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            SLING PROTECTION





              EDGE DEFENDER     ™

            Edge Defender pads are a synthetic product for                             ITEM CODE  PAD   MAX. WEB  MAX TUFLEX  STANDARD
            protecting slings from being cut by load edges and                                  WIDTH                    SLING WIDTH  COLOR  LENGTHS
                                                                                       LIF ED3X12IN  3"  2"    Purple  12"
            protecting load edges from being marred due to                             LIF ED3X18IN  3"  2"    Purple  18"
            lifting equipment.                                                         LIF ED3X24IN  3"  2"    Purple  24"
                                                                                       LIF ED3X30IN  3"  2"    Purple  30"
            • Three layers of webbing sewn together with
                                                                                       LIF ED3X36IN  3"  2"    Purple  36"
              Kevlar® thread                                                           LIF ED4X12IN  4"  3"    Green  12"
            • Layer of orange vinyl is sandwiched between the                          LIF ED4X18IN  4"  3"    Green  18"
                                                                                       LIF ED4X24IN  4"  3"    Green  24"
              first and second layer to aid inspection
                                                                                       LIF ED4X30IN  4"  3"    Green  30"
            • Synthetic material is flexible under load                                LIF ED4X36IN  4"  3"    Green  36"
            • Velcro straps help keep sling in position prior                          LIF ED6X12IN  6"  4"    Red    12"
                  ®
              to lift                                                                  LIF ED6X18IN  6"  4"    Red    18"
                                                                                       LIF ED6X24IN  6"  4"    Red    24"
                                 ®
            • Thick pad sewn with Kevlar thread gives                                  LIF ED6X30IN  6"  4"    Red    30"
              excellent cut resistant protection to the sling                          LIF ED6X36IN  6"  4"    Red    36"
            • Velcro straps help to keep pad positioned on the                         LIF ED8X12IN  8"  6"    Blue   12"
                  ®
                                                                                       LIF ED8X18IN  8"  6"    Blue   18"
              sling to reduce rigging time                                             LIF ED8X24IN  8"  6"    Blue   24"
            • Long -lasting pad protects slings better, extends                        LIF ED8X30IN  8"  6"    Blue   30"
              sling life and reduces replacement purchases                             LIF ED8X36IN  8"  6"    Blue   36"
                                                                                      All packaged individually


              WEAR PADS                                                                Wear Pads-Flat Quick Sleeves-Pukka-Pads
                                                                                       ITEM CODE  SLEEVE  WEB SLING   WIRE ROPE   CHAIN SLING
            Wear Pads can help protect slings against cutting                                   WIDTH  WIDTH*  SLING DIAMETER     DIAMETER
                                                                                       LIF 3FQS  3"    1"      7/16"
            and abrasion. The number one cause of synthetic                            LIF 4FQS  4"    2"      3/4"   9/32"
            sling failure is cutting. When slings are cut,                             LIF 5FQS  5"    3"      1-1/8"  3/8"
                                                                                       LIF 6FQS  6"    4"      1-1/2"  1/2"
            property damage and personal injury or death can
                                                                                       LIF 8FQS  8"    6"      2-1/4"  5/8"
            result. Wear pads can help to reduce this problem                          LIF 10FQS  10"  8"      2-1/2"  7/8"
            by acting as a buffer between the load edge and                            LIF 12FQS  12"  10"            1"
            the sling. When used with steel slings, wear pads                          *One or two-ply only  All packaged individually
            help protect both sling and load from damage                                 Warning
            along points of contact.               Recommended Sleeve Type and Material  Wear pads may not prevent cutting or other sling
                                                   Flat Sleeve Type for use with all slings. Velcro   damage. To avoid severe personal injury or death,
            How to Avoid Cutting Slings            allows easy installation and removal. Friction  keep all personnel clear of loads about to be lifted
            • Edges - Edges do not need to be "sharp"   keeps sleeve in place when rigging.  and suspended loads.
              to cause sling failure. Increase radius                                    A qualified person must select materials and
              of all edges in contact with slings                                        methods that adequately protect the slings from
            • Movement - restrict sling                                                  damage. It is recommended prior to making a lift,
              movement against edges                                                     the load be raised slightly, and then lowered so
            • Pressure - reduce by using                                                 that the slings and wear pads can be inspected
              wider or additional                                                        fordamage. If there is evidence of cutting, the lift
              slings                                                                     should be tested again using different pad materials
                                                                                         and/or methods.
                                                                                         Do not ignore warning signs of misuse. Cut marks
                                                                                         detected during any sling inspection serve as a
                                                                                         clear signal that sling protection must be added
                                                   Pukka-Pads                            or improved.
                                                   5/16” thick. A high-density, polyester felt.


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