News Section | Holloway Houston, Inc. - Part 5

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
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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 ge
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The Contribution of Professional Marine Riggers

It is a profession rich with Maritime history. The rigging of any marine structure is a complex network of lines, pulleys and fasteners which secure masts, sails and even other ships and structures for towing. Whenever there is something heavy to be moved onboard or dockside, a rigger is required to hoist and secure the load. The name “Rigger” originates from our historical
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5 Considerations for Choosing the Right Rigging Company in your Budget

If you are looking for a rigging company to satisfying the heavy lifting needs of your construction site or oil rig etc. you must pick the right company for your needs and requirements. You don’t want to be choosing a company that isn’t able to satisfy your rigging needs, just because it doesn’t have the expertise or experience to do so. You must not only choose the right
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Crane Rigging – Operational tips you cannot afford to ignore

Cranes are widely used for rigging purposes across the globe, be it moving or shifting any kind of heavy load. However, there’s a lot of risk associated when we talk about crane rigging. Not taking the necessary precautions and following best safety practices often result in deadly accidents and sometimes death too. So, next time when you are using a crane for rigging, ta
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Everything you need to know about Safe Lifting Operations

Manufacturing plants, constructions sites etc. rely on various lifting operations to move load from one place to another. There are various factors that determine a lifting operation and as an on-site supervisor, one must have complete information about these. Discussed below are certain factors you need to be aware of in order to make lifting operations more safe and secured.
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How do you pick the Right Rigging Company for your Heavy Lifting Needs?

There are plenty of rigging companies offering a wide range of services for lifting heavy equipment on-site or from one location to another. If and when you do have need for the services of such companies, you will need to pick a company that caters to your needs and requirements perfectly. Basically, you will want to work with a company that knows its way around the whole proc
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Ensuring Safety While Using Rigging Equipment – 5 Important Tips

Rigging is an important activity and because it involves the lifting and moving of heavy loads from one location to another, it must be conducted keeping in mind the safety of people working in and around such equipment. There are plenty of factors that need to be considered to ensure t all kinds of rigging activity is conducted harmlessly and without risking the lives of indiv
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3 Things that a Wire Rope Safety Inspection Should Not Ignore

One of the pre-requisites for the safe use of rigging equipment is that the wire rope should be inspected regularly before use. The inspection of these ropes should be thorough and must be conducted by a professional. A professional in this case can be the supervisor in charge of the rigging or somebody specially qualified in the inspection of rigging equipment. Let’s take a
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How do you choose the Right Wire Rope That is perfect for your Rigging Needs?

There are different types of stainless wire ropes that you can choose from. But, how do you know which one of them will work best of you. Basically the choice of wire rope is dependent of the different characteristics that it is able to bring to the table. It’s these characteristics that determine the performance of the wire rope; you need to take a closer look at certain cha
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