The end of a single wire rope is bent back along the
wire rope to form the eye. Strands are hand-tucked into
the body of the rope in what is called a tapered and
concealed splice. The splice makes a sling that can
be easily pulled through narrow spaces because there
are no rough ends to snag on loads.
Slings with wire rope bodies larger than 1-1/2"
diameter are made only with burnt end spices in which
the ends of strands are left exposed and then cut off
with a torch. These ends may also be cut shorter and
served for smoothness. Either method has the same rated
capacity, size for size.
WARNING: Hand-spliced slings should not be used in
lifts where the sling may rotate and cause the wire
rope to unlay.
Part Body Mechanically Spliced Wire Rope Slings
Eyes are typically formed using
a flemish eye splice. The ends are secured by pressing
a metal sleeve over the ends of the strands of the splice.
Pull follows a direct line along the center of the rope
and eye. Single part body mechanical splice slings have
a higher rated capacity than hand-spliced slings.
Two and multi-legged bridles. as chokers
or with hooks or other end attachments, are affected
by rigging angles. Note the reduction in rated capacity
as leg angles are reduced.
Two-legged bridles, whether used
Multi-legged bridles - with two, three
or four straight legs - are offered with plain eyes,
thinble eyes, open sockets, closed sockets, shackles
Rated capacities shown for multi-leg slings
are for slings that have all legs the same length
and all legs are equally sharing the load being lifted.
For other conditions, contact our Fabricated
Products Engineering Department.