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Web Sling Types

Sling Types

Synthetic web slings come in a variety of different types in order to better serve a particular purpose. Multiple sling configurations allow a user to find a sling that is most adaptable to the application for which the sling is used. Stren-Flex® follows a standard numbering system and terminology, and our representatives can help you find the right sling configurations to fit your needs.

TYPE 1 - TRIANGLE-CHOKER (TC) (View Capacity Chart)

Triangle on one end & slotted triangle on other end

Type 1 slings are versatile sling types with steel end fittings to allow the sling to be easily used in basket or choker configuration. These fittings reduce wear and allow easier connection to most hoist hooks. Basket capacities from 4,800 to 67,000 pounds. Web widths are from 2-12 inches (contact us for additional sizes).

  • Steel triangle hardware sewn into ends saves eyes from premature wear against rough connection surfaces
  • Slotted triangle at one end assists with choking applications.

TYPE 2 - TRIANGLE-TRIANGLE (TT) (View Capacity Chart)

Triangle on both ends

Type 2 slings are the same as Type 1, except each end has an identical triangle. This sling is used only on vertical and basket configurations. Basket rated capacities are identical to Type 1.

  • Steel triangle hardware sewn into ends saves eyes from premature wear against rough connection surfaces

TYPE 3 - EYE & EYE FLAT (EEF) (View Capacity Chart)

Eyes are fabricated on both ends of the sling

Type 3, also known as Eye & Eye Flat slings, are very popular slings and are stocked in multiple capacities. Eye & eye slings are adaptable and a good choice in many lifting situations. The flat eye is usually easier to remove or insert into limited spaces. Basket capacities from 2,400 to 132,000 pounds and web widths from 1-12 inches are available (contact us for additional sizes).

  • Flat eyes construction makes the eyes easier to remove from under loads
  • Preferred construction for inline lifts

TYPE 4 - EYE & EYE TWIST (EET) (View Capacity Chart)

Eyes are twisted to a right angle, and fabricated on both ends of the sling

Type 4 Eye & Eye Twist slings are identical to Type 3 slings, except the eye  is twisted to stand open. Eye and eye twist slings are recommended if the sling is to be used in a choker hitch. Basket capacities and web widths correspond with Type 3.

  • Twisted eye construction is preferred for choking applications, promoting a tighter choke to secure loads

TYPE 5 - ENDLESS (EN) (View Capacity Chart)

Endless sling, fabricated into one continuous loop

Type 5 Endless slings are a versatile general-purpose sling. The slings can be rigged in an unlimited amount of ways, and can be easily adjusted to compensate for wear. Endless slings are popular and easy to use. Basket capacities from 4,800 to 107,400 pounds and web widths from 1 to 12 inches are available (contact us for additional sizes).

  • Endless configuration allows for even distribution of wear at connection points without having fixes eyes, as the user can adjust the sling between lifts
  • Allows for improved load stability when used in a basket or choker hitch, as the user can spread the two parts of the sling body

TYPE 6 - REVERSE EYE (RE) (View Capacity Chart)

Reversed (or returned) eye sling

Type 6 Reverse Eye slings are heavy duty slings that have both the eyes and body covered with wear pads. The eyes stand open at 90° to the sling body, allowing for easy choker or basket hitches. Stren-Flex® manufactures Type 6 slings with basket capacities ranging from 7,200 to 70,000 pounds and web widths which vary from 2 through 6 inches (contact us for additional sizes).

  • Reinforced eyes and body increases durability against abrasion
  • Eyes nest well on crane hooks
  • Higher working load limits per width

TYPE 8 - WIDE BODY HEAVY DUTY BASKET (WB) (View Capacity Chart)

Heavy-duty wide body basket sling

Type 8 slings are used in basket hitches where a wide, heavy-duty sling is required for both load stability and for proper handling of fragile or finished surfaces. Type 8 slings are for basket hitch only, with capacities ranging from 19,200 to 108,000 pounds available in web widths from 6 to 24 inches (contact us for additional sizes).

  • Can be fabricated up to 24" wide, offering better balance and load distribution over a greater surface area
  • Used in a basket hitch only for heavier loads

TYPE 9 - LIGHT DUTY CARGO BASKET (LB) (View Capacity Chart)

Light-duty basket sling

Type 9 cargo slings are used in basket hitches to provide a large surface area for load stability and protection for finished or fragile surfaces.. The eyes of a cargo basket sling are small and can easily accommodate small hoist hooks.

  • Can be fabricated up to 24" wide (or wider) for special applications, which offers better balance and load distribution over a greater surface area
  • For lighter lifts, basket hitch only