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Forged steel wire rope clips vs. malleable cast iron clips

U-Bolt style wire rope clips are one of the most commonly used accessories in the world of rigging. They can be found in many lifting and non-lifting applications. They have the advantage of being a quick installation and allows adjustment of the wire rope.

Some common applications include winch lines, crane hoist lines, suspension cables, barrier cables, guy wires and many more. However, it is critical that the user know there are differences between a forged steel wire rope clip and a malleable cast iron clip.

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Sling angle best practices

Because most of the time the rigger in the field only has one connection point to collect their slings, it is important that they understand best practices for rigging triangles and angles formed.

The rigging triangle is formed any time two or more slings are connected to a load and the other end of the slings are collected in a common point such as a hook, shackle, or ring. Whether the slings are chain, wire rope, or synthetic rope, sling angle best practices are the same.

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How to correctly use sorting hooks

Sorting hooks are not your typical everyday hook for most companies, but for those companies and individuals who use them, and whether you call them lay out hooks, pelican hooks, shake out hooks, or sorting hooks, a little refresher on correct application may be in order.

The sorting hook was manufactured for the intended use for sorting and laying out plate, pipe, cylindrical shapes, and other items that allow engagement to the full depth of the hook throat in multiple sling leg applications.

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