HOW HERCULES SLR IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO MAKES A GIGANTIC WIRE ROPE SLING
What are we up to at Hercules SLR in Hamilton, Ontario? We’re making big things – a big wire rope sling, specifically.
Check out these shots of Bryan Jarret, Production Supervisor and Adam making a sling for crane-use. It takes both of these guys just to hold it!
So, how do Hercules SLR rigger’s make a sling this big? We’ll show you.
WIRE ROPE SLING MAKING—WATCH HOW IT’S DONE
This is Bryan Jarret, our Production Supervisor at Hercules SLR in Hamilton, Ontario. Here, he’s pressing these huge lengths of wire rope to form a 6-foot eye on each end.
This large sling will eventually be used on a crane for one of our clients’ here in Ontario.
HOLDING A SLING IS A TWO-MAN JOB
A sling this size takes about 1-hour to splice. Each foot weighs about 15-20 pounds on its own. One technician holds the sling, while the other technician splices the opposite end.
FORMING THE WIRE ROPE SLING EYE
A wire rope this size has a WLL of 76,000lbs. If these two rigging technicians were standing on top of one another, the sling would still be taller than both of them!
BIG WIRE ROPE SLINGS NEED BIG MUSCLE
Here, they complete the pressing/swaging process on the other side. As the wire rope strands become tighter, the technicians must manually bend through the eye, which takes a lot of arm-strength!
There you have it, folks—Here’s how our riggers make a sling that lifts BIG things.