Friday, October 13, 2017

What Are Web Slings Used For?

Web slings are commonly used for lifting delicate surfaces since they do not mar like chain slings or other lifting devices.

Synthetic web slings offer excellent load protection. Because they are made of synthetic material, they have stretch and flexibility which helps to mold around the shape of the load being lifted. Care should be taken to insure that no foreign materials, which may induce scratches or other damage, are present in the sling body. Also, remember that synthetic slings stretch under load (3-6% for nylon, 3-4% for polyester). It is this stretch which may create damage on some surfaces.

Long term exposure to ultraviolet light will have a deteriorating effect on web slings. Efforts to minimize ultraviolet exposure will enhance sling longevity and safety.

Web slings provide superior gripping ability by molding and conforming to the load's surface.

Web slings are unaffected by most chemicals. Please note chemical effects chart below. They should not be used in conditions where the temperature will exceed 180°F.

Following are some examples of web slings that have deteriorated. If you see any visible signs on your web slings they should be removed from service immediately.

Affected by Acid

Burnt Sling

Removal Criteria
  • Acid of caustic burns
  • Melting or charring of any part of the sling surface
  • Snags, punctures, tears, or cuts
  • Broken or worn stitches
  • Distortion, wear, or fracture of fittings
  • Other apparent defects which cause doubt as to the strength of the sling

For additional information on web slings or for a free quote, please email your specifications to us at

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What is aircraft cable?

No, aircraft cable IS NOT for aircrafts. I know, this is confusing. While it is strong enough to secure an airplane in place, its flexibility and strength is used for maritime applications such as sailboat rigging (life lines and standing rigging), pulleys and winches of differences sizes and types, stage rigging to lift and suspend lighting and heavy curtains, garage doors to lift and lower the door, exercise equipment, and zip lines.

Because there are many types of cable thicknesses, a cable manufacturer or distributor should be contacted before ordering your aircraft cable. You will want to verify with them the best type to order and inform them of any outside conditions that could affect the cable assemblies.

The highest quality of aircraft cable available is stainless steel. It is made up of corrosion resistant steel wires and therefore is the best available. It tests at almost the same pull strength as galvanized aircraft cable and lasts longer under caustic environments.

For additional information or to get a free quote on aircraft cable assemblies, call our office at 844-947-3767 or email

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

OEM Partnerships Add Value

Aircraft CableIn the beginning of the 21st Century, companies began seeing the advantages of outsourcing certain business processes that were not part of their core business. Outsourcing goods and services to companies already skilled in those areas eliminated the cost of hiring trained staff and resulted in reduced operating expenses.

Many industries use this process including medical, food, automotive, computers, machining and aerospace.

Advantages to Using an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

Custom Cable Assemblies·    Convenience – All you have to do is call your OEM and request the type and quantity of assemblies and the target date.
·        Experience – There are no learning curves if you outsource your cable, webbing, chain or cord assemblies. The Company will already have the exact skills and product suppliers needed.
·        Reduced Cost – No need to buy equipment or hire competent staff to make the assemblies in-house or hold inventory.
·        Higher Quality – OEM’s already have quality control policies and methods tailored to their products processes and methodologies.

Cable Industries, a division of WiscoLift, Inc., is an OEM and Wire Rope Cable Assembly Manufacturer. We specialized in custom cable assemblies, boat rigging, architectural cable railings, and OEM services for customers in all industries.

For additional information, please call us at 844-947-3767 or email

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