SLING COMPARISON CHART

Twin-Path® Slings
with Covermax®
Cover and K-Spec®
Core Yarn
Polyester
Roundsling
Nylon Web
Sling
Polyester
Web Sling
Wire Rope
Sling
Tri-Flex® Sling
(3 part)
Multi-Part Wire
Rope (Gator
Laid® and Gator-
Flex® Slings)
Chain Sling
Key Features Lightest and Strongest Slings available, Repairable, Overload Indicators, Low stretch, Longest lasting Sling Low cost flexible lifting sling, available with Check-Fast® Inspection and
Covermax® Cover
Low Cost general
purpose lifting sling
Low Cost general
purpose lifting sling
Low Cost general purpose lifting sling Flexible, more ergonomic, cost
effective alternative to Wire Rope Sling
Flexible, more ergonomic, cost effective alternative
to Wire Rope Sling,
low D/d ratio
Heavy duty, repairable Sling
Approx. Weight to WLL ratio 1lb/40,000lbs 1lb/15,000lbs 1lb/15,000lbs 1lb/15,000lbs 1lb/10,000lbs 1lb/7,500lbs 1lb/9,000lbs 1lb/5,000lbs
Length Tolerance +/- 1"" Call Call Call +/- diameter of rope +/- finished diameter of rope +/- finished diameter of rope +/- length of one link
Stretch at WLL <1% 3% 6-10% 3-4% 1% 1% 1% <1%
Max Temp 180 180 180 180 400 400 400 400
Flexibility Very Flexible Very Flexible Very Flexible Very Flexible Low Flexible Flexible Flexible
UV Degradation Low Low to High High Moderate N/A N/A N/A N/A
Abrasion Resistant High Low to High Low Low Very High Very High Very High Very High
Proof Tested Yes No No No No No No Yes
Repairable Yes No No No No No No Yes
Design Factor 5:1 5:1 5:1 5:1 5:1 5:1 5:1 4:1
D/d Ratio in
eye
N/A N/A N/A N/A 5:1 1.5:1 1:1 N/A
D/d Ratio in body Any comparably rated
fitting
1:1 N/A N/A 25:1 5:1 5:1 6:1
Resistance to Acids Very Good Good Poor Good Good Good Good Good
Resistant to
Salt Water
Yes Yes No Yes No No No No