The Three Types of Logging Systems

The Three Types of Logging Systems

Originating during the Jamestown settlement in 1607, there’s no debate that logging has been a vital industry for centuries. Unsurprisingly, innovation took on the logging industry in full force, making the process of logging much more efficient. The innovation eventually led to the three types of logging systems. We’re going to break down the three systems in our guide below; read on to learn more.

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Factors To Consider When Choosing Industrial Chain Slings

Factors To Consider When Choosing Industrial Chain Slings

Every company that does extreme rigging and hoisting on a regular basis should have a number of chain slings on hand. That said, not every chain sling will do the job. You must ensure the sling meets all the necessary criteria before lifting anything. Using the wrong sling can quickly make an average day turn dangerous. There are a few factors to consider when choosing industrial chain slings, and we’re going to cover them in our guide below. Read on to learn more.

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Cable Railing Code and Safety Requirements

Cable Railing Code and Safety Requirements

Cable railings are a great addition to any home or business because they’re durable, modern, and beautiful. Additionally, you have an unobstructed view because you’re looking through cable balusters as opposed to lumber balusters. You might be asking how a larger opening and smaller cable is safe. Fair question. As with any residential or commercial project, there are codes and safety requirements to follow, and cable railings are no different. If you’re searching for information about cable railing code and safety requirements, we’ve got you covered in our guide below.

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The Different Types of Turnbuckles

The Different Types of Turnbuckles

As you know, turnbuckles control the tension between cables or wire ropes. Additionally, a turnbuckle helps rigging and hoisting crews reduce excess slack in the cables. There are several different types of turnbuckles to help crews work safely and efficiently. If you’d like to learn about your options when choosing a turnbuckle, we’ve got you covered in our guide below.

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The Difference Between Web Slings and Round Slings

The Difference Between Web Slings and Round Slings

Any time you’re lifting an object with heavy machinery, your hardware can make or break the lift. Every company that frequently lifts heavy materials should have a variety of slings. While there are several options when it comes to slings, every company needs both a web and round sling. If you’d like to learn the difference between web slings and round slings, our experts break them down below. Read More

Tips for Choosing the Right Rigging Equipment

Tips for Choosing the Right Rigging Equipment

Whether you’re working in construction, shipbuilding, forestry, or manufacturing, rigging is a daily operation for many. You shouldn’t take any rigging or hoisting operation lightly because merely using the wrong equipment could result in a serious accident. Keep several considerations in mind when choosing rigging equipment to promote safety and efficiency. If you’d like to learn from our experts, we put together a list of tips for choosing the right rigging equipment. Read on to learn more. Read More

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What Equipment You Need for Logging

In logging, a crew’s safety and reliable equipment are the top priority. Logging often requires crews to work at extreme heights and on precipitous slopes, making the work environment dangerous. To reduce the chances of injury, manufacturers have developed several pieces of equipment to help workers with rigging trees safely, among other things. If you’re searching for more information about what equipment you need for logging, our experts put together this guide below.
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What to Know Before You Buy a Web Sling

What to Know Before You Buy a Web Sling

So, you’re preparing to put your lifting machinery to work and realize you need a new web sling. You should make sure you get the right web sling before rushing into a purchase. That way you’ll ensure your web sling can safely lift the load and keep yourself and the rest of the crew safe. If you’re looking for more information and what to know before you buy a web sling, please read the guide below. Read More

The Advantages of Cable Railings

The Advantages of Cable Railings

When you think of railing materials, you probably picture a traditional wooden deck or maybe wrought iron, but what about cable? No, not the cable for your television, but steel cable. Believe it or not, there are several advantages of cable railings. Continue reading to learn more. Read More

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The Different Types of Rigging Hardware

Whether you’ve installed a rigging system before or not, there are several pieces of hardware you’ll need aside from the cabling itself. Continue reading to learn about the different types of rigging hardware.

Cable clamps

Sometimes referred to as clips, a cable clamp is an industrial-grade galvanized metal that holds the cables throughout the rigging system. In most setups, you’re going to need at least two of these. The most common use for cable clamps is to hold the cable together to reinforce the cable and reduce the load.

Eye bolts and hooks

The main use of eye bolts is to attach them as a point of securing the cable. There are several factors that go into choosing an eye bolt, but the most notable factor is its weight capacity. There are three common variations of eye bolts: standard nut eye bolt, shoulder nut eye bolt, and stainless shoulder nut eye bolt. All of these have their own weight capacities and applications. An eye hook is the industrial-grade hook that you’ll attach to loads. As a safety and security measure, all quality eye hooks will come with a latch mechanism on the hook as well.

Shackles

As one of the most-used rigging hardware factors, quality shackles are vital to a successful rigging setup. One way to identify quality shackles from economical shackles is if they’re forged or not. All our rigging shackles are forged to ensure the highest strength. Plus, to help you not forget the shackle’s weight capacity, all of ours have the capacity permanently embossed on the hardware.

Forged swivels

To help position your load with the most control, you’ll want reliable swivels. We offer three types of swivels: eye and eye, jaw and eye, and chain. To ensure strength and durability, all of our swivels are also forged, just like our shackles.

Slider choking hooks

Similar to eye hooks, choking hooks help you lift bundles or materials that you tie up with chains and more. You should ideally have several choker hooks in your arsenal. Slider choking hooks are commonly found in industries that move a lot of logs and other materials that require being tied up to lift and move.

Turnbuckles

Lastly, to help workers control the tension on a cable all while reducing excess cable slack, you’re going to need a turnbuckle. There are several variations of turnbuckles and we offer five: jaw and eye, jaw and jaw, hook and eye, hook and hook, and––you guessed it––eye and eye. Each turnbuckle has its own advantages, depending on your application. Like the majority of our other hardware, all our turnbuckles are also galvanized by forging.

Now that you have a basic understanding of the different types of rigging hardware and their uses, you can look for quality hardware. Galvanized and forged materials are certainly your best bet, especially if you need longevity.

Here at American Cable Rigging, we’ve been a family owned and operated business for over thirty years, and that’s exactly how we do business. Our family takes pride in providing our customers with high-quality products and being a one-stop-shop for all your cable rigging hardware needs. Contact us today for more information; we’re happy to help.