Heavy Lift

Heavy Lift Slings

An investment in Yale Cordage heavy lift slings for industrial applications can pay off in time savings, equipment costs, and worker safety.

Superior Value Through Better Engineering for Heavy Lift Industries

Our history of expertise and innovation has led to industrial rope products that feature the newest and most advanced synthetic fibers available in the world. Our synthetic heavy lift slings were engineered for crane, rigging, and other heavy lift applications to ensure safety, magnify cost savings, and increase ROI.

Our high-performing slings are 80% lighter than wire slings, with a 66% increase in typical safety factors. To learn more about how Yale can provide the safest, most cost-effective solution for your heavy lift needs, please fill out the contact form.

Increased Safety

Safety is a #1 priority at any job site. Synthetic rope is less than 1/5 the weight of a wire rope, which has many safety implications, including:

  • Reduced risk of injury from snapping, recoiling, or a dropped load due to incorrect rigging procedures
  • Reduced risk of work fatigue or injury from carrying heavy rope across the worksite

Magnified Savings and Increased ROI

Synthetic slings cut operations costs, providing far greater value and a higher ROI than a wire sling of comparable load capacity. Synthetic rope’s cost-saving features include:

  • Enhanced strength-to-weight ratio, saving storage space and inventory costs on multiple diameters of wire
  • Reduced rigging time across a variety of systems due to its lighter weight and flexibility, increasing project efficiency
  • Reduced need for special machinery to carry the extra weight of the rope itself
  • Superior wear resistance, never rusting or corroding, but maintaining the durability and stiffness of wire
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Fortis²® Heavy-Lift Slings

8-part eye and eye sling made with Unitrex synthetic cable

U.S. Patent No. 9,296,593 B2 - Singapore Patent No. 11201507689 - China Patent No. CN 105209368 - Australia Patent No. 2014239887 - AU South Africa Patent No. 2015/07153 - European Patent No. EP 2969881 - Saudi Arabia Patent No. 7209 Fortis2 Slings are heavy-lift, multipart slings made with our Unitrex XS Max Wear synthetic cable that has a core of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber encased with neoprene and a tough braided jacket of high-tenacity polyester. The result is a heavy-lift sling of Unitrex XS that has the durability and stiffness of a wire rope sling at a fraction of the weight.

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Sling, Dyneema® SK78 core, UHMWPE from DSM protective materials sleeve

LOUPS are the most efficient synthetic slings available and far lighter than steel or conventional round slings. LOUPS bend gracefully. If you look inside a LOUP, you will find just one continuous looped piece of rope (Figure 1), which has been end-for- end spliced to itself.

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Sierra 78

12-strand single braid, bio-based SK78 Dyneema® fiber

Sierra 78 is a 12-strand single braid of bio-based Dyneema®, an Eco Sustainable fiber. Made with bio-based feedstock, this fiber maintains the unique properties of Dyneema® while providing a more sustainable solution without compromising final product performance. Yale is excited to be one of the first to partner with DSM Protective Materials on this commitment to realize a more sustainable product. Choose Sierra 78 for exceptional performance and a certified green product for your equipment.

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Parallel core synthetic cable, UHMWPE from DSM core, neoprene tape, polyester sleeve

Unitrex XS Max Wear, Uniline's high-tech cousin, is a parallel-core rope of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), wrapped with a neoprene tape and over-braided with a tough jacket of high-tenacity polyester. The result is a synthetic cable, somewhat stiffer than your usual rope, which is much like wire in its stretch characteristics.

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Unitrex XS-8

8-strand plaited construction of Unitrex synthetic cable

Unitrex XS-8 consists of eight (8) Unitrex ropes plied together to form an 8-strand plaited cable. Very strong, very light and very abrasion resistant, Unitrex XS-8 is unique.

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