Continuous technological developments mean today’s engineers are constantly faced with ever greater challenges. This in turn means complex heavy-lift problems at various levels in the supply chain. The response lies in extreme precision, for example in terms of length tolerance. The use of Enduro Softslings offers engineers a wider range of lifting possibilities.
HMPE and safety
How important is the sling length tolerance in your rigging design?
Over the past few years, the use of high performance synthetic slings has become increasingly popular. One of the key properties of synthetic slings is their very low elasticity. Do the design factors developed for steel rigging hold true for the new generation of lifting material? In this review, we will zoom in on these issues, determine the problems and make recommendations to designers and engineers, to help them avoid potentially unsafe situations.