lifting and rigging equipment

When Should You Replace Grommet Wire Rope Sling?

Wire rope slings find use in carrying out actions like lifting, hoisting, and rigging heavy objects. Typically forged from ungalvanized or galvanized steel wire strings, grommet wire rope sling is intertwined into ropes with a loop or hook at the terminal. Mining, manufacturing, and shipping industries adopt wire rope slings for the reliability, economical availability, efficacy, and ease of use they render in the task. One should replace the wire rope slings if any of the following shows up during its inspection:

  • Illegible or missing Sling Identification Tag: This tag on the sling incorporates specifications and crucial details. In case it is missing, you may not know the load limit of the wire rope sling, which may trigger harm later. Thus, replace it instantly.
  • Distorted sling: Distortion in the sling involves damages such as bird caging, kinking, crushing, and so forth. If the wires have sprawled out of their normal positions, you should replace the sling.
  • Kinks in the sling: When pulling through the loop, some strands, and wires of the sling may budge from their original positions rendering it to go off-balance. Replace the sling urgently if you notice such damage.
  • Noticing Doglegs: Doglegs are permanent bends that occur due to inappropriate application of wire rope slings. Minor doglegs are easily rectifiable however if it is severe consider replacing them.

Wire slings are durable and have high tensile strength, yet, it is pragmatic to consider checking upon them at regular intervals and replacing them if necessary.