Columbus McKinnon Blog — Rigging

4 Steps to Select the Right Wire Grip for Your Application

Posted by Christie Lagowski on

When working with wire in utility applications, safety is of utmost importance. That’s why it’s critical to choose the correct wire grip for the task at hand. Here are four steps to help you choose the best grip for your application. 

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Chain Sling Wear and Stretch: Are They the Same?

Posted by Henry Brozyna on

Frédéric, a mechanical engineer for the auxiliary equipment unit of a Canadian public utility company and recent safety webinar attendee, asked the following question about chain sling wear: “You said a sling should be removed from service if it stretches. But, you also said that 10% of wear is permissible. Does this mean that a stretch of …

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When Your Chain Sling Tag is Missing

Posted by Henry Brozyna on

Norris, a CMCO distributor sales representative, and recent safety webinar attendee, asked the following question about chain sling inspection: If the tag is missing upon inspection, can the chain sling be retagged for service without knowing the original sling length? Henry Brozyna, CMCO trainer and safety webinar presenter, answers: No. If the chain sling tag is missing, …

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