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Synthetic Web Slings: An Economic Solution for General Purpose Lifting

by Sarah Simonovich February 01, 2019

When it comes to material handling, slings are one of the most commonly used pieces of hardware.  They are available in different materials and configurations to best suit your needs, whether you’re looking to secure rig bridles or move industrial equipment.

When it comes to something as important as lifting, you need products that are safe, reliable, and up to the task. Lifting slings are available in a number of different types, including wire rope, chain, natural fiber rope, and synthetic web slings, to name a few. Each type of lifting sling has its own advantages as well as disadvantages, which means you should choose your type wisely depending on your needs.

If you’re looking for an economic lifting sling option for temporary work or delicate equipment, we recommend going with either a fiber rope or synthetic web sling.

Synthetic web slings for your lifting needs

Synthetic web slings are a soft and flexible yet heavy-duty option for your material handling and below-the-hook needs. These types of slings are excellent for construction and marine operations, as well as more sensitive material handling needs. If you need to move expensive loads or delicate equipment with fragile parts, the softer, more flexible surface of web slings has a less likely chance of causing damage.

Benefits of synthetic slings

The most common synthetic lifting straps are available in nylon, polyester, and polypropylene. All three options have the following advantages:

  • Strong and capable of handling loads up to 300,000lbs.
  • Durable and unaffected by mildew, rot, and bacteria.
  • Excellent abrasion resistance.
  • Flexible and can conform to any shape.
  • Economic with a low cost but long service life
  • Temperature resistant up to 180°F.

Lift-All® Web Slings

At MTN Shop, we carry Lift-All® synthetic slings from both their Webmaster 1600 and Tuff-Edge lines. These polyester slings are available in a variety of configurations to best meet your individual lifting needs. All options are lightweight and flexible with wide-bearing surfaces and offer excellent load control.

WEBMASTER 1600

Webmaster 1600 polyester lifting straps are identified by their yellow surface with blue center stripe. These slings are ideal for daily use under good to moderate lifting conditions. We carry both 1-ply and 2-ply options including an endless type or with flat eyes in various lengths:

Lift-All Web Sling

LiftAll Webmaster 1600 Polyester Web Sling,
1-Ply, Endless Type, 1” Width

TUFF-EDGE

The Tuff-Edge web slings are identified by their silver surface with blue edge and center stripe. These lifting straps are ideal for daily use under good to rugged lifting conditions. We carry both 1-Ply and 2-ply options as either endless type or with flat eyes in various lengths:

Lift-All Web Sling

LiftAll Tuff-Edge Polyester Web Sling,
2-Ply, Flat Eyes, 2” Width

Lift-All® is both the largest and most-recognized sling manufacturer in North America and their lifting products are used all around the world. Each and every web sling we carry is recommended for general purpose lifting applications and meets or exceeds OSHA, ASME B30.9 and WSTDA standards and regulations.

OSHA requires web slings to show rated capacities and type of material. All Lift-All® brand web slings include a Tuff-Tag made from abrasive resistant material that will remain legible long after most other tags will fade. In many instances, the tag will outlast the usefulness of the sling, ensuring safety across all lifting applications.

You can find a wide variety of material handling materials, including hoists and load monitoring equipment, online at shopmtn.com.




Sarah Simonovich
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