Both round and web slings make for versatile lifting equipment, with many potential applications across rigging. They provide a lightweight option for rigging without sacrificing strength or durability. Their flexibility offers an advantage over other rigging setups that require material to secure around harsh angles. The use of synthetic fibers in their construction makes them more durable than natural fiber rope with greater resistance to the elements than wire rope. Here we will discuss the intricacies of round and web slings, including their construction and most common uses. 

Most Common Applications

Web slings and round slings certainly have their similarities, but their value is their few differences. Each one has specific applications and tasks in mind with their design. Let’s break each down.

How They Work – Briefly

While many out there reading this are likely seasoned veterans who are well acquainted with all types of slings, there may be a few who are just getting started in their rigging careers and could use the refresher.

Slings work as follows:

It is important to remember that round and web slings are not intended for extended use or for permanent rigging. They are intended to be a lightweight solution to lift loads that will be unloaded relatively quickly. 

Easy To Use, Easy To Source

Synthetic slings are a versatile piece of rigging equipment. Their lightweight design coupled with their strength and durability make them a go-to in every rigger’s kit. Southwest Wire Rope is here to provide you with a wide array of slings to handle whatever you throw at them. If you are in need of new slings on your worksite or need help assembling a complicated rigging setup, reach out to us today!