What are the 4 types of Lifting Slings? Every type of strap offers different advantages and disadvantages, the most versatile solution being a chain sling because it can be fully adjusted for a variety of different applications without the need for any tools, testing or re-certification! Other materials like polyester offer low weight and low-abrasion when lifting delicate objects, so the decision on 'type' is typically application based. Steel Wire Rope Lifting Slings Extremely common rigging in the USA, frequently used on and offshore, Can lift some of the heaviest loads up to 2500Tons and account for lifting some of the world's largest bridges and structures, whilst smaller variations are used for everyday rigging. All of our products are proudly made here in the USA. Our range offers single body and multiple leg ‘bridle’ type assemblies that can be specified to include various types of rigging such as thimbles, hooks, crescents, shackles, whilst multiple-leg slings are suspended from a top master link. Wire Mesh Commonly used in steel plants and metalworking factories for the quick and easy rigging and lifting of coils and steel as well as precast concrete objects. Chain Slings Less frequently used in the USA are still a very common type. Available with a single or multiple leg configuration terminated in an array of different fittings such as the classic sling hook, self-locking hooks, swivel hooks, and more. A clear advantage of lifting chains is the ability to specify ‘shorteners’ or ‘grab hooks’ which enable the operator to shorten each leg of chain exactly as appropriate to ensure a safe lift. Synthetic Slings Web and Round Slings are the most frequently used in our industry with many smaller sized slings considered disposable due to their low replacement cost, are usually made of 100% polyester or 100% nylon and are manufactured to the stated working load limit which alike with all lifting equipment- should never be exceeded. Usually sold as single, are often sewn with rigging hardware such as hooks, shackles, and materlinks to add additional legs and lifting points. Our manufacturers make synthetic ranges up to 500T. LES USA supplies Lifting Slings from only leading manufacturers in innovation and safe design to ensure our customers receive only the best when it comes to quality and efficiency. All of our straps, chains, and wires including bespoke orders are delivered quickly with the standard five-star service our customers know and expect. For more information on our range, please view our products below or feel free to get in touch with a member of our sales team who will be happy to help you.