Monday, September 23, 2019
Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS) has delivered 300 8t capacity Miller Weblift polyester roundslings to an undisclosed customer in mainland Europe.
The 12m-long slings, which have a circumference of 24m, are the latest in an ongoing series of overseas orders as RSS continues to exploit the export market. Recent shipments for lifting and rigging equipment have been sent to Dublin, Norway, Holland and further afield to Newfoundland, Canada and Kazakhstan, Central Asia.
Davey Walker, business development director (Scotland) at RSS, said: “The order was another example of [RSS] emerging as a preferred supplier to an overseas project. The client specified polyester slings and the capacity required. On this occasion we didn’t match a rigging solution to a specific load, application or lift.”
Roundslings are made from hanks of yarns enclosed in a sheath, hence their “endless” configuration. The yarns remain uniformly loaded during lifting. The blue colour indicates the 8t capacity, while red would be 5t and yellow 3t. This enhances safety, efficiency and storage in rigging stores (or lofts) on jobsites.
Walker, who is based at the company’s Grangemouth, Scotland site, added: “As I’ve said before, I’ve experienced the various ways lifting equipment can be provided and serviced in the field, but by far the best in terms of value, efficiency, and safety, is when the equipment and supporting expertise is delivered by individuals and businesses that work exclusively in that niche. Through manufacture, supply, repair, testing, and inspection, the benefits to end users in working with lifting equipment experts are incalculable.”
In addition to Grangemouth, RSS has facilities in Templeborough, Rotherham; Aylesford, Kent; Hayes, West London; Warrington, between Liverpool and Manchester; and Pyle, South Wales, the company’s de facto headquarters.