Exploring Synthetic Web Slings: Types and Uses.

Posted by Craig Cappel on Aug 30, 2023

Exploring Synthetic Web Slings: Types and Uses.

Synthetic web slings are a popular and versatile option for rigging and hoisting applications. They are made from synthetic materials, such as nylon or polyester, that offer a number of advantages over traditional wire rope slings.

One of the main types of  synthetic web slings is the flat web sling. These slings are made from a flat piece of synthetic material and are used for lifting flat or irregularly shaped loads. They are also commonly used for choker hitches, which allows for a tighter grip on the load.

Another type of  synthetic web sling is the round sling. These slings are made from a round piece of synthetic material and are commonly used for lifting cylindrical loads. They are also often used in vertical hitches, as the round shape of the sling helps to distribute the load evenly and prevent damage to the sling.

A third type of  synthetic web sling is the endless sling. These slings are made by joining the ends of a flat or round synthetic sling together, creating a loop. They are commonly used for lifting loads that need to be rotated or turned during the hoisting process.

A fourth type is the Twin-Path  sling, these slings are made with a double layer of synthetic material that makes them extremely strong and durable. They are used for heavy loads and critical lifting applications, and they are designed to reduce the risk of sling failure.

Synthetic web slings also come in a variety of widths and lengths, which allows you to choose the right sling for your specific application. They also have different weight capacities and safety instructions that are labeled on the sling itself, which helps to ensure safe and proper use.

Overall,  synthetic web slings offer a number of advantages over traditional wire rope slings. They come in different shapes and types, such as flat, round, endless and twin-path, each with its unique properties making them suitable for different types of loads and applications. It is important to choose the right sling based on the load and the type of hitch that is going to be used to ensure the safety and stability of the load during the hoisting process.

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Author Craig Cappel

Craig Cappel has been an enthusiastic part of the sales team at Ace Industries since 2005. Craig participated in the Ace expansion into Texas in 2012, moving to Houston for the launch of the new Distribution warehouse and in 2015 returned to HQ in Georgia to lead the Business Development Center of Excellence. Craig’s focus has been on applications, managing projects ranging from industrial fab, offshore and oil & gas, to entertainment and production rigging. With a current role on the customer service team and website development and sales, Craig also oversees Ace’s in-house hoist repairs and warranty work.

Craig lives in the Atlanta suburbs with two large dogs, both huskies, and can be found painting on large canvases, listening to a broad playlist of music and dreaming of the Hawaii surf.