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Lift-All® Tuflex® Roundslings Promote Safety, While Saving You Time & Money

What are Tuflex® Roundslings

Lift-All® Tuflex® Roundslings are an endless synthetic sling made from a continuous loop of polyester yarn that is covered by a double wall tubular jacket. The inner roundsling body can be compared to sling webbing with the outer tubular jacket being woven without binder yarns connecting it to the interior sling; this allows the core yarns to move independently within the jacket. The double wall Tufhide jacket is constructed from bulked nylon fibers, this helps provide the durable Tufhide jacket with better abrasion resistance. The Tufhide jacket also reduces the heat buildup that can damage high capacity roundslings when used in a choker hitch. Shop for Lift-All® Tuflex® Roundslings at Tanner now.

All Lift-All slings meet or exceed OSHA and ASME B30.9 standards and regulations.

Why Choose Tuflex® Roundslings?

Tuflex® Roundslings Promote Safety

  • Light weight reduces fatigue and strain on riggers
  • Synthetic materials won’t cut hands
  • Consistent matched lengths for better multiple sling load control
  • No loss of strength from abrasion to cover
  • Tuff-Tag provides serial numbered identification for traceability
  • Low stretch (about 3% at rated capacity) – reduces sling and load abrasion – good for low headroom lifts
  • Conforms to shape of load to grip securely
  • Load bearing yarns protected from UV degradation
  • Red striped white core yarns provide added visual warning of sling damage
  • Color coding provides positive sling capacity information

Tuflex® Roundslings Save You Money

  • Double wall cover for greater sling life
  • Soft cover won’t scratch load surface
  • Conforms to shape of load for reduced load damage
  • Seamless – no sewn edges to rupture prematurely, requiring removal from service
  • EN360 and larger Tuflex feature Tufhide wear resistant nylon jacket for extra sling life
  • Tuff-Tag provides required OSHA information for the life of the sling, not just the life of the tag

Tuflex® Roundslings Save You Time

  • Color coded capacities for quick identification
  • Light weight and pliable for easy rigging and storage
  • Independent core yarns choke tightly, but release easily after use
  • Easy to carry – high strength to weight ratio for easy transportation

Tuflex® vs Sling Webbing

Tuflex® (Top) Sling Webbing (Bottom) Side Views

Tuflex®

Tuflex® Roundsling protects the entire load carrying core yarns from abrasion with an independent, double wall woven jacket. Replacement is not necessary until the red striped white core yarns can be seen through holes in the jacket. When core yarns are visible, the sling must be removed from service. Tuflex® roundslings provide double wall protection for extended sling life.

Sling Webbing

Sling Webbing has its surface yarns connected from side to side, this protects the core yarns and helps position all surface and tensile yarns to work together to support the load. When wear or damage is done to the sling webbing face yarns, there is an immediate loss in strength. This is why sling webbing has red core yarns to visually reveal damage and act as a basis for sling rejection.

Safety Tips When Using Tuflex® Roundslings

Protect Roundslings from Damage

Always protect slings from cuts or damage by corners, edges and protrusions by using sufficient protection for each application. Never ignore signs of wearing or cut marks. Be sure to check out our selection of Sling Protection Pads here!

Sling Hardware and Connections

The connection surfaces of hardware must be smooth to avoid abrading or cutting the roundsling. Slings can also be weakened by excessive compression between the sling and connection point. Be sure to select the proper connection hardware that conforms to size requirements.

Lifting & Rigging Products at Tanner

Be sure to check back soon to read our next blog post about Lifting & Rigging products. In the mean time, come check out Tanner’s Lifting & Rigging Department for a wide selection of Hoists, Lifting Slings, Rigging Hardware and much more!

 

The Importance of Pre-Operational Lifting & Rigging Safety Inspections

Safety Standards and Regulations

Tanner along with Columbus McKinnon want to be sure you know the importance and understand all of the safety regulations that apply to your lifting and rigging systems. Each piece of equipment that you use in your lifting & rigging system may have different standards that apply. This may cause confusion and leave you vulnerable to citations and fines. This makes it very important to read up on all available literature to make sure you are following all required guidelines and standards.

Overview of the Most Important ASME Safety Standards

On parts and equipment where OSHA regulations do not apply, CM looks to ASME to provide them with safety standards to follow.

ASME is an organization that provides design and inspection standards for hoists and rigging products. ASME is a voluntary committee made up of industry experts. Their standards are voluntary standards updated every three years – not laws like OSHA regulations. Standards are used as guidance for safety because many of our products do not have applicable OSHA regulations.

ASME B30.16 Standard

This standard applies to under hung powered hoists, including electric and air, as well as chainfalls. This standard covers construction, marking, inspection, use, and training.

ASME B30.21 Standard

This standard applies to lever hoists, including chain, wire rope and strap hoists.

Multiple Regulations for Hoists and Full Lifting Systems

Times where it is very important to read up on your AMSE standards are when, a single hoist has multiple standards that need to be followed or when using a full lifting system. In each of these instances, whether you are an operator or inspector there are specific part of these standards you should know in detail. In any case where you may have a question about any standard, the best practice would be to check with the equipment manufacturer. In these cases Columbus McKinnon is more than happy to help! CMCO’s professional training department offers you extensive training courses to provide in depth training on these regulations.

Columbus McKinnon at Tanner

Tanner chooses to distribute Columbus McKinnon products due to their high manufacturing standards and ability to provide our customers with the highest quality lifting and rigging products. We carry everything you’ll need including: hand chain hoists, electric chain hoists, & ratchet hoists. Along with a large selection of lifting and rigging hardware: wire rope clips, anchor & chain shackles, lifting hooks, and chain. For all of your lifting and rigging needs, be sure to shop Columbus McKinnon at TannerBolt.com