Different Webbing Sling Eye Types

There are a number of different webbing sling eye types which can be used, in this article we explore the merits of flat eye & eye, twisted eye and reversed eye type webbing slings.

webbing sling eye types

Webbing slings are available with a variety of eye types

 Flat eye & eye (EE)- Webbing Sling Eye Types

The flat eye & eye (EE) is a very popular and versatile type of webbing sling, which is often a good choice for many different lifting challenges. Here are some factors to consider when buying a flat eye & eye webbing sling:

·         Can be used  with all three types of popular hitches:

o   Vertical

o   Choker and

o   Baskets

·         Often called a type 3 webbing sling

·         They are easy to insert/remove from underneath heavy loads or where space is restricted

·         Available in a variety of load bearing capacities

 Twisted eye (EE)- Webbing Sling Eye Types

The twisted eye (EE) is a very popular and versatile type of webbing sling, which is suitable for many different lifting challenges. Here are some factors to consider when buying a twisted eye webbing sling:

·         Sometimes referred to as a type 3 webbing sling

·         The twisted eye is identical to the flat eye & eye except for the fact that the eyes are turned 90°, which in turn forms a better choker hitch

·         The twisted eye is recommended where a choker hitch is needed

·         The twisted eye will nest more easily on a crane hook

webbing sling eye types

Choose the type of webbing sling eye to meet your needs

Reversed eye (RE)

The reversed eye (RE) is less popular but is very strong, safe and durable and again is a good choice for many lifting requirements (especially heavy-duty use):

  • Reversed eye webbings slings are also referred to as type 7 webbing slings
  • Wear pads are provided on both sides of the webbing sling
  • Reversed eyes are ideal for use in continuous use applications as they will endure longer

Tapering of eyes

Generally as standard practice eyes are tapered, but un-tapered eyes can be provided by Rope Services Direct upon request.

Contacting Rope Services Direct

The eye types used in webbing slings are really important depending on your application. If you need any advice about a particular application call us here at Rope Services Direct for advice and guidance on the best eye type to use.

 

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