When working in potentially dangerous conditions it is vital that you know use the most appropriate lifting equipment to minimise the risk to people, goods and the surroundings. We know that it can be difficult to decide, between the two, which one is correct for your application, that’s why we’ve put together this handy guide to identify the pro’s and con’s of webbing and round slings.
These are flat belt straps, usually woven together from 100% polyester, with eye loops at either end. These slings can be manufactured in a variety of lengths and widths up to 10 tonne. They are handily colour coded so you know the exact lifting strength of the equipment right away. SUOLI also offer a wide range of hooks to support webbing slings if required.
The benefits and features of webbing slings
Webbing slings are flexible, lightweight and portable. They have a wide bearing surface which helps protect the load when lifting. The flexible nature of the design means that they can be easily wrapped around loads that are an irregular shape. The lightweight, soft and stretchy characteristics of webbing slings help to minimise shock loading problems and provide minimal scratching or denting to the load as its being lifted and lowered.
The disadvantages of webbing slings
While webbing slings are very popular, they are not as strong as many other pieces of lifting gear available so are not always the best option when a particularly heavy load is involved. They also don’t work as well in some conditions, such as where moisture may be present.
Post time: Nov-25-2021