Dead Eye Slings

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Dead Eye Slings

Manufactured with Maxijacket-coated Double Esterlon or Polydyne, each unit has a chafe sleeve-covered small or large eye. Dead Eye slings, as with rigging lines, are color coded for easy identification in the field.

Dead Eye Slings Specifications and Data

Dead Eye slings, as with rigging lines, are color coded for easy identification, in the field.

Product (Text) Diameter (Inches) Average Break Strength *(Lbs)
Double Esterlon 5/8 17,000
Double Esterlon 3/4 20,800
Polydyne 5/8 18,900
Polydyne 3/4 26,000


* Average break strength is based on spliced rope or capstans samples. Knots and abrupt bends significantly reduce the strength of all ropes and lower the design factor. The end user is responsible for choosing the correct design factor for their application.

Angle Effect: Sling Capacities

The capacity of a multiple-leg sling is directly affected by the angle of the sling leg with the vertical. As this angle increases, the stress on each leg increases. The capacity can be readily determined by multiplying the sling’s vertical capacity by the appropriate load-angle factor.

 

Sling Angle
Vertical
Load Angle Factor
1.000
15° 0.966
30° 0.866
45° 0.707
60° 0.500
75° 0.259