There are a number of different types of lifting slings that are used for different purposes together with other hoisting equipment, the most commonly used are; chain slings, flat web slings, round slings, disposable one-way slings and wire rope as well as fibre rope slings: all lifting slings have different advantages and disadvantages and so will be better suited for some lifts more than others.
Chain slings are very versatile and can have 1,2,3 or 4 legs and can also be utilised in different hitch types and with many types of hooks and catches at the ends and along with other connectors and masterlinks can be adapted for many different types of loads. We also supply stainless steel chain and components alongside our standard steel chain, in grade 8 and 10 steel.
Round lifting slings
Round lifting slings are continuously woven, both the core and outer, with no seems, making them soft and strong and so protects loads that may be easily damaged by other types of sling.
Web slings are a flat sling woven from heavy duty polyester, they are lightweight and resistant to bacteria and mildew, they can also be used in basket, vertical and choker hitch types and can have an additional sleeve added for extra wear protection.
Disposable One way slings
Disposable one way lifting slings were designed for one single use, and were used for a single loading and off-loading operation. However recent upgraded safety factors of 7:1 means more than one use is possible.
Fibre rope slings
Fiber rope slings are available in various types, with hand splicing Different types of fibre rope will have different properties so check it is suitable for the purpose intended.
Wire rope slings
Wire rope slings can be custom made in any configuration to suit your requirements, with fuse and tapering, pressed end fittings and splicing, with a range of diameters and constructions available.
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Browse our full selection of lifting slings below for full technical details and call our team on 01384 76961 to discuss any particularly specific requirements.
Chain Slings & Components
Disposable One Way Slings
Fibre Rope Slings
Flat Web Slings
Pump Lifting Chains
Stainless Steel Lifting Chains & Components