Webbed lifting straps and round strops both have one thing in common; they are made from polyester.
Safety Labels- All polyester lifting gear is required to feature a label. This label displays the suppliers name, brand name, manufacture date, safe working load and working load limits. This is for safety purposes to ensure that lifting equipment inspectors can keep track of which products have been inspected and when they are due for replacement.
How often should lifting slings be replaced? Rumors have risen regarding replacing lifting straps. There is no set time limit for lifting straps to be replaced. It is recommended that slings are inspected regularly and replaced when required.
A large factor when purchasing polyester lifting slings is the quantity required. Small orders can easily be fulfilled by any small retailer or lifting equipment store, however when it comes to large orders issues may arise. All lifting straps are made to order and should you require a large quantity such for example: two thousand webbing strops, this may take a UK manufacturer several months to manufacture, contacting a professional lifting equipment supplier is the correct first step as they will have connections in China and other far eastern countries that can provide large stocks of equipment with the lowest turn around time.
Web Sling – flat belt slings usually manufactured with a flat eye at each end, however modifications can be made as all requirements are made to order. The flat eyes are reinforced for lifting. Optional wear sleeves can be added to reduce wear and tear on the strop surface, however it is recommended that if your load could damage your sling, you should not be using fibre strops, the use of wire rope or chain lashing products are recommended. Each strop is made to order. When ordering webbing slings the supplier will require some information such as:
- Safe working load
- Length of the sling in meters
- Required safety factor (This is usually 7:1)
- Eye position
The safe working load of can be between one tonne and one hundred tonnes and lengths can be as long as required.
Round Slings – endless round strops are fibre lifting slings that feautre no end, ideal for choking loads and for lifting more delicate loads that require softer lifting gear to ensure the finish of the product is not sacrificed. Again, optional wear sleeve can be added to reduce wear and tear of the slings. When ordering round strops your lifting equipment supplier will require the following:
- Safe working load
- Circumference in meters
- Safety factor (This is usually 7:1)
Lifting strops should always be used as described and never abused as this can be a danger.