Yale Cordage has recently acquired a Sahm Splice test bed, with the capacity for destructive and non-destructive testing of synthetic rope, wire rope, shackles, chain, and slings up to 1,300,000 pounds (600T) in tensile. It also has a low-range capacity of up to 250,000 pounds (125T).
With a maximum test sample length of 116 feet with a 15 foot stroke, it is one of the largest and most capable test beds in the eastern United States.
For our heavy lift customers worldwide, this means a dramatic reduction in delivery times for our Fortis²® Heavy Lift Slings and Loups. We will continue to produce Loups and Fortis² Slings to order, but will also begin stocking commonly used lengths and capacities.