Wire rope sling, Eye & Eye ends
Wire rope slings have been used extensively for years and were once the industrial lifting sling of choice. Wire rope slings, sometimes referred to as wire cable slings are more robust and durable than nylon slings and also have higher temperature limits.
Single body eye and eye wire rope slings feature an independent wire rope core and are available in lengths 4ft thru 20ft and capacities to 19,600lbs.
Flemish eye / mechanical splice slings, where the rope strands are undone then re-laid to form the eye, provide additional security, superior to return loop slings, should the swage sleeve become damaged during use.
All wire chokers shipped from FAD have a heavy duty, metal sling tag attached. There is no additional charge for this as we have always felt it is our duty to provide robust sling tags. Others may use cloth or synthetic materials which sometimes come off the sling, before it’s even used! Others fill in the information with magic marker that is not so magic. The tag is just as important as the wire cable, the way the Flemish eye is fabricated and the way the mechanical sleeve is swaged. If a vendor wants to charge you extra for a metal tag, run as fast and as far as you can from them and contact the sling experts at Lift-It Manufacturing, where profit margins are not maximized by supplying labels that should be used on clothing.
While wire cable slings are more robust and durable than nylon lifting slings or polyester roundslings, wire slings are not cut proof. Wire slings need to be protected from damage like all industrial lifting slings. Only materials of sufficient strength, thickness and construction must be used to prevent damage. Do not use gloves or cardboard. Use protection devices that have been designed to resist the effects of cutting and abrasion. Wire Rope Saddle Protectors are readily available