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LiftGuard Sling Protectors prevent damage to slings caused by contact with abrasive edges, corners, or protrusions from loads being lifted. They also keep the sling away from other significant contact points during lifting operations.


AT A GLANCE

MAGNETIC

LiftGuard Edge Protectors attach magnetically and can be used with synthetic, wire rope or chain slings.

ENGINEERED

LiftGuard Magnetic Sling Protectors have a working load limit of 12,500 lbs. per square inch of synthetic sling width.

COMPLIANT

Edge protection is critical in preventing sling failure and is a requirement in current sling safety standards (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.184(c)(9) and ASME B30.9).

PROFESSIONAL

LiftGuard is the right tool for the job that reduces your liability by eliminating the need to use make-shift load or sling protection.


PROTECT YOUR LOADS & RIGGING

FROM THE FIELD

“We encourage everyone to help save lives and loads, by using robust and dependable cut-proof sling protection.”

Mike Parnell
ITI E-book: Sling Protection


TAKE A CLOSER LOOK

MEDIUM DUTY

Designed for use with all synthetic sling types. They can also be used with wire rope and chain slings when lighter loads or low frequency use is planned.

HEAVY DUTY

Designed especially for lifting heavy loads with wire rope and chain slings or when high frequency lighter load use is planned.

GROOVED UNITS

Provide a way to securely connect a LiftGuard protector to the flange of an “I-Beam” or the edge of a steel plate.

COIL UNITS

Allow for a secure fit within both the center and on top of a steel coil. Custom coil protectors can be created to fit different coil bore diameters, or to accommodate larger sling widths.

Please note important definitions at bottom of chart

MEDIUM DUTY
MODEL OVERALL LENGTH
(Inches)
MAX SLING WIDTH
(inches)
1″ SLING CAPACITY
(lbs)
MAX CAPACITY BASED ON MAX SLING WIDTH
(lbs)
WEIGHT
(Lbs)
LG-6-3-906412,50050,0001.25
LG-9-3-909712,50087,5001.75
LG-12-3-90121012,500125,0002.00
LG-18-3-90181612,500200,0003.00
HEAVY DUTY
MODEL OVERALL LENGTH
(Inches)
MAX SLING WIDTH
(inches)
1″ SLING CAPACITY
(lbs)
MAX CAPACITY BASED ON MAX SLING WIDTH
(lbs)
WEIGHT
(lbs)
LG-6-3-270 HD6412,50050,0005
LG-9-3-270 HD9712,50087,5007
LG-12-3-270 HD121012,500125,0009
LG-18-3-270 HD181612,500200,00013
GROOVE

Grooves MUST be selected based on the exact plate or flange thickness. Custom sizes are available for your specific needs.

MODEL OVERALL LENGTH
(Inches)
MAX SLING WIDTH
(inches)
1″ SLING CAPACITY
(lbs)
MAX CAPACITY BASED ON MAX SLING WIDTH
(lbs)
WEIGHT
(Lbs)
LG-9-2-360G-0.5
(0.5″ Groove)
976,25043,7502.75
COIL
MODEL OVERALL LENGTH
(Inches)
MAX SLING WIDTH
(inches)
1″ SLING CAPACITY
(lbs)
MAX CAPACITY BASED ON MAX SLING WIDTH
(lbs)
WEIGHT
(Lbs)
LG-6-3-270 C Top6412,50050,0004.5
LG-6-3-270 C Ctr6412,50050,0004.5

Overall Length: Equates to the total end to end length of a sling protector.

Safe Operating Zone: The useable area between the raised shoulders of the sling protector (see image below).

Width at Load: Sling Width Under Load.

o   Sling Total Contact Width: Round synthetic slings compress and flatten as the load is picked. Select your sling protector based on the Sling Width Under Load.

o   Caution – If your sling width under load is wider than the safe operating zone, the sling will point load. (see image below)

1” Sling Capacity: The maximum capacity per lineal inch of sling contact, ASSUMING the face of the sling protector (the portion in contact with the load) is in 100% contact on both the vertical and horizontal load surfaces.

Maximum Capacity: The total capacity of the individual sling protector, ASSUMING, the sling contact width does not exceed the safe operating area, AND the face of the sling protector is in 100% contact on both the vertical and horizontal surfaces.

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
SPEAK WITH A PRODUCT SPECIALIST TODAY

Kerry Koberg

Kerry Koberg

Strategic Accounts Manager
Chris Hingst

Chris Hingst

Sales Fitting Consultant
Kevin Kabler

Kevin Kabler

Sales Fitting Consultant
Dave Beck

Dave Beck

Sales Fitting Consultant

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DICA’s patented LiftGuard units are made from a non-metallic, High-Performance Cast Nylon (HPCN). HPCN is chemically engineered to provide the high compression strengths needed to withstand the high pressures generated in the lifting industry. LiftGuard HPCN provides superior abrasion and wear resistance critical to both sling protection and load protection. In addition to its high strength and stiffness properties, LiftGuard HPCN is heat stabilized to allow for safe operations at higher temperatures.

No, the magnets on all LiftGuard edge protectors are slightly recessed. This recess ensures a magnetic connection without direct contact that could scratch painted surfaces.

No, standard Lift Guard sling protectors will not float; they will sink.  The specific gravity of the material is less than 1. Adding LiftGuard Velcro straps is a solution to help prevent the sling protectors from falling into the water in the first place.

  • The capacity of LiftGuard Sling Protectors is 12,500 psi/in of sling contact or 12,500 psi of compression capacity.
  • A ¾” diameter wire rope sling will have a contact area of less than 1”.  This means the capacity of the sling protector will be less than 12,500 psi.
  • Capacity is calculated by multiplying 12,500 x the contact area of the sling. If the contact area of the wire rope sling is .5” then the resulting capacity would be 12,500 psi x .5 = 6.,250 psi.
  • The above direction is contingent upon having the vertical and horizontal edges of the sling protectors in 100% contact with the load, i.e., in full contact.
  • The above apply to all parts EXCEPT LiftGuard Groove Units. Groove unit capacity is calculated differently.
  • Wire Rope and Chain slings may damage Medium Duty sling protectors based on sling pressures and frequency of use.
  • LiftGuard Heavy Duty Sling Protectors are designed for use with all sling types but specifically designed for use when lifting heavy loads with wire rope, chain slings or frequent use of wire rope and chain slings.
  • When using wire rope or chain slings frequently or with higher loads, default to using Heavy Duty Sling Protectors.

Because LiftGuard Sling Protectors have a rounded surface, they are not affected by sling angle tension as long as the sling remains in full contact with the LiftGuard, and the horizontal and vertical surfaces of the LiftGuard remain in full contact with the load.

The approved operating temperature is -20 to 220 degrees Fahrenheit.

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ABOUT US

DICA is a family-owned and operated company that specializes in building high performance engineered outrigger pads, crane pads, cribbing blocks and magnetic sling protectors 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 40+ countries around the world.

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