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Newco Wire Rope Edge Protectors

Muncy, PA – March 25, 2016 - Newco Wire Rope Edge Protectors

Slings are used to lift and hold all different types of products in many different arrays of shapes and configurations. Sharp edges of loads are among the greatest dangers to damaging the sling, which can lead to dropping the load and potential damage to property, injury or death.

Sharp Edges Unsafe Rigging Practice Per OSHA and ASME B30.9
So serious is this risk that many standards specifically so warn against such use: “Slings in contact with edges, corners, or protrusions should be protected with a material of sufficient strength, thickness, and construction to prevent damage to the sling.” ASME B30.9-2.10.4 (2010).

damaged wire rope Section 10.4 goes on to warn against slings that are “pinched” by the load, hook or any fitting.” 10.4(o). “Slings shall be padded or protected from the sharp edges of their loads.” OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.184(c)(7). In fact, the stated OSHA regulation mentions sharp edges multiple times in the context of wire rope and synthetic sling use and dangers. Ibid at 1910.184(g)(3)(iii), (h)(4), (i)(3)(ii).

The sharp edges point-load the weight onto the sling and can cause catastrophic effect; the sling results in an indeterminate loss of strength. These slings could be grommets, two long slings used as a 4 part pick or even a single sling used in a choking application around a load with sharp edges or corners. Sharp edges damage slings, causing broken wires and deformation, resulting in damage to the rope structure, potentially requiring the sling to be removed from service. ASME B30.9-2.9.4 (2010).

Compliance with Newco’s Top and Bottom Wire Rope Edge Protectors

damaged wire rope Newco Manufacturing’s wire rope edge protectors, or also known as “Sling Saddle & Protector”, helps end users heed the warnings and comply with proper lifting practices. The top and bottom saddles can be moved and adjusted to protect and secure the load. Newco offers various sizes of saddles for various sizes and configurations of loads. These saddles can be reused for many different slings and different lifts.For more information go to the Sling Saddle and Protector webpage.

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