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Lifting Gear Direct Ltd

Units 16 & 17 The Wallows Industrial Estate, Fens Pool Avenue, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 1QA
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Lifting Slings

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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

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. Along with other connectors and masterlinks they 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. 

We stock quality components from top brands, including sets from Pewag, hooks from Kuplex, chains from Gunnebo and many more besides. Having such respected names available at competitive prices is a real boon. And on each product page you will find in-depth technical data to go along with basic information about the intended uses.  

Round lifting slings

Round lifting slings are continuously woven, both the core and outer, with no seams, making them soft and strong. They protect loads that may be easily damaged by other types of sling. 

As well as being gentle enough to handle loads that are too fragile for abrasive metal chains, our round slings are super durable and will not succumb to the effects of repeated use quickly. Wear and tear will not be an issue and there are a wide variety of working load limits on offer. These slings can handle anywhere from 500 kilos to around 100 tonnes, which is an impressive feat. 

To make things simple, these slings are colour coded. You will be able to get an idea of the load capacity of a sling at a glance thanks to this system. 

Web slings

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. 

We can supply flat web slings which, like their round counterparts, are easy to distinguish from one another thanks to colour coding. This should leave no room for ambiguity during lifting operations and will ensure safety standards are maintained. 

In terms of load capacity, this type of sling can be manufactured to work safely with weights of between half a tonne and 80 tonnes, with the aforementioned resilience of the material giving extra peace of mind. 

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. 

We manufacture our single use slings in-house, which means we can fulfil whatever specifications or order criteria you might have. If you need endless slings which can be adapted later with your own attachments, this is an option. If you want us to fit soft eyes to the slings before they are shipped, we can make the customisations that are necessary at our cutting edge production facility. We can even add padding to help with specific lifting tasks, just ask! 

Fibre rope slings

Fibre 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. 

For example, our synthetic rope slings are a popular choice for applications where resistance to weathering is especially important. We offer both polypropylene and nylon fibre ropes, which can withstand exposure to moisture and other atmospheric conditions. If you would prefer to order natural fibre rope, we have sisal, manila and other materials to choose. 

Further customisations to our fibre rope slings include different end termination options, including standard hooks and rings or specific shackles that are suitable for the lifting duties you want to achieve. 

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. 

As well as standard steel wire rope, we can supply slings made using stainless steel wire rope. The latter delivers extra resilience and resistance to rust, especially in marine environments. Because we design and manufacture our slings ourselves, we can cater to every minute detail you might want to see in the finished product. No task is too big and no request too small for our expert team to fulfil. 

Stainless steel lifting chains and components

Speaking of stainless steel, you can also get chains and components made of this hard wearing material. We can supply stainless steel products from Cromox, including sling and loading hooks, connecting links and lots more besides. We have a similarly broad selection of Gunnebo stainless steel chain parts. Just tell us the type of chain you want made and we can get to work with these high quality products. 

Pump lifting chains

One of our most specific lifting sling products, our pump lifting chains fulfil an important role in the deployment of submersible pumps, allowing them to be raised and lowered smoothly and consistently. 

Various grades of steel can be used in these chains, each of which is capable of surviving long periods complete submersion in water. You can also specify additional finishes, including an eye-catching polished look, if you have need of a tailor made pump lifting chain solution. 

Wear sleeves

Wear sleeves come in a number of different designs, each of which offers its own benefits. They can be manufactured in whatever length you require, with a similarly extensive range of width options available to accommodate the lifting sling you want to protect. 

Heavy and light duty webbing are offered, delivering varying levels of shielding against the typical wear and tear that a sling will encounter. Of course the added benefit is that the slings themselves will not leave their mark on the objects they are lifting or the equipment they are attached to when swaddled in a wear sleeve, which helps with lifting safety and durability.

Get in touch today

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. You can also drop an email into our inbox with a question about our sling products. We can provide bespoke quotes and information whenever you need it.

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