Fibre Ropes - What are the different types and how to choose them? 

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

The term ‘Fibre Ropes’ covers such a broad range of rope and sling materials it can often become confusing to the newcomer.

Fibre Ropes can be made from many materials ranging from the most ancient to the latest synthetic technology.

Each rope has special properties and these vary enormously with the material chosen. It is important to recognise these differences because using the wrong fibre material in critical applications may result in disastrous consequences.  


Choosing the right master link

Monday, 30 August 2021

Master Links and Master Link Assemblies are important components for forming multi-leg lifting slings.

Although primarily manufactured as a chain sling component they are used for all types of slings.

Selecting correct and compatible masterlinks is not straightforward however. There is a plethora of components we might want to connect and standards and practices vary – so it is helpful to discuss some of the issues and pointers.


Manual Materials Handling: The functionality of mining chain hoist in daily workplace operations

Monday, 30 August 2021

Manual chain hoists are integral to many mining activities, they enable the maintenance and installation of a great variety of equipment and machinery in locations in which mobile and powered cranes are unable to be used.

In an industry where reliability and operational effectiveness is highly valued, attention should be paid to making the right choice of hoist so that overall productivity is maximised.


3M™ DBI-SALA® Web Tie-Off Adaptors and 3M™ PROTECTA® Tie-off Adaptors Product Recall

Thursday, 1 July 2021

3M™ Fall Protection has identified that a limited number of 3M™ DBI-SALA® Web Tie-Off Adaptors and 3M™ PROTECTA® Tie-off Adaptors, which are certified as single-point anchor devices against AS/NZS 5532:2013 and are attached directly to the anchorage structure to provide a tie-off point for personal fall protection systems, may not consistently meet a specific certification requirement.



Aspects of Chain Block Operation

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

The manual chain hoist or chain block is an extremely common lifting device. Their simplicity and availability puts serious lifting potential into the hands of end users across all industries.

The basic care and use advice should be a well trodden path for regular users, you can refamiliarise yourself with it by clicking here.

In this article, we’ll discuss a few of the less frequently discussed aspects.