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10 Qualities to Demand When Buying Webbing Slings

Webbing slings are a great alternative to many other forms of lifting equipment on the market, but are comprised of a differing set of qualities and benefits. While they are still built with strength in mind, this is perhaps not the main reason for buying webbing slings, and so it is important to demand the best quality.

 Below we have examined 10 qualities to demand when buying webbing slings. Continue reading

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Wire Rope Isolators Explained

Wire ropes make for some of the most diverse and adaptable pieces of lifting equipment available on the market. While we are all familiar with their use in conjunction with cranes for the lifting and lowering of loads, they also have many other uses as well. One such use is as wire rope isolators, which we have explained in more detail below.

 What are wire rope isolators?

There are several types of rope isolators, but they all follow a similar structure. Isolators are generally constructed from aluminium mounting plates and steel wire rope, and are used to absorb shocks and vibrations. They are built as heavy duty pieces of equipment, and are constructed to be corrosion resistant, maintenance free and to offer complete isolation in all directions wherever the isolator is being installed.

 The vibrations that an isolator will commonly absorb are shock or noise, and are also able to withstand extreme conditions and temperatures. They are also completely resistant to oils, chemicals, abrasion, and ozone.

 How can they be used?

As isolators are able to work in extreme conditions and to withstand heavy impacts and shocks, their most common use is within the military. They are installed within military equipment, such as tanks, ships, and planes to protect both the equipment and the military service men who are operating them.

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You will commonly find isolators in military equipment such as tanks, which helps protect the service men and women inside


It is common for these pieces of equipment to have to face explosions and rough terrain, and the isolators absorb most of the shock, keeping everything intact. Isolators can come in various styles, with more compact versions for low profile, smaller areas, and more heavy duty isolators for larger pieces of equipment. Despite the heavy nature of the work that isolators are expected to complete, they have an extremely long life span.


What other uses does rope have?

As well as being used for isolators, it also has plenty of other uses, and finds itself in at least 13 different industries around the world, including the aerospace industry, construction industry, and the manufacturing industry. They are used as Bowden Cables, which helps to transmit forces of energy from A to B, as internal support for construction projects, and even for geothermal cabling deep undersea.

Want to know more?

As can be seen, rope has numerous uses around the world. They have many different qualities that makes them particularly useful, and we are able to manufacture wire rope for your industry of varying sizes, lengths, and dimensions.

If you are interested in hearing more on our stock, or want to know just how it can benefit your industry, please do not hesitate to get in contact with one of our expert team here.



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The Use of Wire Rope in the Food and Brewery Industry

Wire rope is one of the most adaptable pieces of lifting equipment on the market. While it may be unsurprising that it features in industries such as construction and engineering, it also features in industries that you may not have expected, such as in home maintenance as wire rope balustradesOne other industry where you may not have expected to see the material feature heavily is in the food and brewery industry, and we have explored this in more detail below. Continue reading

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The Use of Wire Rope in the Engineering Industry

The engineering industry is a large one, encompassing a huge number of sectors, including aerospace, architecture, construction, defence, health and safety, chemical, surveying and dozens more. It involves everything from innovation and inventions to design, research and building, so there are a large number of different procedures and processes involved within the engineering industry.

Rope is used heavily throughout this process to ensure that the manufacturing lines run smoothly, the products are created safely and to a high level of quality, and that costs are kept down as low as possible while a long-lasting life of operation is guaranteed. This article examines in greater detail how wire rope is used within the engineering industry. Continue reading

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The Use of Wire Rope in the Automotive Industry

As the automotive industry has continued to grow, looking at a 9.3% increase in the EU from 2014 to 2015 alone, production processes have increased in line with this. At the same time, manufacturers are always looking for ways to cut costs down with longer lasting and more reliable pieces of equipment, and wire rope is perfect for this. Below we have explored in greater depth how wire rope is used within the automotive industry. Continue reading