Steel Wire Rope Slings

Steel Wire Rope Sling Components: Ferrules; Thimbles & Spelter Sockets

    1. Ferrules
      Ferrules secure the loop to form the eye of a steel wire rope sling.
    2. Thimbles
      Thimbles are used in wire rope assemblies to form an eye of the loop, and offer added protection from wear and tear of direct contact and deformation of the eye, extending the service life of the Wire Rope or Wire Rope Sling.
    3. Spelter Sockets
      Used as sling terminations, especially on permanent fixtures such as power line towers, cell phone towers and in the mining industry.


Steel Wire Rope Sling

Steel Wire Rope Slings


Wire rope slings are ideal for lifting, hoisting, towing or anchoring loads, where a variety of heavy loads and rugged conditions exist, due to their strength and flexibility. Their uses involve Wire rope slings cost less and are lighter than chain slings, which has an advantage when long lengths are required. Should the rope become damaged, the undamaged hardware can be reused. Different wire rope configurations and different sling construction provide differing strength and flexibility, fatigue, abrasion and corrosion resistance.

Keep in mind: wire rope slings are not repairable, can be susceptible to corrosion, and has a low strength to weight ratio. They are not as durable or flexible as chain slings and are more difficult to inspect. Misuse can cause kinking, abrasion or crushing which results in structural damage and loss of strength. They are less tolerant of extreme temperatures than chain slings.

Toco Lifting (Pty) Ltd prides ourselves on our quick turnaround time in our in-house assembly of steel wire rope slings, made to order in accordance with your needs. Our slings are certified with full traceability.

Steel Wire Rope Features:

Steel Wire Rope Slings are made to order, and fully customisable to suit your needs, with rope diameters from 6mm up to 56mm, and a variety of hardware of your choosing fitted, from simple eye formations to heavy-duty hooks. These slings have a safety factor of 6:1.

The most common steel wire rope used for slings:

  • 6 x 36 Fibre core (galvanised and ungalvanized) steel wire rope
  • 6 x 19 Fibre core (galvanised) steel wire rope

The most common sling types:

  • Single-Leg steel wire rope slings
  • Double Leg steel wire rope slings
  • Triple Leg steel wire rope slings
  • Quadruple Leg steel wire rope slings
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