A Strong, lightweight and safe replacement for wire rope slings

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A size for size wire rope replacement made with Dyneema® fiber, 12-strand Amsteel®-Blue is easy to inspect and splice in the field, and is available in high-visibility colors. Amsteel®-Blue is our most popular and versatile, high-performance synthetic rope.

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Amsteel®-Blue Single-Leg Slings

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*Larger sizes for heavier lifts are available. Please Contact your Super Slings representative for more information


Amsteel®-Blue Grommet Slings

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*Larger sizes for heavier lifts are available. Please Contact your Super Slings representative for more information


CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

HMPE fiber retained 100% strength after 6 months of immersion testing in sea water, hydraulic fluid, kerosene, gasoline, glacial acetic acid, 1 M hydrochloric acid, 5 M sodium hydroxide, ammonium hydroxide (29%), hydrophosphite solution (5%), perchlorethylene, and detergent soution (10%). Contact customer service for recommendations when a rope will be used where chemical exposure (either fumes or actual contact) can occur.

UV (Ultra Violet Light) RESISTANCE

UV radiation is a common source of degradation in most polymers which results in a decline in strength. In a DSM study, smaller diameter (5/16” / 8mm) Dyneema ropes were exposed to natural, open air UV conditions for ten years. At the end of the test period, ropes were evaluated and found to retain approximately 40% of their original strength.

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UV radiation is only capable of penetrating a rope’s structure to a very shallow depth. DSM’s research indicates that 40% of the fiber in 5/16” (8mm) diameter rope is unreachable by the damaging UV effects and penetrated to a depth of less than 0.04” (1mm). On a 3” diameter rope this would equate to only 8% of the rope fiber being affected by UV. The graph below shows that as the rope diameter increases, the amount of affected fiber decreases. Ropes can be further protected from UV by incorporating UV resistant coatings, jackets, or chafe gear.