A: Lift-All equipment used to proof-test slings is not portable. Any slings that need to be proof-tested must be done at one of our five factory locations: Landisville, PA, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas or Atlanta.
A: Latches are not required in the U.S. However, if they are present, they must be in operating condition. Regulations vary by province in Canada.
A: No. Sling hooks are not required to have latches. However, hooks on other lifting devices such as hoists and cranes are required to have latches if their hook has a hole for a latch.
A: Lift-All can pull test your device and provide a certificate showing what we did, but certification for the device must come from the manufacturer of that device.
A: In most cases, a Dixon Coil Hook with Pivoting Wedge provides the safest, easiest and fastest method for lifting coils weighing up to 3 ½ tons. Click here for more information: Coil Lifters
A: Each Lift-All chain sling and wire mesh sling is individually proof tested and comes standard with a Certificate of Proof Test. All other slings can be proof tested and certified upon request for a fee.
A: Lift-All actually has two levels of certification for all other slings. A Certificate of Conformance is offered at no charge and lists the serial numbers of the slings being shipped. It also certifies that these slings have been manufactured in accordance with all applicable OSHA standards. The listed slings are not proof tested. A Certificate of Proof Test is issued, for a fee, when the customer needs to have their slings proof tested and certified.
A: No. Lift-All sells through a network of industrial and construction distributors. Most of them stock our products and chances are, there’s one near you.
A: If your distributor doesn’t carry Lift-All products, please contact our Customer Service department for assistance in finding one that does: firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-909-1964
A: That depends on your situation. You need to know what you’re lifting, how you’re lifting it, how often you are going to use the sling and your lifting environment. Our Customer Service department can help you choose the best option for your application.
A: Lift-All slings and tie downs comply with all applicable U.S. government and standards organizations, including OSHA, ASME (ANSI), NACM, USDOT, FMCSA and WSTDA.
A: OSHA is an agency of the United States Department of Labor. Its mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths by issuing and enforcing rules (called standards) for workplace safety and health. ANSI (American National Standards Institute) is a private, non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems and personnel in the United States.
A: Our Steelflex Round slings are CE certified. We have not applied for CE certification on any of our other products.
A: We are ISO 9001 Certified for our Tuflex Roundslings in our Houston and Atlanta locations. We do have a thorough quality program in place for all our products. For further information, please click here: Lift-All Quality Program
A: Our calculator can help you determine leg length, and even some slings that will do the job. Just click on the following link: Sling Calculator
A: Lift-All serializes slings to enable us to trace each slings materials, as well as date and location of manufacture. Upon request, we can place requested serial numbers or sequential serial numbers on individual slings.
A: D/d is typically used in reference to wire rope, and divides the rope diameter into the diameter around which the rope will be bent. Standard wire rope sling ratings are based on a minimum D/d of 25. For more information, click on the following: D/d Information
A: Minimum lengths shown throughout the Lift-All charts are based on standard capacities and constructions. Shorter lengths can often be achieved by altering the standard construction and/or reducing the capacity ratings. Contact our Customer Service Department to discuss your needs for a shorter sling: email@example.com or 800-909-1964.
A: We will not attach hardware to our TowAll tow straps. Should hardware break or disengage from its point of attachment while under tension, it can become a deadly projectile.
A: The effect of lifting at an angle is one of the most important rigging concepts. For a detailed explanation on this topic, please click on the following: Effect of Angle
A: Absence of a tag makes it difficult to know the rated capacity of a sling and, therefore, difficult to properly rig a lift. It is an OHSA requirement for chain, mesh and web slings to be tagged.
A: Ratchets are not designed for that purpose and generally should not be used for lifting. However, ratchets incorporated as part of a lifting system designed by a reputable sling manufacturer for a specific lifting situation may be allowed.
A: Synthetic slings that have been cut or sheared will exhibit a straight line of broken fibers in a portion of, or completely across, the area of the break. An overloaded sling will not. OSHA does require that “Slings shall be padded or protected from the sharp edges of their loads.”
A: Design Factor is the ratio between the minimum Break Strength of the assembly when new and the Rated Capacities or Working Load Limits. In the U.S. and Canada, the industry standard design factor for web slings, round slings, wire rope and wire mesh slings is 5:1. For chain slings, it is 4:1. Tow straps and tie downs have a 3:1 design factor. Never use slings or tie downs in excess of their rated capacities/working load limits.
A: Our Tuflex and KeyFlex round slings can be made up to 80 ft. in length. For other types of slings, please contact our Customer Service Department: firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-909-1964.
A: Lift-All slings are manufactured in the U.S.A from domestic and/or imported materials.
A: Chain and mesh slings can be repaired. Outer cover damage on Tuflex and KeyFlex round slings can be repaired. Web slings and wire rope slings cannot be repaired. However, their undamaged hardware can be reused.
A: If your hardware is undamaged and made from a reputable source, it can be reused. Homemade hardware cannot be used.
A: No. This would severely reduce the strength of the slings
A: The process to determine this is explained in the following link: CC-07 Cargo Standards r1 06
A: Aside from being required by OSHA, damaged slings are dangerous to both people and property.