Rigging is a very important process in most of the businesses today, especially construction and shipyard industries. Rigging can be referred to any hardware and/or equipment that the businesses use to attach heavy objects to the device that will lift it. It is also defined as the process or an art to hook the load or the heavy object to the lifting device by using the most durable slings and other required hardware/equipment.
Peerless Industrial Group’s custom lifting division located in Jeannette, PA recently fabricated a large, 1-3/4” diameter, multi-leg alloy chain sling for Wisconsin Lifting Specialists. The size of this chain sling demonstrates the ability and technical expertise that Peerless has in manufacturing, welding and heat treating large alloy chain slings and alloy components.
The sling is a type QOF welded chain slingwith an overall reach of 30’-4”. It consists of a 4-1/2” diameter alloy steel master link assembly, 4 legs of 1-3/4” diameter alloy steel chain and (4) custom made, hand forged, alloy steel eye foundry hooks to serve as end attachments for each of the four legs of chain. The sling’s working load limit (WLL) is 341,000 LBS at a 60 degree sling angle and the actual shipping weight totaled 5,200 LBS. Continue reading
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