The author examines the three main types of yarn generally used in synthetic web slings:-nylon, polyester and polypropylene. He explains the characteristics of each yarn and their resistance to chemicals or atmospheres (with accompanying chart). Nylon and polyester slings can be impregnated with latex to make them impervious to moisture and dirt and various protective coatings, such as neoprene and polyurethane, are also available which improve sling life and gripping power. A list of reasons for the popularity of synthetic webbing slings over metal ones is given and six basic types of sling are described with illustrations. Many special sling configurations exist designed for specific applications, e.g. roll handling slings, endless slings, single or double leg bridle slings and cargo slings. Various sling hitches are mentioned and illustrated. In selecting a sling, the author gives recommendations based on mechanical considerations. He also comments on sling safety, inspection, specifications and repair.

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    Penton/IPC Incorporated

    1111 Chester Avenue
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44114
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

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  • Accession Number: 00311474
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM