Over the years I have lost count of how many times someone in the field or in a training session has asked me the question: “Is a shackle the same as a clevis?”Read More
Due to the fact it is the beginning of February as I sit down to write this article, it occurred to me that it would be a good time to share some Crosby recommendations when using rigging hardware in cold weather environments. Although most Crosby rigging hardware is valid for general service conditions down to -40 F or -40 C, the recommendations for cold weather applications as outlined below are still critical to follow.Read More
Having championed the role of the rigger and emphasizing the value of professionals who attach equipment that lifts, moves, or secures complex, critical, and heavy objects in one of my last posts, it’s timely to drill down into the sector a little deeper to examine some of the things that should be considered while gathering the facts needed to construct a solid plan before commencing the load handling activity (LHA). Plan ahead and think it through because lives and loads are at stake.Read More
Danny Bishop compares two common types of wire rope slings.
The two most common types of slings used in material handling applications using single part six-strand wire rope are the mechanical spliced Flemish Eye Sling and the mechanical spliced Returned Loop Eye Sling. Some people call the Returned Loop Eye Sling a Turnback Eye Sling.Read More