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Common Rigging Terminology

Basket Hitch: A sling configuration whereby the sling is passed under the load and has both ends, end attachments, eyes or handles on the hook or a single master link. (OSHA)

Breaking Strength: Do NOT use Breaking Strength for design or rating purposes. Use the Working Load Limit instead. Breaking Strength is an average figure at which samples have been found to break under laboratory conditions in straight line pulls with constantly increasing loads. These conditions are rarely duplicated in actual use. The Breaking Strength applies to new and unused wire rod for Wire Rope and Chain.

Choker Hitch: A method of rigging in which the sling is passed around the load, then through one loop eye, end fitting, or other device, with the other loop eye or end fitting attached to the lifting device . This hitch can be done with a sliding choker hook or similar device. (ASME)

Matching Components: All attachments used with chain and wire rope must be of suitable material, type and strength to provide adequate safety protection. Attachments should have Working Load Limits at least equal to the other components with which they are used.

Inspection Warning: No product can operate indefinitely at its rated capacity. Cable, wire rope, chain, and their attachments must be inspected regularly for visible damage, distortion, elongation, corrosion, cracks, nicks, or abrasion, which may cause failure or reduce the strength or ability of the product to perform safely.

Shock Loads: Loads which exceed the static caused by a rapid change of movement, such as jerking, impacting, or swinging of load. Working Load Limits will not apply.

Vertical Hitch: A method of rigging in which the load is attached to the loop ete or end fitting at one end of the sling and the loop eye or end fitting at the other end is attached to the lifting device. (ASME)

Working Load Limit: The Working Load Limit is the maximum load which should ever be applied to the product under any condition. The Working Load Limit is based on a load being uniformly applied in a vertical load configuration. Straying from this vertical load configuration generates an angle which limits the amount of load that can be lifted. See Vertical Hitch, Basket Hitch, Choker Hitch.




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