Polyester Web Sling - Edge Protected - Twisted Eye & Eye - 2 Ply - Width 4 in - Length 12 ft
Information For Model EY03960
Item: Polyester Web Sling - Edge Protected - Twisted Eye & Eye - (2) Two Ply - Width: 4 inch - Length: 12 feet
Country of Origin: USA
Value Added Feature: A built-in edge protector, whereby a tough polymer yarn (blue color coded strand) is sewn into and around the outer edge of the sling.
Application: For overhead lifting, material handling, cranes, and general purpose rigging - A versatile sling adaptable for use in a vertical hitch, choker hitch and basket hitch
Description: Polyester offers lower stretch, acid resistance, and retains less moisture than nylon webbing. This Class 9 web sling is made from Polyester (synthetic) material and has twisted eyes. The Type 4 Polyester sling is identical to the Type 3 flat eye and eye sling, except the flat Polyester loop eyes are rotated 90° (degrees) to the plane of the main sling body. Referred to as twisted eye & eye sling it carries the same "TEE" designation. The rotated plane of the eyes promotes an improved choker hitch. When using the basket hitch arrangement, the two rotated eyes join compactly.
The twisted eye and eye Polyester web sling is lightweight, flexible, relatively soft, and suitable in applications were minimal damage to the load's surface finish is important. Exposures to certain chemicals and high temperature are important considerations when choosing a sling. Polyester webbing is resistant to most regularly encountered chemicals with the exception acids, strong alkalis, and ethers. Elevated temperatures (above 200 degree F) significantly reduce the rated load capacity of the Polyester webbing sling. While not as much of a problem, prolonged exposure to sunlight results in UV degradation of the sling.
Working load limits vary depending on the angle of use. The capacity is reduced as the angle of use declines. The capacity of the Polyester sling is always highest at a 90° (degree) angle (vertical hitch) of use and smallest at an angle of 30° (degrees) or less. Please refer to the education section for learn information. (see 'Educational' tab below)
Quality: Sewn in the USA with the name of the manufacturer sewn-in for traceability and quality assurance - Bears a tag displaying the rated capacity - Meets or exceeds overhead lifting safety standards under ASME B30.9
The Difference: Low quality products can cause injury and damage. A look-a-like Polyester webbing slings, often found at lower prices, are also often advertised to conform to the same safety standards, if at all. Be aware that it may refer to safety ratings in effect decades ago. So for example, under the same safety standard a decade ago, a Polyester sling may be rated to 100% without proof load testing while today it may be 300% with proof load testing. Be assured that we only sell the highest quality Polyester slings and our advertised safety standards conform to the current ASME standards.
Industry Names: A Polyester Sling for lifting is also called a 'web sling' or 'webbing sling'. A Polyester Strap refers usually to a tie-down.
Includes: (1) one Polyester Sling