Webbing slings are sturdy, reliable alternatives to other common forms of lifting gear, such as wire rope. Despite their more flexible nature, they are utilised in many industries, including the crane and rigging industry. One particular use for webbing slings is their ability to be securely tightened around a tree, as a knot can easily be formed with this piece of lifting equipment due to its flat nature. In this article, we look at securing webbing slings to a tree. Continue reading
The oil and gas industry is an important industry, helping to provide us with the sources of energy that we need. Similar to the mining industry, the oil and gas industry requires work to be conducted at incredibly low depths or in environments with extreme temperatures. These hazardous environments, therefore, need material and equipment to be used that is study, reliable and with some resistance to corrosion. This is where an assembly is useful. Continue reading
The construction industry, much like the manufacturing industry is one of the most important industries in the world. It involves the construction of buildings and infrastructure, whether this is the homes we live in, the offices we work in or the tourist attractions that we visit. Rope goods are used throughout this industry on a daily basis. Continue reading
The manufacturing industry is one of the largest industries in the world and involves the production of raw materials into finished products that are ready to be sold to consumers. Such manufacturing processes could involve the production of parts, such as car engines, which are then passed on to another manufacturing plant who then use the various parts to produce the completed vehicle. Wire rope products are used extensively in the manufacturing industry. Continue reading
The type of modern wire rope that is still used today can trace its origins back to the 1830s, but has since then developed to become an integral part of dozens of different industries. It provides a sturdy means for lifting and lowering loads reliably and safely, but also finds other varied uses with things such as electrical cabling or structure support internally in buildings. In the below article and infographic we explain its use across the different industrial sectors.
A wire rope reeving system is a system whereby the material has been placed through a hole, ring, pulley, block or some other device so as to increase the mechanical advantage that it has. Below we have put together a guide to reeving systems. Continue reading
Here at Rope Services Direct Ltd, we take the quality, safety, and efficiency of our products extremely seriously. We have decades of experience within the industry, and all of our products are rigorously tested before we put them up for sale to the customer. However, it is necessary for any piece of equipment or product to comply with certain standards and guidelines. In this article we discuss the importance of the webbing slings Standards BSEN 1492:1 and 1492:2 for our webbing slings. Continue reading
Webbing slings are much lighter than traditional wire rope products, yet still offer a reliable, versatile alternative to the market. Despite their lighter nature, they are still able to handle high levels of stress and pressure. Below we examine how to lift larger loads with a web sling. Continue reading