- Designed for lifting compressed or liquified gases (examples: oxygen, argon, nitrogen cylinders)
- Designed specifically for the type of bottle that needs to be lifted, which reduces the chance of shifting during transporting the bottle(s)
- Stainless steel data plates with individual serial numbers and RFID tracking come standard on each device
- Proof tested to 125%
INSPECT YOUR WEB SLINGS BEFORE EACH USE
- It is important to remember that ALL of the fibers of a web sling contribute in the process of lifting. If cuts, abrasions, holes, snags, pulls or broken fibers are found, the sling must be taken out of service immediately.
- To prevent damage to your web slings, use wear pads at all edges that come in contact with the sling. Avoid protrusions both while the sling is in use and when transporting or storing.
- "Fuzzy" areas on a web sling indicate that the web fibers have been broken while making contact with a rough surface. These damaged areas can be avoided by never dragging slings on the ground or pulling slings from under loads that are resting on the sling. Again, wear pads between the sling and harsh, rough surface loads will help protect your slings.
- Check for melted or charred fibers on the web sling, which would indicate chemical or heat damage. The damaged area will be discolored and/or will have fused fibers and feel hard or crunchy. These burned fibers compromise the sling's usefulness and strength.
- Never use a web sling that has been knotted, and never knot your slings. Knots compromise the sling by not allowing all fibers to contribute to the weighted lift as designed.
- Check for broken or loose threads in the webbing stitch pattern. Worn or broken stitches on the web sling will negatively affect the strength of the sling. These stitch patterns were engineered to provide the greatest strength of the webbing. To avoid breaking or damaging stitches, never pull the sling from under loads where snagging would occur. Never place a sling eye over a hook or any other attachment that has a width that exceeds 1/3 the eye length.
- Make sure you can find or read all of the information on a web sling's tag. OSHA requires the sling be taken out of service if the tag is missing or unreadable.
- Discontinue use if metal fittings are worn, corroded, deformed, cracked or pitted, if grippers are damaged or missing, or if grease or oil is visible on grippers.
DON'T . . .
- overload the rated capacity.
- allow grippers to contact the surface of cylinder.
- lift oily/greasy cylinders.
- twist or knot.
- lift cylinder using the valve protection cap.
- expose the slings to chemicals that aren't compatible with the sling materials.
- allow persons to ride the sling or a load suspended by the sling.