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What Do Bridges, Spiders, and Helicopters Have To Do With Wire Rope?

We’re hoping October is bringing you a pleasant change of pace. Something about cooling temperatures, changing leaves, and football seems to bring a different cadence to autumn weeks, even if the day-to-day schedule is every bit as full as the summer. At Industrial Wire Rope, autumn brought us students! A few weeks ago, students [...]

By | October 17th, 2017|Rigging Shack|Comments Off on What Do Bridges, Spiders, and Helicopters Have To Do With Wire Rope?

Join Us on a Search for Inspiration

With the sobering reality of the destruction delivered by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and the extensive wildfires in the western U.S., we are both awed and humbled by Mother Nature. To readers affected in those areas, we extend our support to you in thought and in deed. We can hope for a smooth recovery, [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|Rigging Shack|Comments Off on Join Us on a Search for Inspiration

A Piece of Cincinnati History that Used Early Wire Rope Technology

With our July newsletter covering subjects such as dam repair, shark tagging and healthy hydration during the summer months, it might seem that all we think about is water. Especially when we open this newsletter with a brief history of the John A. Roebling suspension bridge. It’s entirely coincidence, although considering the challenges water [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Rigging Shack|Comments Off on A Piece of Cincinnati History that Used Early Wire Rope Technology

How Wire Rope is Used for Scientific Research

At the time of writing this, the Plains states are baking and the Midwest is working up a good sweat. With heat all around, it may not be surprising that the July issue of The Rigging Shack has a “water theme”. I hope along with some interesting observations and news, that all the talk of [...]

By | July 15th, 2017|Rigging Shack|Comments Off on How Wire Rope is Used for Scientific Research

Imperial or Metric? Either way, Industrial Wire Rope Has You Covered

Welcome to the June issue of The Rigging Shack! In this issue, we provide insights on how we measure, encouragement for building safety into every project, and thoughts on customer service.   Measuring History – Then and Now The April issue of Wire Rope News included a feature story on the metric system. [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|Rigging Shack|Comments Off on Imperial or Metric? Either way, Industrial Wire Rope Has You Covered

An Employee’s Gratifying Experience and an Ancient Crane

Thank you for taking a look at our new newsletter. It is our monthly publication with news, insights, and trivia/fun facts about the wire rope industry. Some issues will present safety and training tips; in others, we’ll recognize our employees and the contributions they make that help your business as well as ours. At [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Rigging Shack|Comments Off on An Employee’s Gratifying Experience and an Ancient Crane

Should You Rent or Buy Scaffolding Equipment?

Are you in need of scaffolding equipment for a project, but can't decide whether to rent or buy it? This decision is a hard one for many of our clients, but we are here to help! The truth is, there’s no right or wrong answer. It all depends on the task ahead. But, we've put the [...]

By | February 5th, 2016|Scaffolding|Comments Off on Should You Rent or Buy Scaffolding Equipment?

Advice While Rigging: Safety First!

The BEST Rigging Advice You'll Ever Receive: The best advice we can possibly give you when it comes to rigging is safety first - ALWAYS! The complicated system of ropes, cables, and/or chains involved in the rigging process can cause serious problems if you're not being cautious enough and not following proper practices. More Rigging Advice: [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|Rigging Supplies, Safety First|Comments Off on Advice While Rigging: Safety First!

What is Tensile Strength?

Tensile strength is a measurement of the force required to pull something such as rope, wire, or a structural beam to the point where it breaks. The tensile strength of a material is the maximum amount of tensile stress that it can take before failure, for example breaking. There are 3 typical definitions of tensile strength: [...]

By | November 2nd, 2015|Warnings and Application Instructions, Wire Rope Maintenance|Comments Off on What is Tensile Strength?

Grade 100 Chain Sling Components

WORKING LOAD LIMIT – 4 TO 1 DESIGN FACTOR Grade 100 Chain Sling Components For choker applications, the Working Load Limit must be reduced by 20%. The Crosby A-1338 cradle grab hook and S1311N chain shortner link do not require any reduction of the Working Load Limit. The design factor of 4 to 1 on [...]

By | October 1st, 2015|Warnings and Application Instructions|Comments Off on Grade 100 Chain Sling Components