RGM Cranes has crane slings which are industry leaders for overhead lifting and heavy-duty lifting.
Why are the key features of the range of our crane slings and crane straps?
- Nylon slings are available for load capacities from 1 to 100 tonnes.
- Flat-webbing slings with an eye on either side for greater durability
- Endless round slings made of stretch-resistant polyester.
- Accessories such as additional protective sleeves are also available.
- Wide range of stock availability in our 2000m² facilities.
REDUCE WORKSHOP DOWNTIME
With over R25 Million worth of ex-stock available, RGM is equipped to meet service deliveries and reduce downtime.
A full range of spare parts are readily available and can be delivered to your site within 24 hours, 7 days a week.
IS A NYLON SLING BETTER THAN A CHAIN SLING?
Any crane strap which is considered a synthetic fiber sling is user-friendly because of its light-weight, and easiness in rigging. If you want to protect a load from damage, use a nylon sling.
Using a synthetic web sling, you don’t lose out on any of the tensile strength and durability that you would find with a wire sling or chain sling. Alloy chain slings are geared towards high-activity operations. If you need crane lifting slings that are fire-resistant, resistant to most chemicals, resistant to abrasions and UV radiation, then you should definitely use a chain sling.
With nylon slings, you also get the option to use the 3 types of hitches. The workload limit is affected by the hitch you use.
Nylon Slings Don’t Scratch Or Damage Fragile Loads.
WHEN YOU SHOULDN’T USE A NYLON SLING
Makers of synthetic fiber slings have made sure that they’re resistant to most chemicals. These include most aldehydes, hydrocarbons, ethers, and alkalis.
But there are instances we advise not to use nylon slings because it would be unsafe.
Nylon fiber will dissolve when in contact with these substances:
- Concentrated Formic Acid (CH2O2)
- Phenolic Compounds At Room Temperature
- Calcium Chloride In Methanol At Room Temperature
- Hot Solutions Of Zinc Chloride In Methanol
- Benzyl Alcohol At Boiling Point
- Hot Solutions Of Calcium Chloride In
- Glacial Acetic Acid
- Ethylene Chlorohdrin
- Ethylene Glycol
NOTE: Nylon webbing slings lose 15% of their workload when wet
MANUFACTURING & SUPPLYING SOUTHERN AFRICA WITH INDUSTRIAL LIFTING SOLUTIONS FOR OVER 30 YEARS.
HOW TO GET A BALANCED LOAD WHEN USING NYLON SLINGS
At all times, you need to make sure that the safety of the lifting environment is as high as it can be. For a balanced load when using any synthetic slings, you need to know:
- Weight of the load being lifted
- Load’s centre of gravity
- Number of attachment points between load and crane straps
- Hitch type
- The geometry of the entire lift, including load shape and sling angles
- Clearance – if there are any height restrictions
- Upper and lower fitting requirements
- Ambient conditions
Our crew of highly trained technicians and assistants are available throughout Southern Africa and are on call 24 hours seven days a week.
HAVE YOUR SYNTHETIC FIBER SLING INSPECTED REGULARLY
RGM Cranes has a crane inspection service that also involves inspecting crane lifting slings.
You should have inspections of your webbing slings every morning, before daily use. If your operations have a high uptime, then inspect each sling during downtime. Also, swap out slings to make sure you carry out inspections. Crane straps should be thoroughly examined and removed from service if you detect any damage.
Being neglectful of proper maintenance protocols could endanger those using the sling. You can be made liable for any injuries which result from such negligence.
Our trained engineers have been inspecting cranes, crane kits and parts for the last 30 years. We have a thorough knowledge of the correct regulations and legislation surrounding the use of nylon hoisting straps, and other crane lifting slings.
HOW IS SLING CAPACITY CALCULATED?
- You need to take the total weight of the load and divide this by the number of legs supporting the load.
- Determine the load factor by observing the load factor manual which will be provided when you purchase the nylon hoisting strap.
- Multiply the load factor times by the minimum weight which needs to be supported by each leg.
- The hitch you tie the crane sling will determine the full load factor
CRANE SERVICE INSPECTIONS
Our work is guaranteed and in compliance with local and international standards. Inspections and testing are conducted according to SANS 1037-2006 specifications.
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ONSITE LOAD TESTING & MAINTENANCE
RGM offers onsite equipment testing using our certified mobile lifting equipment. This rig has the capacity to conduct lift testing up to 27 tonnes on a single pull.
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LIFTING TACKLE & SERVICING
Our full product range sizes, materials, and construction are stocked to meet any specialised lifting requirements and specifications.
STOCK SUPPLIED 24/7
FIND OUT HOW WE CAN ASSIST YOU
We are happy to assist you with any query large or small. Reach out to us and we will ensure that you find the best solution for your lifting needs.
OUR INDUSTRIAL CRANES AND RANGE OF LIFTING EQUIPMENT HELPS THE AUTOMOTIVE, CONSTRUCTION, MINING AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA MEET THEIR DEMANDING PRODUCTION SCHEDULES.
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Apex, Benoni, Gauteng
PO Box 2638
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