The industrial lifting equipment market is one of the fastest-growing businesses in the world. According to a recent study, it is estimated to grow from $63.96 billion in 2018 to $79.73 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 4.51% between 2018 and 2023. Apart from the growing demands from mining, automobile, construction, and manufacturing sectors, innovative technology is also driving the growth of the lifting industry.
One of the critical products used in the lifting industry is synthetic slings. They are the mainstay of the industry. Our own Hammerhead® Slings are the best product you can get in this category. You can use these slings for a variety of lifting applications.
Let’s learn about these Hammerhead® slings in more detail.
As the same suggests, Hammerheads® is also known as rope slings made from synthetic fibers. At Holloway Houston, we believe in using only high-quality raw materials and well-established manufacturing processes. So, the slings are made from synthetic rope called Plasma, one of the strongest materials out there.
The Plasma 12 Strand is produced from High Modulus Polyethylene or HMPE. That, in turn, is enhanced by Cortland’s patented re-crystallization process. We use a priority braiding machine to cover each sling with a braided Polyester cover. An abrasion-resistant FiberLock coating is also added to increase the service life of each sling.
Rope slings are one of the most commonly used pieces of lifting hardware. Hammerhead slings offer several different benefits. Let’s see what those are:
As a result, you can lift any type of object with these slings ranging from heavy loads to expensive and delicate ones. For example, you can use them as crane slings when lifting loads with cranes, or they can work as cargo slings while moving heavy cargo.
Although these synthetic loop slings are flexible, versatile, durable, and inexpensive, you should make a careful consideration before using them for a project. Here are a few things you should keep in mind.
First, you must remember, hammerhead slings are not as durable as our steel wire rope slings or chain slings. So, if you are using extremely heavy cargoes (that aren’t delicate), avoid using synthetic web slings.
These slings are usually not suitable for use under extremely high-temperature conditions. You also shouldn’t use them under highly acidic and alkaline environments or situations with extreme UV light exposure. Make sure to check the individual sling specifications to see the threshold limits for these environments and take your decision accordingly.
Never exceed the rated load capacity of these slings. Check out the necessary certifications for each sling before using it.
If you are looking for less cumbersome, more affordable, and versatile lifting solutions for moving heavy but delicate objects, Hammerhead® slings are the right option for you. Hopefully, learning about the various advantages and the usage precautions will help you maximize the use of these slings in your lifting applications. Customizations are also available depending on your specific requirements. Feel free to tell us about your specifications in the comments or drop us an email.