Rigging Equipment: Getting to Know the Different Types of Slings

Rigging Equipment | July 19, 2018

Getting to know the different types of slings can help you make an informed decision about which rigging equipment will work best for your job. At Western Equipment, we understand how important it is to have the right equipment. That is why we carry a wide range of rigging equipment, including various sling products.

Different Types of Slings

Some of the different types of slings available include:

Chain Slings

Chain slings are long lasting, durable, and flexible pieces of rigging equipment that are ideally suited for operating rigging and material handling equipment in high temperatures or harsh conditions. This type of sling is completely collapsible, making it easy to store, inspect, and repair. Chain slings come in a selection of different options, including:

  • Bridles
  • Decorative chain slings
  • Galvanized chain slings
  • General purpose chain slings
  • Lifting chain slings
  • Tie down chain slings

Web Slings

If you are looking to lift or move delicate equipment, a web sling might be the perfect option for you. Constructed from high-quality, durable polyester and nylon fibres, this type of sling offers a high level of strength, abrasion resistance, and minimized elongation. Web slings are available in a variety of different tensile strengths and are designed to absorb the effects of heavy shock loads.

Round Slings

Known for its versatility and strength, round slings or tubular slings can be used in choker, vertical, and basket hitch applications. All round slings are made out of a continuous loop of synthetic polyester yarns that are fully enclosed by a protective cover. With a wide range of different load capacities available, this type of sling is colour coated and comes with a durable tag, making it easy to choose the correct round sling for your specific needs.

If you would like to learn more about getting to know the different types of slings, or if you are interested in one of our products or services, please contact Western Equipment at the location nearest you or by filling out a contact form on our website.