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Industrial Wire Rope Ties to Historical Legends

It’s an understatement to say that industrial rope threads through history in countless ways. Over the past couple of years, our blog posts have reflected just a handful of them, from some of the earliest applications of rope for irrigation to cables for dam gates to wire for suspension bridges.   Interesting that there’s a common [...]

October 2nd, 2020|Rigging Supplies, Safety First|Comments Off on Industrial Wire Rope Ties to Historical Legends

When a business relationship spans more than half a century, you know something must be going well.

Industrial Wire Rope began purchasing Crosby Shackles in the 1950’s. It’s somewhat of an understatement to say this is a relationship that is enduring! Quality and safety have always been top priorities for both Industrial Wire Rope and American Scaffolding, and as you may have seen in earlier blog posts, our commitment to these values [...]

November 19th, 2019|Rigging Supplies, Safety First|Comments Off on When a business relationship spans more than half a century, you know something must be going well.

Industrial Wire Rope Workplace Safety Training – It’s NOT One Size Fits All

In their recent blog post, AMSCAF wrote about upgrades to their safety program. This got us thinking about the bigger picture of workplace safety. Among the many aspects of workplace safety is the fact of an aging work force and the drain of experience, expertise and knowledge associated with it. A peek at worker [...]

March 21st, 2019|Rigging Shack, Safety First|Comments Off on Industrial Wire Rope Workplace Safety Training – It’s NOT One Size Fits All

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: [...]

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

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 [...]

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

When should a sling be removed from service?

Wire Rope Slings (ASME B30.9) A wire rope sling shall be removed from service if conditions such as the following are present: Missing or illegible sling identification. Broken Wires: *For strand-laid and single-part slings, 10 randomly distributed broken wires in one rope lay, or 5 broken wires in one strand in one rope lay. *For [...]

March 9th, 2015|Safety First|Comments Off on When should a sling be removed from service?

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