Q: What specifications or standards does Super Slings comply with?
A: Our manufacturing and inspection criteria adhere to Alberta OH&S (Occupational Health & Safety) as well as ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) regulations and standards. We are also a member of the WSTDA (Web Slings & Tie Down Association) and AWRF (Associated Wire Rope Fabricators). We are also ISO 9001 Registered and comply with all of the standards and regulations governed by the International Standards Organization
Q: Why can't I use a sling with an illegible or missing tag?
A: ASME B30.9-2006 2009-5 Synthetic Web Slings states: Identification Requirements - Each sling shall be marked to show; (a) name or trademark of manufacturer, (b) manufacturer's code or stock number, (c) rated loads for the type(s) of hitch(es) used and the angle upon which they are used (d) number of legs if more than one (e) type of synthetic web material (nylon vs. polyester)
Q: Can Super Slings individually serialize my slings?
A: Yes, Super Slings serializes all lifting slings with a unique & identifiable serial number that can also be tracked using Super-Trac RFID and online asset tracking.
Q: What is a design factor?
A: A design factor is; the ration between nominal or minimum breaking strength and rated load of the sling. Example: 5:1 Wire Rope, Round Slings, Nylon Slings 4:1 Grade 80 & 100 Chain Slings 3:1 Grade 70 Chain & Tie Down Straps
Q: Will Super Slings re-tag synthetic slings that are not defective, but have a missing or unreadable tag?
A: ASME B30.9-2006 states: or Replacement of Sling Identification Replacement of the sling identification shall be considered a repair as specified in; (a) Slings shall be repaired only by the sling manufacturer or a qualified person. (b) A repaired sling shall be marked to identify the repairing agency per section 9-1.7 Additional proof testing is not required.
Q: How do I know if a load edge is "sharp" enough to require edge protection?
A: Edge protection should be used anytime the load comes in contact with the lifting equipment.
Q: Will Super Slings certify a product that is not originally from Super Slings?
A: Super Slings can inspect and certify several forms of lifting products as long as they meet ASME and Alberta OH&S Requirements.
Q: Why do slings need to be inspected?
A: ASME B30.9 states that there shall be an;
Initial Inspection - Prior to use, all new, altered, modified or repaired slings shall be inspected by a designated person to verify compliance with the applicable provisions of [ASME B30.9]
Frequent Inspection - (a) A visual inspection for damage shall be performed by the user or other designated person each day of shift the slings is used. (b) Conditions such as those listed in para. 9-2.9.4 or any other condition that may result in a hazard shall cause the sling to be removed from service. Slings shall not be returned to service until approved by a qualified person. (c) Written records are not required for frequent inspections.
Periodic Inspection - A complete inspection for damage to the sling shall be periodically performed by a designated person. Inspection shall be conducted on the entire length of including splices, end attachments, and fittings. The sling shall be examined for conditions such as those listed in Para. 9-X.9.4 and a determination made as to whether they constitute a hazard.
From a practical standpoint; each time a sling is used, damage can occur and its strength severely compromised. Even in a storage area, the sling can be weakened by chemicals, ultraviolet rays, heat or by mechanical impact from surrounding work or handling activity. Alberta OH&S codes require that slings must be inspected during each shift and annually.
Q: Does Super Slings offer any type of training?
Q: What is W.L.L. or "Rated Load"?
A: W.L.L. (Working Load Limit) or "Rated Load" - The maximum allowable working load established by the sling manufacturer. The term "rated capacity" or "working load limit" are commonly used to describe rated load.
Q: What is the difference between a "Certificate of Compliance" and a "Pull Test Certificate"?
A: A "Certificate of Compliance" is a document that states that the serial number of the product adheres to all corresponding regulations
A "Pull Test Certificate" is a document showing the load to which the product was proof tested.
Q: What is the shortest length Super Slings can fabricate a synthetic and wire rope sling?
A: Super Slings adheres to ASME and Alberta OH&S regulatory codes which state the minimum fabrication sling lengths. Refer to our Products catalogs or contact your Super Slings representative for specific product information
Q: How does the angle of lift affect the lifting capacity of my slings?
A: The smaller the angle of lift (angle from the horizontal) the greater the tension on the sling. Example: A two-leg sling rated for 1000 lbs. in a vertical lift will be rated at 867 lbs @ 60 degrees. Refer to our Products catalogs or contact your Super Slings representative for specific product information.
Q: What grade of chain and hardware are required for overhead lifting?
A: Grade 80 or Grade 100 is required for ALL lifting applications.