What to Consider When Buying a Leg Chain Sling

What to Consider When Buying a Leg Chain Sling

At Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling Co., Inc. our staff understands the process of selecting the best leg chain sling for your application can be difficult. Even veterans may have issues when it comes to finding the best replacement. Many options are out there and new ones hit the market all the time. To help guide you through the process, we have compiled a basic list of what you should consider before purchasing one.

The 4 Leg Wire Rope Sling – Characteristics and Purpose

The 4 Leg Wire Rope Sling – Characteristics and Purpose

Quad, or 4 leg wire rope sling arrangements, consist of four lengths of wire rope that are joined at the top with a master link. This design arrangement results in superb control and load balance. It is sometimes referred to as a four leg cable sling arrangement or a four leg bridle wire rope sling arrangement. Many times, these arrangements include latched eye hooks the end of each length of rope. However custom-made variations of each leg is possible by the addition of alternate hardware as required. At Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling Co., Inc., we offer innovative products that help you optimize your wire rope sling applications.

The Chain Sling – Types and Functions Explained

The Chain Sling – Types and Functions Explained

If heavy loads are to be lifted successfully, the right equipment must be used. One of those pieces of equipment often utilized to lift these types of loads is the chain sling. These slings can be used in various industrial and construction applications. These slings are flexible, temperature resistant, and strong enough to handle a wide array of loading conditions. It is essential that adequate safety precautions are followed at all times and in all aspects of any particular lifting scenario. The types of chain slings available for these various applications include single, double, and multi-leg slings. Our team at Kennedy Wire Rope & Sling Company can offer you the knowledge, insight, and advice you need to choose the right sling products from the selection of lifting and rigging products we offer.

Wire Rope Sling Capacity Chart – Calculating the Load of Basket Hitches and Bridles

Wire Rope Sling Capacity Chart – Calculating the Load of Basket Hitches and Bridles

If you are performing calculations involving the load of bridles and basket hitches, it’s important to use a wire rope sling capacity chart and also remember that as a reduction in the horizontal angle of the sling occurs the load imposed upon each leg increases. With bridles consisting of three or more legs, the horizontal angle is measured in the same manner as it is for horizontal sling angles consisting of two legged hitches. Different angles may result if a bridle consists of different leg lengths. The load supported by each leg must be determined based on the location of the center of gravity of the lift in the position of the slings.