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The Rigging Shack – August 2017

The Rigging Shack The monthly newsletter from Industrial Wire Rope   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 [...]

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The Rigging Shack – July 2017

The Rigging Shack The monthly newsletter from Industrial Wire Rope 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”. [...]

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The Rigging Shack – June 2017

The Rigging Shack The monthly newsletter from Industrial Wire Rope 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 Imperial or [...]

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The Rigging Shack – May 2017

The Rigging Shack The monthly newsletter from Industrial Wire Rope 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 [...]

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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

Forged or Cast? What’s the Difference in Rigging Supplies?

Many people are confused by whether a forged or cast product, part, or material is better to utilize. The truth is, it really varies on application. What is Casting? Casting is the process where metal is heated until molten. While in the molten or liquid state it is poured into a mold or vessel to [...]

By | September 1st, 2015|Rigging Supplies|Comments Off on Forged or Cast? What’s the Difference in Rigging Supplies?

Safe Working Load Limits – What You Need To Know

Safe Working Load Limits- Terminology SWL, NWL, MBS --- all of the acronyms can get very confusing. Don't fret - we're here to clear things up when it comes to safe working load limits and the terms associated with it. Safe Working Load (SWL) sometimes stated as the Normal Working Load (NWL) is the mass [...]

By | August 4th, 2015|Safety First|Comments Off on Safe Working Load Limits – What You Need To Know