ECONOMICAL ANSWER TO DIFFICULT LOADS
Tuffy has combined "flexible" and "grip" to give you Flexi-Grip®, the round sling that lifts many loads most other types of slings can’t. The Flexi-Grip® wraps easily around just about any shape and size and grips the load with ease, hugs it tight (especially in a choker hitch) and lifts with security and flexibility like no other.
Flexi-Grip® roundslings are made in accordance with ASME B30.9 Sling Standard section 9.6.
The all-polyester construction of Tuffy Flexi-Grip’s virtually eliminates moisture absorption, rot and mildew for long service life. They feature a relatively low stretch (3% maximum at its rated capacity) and returns to original length. Polyester also offers good resistance to common industrial acids (except concentrated sulfuric acid) and hot bleaching solutions. You can use Flexi-Grip slings in the presence of many common chemicals such as alcohol, dry cleaning solvent, hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons, ketones, crude oil, lubricating oils, soaps, detergents, seawater and weak alkalis. Never use or allow exposure to temperatures above 194° F (90° C) or below – 40° F (-40° C).
COLOR-CODED BY CAPACITY
Every Flexi-Grip® sling is encased in a color-coded double-layer polyester jacket which protects the internal load-bearing fibers from abrasion and wear while protecting against ultraviolet degradation.
INSPECT YOUR SLINGS REGULARLY
Before each lift (as you would do with any sling), visually inspect your Flexi-Grip® for any damage. Remove sling from service if you see:
- Missing or illegible identification tag.
- Melting, charring, weld spatter, acid or alkali burns.
- Holes, tears, cuts, embedded particles, abrasive wear or snags that expose the sling’s core yarns.
- Fittings that are damaged, stretched, cracked, pitted or distorted in any way.
- Any visual damage causing doubt as to the sling’s strength.
- Sling being loaded beyond its rated capacity.
- Round slings are not designed for turning or shifting loads.
- Failure to follow proper care, use and inspection criteria may result in personal injury.
- Do not exceed rated capacities.
Although Westech Rigging Supply strives to manufacture and sell the highest quality rigging and safety gear, use of the gear is dangerous if not used correctly by competent trained professionals. Westech Rigging Supply disclaims any liability resulting from the misuse of its rigging and safety gear. Please take a moment to more thoroughly review our disclaimer.
Westech Rigging Supply rigging and safety gear is only intended to be used by competent trained professionals. Misuse of the rigging and safety gear can result in serious injury up to and including loss of life. As such, Westech Rigging Supply disclaims liability for any misuse or incorrect product selection by our customers.
Rigging and safety gear purchased from Westech Rigging Supply should be used in strict accordance with all industry and OSHA standards. At no time should rigging or safety gear be used beyond its certified load ratings (aka Working Load Limits). Normal wear and tear should be expected with use of rigging and safety gear; therefore, all gear should be thoroughly inspected before each and every use. Worn or unsafe rigging and safety gear should never be used.