Wire Rope Damage: Causes of Failures

Wire Rope Damage: Causes of Failures

Safety should be the top concern of anyone employed in rigging. When working a job where so many lives could be cut short due to carelessness, there is no excuse for laziness or distraction. Rigs should be inspected thoroughly for any potential areas of breakage. It is important for employees to gain a fluency in the causes of wire rope damage and failures so they can spot areas of weakness and fix them before they grow into a dangerous problem.

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What Grade of Chain Is Acceptable for Overhead Lifting

What Grade of Chain Is Acceptable for Overhead Lifting

Lifting a freely suspended load over the ground puts the people standing underneath in a truly vulnerable place. The threat of bodily harm or death is enough to make anyone’s skin crawl. For decades, industries that use chains for overhead lifting struggled to know if the chains were actually secure enough for the task. But in recent years, the ASTM (American Society of Testing & Materials), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), and OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) have published safety standards telling employers what grade of chain is acceptable for overhead lifting.

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How To Select the Right Type of Ratchet Tie-Down Straps

How To Select the Right Type of Ratchet Tie-Down Straps

You don’t want the load you are carrying to not be strapped down tightly because you chose the wrong type of ratchet tie-down straps. That is not only unsafe, but it also puts the item or product that you are carrying at risk of becoming damaged. Instead, read here on selecting the right type of ratchet tie-down straps to make sure that everything is done correctly. This way, the load you are carrying will be more safe and secure than ever!

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Advantages of Stainless-Steel Cable Rail Fittings

Advantages of Stainless-Steel Cable Rail Fittings

Stainless-steel cable rail fittings are the way to go when looking at deck materials. Not only are they durable and sustainable, but they have great usability. For a glance at these advantages of stainless-steel cable rail fittings, continue reading the content below. After reading this, it will be clear that these specific stainless-steel cable rail fittings are what you need.

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A Glossary of Logging Terminology

A Glossary of Logging Terminology

To better understand the logging industry in general, read some of the terms that directly relate to it, here. These words we explain and define help create a glossary of logging terminology that will help educate others. It is important to note that these aren’t all of the terms; however, they’re some of the most common that people use regarding logging in general.

Logging—When someone converts trees into logs. 

Log—A segment that has been sawed or split from a tree. 

Saw Log—Logs that are manufactured into lumber.

Wire Rope—A flexible steel rope made up of numerous wire strands. The strands are then twisted together and wrapped around the core.

Landing—Any place where logs are laid after they have been cut and before they are taken to a worksite.

Yarding—The movement of logs from the place they fell to a landing.

Logging Chocker—The sling used to encircle the end of a log for yarding. One end goes around the load and through a loop eye, while there is a device at the other end of the string. This device is hooked onto equipment that lifts or pulls the log.

Guard Rail—The rail that is used to restrain a person.

Hooktender—The individual that supervises the moving of the logs from the woods to the landing.

Kick-Back—A strong thrust of the saw back toward the individual. This causes a loss of control of the saw.

Topping—Cutting off the top section of a standing tree.

Again, it is important to note that these are not all the terms that directly correspond with logging. However, hopefully, our glossary of logging terminology helps you understand the process of logging a little better.

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Wire Rope Versus Chain: the Differences

Wire Rope Versus Chain: the Differences

Whether you’re in the construction, automotive, or food and beverage industry, there’s a very high chance that heavy lifting will be required at some point. Specifically, there are two different ways to hoist heavy loads, the first one being chain ropes and the second being wire rope. To better understand wire rope vs. chain: the differences between the two, continue reading the material provided below.

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Wire Rope Inspection Checklist

Wire Rope Inspection Checklist

In the rigging businesses, there are ample protocols and procedures for cable rigging hardware that are designed to ensure safety. One protocol that is crucial to follow is the inspection of wire ropes. Below, we have provided information on who should inspect the wire ropes, how to inspect them, and when to stop using them. Continue reading for our wire rope inspection checklist.

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How To Calculate Sling Angles

How To Calculate Sling Angles

Rigging is complex, and that is one of the many reasons that you should not take on a rigging task unless you are a professional. In order to take on this task, there are several elements that you must understand, including how to calculate the sling angles. It’s unlikely that you could complete a rigging project without first considering the sling angle, as this measurement will help you identify what sling you will need to use for the project or task at hand. For an in-depth look at how to calculate sling angles, continue reading the material provided below.

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