Independent Wire Rope Core) and 6x37 FC or IWRC classifications.
Wire rope slings are manufactured in many different diameters and lengths and are still very commonly used either with standard or thimble Flemish eyes or different fitting types spliced or swaged onto the end of the wire rope.
Many industries use hooks and swivels in their day-to-day operations. Not all hooks are meant for lifting and not all swivels are meant to swivel underload, and not knowing the difference could result in an accident with little to no warning.
The most common shackles in our industry include the following: screw pin anchor type shackle, bolt type anchor shackle, screw pin chain type shackle and the bolt type chain shackle in either carbon or alloy steel.
Grade 80, 100 and 120 alloy are by far the most common chains and fittings used in lifting applications. Some steel mills still use Grade 63 alloy chain for lifting but it is mostly limited to the steel mill industry.
Synthetic lifting slings are manufactured in two main types of material, nylon and polyester. Depending on the environment the slings are being used in, you will need to select the best material that suits your application.
There are many types of synthetic ropes on the market and, depending on your application, different options are available. The majority of the rope we supply is not for heavy lifting applications but rather general purpose.
Hoists and lever pullers are used for lifting and hoisting loads, equalizing loads being lifted, pulling loads and securing loads so they have great versatility. We have the chain hoists or level puller that suits your needs.
Forged turnbuckles are used in various applications and are to be used strictly for straight or in-line applications. They are great to use for line tensioning, support, guying and even lifting as long as you are using rated turnbuckles.
Plate clamps are great tools for lifting up plate steel from the horizontal or vertical positions. There are also clamps for lifting steel drums, steel pipe and even non-marring clamps for products that cannot be scratched or marked in any way.