Webbing sling or round Sling – Which one should you use?

April 15, 2021 4:31 pm Published by

If you are involved in a construction industry that requires lifting heavy machinery, you know that the right type of sling can make or break the lift. There are various types of lifting slings and while operating under potentially hazardous circumstances, it is vital to use the appropriate safety lifting equipment to avoid injuries.

Dutest offers a wide range of lifting accessories and safety equipment including webbing slings and round slings to its rigging outlets. Being the most common sling types, webbing slings and round slings both have their uses in industries.

Scroll down to know which sling you should use for your job.

  • Webbing slings

Webbing slings are flat belt straps usually woven together from 100% polyester and manufactured in a variety of dimensions. The material it is made of is flexible and lightweight and excellent for lifting operations.

While lifting heavy items, the weight of the item puts pressure on the sling and can lead to damage. Webbing slings significantly reduce the chances of damage to the items being lifted.

Its flexible nature allows it to be easily wrapped around loads, especially those with a wide bearing surface or an odd shape.

  • Round slings

Round slings are also made with polyester and provide the same benefits as webbing slings. The key differentiator is that round slings have a numerous loop of yarns lined with a woven tubular jacket. The jacket offers additional durability and flexibility when performing a lift.

All load-bearing polyester yarns in round slings have a secure polyester sleeve, ensuring product longevity and protection when lifting heavy loads. Round slings are available in bigger weight sizes than webbing slings and can consequently lift heavier loads.

While the differences between web slings and round slings are generally minor, choosing the right one for your job will depend on the nature of work and type of material you are dealing with. It is important to choose the right weight capacity and check if the object that is being lifted needs extra protection.

For example: If you are lifting an object that weighs approximately 10,000 pounds and it doesn’t need additional protection, a webbing sling will be right for the job. Alternatively, if the item is particularly fragile or can’t withstand impact, you can opt for a round sling.

As a premium webbing sling and round slings supplier, Dutest is always happy to assist their clients with high-quality lifting equipment for a safe and successful lift.


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