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The Chain Sling – Single, Double and Multi Leg Types

When it comes to lifting heavy loads, especially in industrial and construction settings, chain slings can be a very valuable component of the lifting process. Temperature resistant, strong and flexible, the chain sling enables industrial and other entities to lift loads subject to a range of different conditions. As with the lifting of any load, it is imperative that all necessary safety precautions are taken at all times. The different types of chain slings that are commonly used in various different scenarios include the single leg, double leg and the multi-leg sling. Different styles and sizes are available with these products. Let’s review these slings below: Single Single leg chain slings consist of, just as the name implies, a single chain length that serves to support the lifted load. The use of this sling requires the application of an even load distribution. Master links with Sling hooks, sling grab hooks and foundry hooks can all play a part in the application of the single chain sling. Other slings support an adjustable configuration; and still others support an endless basket configuration. With a grade 80 chain, you’ll find links sizes as large as 7/8 inch. Grade 100 chains can have links sizes that reach 1 ¼ inch. Although there is only a single leg chain involved, weight capacities can reach as high as 70,000 lb. Double There were two individual chain links that constitute the double leg chain sling. The choices provided with the double leg sling also include master links with a foundry, grab, or sling hook. You will find adjustable and double endless basket configurations available. Grade 80 and grade 100 chains are offered with the double sling version and have the same respective 7/8 inch and 1 ¼ inch links sizes. Some models can carry weight capacities that exceed 100,000 lb. Multi For weight capacities that exceed 180,000 pounds, a multi-leg sling properly configured can be the right choice. These sling configurations are used to lift very heavy items and come with three or more chains. They come in the same grades and sizes as mentioned above for the single and double chain slings. Prior to using or implementing any type of chain sling configuration, is very important that you and/or those putting together or using the configuration do so according to all required codes and...

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Understanding The Rosemount Magnetic Flow Meter

Today, more than ever, the range of products and options available for any type of industrial flow rate measurement is often overwhelming. While this selection may be difficult to work through on your own, talking to a company that specializes in flow meters can be very helpful in narrowing down choices. For the measurement of conductive fluids, a Rosemount magnetic flow meter is often the recommendation most often provided. These use a magnetic field, actually an electromagnetic field, to measure the flow rate through the system and to detect any changes. How it Works The Rosemount magnetic flow meter uses a system approach. This allows the pairing of a sensor with a transmitter. The sensor is located in-line, with coils mounted to the outside of the pipe. The transmitter is used to drive the coils, creating the electromagnetic field through the pipe. As the liquid flows through the pipe and the field, the voltage is determined or sensed by the sensor. The faster the fluid in the pipe is traveling, the more change is detected by the electrodes of the sensor which are mounted on the walls of the pipe. Higher flow rates result in higher voltages which are sent from the sensor to the transmitter to be converted into usable data. Options to Consider With the Rosemount magnetic flow meter system, there is the option to have the transmitter installed at the location of the sensor or remotely. Both have their benefits, but remote installation in any application can be helpful in extending the life of the transmitter. These devices can be sensitive to extreme heat, cold or vibration, so keeping them in the control room is often the most effective option. An important advantage in selecting a flow meter system is the simplicity and design of the component. It doesn’t result in any restriction or slowdown of material through the pipe, and it can be used with both low and high volume systems and with gravity-fed...

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When And When Not To Use A Self Retracting Lifeline

There are several different types of connectors that can be used between the anchor and the fall protection harness in the fall protection system. The choice of each of the three components will be important for safety, but too often the harness and the anchor are the focus, with little consideration about the connecting device. One of the most common and efficient options to consider as a connecting device between the fall protection harness and the anchor is a self retracting lifeline (SRL). As the name implies, these devices are contained within a case and allow the lifeline to extend as needed and then, as the individual moves around; it will retract to pull in the slack and limit the line from becoming tangled or caught on items. Ideal Use The best use of a self retracting lifeline is when it can be attached to an anchor that is overhead. This anchor can even be positioned to an overhead movable system that allows it to slide along a track for greater mobility. These types of systems are typically permanently mounted for workers to complete repairs or to work on equipment in elevated locations. It is possible to use a retractable lifeline on a floor anchor as well. However, these systems have to be designed for this use. They should use a cable line rather than a strap system, and they must be rated to be used with a leading edge. Factors to Consider Unless otherwise specified, the self retracting lifeline should not be used in anything other than the overhead anchor point configuration. Using other anchor positions will result in swing falls. As the self retracting systems are often longer than lanyards, there is a greater risk of this pendulum effect after a fall, which dramatically increases the risk of injury. It is also critical to make sure the SRL is designed to be used with the fall harness and the anchor. The complete system should be tested to ensure it will work as a system, providing optimal protection in the event of a...

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Pillow Block Bearings, Plummer Blocks And Related Components

In Texas, a pillow block can refer to a Plummer block. While differences do exist between the two, they both are pedestals that house and support a rotating shaft. They do so with the help of bearings and various other accessories. Pillow block bearings come in many types. They work in industrialized and commercial environments to provide them with the stability and high performance their production and services demand. Pillow or Plummer Blocks While it is common to lump the two terms together, the pillow and Plummer block bearings are different in one major way. Pillow blocks are best for environments that do not require heavy load capacity or high performance. For these, you require Plummer block bearings. However, the general simplistic design of each with its ability to reflect balanced engineering concepts and functionality reflects why both types of blocks remain popular. Major Components Pillow block bearings consist of two main parts. These are the casing and the bearings. They are not the same for each pillow block type. Some bearings are replaceable while others are fixed. Most are self-aligning. However, more than bearings go into the construction and success of a pillow block. The standard model usually consists of various components including rings, screws, steel balls, a cage and, of course, the housing. Companies must always consider the housing construction when choosing the right block bearings. Plummer block bearings will require more durable substances than those found in standard pillow blocks. Pillow Block Bearings Whether a Texas firm requires spherical roller type bearings for heavy-duty loads or a California company wants a plain bronze bearing to reduce friction, these are all available as part of a pillow or Plummer block. From plain and inexpensive, to complex and hydrodynamic, a good and reliable supplier will have them all in...

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What to Look For When Replacing Industrial Bearings

In an industrial setting, product quality is extremely important. Not only do you mitigate accidents and problems through quality, you also save costs by buying the more durable, and reputable product. This is especially true when talking about industrial bearings, without which nothing would work as it should. If safety and durability matters to you, then you know that the provider of your chosen product needs is about as important as the product itself. Which is why choosing a supplier is such an important task, and one that requires several considerations. Product Variance A provider with a large selection of products is typically someone who’s been in the industry long enough to source these products – especially if you can find someone with access to Rexnord bearings in Texas, or other similar top brand industrial solutions. Quality Customer Service Next, you’ll want to make sure that the company you choose to work with shows real promise in true customer service. Are they responsive to emails and calls? Do they reply to your questions with useful information? Do they have a social media presence, or another form of availability? How much information do they give their customers about their products? Another form of customer service is tested when things go awry. That’s where a chosen provider’s reputability is the next factor. Reputability When things go wrong in a purchase, people like to talk about it. A lot. As per Reputation X, most Internet users see other users as the most reputable sources of information – so businesses know to be wary of public opinion, especially nowadays. Chances are, you may find reviews or other third-party information about your supplier for Rexnord bearings in Texas if you poke around online – you may find something actionable, such as high praise or a warning. Certifications/Associations Finally, a good way to test a company’s validity in the industry is how respected they are by competitors and other industry giants. Associations such as the IDC, which according to its website has allowed quality distributors to vouch for each other, allow you to gauge whether or not your supplier is well-connected and reputable, making your choice...

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