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HHI Lifting Application

As an appreciation to our customers, Holloway Houston, Inc. has decided to develop and application with instant access to some of the most used products in the rigging industry. What you will find in our application is a variety of rigging capacities under the wire rope sling category and synthetic slings category. This will not only facilitate any reference you may need regarding capacities but you can also reference the many other services and see how we can better service your working needs. Features Include Wire Rope Slings (Various Product Ratings) Synthetic Slings (Various Product Ratings) Services ( Services we offer) Rental Products (List of our Rental Products)
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Using the Right Rigging Equipment Will Ensure Problem Free Lifting

How often have you said to yourself, “I wish I had the right rigging equipment.”, because the equipment you are using currently, is not delivering the results you want. Whether you are operating a transportation business, a moving company, or you manage a construction site or an oil rig, you will need the right kind of rigging equipment that allows you to complete all your lifting operations conveniently and in a perfectly hassle free manner. If you are using the wrong equipment, you aren’t just compromising the efficiency of the task it is used for, but also the safety of your work place. The wrong kind of equipment, can lead to some catastrophic accidents. If you don’t want that to happen, you need to choose the perfect rigging equipment. Here’s …
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Inspection of Rigging Hardware – 4 Things you need to keep in Mind

If you are worried about the safety of your rigging operations, you must give importance to the inspection of rigging hardware like spreader bar, wire ropes, slings etc. The maintenance of this rigging equipment is crucial if you want it to perform with full functional efficiency and meet the highest standards of reliability. But, if you don’t give enough importance to the inspection of the equipment you are using as a part of your lifting operations, there is every chance, you won’t be able to identify the wear and tear that your mission critical equipment is suffering from. In such cases, you will be compromising the safety of your lifting tasks, as well as, your workplace. Inspection as a process must be thorough and must be equipment specific. But there …
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How to Select and Rent Rigging Equipment

If you have decided to undertake a rigging job, it is important that you consult with a professional rigger before you begin. Setting up the equipment and knowing how to choose the right equipment for the job requires a level of expertise to ensure the success of your project. While rental shops can give you great advice, make sure that you ask questions to make sure you avoid accidents which can cause serious injury and property loss. Hoisting anything of substantial weight using rigging equipment can be a dangerous experience if you do not take the time to get expert advice specific to the needs of your project. No two rigging circumstances are really the same, and there are a number of variables that you have to consider before deciding …
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How to Work Safely with Rigging Equipment on the Construction Site

The role of a construction rigger is to install and assemble and then secure platforms and materials using pulleys and winches for heavy lifting. Depending on the type of job, Riggers on a construction site can be responsible for assisting crane hoists, moving building materials and even inspecting and providing maintenance for rigging equipment. They can even be responsible for assembling steel or concrete framing and can be found on any kind of construction site from high rise buildings to residential construction, renovation or even part of the backstage crew for an entertainment production on stage. Given the scope of duties for a construction rigger, there are a number of hazards for which they must be trained to avoid. An unsecured hoist can quickly create thousands of dollars of damage …
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Professional Steps to Preserve the Integrity of Wire Rope Slings

On virtually any worksite where there is rigging involved, you will find wire rope swings. They are a popular choice due to their incredible strength and their structural resistance to abrasion. In some cases (such as lifting forged metal) a wire rope sling is ideal as it resists heat and is perfect for lifting hot construction materials. How They Work Wire rope slings are the ideal choice where flexibility and durability in rigging is required. They can be constructed from IWRC (Independent Wire Rope Core) or an industrial fiber core. Some jobs specify the use of industrial fiber core as it is a more flexible rope swing however it has a lower heat and environmental resilience than the traditional IWRC wire rope core. When evaluating which type of wire rope …
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How To Select the Perfect Wire Rope Clamps

Wire rope clamps are an essential element of the rigging hardware used to lift/hoist loads and move them from one place to another. These clamps secure two sections of wire ropes together or allow you to bend one wire backwards to form a loop. The number of clamps required for a particular application depends on the size of the rope and the clamp itself. Wire rope assemblies generally require at least two or three wire rope clamps for securing the ends to the length of the wire rope. Wire rope clamps are composed of a saddle, U-bolt and two hex nuts. This simple device ensures a strong grip when creating an eyelet at the end of a wire rope or splicing together two lengths of wire. To ensure proper installation …
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