Lifting Slings

A sling (also known as a lifting sling) is a length of webbing, chain or rope used to attach a load to a separate lifting device such as a crane or hoist. They support the safe lifting and manoeuvring of large, heavy or awkward shaped objects. The slings can be used in multiple ways to increase the capacity of the sling and support the load more effectively. Lifting slings come in various styles, materials and load limits depending on application and environment.

All lifting equipment has a Working load limit and Safe working load limit:

Working load – Is the tested limit of a piece of lifting equipment. It is the maximum amount it can lift, anymore and it breaks.

Safe working load – Is the limit stipulated by the manufacturer. It is the load that you must adhere to in order to ensure the safety and longevity of lifting equipment.

Types of Sling

Webbing Slings - A flat strap of woven polyester material with eye loops at either end that is resistant to oil, grease and most acids nor will they lose strength in water. Colour coded, assisting easy identification of safe working load limits. Used in a range of applications, including offshore oil industry, cargo handling and industrial applications.

Wire Rope Slings - This sling consists of multiple steel wires that form individual strands in a helical pattern around a fibre or steel core. This construction provides strength, flexibility and the ability to handle bending stresses. Wire rope lifting slings are popular in construction, automotive, oil and gas industries, with a variety of heavy loads.

Chain Slings - These slings can be used to lift very heavy and bulky loads on a regular and repetitive basis. Their strength and durability allows them to be used in foundries and steel mills as they are resistant to corrosion, chemicals and UV exposure. A length of chain with hooks at one end which can be configured into different combinations to make up 2, 3 or 4 legged slings.

Round slings - These endless round slings have load bearing fibres or core yarns that are protected by a woven outer jacket. They are strong, flexible and soft, so can protect smooth or polished surfaces from scratches. Similar to web slings, roundslings are susceptible to heat damage and should not be used in environments that exceed 90°.


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Description Price Sling Type Straight Pull Load Safe Working Load 2-Leg Safe Working Load 4-Leg Safe Working Load Choke Hitch Length Width Colour End Fittings
RS Stock No. 674-190
BrandRS PRO
$633.10
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Chain 4.2t 4.2t 3t 3.15t 2m 7mm - Hook to Eye
RS Stock No. 729-3050
BrandRS PRO
$31.76
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Round 1t 1400kg 1000kg 800kg 4m 50mm Purple Endless
RS Stock No. 124-4859
BrandRS PRO
$109.24
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Round 1t - - 0.8t 5m - Violet Endless
RS Stock No. 124-4861
BrandRS PRO
$22.00
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Round 2t - - 1.6t 0.5m - Green Endless
RS Stock No. 124-4876
BrandRS PRO
$234.80
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Round 5t - - 4t 6m - Red Endless
RS Stock No. 124-4862
BrandRS PRO
$97.13
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Round 2t - - 1.6t 3m - Green Endless
RS Stock No. 124-4879
BrandRS PRO
$37.57
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Webbing 2t - - 1.6t 1m 60mm Green -
RS Stock No. 124-4888
BrandRS PRO
$342.60
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Webbing 5t - - 4t 4m 150mm Red -
RS Stock No. 124-4863
BrandRS PRO
$125.03
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Round 2t - - 1.6t 4m - Green Endless
RS Stock No. 124-4873
BrandRS PRO
$179.85
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Round 5t - - 4t 3m - Red Endless
RS Stock No. 729-3048
BrandRS PRO
$24.38
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Round 1t 1400kg 1000kg 800kg 2m 50mm Purple Endless
RS Stock No. 124-4860
BrandRS PRO
$144.24
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Round 1t - - 0.8t 6m - Violet Endless
RS Stock No. 124-4883
BrandRS PRO
$224.91
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Webbing 4t - - 3.2t 4m 120mm Grey -
RS Stock No. 124-4872
BrandRS PRO
$117.80
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Round 5t - - 4t 1.5m - Red Endless
RS Stock No. 124-4882
BrandRS PRO
$177.91
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Webbing 4t - - 3.2t 3m 120mm Grey -
RS Stock No. 124-4880
BrandRS PRO
$99.59
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Webbing 3t - - 2.4t 2m 90mm Yellow -
RS Stock No. 124-4884
BrandRS PRO
$272.10
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Webbing 4t - - 3.2t 5m 120mm Grey -
RS Stock No. 124-4856
BrandRS PRO
$53.92
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Round 1t - - 0.8t 2.5m - Violet Endless
RS Stock No. 124-4889
BrandRS PRO
$438.71
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Webbing 5t - - 4t 5m 150mm Red -
RS Stock No. 124-4866
BrandRS PRO
$25.57
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Round 3t - - 2.4t 0.5m - Yellow Endless