Synthetic rope and slings have become increasingly popular in below-the-hook crane applications. Synthetic slings can provide the same durability and strength as wire rope at a fraction of the weight. This weight savings helps make rigging more efficient and reduces the risk of injury on the job.
Crane Hot Line’s article, Understanding Fiber Rope, provides excellent detail on the types of fiber rope and synthetic slings and outlines best practices for use and inspection of the slings.
When using any type of sling, edge protection is required by OSHA 1910.184 and ASME B30.9 (Slings shall be padded or protected from the sharp edges of their loads). This protection is critical to preventing sling failure, reducing risk and increasing safety.
LiftGuard Sling Protector products are lightweight (1/7th the weight of steel) and have magnetic inserts to make placement of edge protection simple, safe, and efficient. DICA manufactures four styles of LiftGuard Magnetic Sling Protectors. LiftGuard Medium Duty, Heavy Duty, Grooved Units, and Coil Edge Protectors. Each style is designed for different applications. Custom LiftGuard sling protectors are available for unique needs.
DICA is a family-owned and operated company that specializes in high performance engineered outrigger & crane pads, ground protection & access mats, cribbing blocks, magnetic sling protectors & training pole barriers that are lightweight, easy to use, and long-lasting.
DICA products are proudly Made in the USA, ASME B30.5 compliant and used by operators on all seven continents and 50+ countries around the world.