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Slings and Lifting Wire Rope Systems

Slings and Lifting Systems

Types of swaging

We manufacture lifting wire ropes according to the particularities of each application.
hydraulic wire ropes clamping and swaging pressAlong with the choice of wire rope construction, diameter and length required, we can make eyes (loops) at both ends or just one end, soft eyes, hard-eyes with inner thimbles, which protect the wire against friction or combinations of these variants (hard eye - soft eye, hard eye - free end and more).

We also have a special annealing machine that allows us to weld the wire rope free ends, avoiding the splicing of the strands and thus increasing the safety level of the final product.


Our modern and high-capacity hydraulic presses allow the use of several types of ferrules (sleeves) and thimbles.

When forming a steel sling, account should be taken of the fact that the length of the end eye without thimble (soft-eye swaging FS) is longer than the length of the loop with thimble (hard-eye swaging ST). wire rope slings

Braided Wire Ropes

We can also make braided wire rope systems (manual splicing); our recommendation to customers is mechanical swaging (clamping), due to lower final product costs, higher maximum workload limit than braided variants and increased safety offered by the mechanically pressed sleeve.

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Lifting Systems

Depending on the user's needs and the weight of the load to be handled, wire ropes with 1, 2, 3 or 4 arms, without any end fittings or can be provided at the ends with various types of links, shackles and hooks.
All slings and sets are provided with an identification tag which states all required information (W.L.L., number of legs, leg’s length, serial number, harmonised standard, CE mark) and a Declaration of Conformity.

Wire rope slings made by PROlift have CE (European Machinery Directive) type approval! wire rope lifting systems

Manufactured according to EN 13414-1 and EN 13411-3 standards, they are available as not galvanised (uncoated), lubricated not galvanised or galvanised, for different wire rope constructions and diameters.

Efficiency rating of end terminations

Efficiency of termination is a subunit parameter that determines the loss of work load compared to the theoretical maximum due to wire rope processing or the use of specific end accessories.

Efficiency of an end termination is directly proportional with breaking load force of wire rope used.

See below some commonly used end processes and accessories:

  • wire rope fixed with wire clips: efficiency rating 80% (by this process 20% of the theoretical maximum load is lost)
  • braided (hand spliced) wire rope: efficiency rating 80% (by this process 20% of the theoretical maximum load is lost)
  • swaged (mechanical sleeve) wire rope: efficiency rating 90% (by this process 10% of the theoretical maximum load is lost)
  • swaged (mechanical clamped) with Flemish Eye splicing wire rope: efficiency rating ~96% (by this process 4% of the theoretical maximum load is lost)
  • wire rope fixed with spelter socket and resin: efficiency rating 100% (by this process none of the theoretical maximum load is lost)
  • wire rope fixed with wedge socket: efficiency rating 80% (by this process 20% of the theoretical maximum load is lost)

It is very clear that braiding / hand-splicing is a process inferior to mechanical sleeve (clamping).
Thus, using the same wire rope, by mechanical swaging (hydraulic clamping) we get a maximum workload about 11% higher than braiding the same cable. Moreover, if we use the method Flemish Eye, we get an even higher maximum workload.