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I am proud to announce we are now distributing Wire Rope Slings and all types of wire rope assemblies!

Our vast range of wire rope can be adapted and manufactured to suit your requirements. No matter how bespoke they are, we can help.

Wire Rope Slings from Lifting Equipment Store

Offering all types of Wire Rope Slings such as 1 leg, 2 leg, 3 leg, 4 leg complete with master links, sling hooks, C-hooks, thimble eyes and more.

Got a large requirement for wire ropes? We deliver direct from manufacturer to end user to avoid extra costs and bring you the best prices.

Talk to our friendly sales team today for more information and a competitive quotation on your next requirement for Wire Rope Slings.

Check out our brand new range of Lashing Equipment and load securing gear at http://www.liftingequipmentstore.com/lashing-equipment-257-c.asp

Ratchet Load Binders and Weld on Hooks are currently on sale, stay tuned for more information and new products arriving in the Lashing Gear section.

COMING SOON:

Tie Down Straps, Ratchet Straps, Lashing Chains, Cargo Nets, One-way-straps and more weld-on attachments.

Ratchet Load Binders

Weld-On Hooks

One thing is specifying what your chain hoist must do, another is ensuring that it can be used safely. Both are vital. Get one wrong and you could end up costing your company a wedge of money or worse, a fatal injury.

Safety first!

Before you even begin to question specification for a hoist you should firstly seek the help of a structural engineer. A structural engineer will be able to assist you as to where the hoist can be positioned. If running on a beam the engineer will be able to tell you how big and what type of beam you require in order to lift the desired rate. So to an extent, yes you do have to think about specification, but only brief details such as the maximum capacity to lift.

Am I lifting above heads?

If the answer to this question is YES, then you need to be very careful and ensure you are sold the correctly rated hoist(s). When hoisting above peoples heads (usually in a theatre) by law the hoist is required to conf...

110v and 230v single phase electric chain hoists are only available from A handful of manufacturers at a higher price than normal three phase options.units with one phase are usually sold into the hire market for use on building sites and residential areas where three phase power supply is not available.

There are several complications that can occur when choosing a single phase hoist, a couple things to consider are the distance the hoist will be from the supply and the supply itself, to startup and run these units require a lot of power and it is recommended that all single phase units have their own dedicated power supply in order to ensure that sufficient power is supplied to the machine. Further issues such as two speed operation are not an option with single phase, not are entertainment hoists with a double brake as the secondary brake requires a direct phase for power. Electric travel beam trollies are also not an option with most manufacturers, CM L...

Round Slings Manufactured in the UK

Simple flat web slings are made from 100% polyester, a strong durable material which also has benefits that a chain or wire rope cannot offer due to its type of material, fabric slings are much softer and lighter than chain or wire rope. Simple soft webbing slings will not scratch or dent your load, neither will it rust or weaken with age (unless subject to corrosive environments). A webbing sling also includes reinforced becket style eyes (other eye styles are available upon request). All slings colour co-ordinated to indicate the safe working load or capacity.

Round slings are even softer than flat webbing slings and does offer reassurance to cause less damage to your load (if any at all) so it’s perfectly suited to lift smooth or polished objects. Even though they look weak a round sling is very strong, and features very low stretch and it’s the most cost effective sling on the market right now! They come in ...

Ever wondered how to operate ratchet straps? My name is Will Dunn, I'm the Sales Director for LES and it is my pleasure to present to you the best practices and solid tips on how ratchet straps work. I will guide you through the different available ranges, styles and formats. From small 'disposable' assemblies to larger 75mm webbing capable of securing loads up to 5000kg/5000daN (or 5Tonnes).

Most often the case is that Ratchet Straps are really simple to operate, there is a misconception that I aim to break down and show you that they are not hard to use, you just have to learn to use them- perhaps that's the hard way? Who knows. What I do know is that our range is so simple to specify and even easier to use, read more to learn something new today! Once you learn, you won't forget it- I can promise you that.