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NYLON & POLYESTER SLINGS

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At Hanes Supply, Inc.'s Buffalo Sling, we Manufacture Custom Nylon Slings, Web Slings, Polyester Slings, Twin-Path Slings and Slingmax Slings! Contents below includes information on Nylon Slings, Web Slings, Polyester Slings, Twin-Path Slings and Slingmax Slings and Sling Facts and Factors.

Please feel free to call 1-888-426-3755 or contact us via e-mail so our expert staff can help you obtain the correct equipment for your applications.
 


HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SLING Make sure you know the use, load and conditions for the sling you need. Reading the facts about web slings should help you decide. If you have any questions, give Buffalo Sling a call 888-426-3755.

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NYLON VS POLYESTER

NYLON WEB - STRONG AND ECONOMICAL Nylon is strong, lightweight and very flexible. It is highly resistant to alkalies, but should not be used in acid conditions. When treated for abrasion it has a stretch factor of 10%. Nylon can be used in temperatures up to 194° F.

POLYESTER WEB - LESS STRETCH AND ACID RESISTANT Polyester webbing has become very valuable especially in applications that subject the sling to acid conditions. Also polyester slings are excellent where headroom is limited because of the webbing’s low stretch characteristics. Polyester can be used in temperatures up to 194° F.

SLING STRENGTH OSHA standards demand that the rated capacity be noted on each sling. Check the capacity tables on this website to make sure of the strength of the sling you may need. Never exceed rated capacities of a web sling. Each Buffalo Web Sling has a tag that states the manufacturer, the type of material, rated capacities, type of sling, and length and width of the sling. Each Buffalo Sling also has a warning tag about inspection and restrictions as to the web sling.

WEB MATERIAL - SOFT AND FLEXIBLE Web Slings are made from nylon or polymer lifting yarn that is woven into various widths and thicknesses. A tough abrasion resistant jacket yarn surrounds the lifting yarn.

RED WARNING CORE Red colored yarns under the jacket show when the jacket is worn or cut through and indicates that the sling should be taken out of service.

SHOCK ABSORPTION The stretching of web slings allows a cushion against sudden shock. When loaded at rated capacity, a nylon sling will stretch 6-8% and polyester 3-4% Slings return to normal length when not loaded.

USE OF SLING

  1. Load surface problem: Protect sling from being cut by LOAD EDGES, CORNERS, PROTRUSIONS,  and ABRASIVE SURFACES. Certain accessories available from Hanes Supply could help protect the sling.
  2. Avoid Crushing and Knotting of Slings: Don't crush a sling between load and other surface.
  3. Do not expose the sling to the sun for an extended period of time. Prolonged sun exposure of the sling will degrade lifting capacity.
  4. Different Hitches' Rated Capacities: lings have the largest load when used in the basket hitch. Capacity in the vertical hitch is 60% of that in the basket hitch. Capacity in the choker hitch is 40% of basket hitch capacity.

WEB SLING TYPES
Standard Sling Types

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TYPE 1 (TC) - Slings have a triangle and choker fitting on either end. This is most commonly used in a choker hitch, but can also be used in basket and vertical hitches.

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TYPE 2 (TT) - Slings have a triangle fitting on each end. Type 2 slings are more economical than Type 1. They are normally used in a basket hitch, can be used in a vertical hitch but they cannot be used in a choker hitch.

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TYPE 3 (EE) - Flat Eye slings are very popular slings that can be used in all three types of hitches. They are easy to remove from beneath the load after the load is in place. Unless Type 4 is requested, Type 3 will be supplied as the standard EE sling.

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TYPE 4 (EE) - Twisted Eye slings are similar to Type 3 except the eyes are turned 90° to form a better choker hitch. This type of eye also nests together better when used in a basket hitch.

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TYPE 5 (EN) - Endless slings are very economical. They can be used in all three types of hitches and wear points can be moved to increase sling life. The sling legs can be spread for improved load balance.

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TYPE 6 (RE) - Reversed Eye slings have protective webbing over the entire body and eyes. This extra webbing reinforces the sling and protects it from wear, resulting in an exceptionally strong sling.

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HOW TO ORDER WEB SLINGS

WHEN ORDERING SLINGS ALWAYS CONSIDER Type of Hitch, Capacity Tables and The Sling to Load Angles.

WHEN PLACING WEB SLNG ORDER PLEASE SPECIFY

  1. Sling Material (Nylon or Polyester)
  2. Sling Type and Code Number
  3. Number of Plies - Number of plies refers to the thickness of the webbing in Buffalo Web slings.
  4. Type of Webbing - Buffalo Sling handles a Light Duty (#6) and heavy-duty line of webbing (#8).
  5. Web Width
  6. Sling Length - Web Slings can be made to virtually any length.

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