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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 | 2017-05-02T09:53:03+00:00 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 | 2017-05-02T09:53:03+00:00 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 | 2017-05-02T09:53:03+00:00 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 | 2017-05-02T09:53:03+00:00 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 | 2017-05-02T09:53:04+00:00 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 | 2017-05-02T09:53:04+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Safety First|Comments Off on Safe Working Load Limits – What You Need To Know

Wire Rope Lubrication

A common question we receive is "Do I need to lubricate my wire rope?" While wire rope lubrication application is not required it can, however, increase the life of the wire rope, therefore making your purchase more cost effective in the long run. Who wouldn't want to extend the life of their rope purchase and [...]

By | 2017-05-02T09:53:04+00:00 July 20th, 2015|Wire Rope Maintenance|Comments Off on Wire Rope Lubrication

Crosby ELIMINATOR®

To Order Your Crosby Eliminator® Grade 100 Alloy Chain Sling: Follow these simple steps to order a sling assembly: Determine the maximum load to be lifted by the sling assembly. Choose the type of sling assembly suited for the shape of the load and the size of the sling assembly for the load to be [...]

By | 2017-05-02T09:53:04+00:00 June 5th, 2015|Warnings and Application Instructions|Comments Off on Crosby ELIMINATOR®

Crosby Clips Warnings and Application Instructions

WARNING •  Failure to read, understand, and follow these instructions may cause death or serious injury. •  Read and understand these instructions before using clips. •  Match the same size clip to the same size wire rope. •  Prepare wire rope end termination only as instructed. •  Do not use with plastic coated wire rope. [...]

By | 2017-05-02T09:53:33+00:00 May 28th, 2015|Warnings and Application Instructions|Comments Off on Crosby Clips Warnings and Application Instructions

Choosing The Right Wire Rope

With each application, your choices of wire ropes can be many. How do you know which one works best for you? Ropes include a combination of characteristics that give them specific performance abilities. Before you choose, it pays to look closely at each rope’s special characteristics. NO SINGLE WIRE ROPE CAN DO IT ALL All [...]

By | 2017-05-02T09:53:05+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Choosing The Right Wire Rope