wire rope slings

Wire Rope Slings

Wire rope slings are basic material handling tools and are the most frequently used type of sling in industry today. Moreover, they offer a strong, dependable and economical option for most lifting applications. Furthermore, their popularity is enhanced by the numerous sling configurations available to support a broad range of applications. Of course, relative to other types of slings, wire rope slings are average in strength/weight ratio. Additionally, they are average in abrasion and cut resistance. Conversely, they are poorest in elongation and flexibility, and the average for high temperatures (IWRC only). Don't see what you're looking for or have a Question? Call Us Longview, WA: (360)577-8030 or Sedro Woolley, WA: (360)855-0331.

Single, Double, Triple, and Quad Leg Wire Rope Slings

Single, double, triple, and quad leg slings can be designed and fabricated within close tolerances to desired specifications. For safety purposes, it is essential that all fittings and attachments carry a rated capacity equal to or greater than that of the wire rope sling. However, where this is not possible, the rated capacity of the entire assembly must be downgraded to the weakest component. In addition to these basic slings described above, cable laid slings, 8-part braids, Tri-Flex, and hand tucked slings may be selected for their distinctive characteristics.

Cable Laid Slings

Cable Laid slings are fabricated from a rope comprised of 7 small wire ropes. Moreover, this construction creates a very pliable sling. As a result, they are used where flexibility and resistance to kinking are more important than resistance to abrasion. The sling being made of many smaller wire ropes means it bends around smaller diameters without taking a permanent set/kink. Furthermore, the small wires, however, are susceptible to abrasion.

8-Part Braided Slings

8-part braided slings are fabricated from 8 pieces of smaller diameter wire ropes, braided together to form one large sling. Moreover, these are commonly used for high-capacity lifts. Additionally, they can be either flat or round and are snug tightly to a load in a choker hitch. In fact, they resist kinking and offer the ultimate in flexibility and versatility.

Tri-Flex Slings

Tri-Flex slings are developed from three parts of wire rope to provide high strength combined with greater flexibility. Additionally, they were created to replace large diameter, single-part wire rope slings that had awkward, stiff handling characteristics. Furthermore, individual Tri-Flex slings can be temporarily combined to form a Tri-Flex system. In general, this system is for high-capacity lifts and then is easily taken apart for regular use.

Hand Tucked Spliced Slings

A hand tucked splice is created by forming an eye and “tucking” and “locking” a strand of the wire rope under other adjacent strands. Although not as strong as mechanically spliced slings, the absence of steel sleeves allows this sling to be easily removed from underneath loads. In fact, caution must be exercised, however, as hand tucked splices may unravel if the sling rotates during use.

Single Leg Wire Rope Sling


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Double Leg Wire Rope Sling

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Triple Leg Wire Rope Sling

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Quadruple Leg Wire Rope Sling

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