Technical information

The Working Load (WL) of a Slingco cable grip will depend on the Factor of Safety (FOS) applied to the Minimum Breaking Load.

For example, where the operational risk is considered to be normal, it is recommended that a FOS of 5 be applied, for high risk operations a FOS of at least 10 should be considered.

The Approximate Breaking Load stated on any certification, the recommended Factors of Safety, and any implied or stated fitness for purpose, are all only applicable when the cable grip is as new and unused.

There are many factors that the person(s) using the Slingco cable grip must take into consideration when trying to calculate a safe working load as it is impossible to guarantee a suitable safety factor when there are many variables which change from application to application.

In addition, before using any cable grip, the user must carry out a full assessment of its suitability for the proposed application, and the level of operational risk involved, including taking account of:

  • The size of the cable grip, in relation to the size and shape of the gripped object(s).
  • The stability of the object(s) when gripped.
  • The grip surface of the object(s).
  • The anticipated path of movement, including possible obstructions.
  • The resistive force of the object being moved.
  • The minimum-breaking load (MBL) of the cable grip.
  • The condition of the cable grip.
  • Suitability and compatibility of any attachments used.
  • The environment / operating conditions.
  • Persons at risk
  • When selecting the cable grip you require you must allow for a 20% variance in break loads and, if there is ‘twist’ in the cable you are pulling, a suitable swivel must be used.

If you have any questions regarding suitability for any particular application please call the distributor that supplied the cable grip or the Technical Department at Slingco.

Please note: Slingco cable grips must be double steel banded securely before being pulled.

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