The color defines the load
Each sling is defined by a color and a number of seams along its length. Thus, a sling with a working load limit (WLL) of 1 tonne is always purple and has 1 seam. A 2 ton sling is green and has 2 seams. From 10 tons on, the sling is orange and has 10 seams.
Instructions for using the slings
A few tips to prolong the life of the sling and ensure safety:
- Never overload and always check the operating temperatures
- The sling should always be checked before each use
- Always check the lifting angle
- Always use protection when lifting objects that could damage the sling
- Do not expose the sling to chemicals that could damage it
- Never drag the load with the sling underneath
- Never tie a knot in the sling or between two slings
- Never work with damaged slings
Lifting slings are traditionally made of polyester.
Our MEILI lifting slings are made of polyamide and offer excellent protection against wear. With a special synthetic treatment, they offer better abrasion resistance, longer service life and a secure grip. Unlike polyester slings, our polyamide slings are guaranteed not to rot, are oil and waterproof and have a high resistance to chemicals, heat and sunlight.
Highly resistant to wear, these steel link belts are particularly recommended for rough and sharp loads. The wire mesh, made of endless wire coils, adapts to the load and bends at right angles without breaking. They are long-lasting, injury-free and maintenance-free.
Polypropylene ropes are impervious to moisture and rot-proof. They are highly resistant to sea water and float on water. They are coloured to protect them from UV degradation.
Hemp is a very strong natural fibre. These ropes are suitable for pulling, climbing or used as decorative ropes (e.g. for stair railings). They are extremely soft to the touch.
Polyamide ropes are white, very light and rot-proof. They are slightly hygroscopic and recover their properties as they dry. However, they have poor resistance to UV radiation.
Nylon ropes are white, strong, flexible and have a very high breaking load. They are more heat resistant than PE or PP. They do not float. Suitable for lawnmower launchers, water sports, shutters, camping, flags, etc.
Dyneema ropes, made of synthetic fibres, have a higher breaking load than wire rope of the same diameter. They are also lighter, easier to handle and transport, less sensitive to twisting and easier to splice. They are resistant to extreme weather conditions and float on water. They are very suitable as a replacement for wire ropes on winches or for applications that require a very high strength rope.
Sisal twine is used for packaging.
Polypropylene slings are lightweight and have excellent resistance to acids, alkalis and sea water. PP floats on water. Heat and prolonged exposure to the weather reduce their strength.